Dates & Resources

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 2017-18 First Story Summer Residential
 Anthology Publication First Story Competitions
Classroom Materials

Programme Surveys 2017-18

Student start of programme survey

Writers start of programme survey

Teacher start of programme survey

SLT/Heads of Department start of programme survey

Parents/Carers start of programme survey


Teacher & Writer Meetings 2017-18

Autumn Term Spring Term
Hull – 5th October 2017 London term-long – 4th December 2017
London year-long – 9th October 2017 East Midlands – 18th January 2018
East Midlands – 12th October 2017 Bradford & Leeds – 22nd January 2018
Bradford & Leeds – 16th October 2017 London year-long – 24th January 2018
South-West – 23rd November 2017  South-West – Thursday 25th January 2018
Hull –1st February 2018

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 March 2018.

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 in July 2018.

Classroom Materials: