Literacy Pirates

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

The Hackney Pirates Vision

Young people who have fewer opportunities and are falling behind become fully rounded learners who are able to achieve at school and in the wider world.

Mission Statement

To support young people in developing literacy, confidence and perseverance by delivering motivating learning projects in a dynamic environment using the resources in our community.


We believe in the exceptional potential of every young person, and we exist so that young people have the tools to decide their own path. We work for and alongside young people in everything we do. We believe in working with others to enable positive change in individual lives while striving for a fairer society. We are driven by a sense of possibility. We apply our hard work, our professionalism and our humanity to each choice we face. We are ready to listen to others who we can learn from, and to never stop learning.