Low literacy undermines our economic competitiveness and sustainability and creates obstacles to a fairer society.
Every year thousands of children leave school without the literacy skills they need to get to a job, limiting their life chances and engagement in society.
Find out more about how we work with politicians, businesses, other third sector organisations and parents to raise awareness of the importance of literacy.
Commission on Fake News and the Teaching of Critical Literacy Skills in Schools
The All-Party Parliamentary Group on Literacy launched the Commission on Fake News and the Teaching of Critical Literacy Skills in Schools on 13 September 2017.Learn more
All-Party Parliamentary Group on Literacy
Ensuring parliamentary knowledge and support for the latest literacy research, policy and best practice.Learn more
National Literacy Forum
Cross sector group that discusses policy themes that influence literacy and publish policy papers.Learn more
Read On. Get On.
A coalition of charities and educational organisations committed to improving reading levels in England.Learn more
Vision for Literacy Business Pledge
The business community joining the national literacy campaign to help close the literacy gap and boost social mobility.Learn more
Fair Education Alliance
The National Literacy Trust is among 27 of the UK’s leading organisations committed to tackling educational equality.Learn more
Communities and local areas
We target our work in the communities that need help most, working with local partners to deliver place-based solutions.Learn more
Parents and families
Our parent-facing site Words for Life provides milestones, tips, fun resources and advice to help parents support their children’s literacy development.Learn more