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.

Home Educators 

First News is a weekly newspaper for 7-14 year olds. As a home educator, you can subscribe to First News and have access to our weekly resources for Key Stages 2-3 (P4-S2) in a range of different packages.

Resources for every reading level 

First News makes reading exciting, relevant and fun for all. It has been shown to lead to deeper thinking, stronger debate and real improvement in literacy skills. Our weekly reading activities accompany the newspaper and are a great way for children in Key Stages 2-3 (P4-S2) to make literacy relevant and exciting.

  • The National Literacy Trust says First News “significantly improves” reading skills
  • Teachers say First News transforms attitudes to reading

‘‘First News gives children unrivaled insight into topics that kids should be taking an interest in.’’

Melanie Blatt

Teacher Lincolnshire

See what we can offer Home Educators

Digital Package
Digital Package

A 1 year subscription including our online literacy tool for key stages 2 and 3 and interactive and digital literacy resources (40 issues) during term time.

Print Package 1
Print Package 1

A 1 year subscription including 1 copy of the newspaper delivered every Friday (52 issues) during term time.

Print Package 2
Print Package 2

A 1 year subscription including 2 copies of the newspaper delivered every Friday (52 weeks) during term time.

Bundle Package
Bundle Package

A 1 year subscription including 1 copy of the newspaper delivered every Friday (52 issues), digital access plus 40 weeks worth of teaching resources during term time.