The Letterbox Reading Programme

A free reading intervention for Children Looked After (CLA) in primary schools.

We work in conjunction with the Letterbox Club at the Book Trust to deliver this unique free reading programme for children looked after who require extra support to improve their reading ability, comprehension and confidence.
Every month, each child will receive a free parcel of books and games which our co-ordinators will then utilise in the one-to-one reading sessions. These sessions are delivered fortnightly in schools and last for 45 minutes to an hour. We work with children from year 3 to year 7.

The Letterbox Club is more than just a reading programme. It’s an opportunity to develop a life-long love of reading, learn new skills and maybe have a little fun too!
The Letterbox Club also offers free, bespoke learning experiences to children looked after. These experiences can include theatre trips, children’s festivals, writing workshops, arts and crafts sessions to name a few.

Information for Social workers and Schools:
We currently deliver the Letterbox programme in schools across Hull, North-East Lincolnshire and the East Riding. We even have a reading van to use for sessions if your school struggles for space.

For more information about how to refer a child to the Letterbox programme, please contact our Senior Letterbox Co-ordinator Amy Mercer at

You can also find lots of general information about the Letterbox Club on the Book Trust website:

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