Charity information


Schoolreaders is a national charity that improves the literacy and life outcomes of disadvantaged children in England by recruiting volunteers from the community and matching them to a local school to listen to children read on a one-to-one basis.

It is unique in being the only national, charitable literacy organisation providing this service to schools for free.

Founded 2014

  • Mission statement

    To improve literacy across the nation by creating a network of volunteers who listen to children read in their local primary schools.

  • Aims

    Schoolreaders aims to:

    • To improve children's literacy by providing volunteers who listen to children read in primary schools on a 1-1 basis.
    • To reduce the educational disadvantage and wider social and economic inequalities to which low levels of literacy contribute.
    • To give every child the opportunity to read well and fulfil their potential, regardless of their background.
  • Overview

    Established: November 2014

    Registered Charity Number: 1159157

    Board members: 12

    Part time staff: 2

    Volunteers: 732

    Phone number: 01234924111

    Address: 6 Trull Farm Buildings, Tetbury, Gloucestershire GL88SQ

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