Middlesbrough has the greatest literacy need in the country
National Literacy Trust and Experian research found that of 533 constituencies in England, Middlesbrough is the constituency with the greatest literacy need.
Over half of primary school leavers in Middlesbrough cannot read well
55% of disadvantaged pupils in Middlesbrough leave primary school with below average reading skills.
We're closing the development gap
Our work has closed the gap in early years development levels. In 2013 Middlesbrough was 22.6 percentage points under the national average, and in 2019 it was just 8.6 percentage points away.
Use your creativity to develop fun, literacy-focused activities to share with your community in Middlesbrough and help us change life stories through the power of literacy.Learn more
Could you run a fundraising event in your local community to support our work in Middlesbrough? We have lots of tips and suggestions to help you get started.Learn more
Donate to our work and help us give even more children the literacy skills they need to succeed in life.Learn more
Q&A with our Middlesbrough ambassador, Adele Parks
Bestselling author Adele Parks became our local ambassador in October 2019. We caught up with her to find out what she plans to do in her role over the next year.