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We support schools to improve their literacy levels, and encourage pupils to read and write in their own time.

We have lots of free classroom resources, teacher training, and events near you.


  • Heroes

    Peterborough BookBench trail

    A message for all schools taking part in the project.
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  • Connecting Stories Logo

    Connecting Stories Peterborough

    Peterborough Reads and Arts Council England launch Connecting Stories to support children's literature.
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  • Using technology in the classroom primary pupils girls

    Peterborough wellbeing resources

    Assemblies and lesson plans themed around literacy, happiness, and wellbeing
  • Ellie Sandall rabbit group

    Download bookmarks and flyers

    Download fun materials for your school to inspire children to read.
  • Funky Chickens

    Peterborough Reads writing challenges

    Three challenges inspired by Peterborough Book Awards.
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    Peterborough Reads outdoor trails

    Keep active while building on literacy skills
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Home learning support

  • Words for Life

    Words for Life

    Ages 0-12. Search by age for fun family activities to help parents support their children’s literacy
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  • Zone In homepage

    Zone In

    Age 13+: tips for young adults to boost reading, writing, speaking and listening skills
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  • Visit the library to take home free books together

    Virtual School Library

    We partnered with Oak Academy to bring you free books, exclusive videos and recommended reads from top children's authors and illustrators.
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Training and programmes

  • Love our Libraries

    Love our Libraries

    Love our Libraries provides online training, resources and research for those working in school libraries.
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  • Skills Academy breakdance

    Skills Academy

    Support your Year 7 & 8 students with Skills Academy, our reading intervention programme that can improve their reading and get them engaged and motivated.
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