First News > Special offer 12 months for 20% off

Try First News and empower your children to become confident, critically literate readers, ready to shape the world around them!

  • Encourages Independent Learning
  • Enhances School-to-Home Connection
  • Trusted & Impartial News
  • Boosts Literacy & Oracy skills

Print & Digital

12 months



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Get 52 weekly issues for a one-off payment. That’s just £1.73 per week including delivery

Great value

News You Can Trust

Trusted and impartial news

Founded in 2006, we are the original, independent news source for children. Our journalists and editors work tirelessly to bring children the most comprehensive age-appropriate coverage of the issues that matter.

Boosts kids’ love of reading

The National Literacy Trust carried out an independent evaluation with over 500 children. It showed that reading First News led to positive changes in children’s reading attitudes and attainment.

We have a lot of fun!

Our paper and app are jam-packed with puzzles, polls, competitions, exclusive interviews, gaming, science, sport, world news and more!

Benefits of a First News Subscription

Available in-print and on our app, children can explore top news stories & thought-provoking articles at their own pace.

In a world of misinformation, we offer children an impartial, trusted source of information. 

Reading First News has been proven to help kids improve their critical thinking and skills and broaden their horizons.

We help expand children’s vocabulary and offer a global perspective on current affairs, building on the positive impact it has in the classroom.

More than just a newspaper

On the First News app kids can listen to and read short daily news stories, watch videos from our BAFTA award-winning video show with Sky Kids, and play word games and puzzles all based around stories happening that week.

It’s screen time you can feel good about!

With over 2.6 million readers each week, and over 17 years of reporting for children, it’s no wonder 9 out of 10 subscribers said they would recommend us to a friend! (Customer Satisfaction Survey 2023).

“I love getting home from school on Friday and First News has arrived. We have it in the kitchen and I share it with my sisters so we all talk about what we’ve read.”

Poppy, First News reader

Tips & Talking Points


Explaining Scary News

News stories can be scary to children, our editor Nicky Cox has some useful tips for explaining difficult news stories.

Children standing in front of 10 Downing Street

Engaging With News

Why it’s so important to encourage children to learn about the world around them.


Join our Look Up! campaign

First News has launched a campaign to warn children about the dangers of not putting mobile phones away while crossing the road.