First News for Schools - First News is the UK's only newspaper for young people and a highly engaging literacy resource for schools. A range of school packages are available, including our new Literacy iHub, a digital literacy tool for 7-14 year olds.

Learning built around global news


About First News Education

First News Education provides schools with cohesive, flexible, time-saving tools to nurture the academic and personal development of pupils through advancing their core literacy levels and setting them up with a solid foundation of the skillsets they need to excel throughout school and beyond.
Through the exploration of UK and international news, pupils are encouraged to grow their skills through accurately understanding and evaluating news stories while building the invaluable ability to respond to information precisely, preparing them for the academic challenges they will encounter in the move to secondary school and during the lead up to GCSEs.

Learning Tools

The weekly First News newspaper is at the heart of First News Education. Created to work alongside it, the iHub and Activity Sheets are effective learning tools designed to maximise the impact of utilising news in the classroom.


Success Stories

Find out why First News Education is trusted by more than 9,000 primary and secondary schools in the UK and internationally to deliver invaluable resources to advance pupils’ literacy levels and expand their global awareness.



First News Education’s new crowdfunding platform is a simple and fun way to get parents, governors, local businesses and your local community involved in bringing your ideal First News Education package into your school.