Annual Literacy Survey

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Our annual survey of pupils aged 5 to 18 explores children and young people’s reading and writing enjoyment, behaviour and attitudes.

Celebrating its 10th anniversary this year, the Annual Literacy Survey for children and young people aged 9 to 18 allows us to continue building a year-on-year picture of literacy within the UK through the eyes of children and young people.

This is the second time we are running Annual Literacy Survey for children aged 5 to 8, aiming to explore literacy in the UK for children in their first years of school.

The survey is open between January and March 2020.

All participating schools will also 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 your literacy and numeracy strategy
  • Give as supporting evidence to OFSTED
  • Review your current provision

How it works

We aim to survey children and young people aged 5 to 18, both male and female, from a variety of socio-economic and ethnic backgrounds.

Participating schools will receive a school-specific online survey link so you will only need to provide students with access to a 15-20 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.

Please complete the following form to register your interest in taking part.