“This service is great value for money and a good way to allocate some of your PPG funding.”

Pupil Premium
Grant Book Services

Secure strong outcomes for disadvantaged pupils – use your Pupil Premium Grant to give quality books for disadvantaged pupils to keep, read and love each half term, building their own diverse book collection.

“This service is great value for money and a good way to allocate some of your PPG funding.”

How it works

Here’s a high level view of how it works. For all the detail see our FAQs!

January subscription deadline
Register for PPG by 11th July icon

Sign up by July for 2022/23

Tell us how many pupils will be receiving the service (this could be a selected year group – or maybe all pupils receiving PPG funding at your school).

 

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We invoice your accounts dept

We’ll invoice your account department directly. Your school can either pay every bag or twice a year.

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Tell us about your PPG students

We will send an easy to complete data form in September.

The reading level can be updated every half term.

We deliver every half term!

We’ll select two great books to match your pupils’ needs every half term!

In October, each pupil will receive a special starter pack.

Note: Spots for 2022/23 are limited to ensure we provide a great service to all our schools and pupils.

Registrations closes 11th July OR when all spots are filled, so don’t miss out!

What pupils get?

We have two options available to schools – all students must be on the same service, so you’ll choose at registration which option you want.

Option 1 -Books and magazine £75/yr
  • Two books, including one brand new title and one back title release.
  • One magazine chosen to provide a fun and different reading experience.
  • Books and magazine selected to match the pupil’s individual reading level.
  • Five deliveries a year straight to the school.
  • The first exciting delivery will be in a Reading Rocks tote bag with other goodies to spread the joy of reading!
  • Books are beautifully wrapped for an exciting ‘unwrapping experience’.

That’s just £15 per book bag or less than 6% of a pupil’s annual allocated PPG.

Option 2 - Just books £60/yr
  • Two books, including one brand new title and one back title release.
  • Books selected to match the pupil’s individual reading level.
  • Five deliveries a year straight to the school.
  • The first exciting delivery will be in a Reading Rocks tote bag with other goodies to spread the joy of reading from the start!
  • Books are beautifully wrapped for an exciting ‘unwrapping experience’.

That’s just £12 per book bag or less than 5% of a pupil’s annual allocated PPG.

No child left behind

Want to offer this service for all pupils? Now you can!

We’re on a mission to make Reading Rock for every child, so now you can give parents the opportunity to pay for their child to receive the same great value book service every half term as well!

(By popular demand from our trial schools)

You may wish to include all pupils in your school in this service, with parents/guardians paying for the book service if school doesn’t receive PPG funding for them.

We will provide information to send out to families explaining clearly how it works, so they can easily sign up. All payments are taken care of on our website, so it is super easy for you (and them)! You send out the information to families in September. Once the deadline closes, we will let you know who has signed up, so you can tell us the pupils’ reading levels.

The book bags will arrive with those the school has purchased, so you can distribute to pupils at the same time. There will be no way to differentiate which are paid for by school or parents.

We offer parents the same great value price as school to make it as affordable as possible.

School testimonials

We think you’ll love our services!

But don’t just take our word for it!

Check out our video testimonials from some teachers and administrators at the schools we ran the PPG book service trials with.

Pupil testimonials

Check out our video testimonials from some of the pupils at the schools we ran the PPG book service trials with.

PPG insights

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Frequently asked questions

We’ve tried to answer all your questions about the service below, but if you don’t see an answer to your questions then please fill out an enquiry below.

How much is postage?

Postage and packaging is included in the service, so you can be sure there are going to be no extra hidden costs.

How will the bags arrive?

We use Royal Mail and Parcel Force as our preferred courier.

All pupils’s bags will arrive bulk packed in larger boxes. Each bag will be labelled either with the student’s initial or their name, depending on what you supply at registration.

Bags will arrive bundled by year group, depending on numbers at your school.

If your school also signs up to allow parents to purchase bags, all the students bags will arrive bundled together – there will be no way for the other students to differentiate between those paid for by the school or parents.

Do you have a minimum order volume?

As a general rule we have a minimum order of 10 pupils per school. However, if you don’t quite meet this criteria, do still contact us and we’ll try our best to accomodate your school.

What date do I need to submit final numbers

We require an estimate by 11th July, to be submitted with your registration enquiry. However, we do understand that things might change slightly, for example if someone joins or leaves the school.

We will send you a form to provide the final numbers in September and a small variance on the original number is fine.

When will the bags arrive?

We’ll send five bags altogether over the course of the academic year:

  • October
  • December
  • February
  • April
  • June

The first bags in October will be a special stater pack including a Reading Rocks tote bag and other goodies to kick start the joy of reading for the year!

How can I pay?

We’ll arrange payment directly with your accounts department. Your school can choose to either pay as each bag comes out or twice a year.

You can pay by:

  • BACs
  • Credit or Debit card

We’re experts at working with schools’ accounts departments – we’ve not found a process we can’t work with yet!

Do you offer international postage?

We can only offer the Pupil Premium book service in the UK.

What if my students reading level changes?

We really hope it does! We’ll give you the option to change your pupils reading level via a spreadsheet submission each half term.

I have another question

You can use the contact form below for any other enquiries, or email [email protected]

Still got a question?

Not seen the answer to your question – feel free to contact our schools support:

Website enquiry (PPG Page)

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