At St Richard Reynolds Catholic Primary School, we believe that the ability to read is fundamental to our children succeeding; enabling them to access the next stage of their education and beyond. Reading is at the heart of everything we do and forms the core of our curriculum. We intend to foster a love of reading for all and aim to equip our children with the necessary skills to read fluently, and with confidence, both for pleasure and for purpose. We intend to encourage all pupils to read widely across both fiction and non-fiction in order to: develop their knowledge and understanding of both themselves and the ever-changing world in which they live; develop an appreciation and love of reading; to gain knowledge across the curriculum and to develop their comprehension skills. We are committed to providing vocabulary rich reading material across the curriculum.

Reading Progression Maps

Year 1 Reading Progression Map

Year 2 Reading Progression Map

Year 3 Reading Progression Map

Year 4 Reading Progression Map

Year 5 Reading Progression Map

Year 6 Reading Progression Map

Online and Audiobooks

Sooper Books has kindly donated all of their award-winning stories and audiobooks to our school. 

Please use the following links to access the stories and audiobooks free of charge from school or from home:

Bedtime stories — a selection of the world’s best 5-10 minute bedtime stories and audiobooks

Fairy tales — a selection of classic fairy tales retold in a modern and fun way

Sooper Series — a selection of original stories in episode format. Each episode is a separate 10-15 minute story

Rhymes & Poems — a selection of 3-5 minute funny rhymes

Aesop’s fables — a selection of 3-5 minute moral tales, retold in a fun and modern way”

High School Tours

Our High School College Tours are now available to book. Tours will take place on Wednesdays and Fridays throughout June and July. If you would like to reserve tickets for the tours, please click on the Eventbrite link HERE. Further tours will be taking place in September and our Open Evening has been scheduled for the evening of 2nd OctoberShould you have any questions, please contact

Sixth Form

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

Primary School

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