At St Richard Reynolds Catholic Primary School, we want children to learn to read fluently, accurately and confidently. We know that reading is the key that unlocks the whole curriculum and enables them to access their learning. Therefore, the ability to decode efficiently is essential. We also want children to see reading not only as a task set by teachers in school as part of the curriculum but as an activity which provides pleasure and escapism. 

We passionately believe that, with the right support, all children can and will learn to read. Therefore, for all children to be successful, we have adopted the Read Write Inc (RWI) synthetic phonics programme. This is a scheme, developed by Ruth Miskin, which provides a structured and systematic approach to teaching Literacy. It is used by more than a quarter of the UK’s primary schools and is designed to create fluent readers, confident speakers and willing writers. It aims to teach our children the core skills of segmenting and blending and start them on their ‘reading journey’.

High School Tours – Tours for September 2024 entry will start after May half-term. Please keep an eye on our website for a link to book a place on one of our tours.

Offer Day - Friday 1st March 2024

Offers of High School places for September 2024 were made on National Offer Day, 1st March 2024 by local authroities on behalf of the College. If you were unsuccessful in gaining a place you have the right to appeal to an idependent appeals panel. For more information, please visit our High School Admissions page HERE.

Please note: The College Office staff do not have visibility of the waiting list and are unable to give personal information regarding positions on the waiting list. Should you have any further questions, please contact


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Primary School

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