“We are delighted to be supporting this initiative. Reading is incredibly important and encouraging children to enjoy literature helps develop a habit that lasts a lifetime.”

[Andy Parkinson, National Literacy Trust]

Following a rigorous audit of provision through discussions and activities with children, parents, teachers, leaders and governors, schools can be accredited with a bronze, silver or gold award, which recognises the effort that they have made in promoting the joy of reading amongst their children.

In October 2019, Ball Green Primary School received the ‘Silver Award’ through the Liverpool Reading Quality Mark (RQM) in recognition of its commitment to promoting ‘reading for pleasure’ throughout the school.

In order to attain this award, the school was assessed across six themes:

  1. Leadership and management;
  2. Workforce development;
  3. Reading promotion;
  4. Reading events and groups;
  5. School wide opportunities for reading for enjoyment;
  6. Family/community involvement/ public library service.

Following its increased and continued commitment to  promote the enjoyment of reading, Ball Green Primary School is eager to achieve a Gold Award in the summer of 2020.

Ball Green Primary School would like to gratefully acknowledge and formally thank The Foyle Foundation for its generous grant of £5 000 to improve and extend its school library.  The grant was received in February 2020 and will be used to enrich the school library with a broader choice of children’s non-fiction, fiction and poetry books.

The school looks forward to sharing updates on the progress of the library development.


The Foyle Foundation was formed to implement the terms of the will of the late Christina Foyle.  She was the daughter of William Foyle who, with his brother, founded the family owned bookshop Foyles in Charing Cross Road, London, which she continued to manage after her father’s death.

The Foyle Foundation is an independent grant-making trust that distributes grants to UK charities. The Foundation does not support applications from individuals.

Since it became operational in November 2001, The Foundation has disbursed £108.8M in grants (up to 31st December 2019).