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Spending Pupil Premium Funding on Books

A Book Of Their Own

We work with schools across the country to provide book parcels for children who attract pupil premium funding. This is a service that increasing numbers of schools have asked for recently, as they try to encourage reading for pleasure and want to change attitudes to reading and provide books for those children who may not have access to them at home.

Research by the National Literacy Trust has shown that children who are eligible for free school meals are much less likely to own books of their own. Their study revealed a strong link between young peoples’ reading ability and their access to books at home: over 80% of children who read above the expected level for their age have books of their own!  They conclude that “without access to books of their own children are less likely to have positive experiences of reading, less likely to do well at school and less likely to be engaged in reading in any form.”




We want to help close the gap between children who have access to books at home and those that don’t; help schools foster a positive attitude towards books and reading, and raise literacy levels.  By using Pupil Premium Funding to give a child A Book Of Their Own you promote Reading For Pleasure and allow children to feel confident around books and proud of book ownership.  

We know the books that kids get excited about, so contact us about ordering book parcels for your pupils and getting them started on their own home library!

If you let us know the age (and/or reading age) of the child we will pick a book for them personally and deliver it free of charge to your school.


We can be entirely flexible about the quantity and frequency of your book deliveries – some schools order 1 book per pupil every half term, while some get 4 every 2 months… the choice is entirely yours!

Contact us with your requirements and we will happily send you a quotation for providing the books that you need.  There are no other hidden costs – gift-wrapping if you’d like it and postage for each delivery is included free of charge.


Other Book Buying Options

You could also use Pupil Premium Funding to buy new books for your library or classrooms at school, perhaps for a particular project or reading incentive.  You may want to check out our ‘Reading for Pleasure’ book lists for each year group for ideas, or consider books aimed at more Reluctant Readers.

We can also help with sourcing Reading Scheme books to raise reading levels from Early Years up and assist children with Phonics learning.  Whether you’d like to start a whole new scheme or just need a top-up in some levels, contact us for advise on what we can provide.

If you’d like to spend some of your pupil premium funding on books we can be very flexible with what we offer and will always work entirely to suit your needs.  Contact us today to discuss how you’d like to allocate your budget.

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