Annual Literacy Survey

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Our annual survey of pupils aged 9 to 18 covers reading and writing, and takes place in January and February. This year’s survey will also contain a few questions on news literacy and school libraries.

Participating schools get their own individual school report that outlines your basic findings, which you can compare nationally once the national reports are published.

You could use your report to:

  • inform literacy strategy
  • give as supporting evidence to OFSTED
  • review your current literacy provision

If you are interested in surveying your pupils aged 5 to 8, then they can now also take part using our new junior version.

How it works

We aim to survey children and young people aged 9 to 18, both male and female, from a variety of socio-economic and ethnic backgrounds.

Participating schools will need to provide pupils with access to a 25 minute online survey, and we will do the rest. The survey can either be done online at school or it could be set as homework.

Our aim is to build a year-on-year picture of literacy within the UK through the eyes of young people.