Membership Packages

Our Solo School Membership and our Schools Network Education Package Membership for clusters of schools is a great way to bring poetry to life in the classroom.

Solo School membership

£40 for Primary schools (1 year) or £95 (3 years)
£58 for Secondary schools (1 year) or £135 (3 years)
£58 for libraries and other institutions (1 year)

Buy School Membership

Benefits of school membership:

  • Free access to our "Poets in Schools" consultancy service offering advice about working with poets in education, and access to our nationwide network of experienced poets.
  • Four large sized newly commissioned poetry posters, beautifully illustrated by the best up and coming illustrators and artists.
  • Our pick of the best poetry anthologies suited to your pupils' ages.
  • A copy of either Jumpstart Poetry in the Secondary School or The Poetry Book for Primary School filled with lesson plans and tips to support teachers using poetry in the classroom.
  • A set of six Poems on the Underground posters, as displayed on the London Underground, sent three times a year.
  • Both primary and secondary schools receive quarterly copies of Poetry News, our quarterly members' newspaper which updates everyone on what is currently happening in the poetry world.
  • Secondary schools also receive Poetry Review four times a year. The Poetry Review is Britain's leading poetry magazine featuring new work by the best contemporary poets - plus online hints and tips for turning these into the focus of classroom activity.
  • A 10% discount on Poetryclass, our unique INSET training with professional poets, which "takes the fear out of teaching poetry".

Libraries and other institutions will also receive a special Library Poetry Pack, complete with colour posters, advice and ideas, which was conceived in consultation with librarians, to promote poetry and develop its readership.

Buy solo membership

Schools Network Education Package

The Schools Network Education Package extends the benefits of Solo School Membership across wider clusters of schools - and offers a choice of inset training, poet visits or a bespoke combination to all members. The group of schools share the cost of the activity between them - benefitting from economies of scale whilst generating an exciting exchange of ideas and best practise across schools. Packages are tailored to the particular needs of each school network and we are able to work with groups of anything from 4-40+ schools.

Take a look at how the project was launched in the London Borough of Lambeth by poet Ross Sutherland here.

So how does it work?

Schools in the network will receive all the benefits of  Solo School Membership PLUS a choice of :

  • OPTION 1: Poetryclass Inset session for teachers from each member school, led by professional poet educators. Prices start at £100 per school*.
  • OPTION 2: Poet Visits to all member schools - from one day visits to longer term residencies. Prices start at £440 per school*
  • OPTION 3: Poetryclass inset session PLUS poet visits to each member school. Prices start at £485 per school*
  • OPTION 4: Bespoke - we can build a package to suit your requirements - for example, the poet visits in school can lead to an end of term showcase event or anthology. The project can also be focused around generating entries to one of our competitions for young people - Foyle Young Poets or SLAMbassadors.

*Prices are based on a network of 15 schools - the unit price will increase slightly with fewer schools sharing the cost. Please contact us for a bespoke quote.

If you would like to find out more about how we can bring poetry to life in the classroom, please take a look at our leaflet or contact the Education Team on 020 7420 9880.


Subscription Only

Poems on the Underground (£20) - full subscription
Each subscriber will receive three sets of six posters per year. Each set features favourite poems drawn from throughout English literary history. The posters are excellent for displaying in the classroom, library, staff room or even at home!

Poems are selected and the programme administered by writer Judith Chernaik, and poets Gerard Benson and Cicely Herbert.

Choose the method of payment that suits you:

If you would like to enrol online (Visa, Mastercard or Switch), please enter the Poetry Shop and select 'Membership'.

Or click here for a downloadable order form. You can also order individual posters with this form.


Youth Membership

We offer individual youth memberships for 11-18 year olds. These cost £15 and make great gifts, incentives or prizes at end of term celebrations.

Youth members recieve books, a Youth Members Directory, posters, postcards, copies of our poetry newsletter and the opportunity to submit to YM: Poetry, our youth members e-zine.

For details of our Youth Membership package, click here.


Download our brochure here!

NEW Posters for Primary & Secondary

Education Team

Tom MacAndrew
Education Manager
Tel: 020 7420 9897

Lucy Wood
Education Projects Co-ordinator
Tel: 020 7420 9892

Joelle Taylor
SLAMbassadors Co-ordinator
Tel: 020 7420 9893

Rachel Piercey
Education Coordinator
Tel: 020 7420 9894