website-updatesWelcome to the Dates and Resources page for First Story schools in the 2016-2017 academic year. To navigate this page, please select one of the sub-headings below to take you to the relevant information.

Calendar and Key Dates Start of Programme Surveys
Programme Outline 2016-17 First Story Summer Residential
 Anthology Publication First Story Competitions
Classroom Materials

End of Programme Surveys 2016-17

Student Surveys:

Writers Survey:

SLT/Heads of Department Survey

Parents/Carers Survey:

  • Standalone survey

Teacher & Writer Meetings 2016 -17

Autumn Term Spring Term
East Midlands – 8 September 2016 London term-long – 6th October 2016
London year-long – 4th October 2016 East Midlands – 19th January 2017
London term-long – 5th October 2016 London year-long – 24th January 2017
Hull – 5th October 2016 London term-long – 25th January 2017
South-West – 5th October 2016 South-West – 25th January 2017
Bradford & Leeds – 10th October 2016 Bradford & Leeds – 30th January 2017
East Midlands – 3rd November 2016 Hull – 31st January 2017

The First Story programme calendar:

Year-long & term-long programme outlines:

The following documents must be read and returned by each school:


We need to know the date for when you would like your anthology delivered by no later than Thursday 2nd March 2017.

To read our feature anthology for this month, click here.

First Story Summer Residential:

The First Story Summer Residential at will be held again across three Arvon centres from Monday 24th to Saturday 29th July 2017.

Classroom Materials: