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What is Reading Plus?

Reading Plus is an online reading programme that's packed full of engaging texts for pupils to explore and enjoy.

It teaches silent reading fluency, comprehension, and vocabulary with software that meets each pupil's individual reading level.

Reading Plus supports good teaching first. And provides ongoing help for every pupil – with actionable reports for teachers.

How does Reading Plus work?

Reading Plus begins with an adaptive assessment that pupils complete on their own and without any intervention from their teacher.

These results provide a baseline and the data-driven starting point for a pupil's journey through the programme.

Weekly assignments are set with personalised instructions for pupils, these include visual skills development for eye-tracking, reading tasks for comprehension and fluency, and vocabulary tasks.

How is Reading Plus implemented in schools?

We know that deciding to adopt a reading intervention is a big step for any school.

The key to making it work? Experience tells us that the way to get the results you're looking for – and that we'd expect to achieve – is to initiate and sustain a culture of growth.

That's why, when you decide to adopt Reading Plus in your school, one of our Dedicated Reading Consultants and our UK Support Team will work alongside you, making sure that implementation is smooth and successful, every step of the way.

What results can you expect with Reading Plus?

Reading Plus is designed to accelerate reading growth for pupils at all reading proficiency tiers – and fast. After just 40 to 60 hours of using Reading Plus, your Emerging readers will make significant gains to close the achievement gap.

And your Expected and Exceeding pupils at age-related expectations? Within 40 to 60 hours of using Reading Plus, they'll improve their proficiency and increase their reading levels, gaining the ability to master higher volumes of complex text with confidence.

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Recommended Usage

90 minutes per week supplemented by homework

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Educational Impact

provide school data
85%
improve attainment
79%
reduce attainment gap
79%
reduce teacher workload
79%
build student knowledge
77%

Case Studies

Mar 2022

Are your pupils struggling with reading stamina?

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Mar 2022

Discover how Reading Plus data now informs all reading strategies at Park View Primary Academy.

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Mar 2022

Does your school have a high proportion of EAL pupils? Find out how Reading Plus supported pupils at Whetley Academy.

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Mar 2022

Find out how Reading Plus improved reading at Elmridge Primary School.

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Mar 2022

Find out how TES Primary School of the Year, St Aloysius, use Reading Plus to accelerate reading progress.

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Mar 2022

Reading SATs EXS increases 33% in one year thanks to Reading Plus at Sunnyside Spencer Academy.

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Mar 2022

Whitepaper: How educational technology can transform reading for pleasure.

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Mar 2022

How Reading Plus accelerated reading development at Our Lady of Good Counsel Catholic Primary

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May 2022

Reading Plus efficacy study in partnership with Derby Research School

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Jan 2021

How reading plus kept children reading up to speed during covid-19 lockdown

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CompanyBusiness Name: Reading Solutions UK
HQ Location: United Kingdom
Founded: 2003
Website:
Twitter: @ReadSolutionsUK
LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/reading-solutions-uk
Phone: 01913896078
Age Range5-7, 8-10, 11-13, 14-16, 17-18
FeaturesAccelerated Reading DevelopmentFluencyStaminaComprehensionGuided WindowProgress Reports
LanguagesEnglish
AccessibilityRobust features
PoliciesTerms of ServicePrivacy PolicyGDPR
RequirementsInternet - Low BandwidthDesktop - MacDesktop - WindowsDesktop - ChromebookMobile - iPad
Set Up

3-5 days

TrainingLive OnlineWebinarsDocumentationVideos

When your school purchases a Reading Plus licence, you gain access to much more than our award-winning literacy software.

You gain the support of Partner Plus. Our team of dedicated professionals who are committed to making sure you get the most out of the programme throughout your contract with us.

We’ll help you implement the programme in your school, provide tailored ongoing support, training, and pedagogic advice – and be on hand during school hours to answer any questions.

What to expect from RSUK Partner Plus

Your journey with Reading Plus begins with your dedicated Reading Development Consultant.

They will take you through a structured implementation plan to establish a routine and your understanding of the programme.

This is achieved by providing regular scheduled online training at a time convenient to you. During these sessions, you will be taken through the functionality of the programme – as well as a detailed overview of the many data reports that show the progress your pupils are making.

The next stage of your journey involves a handover to our experienced Partner Plus Team.

Partner Plus is our built-in support package that lasts for the length of your contract.

As part of the handover, your training needs and implementation plans for the programme will be documented to form the basis of your tailored ongoing support, training, and pedagogic advice.

With Partner Plus you have access to:

• Unlimited online training and support for educators
• Regular monitoring of your account with tailored advice via email
• A wealth of downloadable resources and training guides
• Termly reports to evidence impact
• Phone support 5 days a week, 8.15 am- 4.30 pm
• Housekeeping for account administration
• Pedagogic advice

An extensive collection of reports 

Our extensive reporting shows you the progress your pupils make through their use of the Reading Plus programme. We’ve also developed additional reports to further support you – and evidence the progress being made.

Lexile tracking reports

The Reading Plus Lexile Tracking Report is designed to evidence formative pupil progression in reading speed, comprehension, and vocabulary. And it identifies target pupils who require further support or intervention.

We send these reports on a termly basis covering years 3 to 6.

Skills tracking reports

Skills tracking reports identify children’s strengths and areas for development to help inform interventions. When children complete a reading selection on Reading Plus, they answer 10 questions to test their deeper understanding and comprehension anchor skills.

We have correlated these anchor skills to the content domain reference for KS2 to help provide an insight into pupils’ overall levels of performance.

We send these reports in preparation for Year 5 pupils progressing to Year 6 so that teachers can identify immediately where pupils require support to become secure in the skills areas that require development.

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Pricing Plans

Paid Subscription

Reading Plus pricing starts from £24 / per-pupil

The cost of Reading Plus for your school depends on how and where you want to introduce the programme. For instance, you may want to introduce Reading Plus to your whole school or to a specific class or year group.

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Reading Plus Reviews

4.75 out of 5

from 33 Verified Reviews

Reading Plus has collected 18 reviews in the past 6 months

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Mrs

Deputy headteacher

Used Reading Plus weekly for 3-4 years

Nov 2022

Really good programme to use with excellent support from the Reading Plus team

Reply from Reading Plus:Thank you for your fantastic feedback! We are delighted to hear that you are seeing such great results from the programme. Our dedicated Reading Plus team aim to continue providing you and your school with tailored ongoing support, training, and pedagogic advice, and hope that your results will continue to excel.
Mrs found Reading Plus:
  • Significantly reduces teacher workload
    Instant analysis of how children are reading and answering questions
  • Significantly reduces attainment gap
    Amazing attainment in KS2 SATs last year after frequent use of the programme
  • Significantly provides school data
    Progress in reading over time
  • Significantly improves attainment
    SATs attainment last year - many children reached EXS/GDS standards
  • Significantly builds student knowledge
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Tim

Teamleader

Used Reading Plus daily for 3-4 years

Nov 2022

It has really improved children's reading level and comprehension.

Reply from Reading Plus:Thanks Tim! It's great to hear that Reading Plus has improved results at Western Primary School.
Tim found Reading Plus:
  • Significantly reduces teacher workload
    Reading speeds can see improvements.
  • Significantly reduces attainment gap
  • Moderately provides school data
    N/A
  • Moderately improves attainment
    N/A
  • Significantly builds student knowledge
    N/A
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Michelle

Curriculum Leader of English

Used Reading Plus weekly for 1-2 years

Nov 2022

Too early on in the process to give a score of 10. Need to monitor the positive impact first.

Reply from Reading Plus:Thanks Michelle. Hopefully the academy will see some positive impact and fluency/comprehension gains as you continue to use the programme. If you require any additional support, please don't hesitate to contact our Reading Solutions Partner Plus support team who will work with you to make sure you get the best from Reading Plus - https://www.readingsolutionsuk.co.uk/training-support/
Michelle found Reading Plus:
  • Slightly reduces teacher workload
  • Slightly reduces attainment gap
  • Moderately provides school data
  • Moderately improves attainment
  • Slightly builds student knowledge
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Mrs

Teacher

Used Reading Plus daily for 7–12 months

Nov 2022

It's a great tech tool to have in the classroom, that improves student outcomes and decreases teacher workload

Reply from Reading Plus:Thank you for taking the time to review Reading Plus. It's great to hear that Reading Plus not only supports with teacher planning, reports and assessments, but that our programme is impacting your students comprehension using the texts to explore further!
Mrs found Reading Plus:
  • Significantly reduces teacher workload
    Helps with guided reading, measuring misconceptions and supports the planning of reading
  • Significantly reduces attainment gap
    Looking at the number of years gap that is reduced within a shcool year
  • Significantly provides school data
    Helps with report writing and termly assessments with the use of data from reading and insight assessments
  • Significantly improves attainment
  • Significantly builds student knowledge
    Students often follow up reading from reading plus with further exploration of the topic and/or author
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Mrs

Year 6 teacher and English Lead

Used Reading Plus daily for 1-2 years

Nov 2022

The children are engaged in their reading and I get real time assessment

Reply from Reading Plus:Thank you for your feedback! It's fantastic to hear how Reading Plus positively impacts both teachers and students.
Mrs found Reading Plus:
  • Moderately reduces teacher workload
    Less marking and more real time feedback
  • Moderately reduces attainment gap
    The increase in reading speed definitely helps with exam practise
  • Significantly provides school data
    I can review who my bottom 20% of readers are regularly and plan activities accordingly
  • Moderately improves attainment
    Children who are struggling at the start of the year find confidence through choosing their own reading material.
  • Significantly builds student knowledge
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Karen

Head of English

Used Reading Plus daily for 1-2 years

Nov 2022

Yes, overall, I can see the merit in this system. I have observed first-hand the improvements that Reading Plus can make on reading skills. However, I tent to agree with our students- much of the reading material is bland.

Reply from Reading Plus:Hi Karen, thanks so much for your review. Sorry to hear your thoughts on the lack of variety of reading material. We strive on providing a diverse collection of texts that provide windows and mirrors - in which children can investigate and explore topics and authors further on their own accord, and where they can either see themselves reflected in the text, or see experiences, histories, and cultures outside of their own. It is fantastic to hear that Reading Plus has positively impacted your student, and hopefully the programme will continue to support students at the school in a similar way!
Karen found Reading Plus:
  • Moderately reduces teacher workload
    Most teachers use Reading Plus to cover one full English lesson per week. This is used as assessment time, we can gather data on progress etc. It also allows teachers time to mark while discretely monitoring Reading Plus progress.
  • Moderately reduces attainment gap
    Yes, last year we had a year 11 boy who presented with signs of dyslexia. He also had significant gaps in his reading ability in relation to his age (assessed at 9y 4months at the start of y11). He began to use Reading Plus every day at the start of the academic year and stuck to his prescribed programme of 20 min daily sessions for the year. He left school the following summer, to go to college, with a GCSE level 3 in English Language and a Functional Skills Level 2 qualification. Importantly, his reading age improved significantly to 13y 6months.
  • Moderately provides school data
    For the most part, I feel the data systems are far too complex and overly complicated to read and use. However, I do like the reading speed measure.
  • Moderately improves attainment
    Please see example provided above. This student also did well in other GCSEs as a direct result of being able to read fluently and with much more confidence.
  • Slightly builds student knowledge
    A common complaint from our students is the lack of variety in the reading material. They often feel bored by the choices. Therefore, I would have to say that often the reading material can have a detrimental impact on attainment.
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Mrs

Year 5 and 6 teacher

Used Reading Plus weekly for 1-2 years

Nov 2022

The children enjoy the wide range of text types. However, some children don't remain as focused as others, so you always need to keep this in mind when interpreting the attainment data.

Reply from Reading Plus:Thank you for your review. It's great to hear that significant progress has been made for some of your learners. Hopefully this will continue for those using the programme.
Mrs found Reading Plus:
  • Significantly reduces teacher workload
    Not having to select ability appropriate texts or comprehension questions.
  • Moderately reduces attainment gap
    Some learners have started below the expectation for their age and then completed above.
  • Moderately provides school data
    It helps to provide a broader picture than simply using a formal test.
  • Moderately improves attainment
    Some learners have made significant progress and achieved above age expectations.
  • Significantly builds student knowledge
    Children frequently refer to a fact they recall from Reading Plus or make links to topics being studied.
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Rachael

Transition and Progress Lead

Used Reading Plus daily for 1-2 years

Nov 2022

Overall extremely happy. Would have liked more skills worksheets/videos now that we are on year 3.

Reply from Reading Plus:Thank you for your review Rachael! It's great to hear you are happy with the programme and we will take your feedback on board with regards to the worksheets and videos.
Rachael found Reading Plus:
  • Moderately reduces teacher workload
    Marking students' responses. Data information.
  • Moderately reduces attainment gap
    Helped following Covid lockdowns to 'catch-up'
  • Significantly provides school data
    Reading Plus data is shared with SLT
  • Moderately improves attainment
    Helping to close gaps after Covid lockdowns
  • Slightly builds student knowledge
    Wider reading/general knowledge
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Headteacher

Used Reading Plus daily for 5 years+

Oct 2022

It would be better if it was more affordable for all children in school rather than just a small group due to cost

Reply from Reading Plus:Thank you for your feedback. It's great to hear that Reading Plus is helping with fluency and speed.
School found Reading Plus:
  • Slightly reduces teacher workload
    It requires a member of staff to monitor the children using it
  • Moderately reduces attainment gap
    it helps develop fluency and speed
  • Slightly provides school data
    No
  • Slightly improves attainment
    No
  • Slightly builds student knowledge
    No
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Mrs

Primary Teacher

Used Reading Plus daily for 1-2 years

Oct 2022

It helps with teacher workload, provides a fairly accurate assessment of attainment level (along with other assessments we use), a collection of data that proves the attainment level (proving their level) and where gaps are for individual students.

Reply from Reading Plus:Thank for the great feedback. We are pleased to hear how Reading Plus is supporting your students both at school and at home.
Mrs found Reading Plus:
  • Significantly reduces teacher workload
    It allows time for independent work in class, this allows teachers 30 minutes of catch up time in class. Helps towards creating a calm and focussed environment.
  • Significantly reduces attainment gap
    It allows an assessment of children in one area, which highlights any extra help that may be needed (phonics, comprehension etc.)
  • Significantly provides school data
    Along with other assessment, it provides a more accurate reading attainment level.
  • Significantly improves attainment
    I can see attainment levels collectively and also how, for those that access reading plus at home, the impact this has on attainment levels over all.
  • Significantly builds student knowledge
    I can see comprehension levels and vocabulary levels. I can also see which students are eager to share their knowledge with me independently.
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Mrs

Headteacher

Used Reading Plus daily for 3-4 years

Oct 2022

The impact on our children's fluency, understanding and enjoyment of reading has been remarkable. Children who cannot read cannot access the curriculum as they get older. Improving the children's reading is improving their life chances.

Reply from Reading Plus:Thank you for taking the time to review Reading Plus. It's fantastic to hear how our programme is impacting your students fluency and comprehension, and even better when the students are enjoying reading for pleasure.
Mrs found Reading Plus:
  • Moderately reduces teacher workload
    The assessment of reading and the bank of what individuals or groups of children need to do next saves staff time.
  • Moderately reduces attainment gap
    The results at the end of Y6 showed that almost all the children that were able to access Reading Plus were at or above the expected level to be secondary ready. This means they were able to access the curriculum at secondary school.
  • Significantly provides school data
    We have good data on progress in reading both functional skills and understanding.
  • Significantly improves attainment
    Attainment in reading at the end of Y6 last summer was significantly above other areas of learning.
  • Moderately builds student knowledge
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Miss

Teacher

Used Reading Plus weekly for 3-4 years

Oct 2022

It is user-friendly with good support when needed. On the whole, children in our school enjoy using the program. Some children find they don’t have a wide enough selection of books to choose from. It is quite a big financial investment.

Reply from Reading Plus:Thank you for your feedback. We are so pleased that Ponteland Community Middle School are benefitting from Reading Plus, assisting students with their reading progress and supporting teacher workload and assessments.
Miss found Reading Plus:
  • Slightly reduces teacher workload
    No planning/ marking is required. I am able to use some lesson time to listen to individual pupils read.
  • Slightly reduces attainment gap
    Some children starting on a low level appear to make great progress
  • Slightly provides school data
    We have other forms of data but reading plus data can also be used to support teacher assessment
  • Slightly improves attainment
    We have good end of Key Stage 2 Reading data and reading plus plays a part in this.
  • Slightly builds student knowledge
    Children sometimes tell me something they’ve learned from a reading plus book
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Shamara

Hazel Treadway- Fairfield Spencer Academy. English Lead

Used Reading Plus daily for 1-2 years

Oct 2022

Children can’t decode unfamiliar words when they pause because the words get blurred

Reply from Reading Plus:Hi Shamara, thank you for your feedback. We are pleased to hear that you are happy with the variety of resources and texts available and hope that the programme is helping your students reach their full potential. If we can support you any further with the programme, our Reading Solutions Partner Plus team are on hand to answer any queries you may have.
Shamara found Reading Plus:
  • Moderately reduces teacher workload
    Provides a variety of reading resources/genres
  • Moderately reduces attainment gap
    Develops fluency and comprehension
  • Significantly provides school data
    Helps to identify specific aspects of reading that need addressing
  • Moderately improves attainment
    If used regularly, pupils are more likely to achieve the expected standard
  • Moderately builds student knowledge
    Opportunity to read a variety of non-fiction texts
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Russell Shoebridge

Teacher

England

Sep 2022

We were impressed overall with RP when we trialled it in our school and we will be continuing to use it this year on a bigger scale. However, the customer support and training from Jonny B was particularly high quality.

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Miss M Watson

Teacher

England

Jul 2022

Reading Plus is a great tool for helping children with their comprehension skills; improving their reading skills and tracking progress including areas for development.

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Nick Reed

Teacher

England

Jul 2022

We have just started using Reading Plus with our learners and I cannot recommend this company enough. Ian has been fantastic with helping us implement it within our new curriculum, and is always on hand with any support we may need. Even our most reluctant learners are now engaging with Reading Plus which is absolutely fantastic. Keep up the great work everyone

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Hannah Cooper

Teacher

England

Jun 2022

Great training given and looking forward to receiving more as and when needed. Really useful and straight forward.

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Mrs D Callec

Teacher

England

Jun 2022

We have been using Reading Plus for two years now and have found it to be a great resource. The children enjoy using it and the data that it provides us with is extremely useful. The training we recently received from Reading Solutions was fantastic and tailored to exactly what we needed to ensure the staff and pupils got the most out of the programme. I would definitely recommend it.

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Laura Marley

Teacher

England

May 2022

Reading plus has been a fantastic resource that has had a noticeable difference on the progress pupils in my school are making. It's a great resource for teachers to pick up gaps as well as being easy to manage and set up. The pupil's enjoy the range of texts available and it is very different to anything else available for reading.

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Sophie Wilkinson

Teacher

England

May 2022

We have completed a trial with Reading Plus and felt extremely well supported by the rep (Jonny) and very quickly felt that Reading Plus would have a very high impact on the progression of reading in our school. We have now signed up and look forward to starting our Reading Plus journey in September!

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Richard Clarke

Teacher

England

May 2022

Great product with great customer support. Hard to know how they could improve it!

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Michael Nott

Teacher

England

Apr 2022

A really thorough and fantastic programme that works for students and teachers. Initially, i was sceptical about adding more technology into the classroom, but after using Reading Plus for a couple of weeks, I can already see the transformative impact it has had on our students. I would definitely recommend Reading Plus to any school who is looking to ensure their students develop a love of reading.

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Mrs E Aynsley

Teacher

England

Apr 2022

I have just had a one to one training session and it was invaluable. A lady called Sara talked me through some really useful ways of finding data on Reading Plus, she was very helpful and easy to understand. I would highly recommend the programme to other schools.

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L Sayer

Teacher

England

Apr 2022

Reading Plus has massively increased pupil motivation and engagement with reading at home and at school. As a school we have seen an increase in vocabulary level and depth of knowledge. The children love having a range of texts to read and find it very user friendly. As a staff we use all aspects of Reading Plus to assess the children and use the reports to inform of us of key areas to develop. The system has intervention lessons that are pre-prepared which helps with teacher workload as everything (power-point, video, lesson plan, worksheet) is all available and of a high quality. The support from the Reading Plus staff is amazing. Particularly, Emma Benson who we would recommend to any school for training needs, day to day resolutions and her support through the benchmarks. Emma's help through the data analysis for Year 6 has been beyond helpful. Overall as a school we are happy with Reading Plus and will continue to use the service for many years.

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Joanne White

Teacher

England

Apr 2022

We have recently enrolled our KS2 children on Reading Plus and everyone is thoroughly enjoying it. Special thanks to Clair who has been very helpful throughout the whole ordering and setting up process.

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