Thank you for your interest in bringing First Story’s Young Writers Programme to your school.
Currently, First Story operates in the following regions: Greater London, the East Midlands, Humberside and West Yorkshire. Check our schools map to see if we’re already in your area.
First Story is committed to supporting disadvantaged young people and tackling inequality of opportunity. To ensure we reach those who stand to benefit most from our provision, we work exclusively in non-selective state secondary schools in which a percentage of pupils greater than the national average is eligible for free school meals.
We would expect at least 70 per cent of each First Story group to be eligible for Pupil Premium. Other students in the group may be low prior attainers (below level 3 at end of KS2) and/or speak English as an additional language (EAL). In consultation with each school, we may also work with students facing additional barriers to learning.
If your school hasn’t run First Story’s Young Writers Programme before, we also offer a year-one ‘Taster’ version of our provision, over one term. Please ask your local programme manager for more information.
Please complete this form to express an interest on behalf of your school.