Beyond Booked Up

Beyond Booked Up is an exciting programme providing free resources to eligible schools for use with Year 7 and Year 8 students.

These include a range of accessible resources designed to help develop speaking, listening, writing and reading skills for 11- to 13-year-olds.


Beyond Booked Up has been designed to ignite pupils’ interest in books and reading by introducing them to a range of the very best writing across a number of different formats. With resources including a Book Trust Anthology of Short Stories, creative introductions to graphic novels and exciting play scripts, as well as performance poetry, Beyond Booked Up uses the Bookbuzz titles as a launch pad for an array of other activities.


Each term, participating schools are sent a package of these specially developed free resources containing ready to use materials for all Year 7 and Year 8 classes. All of the resources can be used in conjunction with existing work plans to support and enrich the curriculum.

Resources are designed to:

  • Support work with young people around speaking, listening, writing and reading
  • Inspire and enthuse young people to develop positive attitudes to reading and writing whilst developing a knowledge of books, authors and new genres
  • Bridge thes transition from Year 7 into Year 8.


All eligible schools will have been sent login details for the Beyond Booked Up website.