Literacy and numeracy skills are absolutely essential in order for young people to reach their potential. The National Literacy Programme and the National Numeracy Programme set out the actions the Welsh Government intends to implement to improve literacy and numeracy standards in Wales. The plans for a statutory national framework and for a system of national testing are integral to both programmes. The LNF has been developed to help achieve our aims that the children of Wales are able to develop excellent literacy and numeracy skills during their time in school. You can find out more about the LNF, by clicking on the link below.

Literacy and Numeracy Framework


Parents/ Carers are also encouraged to click on the link below that will take you directly to an information booklet, especially published for parents/ carers, answering lots of frequently asked questions, regarding the LNF.

Reading and Numeracy Tests in Wales


Please click on the links below to download the sample materials issued from the Welsh Assembly Government. Some of links are linked to ‘winzip’ files as they contain lots of documents.

Numeracy Sample Materials:

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Reading sample materials:

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Lots of other useful information regarding the LNF can be found on the ‘Learning Wales’ Website.

Learning Wales