Policy paper

Reading: supporting higher standards in schools

This was published under the 2010 to 2015 Conservative and Liberal Democrat coalition government

How the government will support schools to improve reading standards, and promote reading for pleasure.


Reading: the next steps


This document is aimed at all schools. It outlines the government’s approach to reading, and sets out:

  • evidence on the importance of reading attainment
  • progress on reading in recent years
  • next steps