Rapid Reading

Rapid Reading


Press Reviews

May 2009 Junior Education

"Rapid’s stylish and colourful resources offer the essential help that SEN children need to catch up with their peers in reading, writing and maths."

"Rapid’s ground-breaking resources are already working for thousands of children and their teachers nationwide. An independent research trial carried out by the National Foundation for Educational Research proved Rapid more than doubles the rate of reading progress. Imagine what it will do for your children’s writing and maths too!"


Greg Brooks, University of SheffieldDecember 2007, DFES publication

Rapid has been included in the DFES publication What works for pupils with literacy difficulties? The effectiveness of intervention schemes (3rd edition, 2007). The research report reviews the intervention schemes that have been devised to help struggling readers and writers, and aims to inform schools' choices among such schemes.

Read the full report and recommendations made by Greg Brooks on the DfES Standards Site


1 December 2006, Times Educational Supplement

"It's ingenious: Exactly the right level of non-threatening support and a level of patience that the very busy teacher or TA might at times find difficult."


Customer Reviews

Surrey, Teaching Assistant

The teaching guide was very useful……. As a teacher, if you know the supporting material is there rather than having to search around, it’s really helpful.


Swansea, Head Teacher 

When I go to fetch the kids, they actually jump out the classroom. They're like "yes!".... they're really pleased to be able to do it.


Linsey Hay, Alexandra Parade Primary School, Deputy Head Teacher

"An excellent resource for our reluctant readers. Well pitched at the older children, particularly the boys. Loved the quiz page as I know our children will."


Anna Shaw, St Timothy’s Primary School, Teacher

"Looks great – very colourful and interesting stories. I like the idea of children recording their own voices."


Lorna Allery, Kings Worthy Primary, SENCO

A valuable interactive resource for reluctant readers


Jane Whitwell, Rivermead Primary School

“The repetition of words and phrases certainly helps the confidence of the reluctant reader.”


Mrs V Rhymes, Queensway School

“I liked the launch page. It began the reading session in a much more interactive way and enabled pre-teaching of more complex vocabulary.”


Wendy Stafford, Early St Peters 

"The amount of text was just right for the level of child.”


Gemma Kendal, Glebe Special Schoo

“The choice of content is very appropriate for older children who are struggling with reading – especially boys.