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

Our High School College Tours have now finished for the summer term. Tours will resume in the new academic year on Wednesdays and Fridays throughout September and October. Reservations for tour tickets will be available through Eventbrite via this link HERE. Our Open Evening has been scheduled for the evening of 2nd October, 6-8pm.

Primary School

Primary Tours for September 2025 entry will resume in September. They will take place on Friday mornings at 9:30am. To reserve a space on one of the tours, please access our Eventbrite booking system via this link HERE. Should you need any further information, please contact

Sixth Form

Applications for our Sixth Form have now closed. Should you need any further information, please contact