Final Farewells to 2020/21 Reading Gladiators™

Final celebrations

The mini-challenge entries are always a delight to look at but some schools have surpassed themselves with the last challenges. Here are some of the excellent entries we have received this half term: from reading rivers and scrapbooks to anthologies, drama and fantastic displays. We are so proud of all the groups who have persevered through this year. Congratulations to our final prize winners for the year: Heathrow Primary, Knockhall Primary and Iver Village Junior School. We hope you enjoy your books, badges and certificates – all so well deserved.





Knockhall Primary had some wonderful feedback from Sally Pomme Clayton about their anthology inspired by The Phoenix of Persia:

I am amazed by Year 2s work inspired by the  book. Thank you so much for sending it. 

Their work is just wonderful; so detailed, so  creative, so exact, and more than we could  have ever have wished for. 

Please tell them I am very proud of their work.  Bravo! 

Sally Pomme Clayton 

June 2021


Have you booked Reading Gladiators for next year?

Follow these 2 easy steps to book for 2021/2022

  1. Subscribe for the year group/s  you would like to run via the Booking page on the Reading Gladiators website
  2. Choose up to 6 titles from the selections on Remember to order one book per pupil.

Have you seen details of our new flexible structure? From September 2021 schools can select the books they want to use for each year group and we are adding Year 3 books to the current selections so Reading Gladiator groups can run from Years 2-6.  This will help you support the specific needs of your children, with books targeted at the right level.   The other major change is the introduction of a subscription, which will give access to all (selected) notes for a particular year group past and present, so if you have any sets of RG books from previous years but have mislaid the guidance notes, they can be used in group sessions, with access to all the resources at the click of a button. All the details are on the About page and there is a short film explaining what to expect from Reading Gladiators next year. There will also be the opportunity for children to ‘virtually’ meet some of the authors from the newer titles and put their questions to the creators of the Reading Gladiator books.

These are some of the new titles you will find in next year’s selections:


The books are available now from our relaunched bookselling site

Best Books for Schools from Just Imagine

You can see an example for budgeting purposes in our recent blog post Budgeting for Next Year


We wish you a restful Summer and we look forward to sharing lots of great titles next year.