Sport and literacy

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We use the excitement and passion surrounding sport to motivate and inspire young people to improve their literacy skills.


We have a range of programmes for primary and secondary schools which use the power of football to motivate pupils and students.

  • Skills Academy

    Skills Academy

    Skills Academy helps Year 7 and 8 students improve their reading, rewarding their progress by teaching...

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  • Theo Walcott PLPS

    Premier League Primary Stars

    Use the appeal of the Premier League and professional football clubs to inspire children to learn, be active and...

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  • Active Literacy

    Active Literacy

    Active Literacy is a pilot programme we have developed with The FA, which uses the power of storytelling to engage...

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Free resources

We have lots of free resources based around football, rugby, tennis and Formula One.

Success stories

We have over 15 years’ experience using sport to improve children and young people’s literacy.

Coming soon

We’re working on bringing you more programmes and resources focused on other sports soon. Sign up to be told when these are available.

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