We're giving away 25 free memberships to celebrate our 25th anniversary

01 Feb 2018

We are gifting 25 free memberships for schools, as part of our 25th anniversary celebrations.

National Literacy Trust membership is a one-stop shop for improving literacy in early years, primary and secondary schools and settings. For just £100 per year, members can access inspiring teaching resources, school improvement tools and discounts from the National Literacy Trust and partners including 30% off of Browns Books for Students, as well as generous discounts on publications including First News, Teach Early Years, Teach Primary and Teach Secondary magazines.


The National Literacy Trust is celebrating its 25th anniversary with a series of events and activities throughout 2018. Since the charity’s inception in 1993, it has worked directly with 2 million children, raised £10m from businesses to support literacy, and has seen a 22% increase in the number of children achieving a good level of English at GCSE.

To kick off the charity’s anniversary year, the National Literacy Trust has launched a brand new online training course which is exclusively available to members. The Foyle Primary School Library Course provides the skills, knowledge and access to expertise those working in primary schools need to transform their school library.  Participants will learn how to increase their knowledge of children’s books, how to choose the right books for their library, how to make the most of their library space, and discover ideas for engaging the whole school community with reading.

Jonathan Douglas, Director of the National Literacy Trust, said:

“We’re so excited to be giving 25 schools the chance to win National Literacy Trust membership for a whole year as we celebrate our 25th anniversary. Since 1993, a lot of literacy initiatives have come and gone in the UK and some great strides have been made in raising children’s literacy levels. Teachers have played a vital role in this progress and, through National Literacy Trust membership, we want to help them to transform the literacy skills of even more children by giving them the tools, resources and inspiration they need to deliver outstanding literacy provision.” 

Isabel Eames, Assistant Headteacher and Literacy Leader at Robert Clack School in Dagenham, said:

“Our National Literacy Trust membership has brought us many benefits over the past few years. Not only have we been able to utilise programmes including Skills Academy and Young City Poets, we have also used our membership to develop our approach to whole school literacy. The tools available have enabled us to take a strategic approach to tackling low literacy levels. As a school it is our responsibility to educate the whole student, and that is what we like about National Literacy Trust membership - the focus is on developing essential life skills and enhancing outcomes for all pupils.” 

Winners will be chosen at random on February 28.