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Stoke Reads is a community driven campaign, which means we need as many local people and businesses behind it as possible.

Whether you can volunteer your time, work in your local community, fundraise for our work or donate to our mission, we need your help.

  • Over three quarters of wards in Stoke-on-Trent have the greatest literacy need in the country.

    31 out of 41 wards in Stoke-on-Trent are among those across the country with the greatest literacy need.

  • Disadvantaged pupils finish primary school significantly behind their more advantaged peers.

    In 2018, 53% of students in Stoke-on-Trent achieved good grades in English and maths at GCSE, compared to 59% nationally.

  • Students in Stoke-on-Trent finish secondary school with grades behind the national average.

    In 2018, only 53% of students in Stoke-on-Trent achieved good grades (9-4) in English and maths at GCSE, compared to 59% nationally.

How you can help

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    Sign the business pledge

    Join businesses across Staffordshire and pledge your organisation's support to tackling low levels of literacy across the area.
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    Fundraise for us

    Could you run a fundraising event in your local community to support our work in Stoke-on-Trent? We have lots of tips and suggestions to help you get started.
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    Volunteer with Story Quest

    Join us in Burslem and Tunstall to get families active and exploring stories.
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