Literacy Pirates

a fleet of learning centres in Hackney, Haringey and soon beyond

School Ambassadors


Ahoy there School Ambassadors, if you interact with any Hackney based teachers or parents you may be able to help us build new relationships with their schools, giving us the opportunity to offer our learning programme to even more young people.


Click here to download our schools brochure


Below is some example text for introducing us over email.
The Hackney Pirates is an education charity supporting local young people aged 9-13 who are falling behind in school and have access to fewer opportunities. Their unique after-school learning programme develops literacy, confidence and perseverance through reading and creative writing activities. The writing children produce is then published in the form of story and poetry books, studio recordings, smartphone apps and films which are screened in a local cinema. On average, Young Pirates improve their reading age over 50% faster than age related expectations.
You can find out more about their impact and hear from the Young Pirates, parents and teachers they work with by watching this video:
If you are interested in your school becoming a member and would like more information, please email