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The Book Fair is back!

Dear Parents / Carers,


The Book Fair is back! The Scholastic book fair will be returning to school from Monday 27th September to Thursday 30th September 2021!


This is again a fantastic opportunity for you and your child to come along to the book fair and have a look at the wide range of books that will be on offer. Of course the fair also provides an excellent opportunity for some pre-Christmas shopping!


We are continuing to ensure that the book fair can go ahead as safely as possible and therefore, we have implemented safety measures to keep everyone safe.


This year, each class will have an allocated slot to purchase books. If you have children in more than one class, please choose one day to attend the book fair.


Please note that ALL adults must wear a face covering when visiting the fair in the hall for the protection of all.


All windows and doors will be open for full ventilation and we will be taking payment at our 'pay station' outside the hall door or from the servery door if it is raining. Please access the hall from the main hall doors on the Queens Road side. The book fair will be open for the following year groups at the following times:


Year R

Monday 27th  


Year 1-2

Tuesday 28th


Year 3-4

Wednesday 29th  


Year 5-6

Thursday 30th



Will you take cash? Yes, but please remember that we ask respectfully to 'round up to the nearest pound' so that we avoid having to handle too much cash.

Do you take card or cheques? No, sorry.

Is there a cashless system to pay? - YES! - Gift Vouchers.

No need for cash or card payments with our Book Fair Gift Vouchers!

Book Fair Gift Vouchers are the simple, secure way to ensure your child gets the books they want when the Book Fair arrives and are perfect if you can't make it to the Book Fair or if your school doesn't accept cash.

You can also pay by clicking this link and clicking 'I am paying at the book fair'. It's easy!


Our School will earn Rewards for free books on the full value of the voucher.

Once a purchase has been made, you will receive the voucher in an email which can be printed and brought with you to the fair - much safer to carry than cash!

Vouchers can be purchased up until midnight on the day before the collection of the Book Fair. Click here to purchase a voucher.

Did you know? Research shows that children are five times more likely to finish a book if they have chosen it themselves, making a Scholastic Book Fair the perfect opportunity to get your child excited about reading!


Why not try some exciting activities before the Book Fair arrives? Visit this site to print off a wide range of free downloadable activity sheets to tie in with all of your favourite book characters!


We look forward to seeing you all at the Book Fair!


The St Mark's Team