Extra reading support at just £1 per session

Bookmark Reading Charity offers support for children in Years 1 to 3 who are at risk of not meeting the expected standard for reading.

Our six-week reading programme provides two, 30-minute face-to-face reading sessions each week with a volunteer, at the cost of just £1 per session (or £12 per programme) for your school.

Flexible programmes that complement classroom reading

Our digital platform can match your school with vetted, trained reading volunteers in your local area - making it easier to get the extra support  you need. Using the Bookmark School Hub, our secure website, you can let volunteers in your area know that you need support and arrange reading sessions at times that suit your timetable.

Sessions include colour banded book reading to support the reading you do in the classroom, as well as free reading, word games and activities. You have the flexibility to decide how long children stay on the programme, with options to extend to 12 weeks or more.

To get you started, we also offer five complimentary reading programmes upon sign-up to the programme.


We are currently recruiting schools in London for our programmes for the 2019/20 academic year and will be rolling out nationwide throughout 2020. Please register your interest and we will contact you to let you know how we can support your school.

We are committed to safeguarding the well-being and welfare of children, and all others who work with us. Find out more here.

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Bookmark’s organisation and reliability is hugely impressive and all safeguarding procedures were thorough... the volunteers were well prepared, caring and unrelentingly positive.
— Headteacher