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

Programme Surveys 2017-18

Student Surveys:

Writers Survey:

SLT/Heads of Department Survey:

Parents/Carers Survey:

Teacher & Writer Meetings 2017-18

Autumn Term Spring Term
East Midlands – 12th October 2017 London term-long – 4th December 2017
London year-long – 9th October 2017 East Midlands – 18th January 2018
London term-long – 18th July 2017 London year-long – 24th January 2018
Hull – 5th October 2017 South-West – 25th January 2018
South-West – 12th September 2017 Bradford & Leeds – 22nd January 2018
Bradford & Leeds – 16th October 2017 Hull –tbc

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: