Children and Young People’s Literacy and Financial Capability Survey


We are looking for primary and secondary schools to take part in our new Literacy and Financial Capability Survey which covers both reading and financial capability, and takes place in the autumn term. It asks pupils about their behaviour and views towards reading and financial matters. The survey also measures pupils’ financial capability skills. In addition, we are offering free standardised reading tests for selected number of schools to use to test their pupils’ reading skills.

This is the very first survey exploring both literacy and financial capability in the world, and will help us to understand the relationship between components of financial capability and literacy better, and in turn allow us to make practical recommendations about how the sector can boost financial capability by improving literacy skills. 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 your literacy and financial education strategy
  • give as supporting evidence to OFSTED
  • review your current provision

How it works

We aim to survey children and young people aged nine 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 30 minute online survey, and we will do the rest. The survey will open in late October.