Close the reading gap with Rapid

Proven to quadruple the rate of reading progress!

Read about the impact Rapid is making in schoolsThousands of schools up and down the country use Rapid to help their struggling and disadvantaged children with SEN catch up in reading - and the results speak for themselves. An independent study by the National Foundation for Educational Research (NFER) told us that children using Rapid Reading make more than twice the normal rate of progress in reading. And a trial in Worcestershire found children quadrupled their expected reading progress!Rapid Reading resources

1. Is it right for me?See free samples

  • Everything you need to help struggling readers to catch-up and close the gap.
  • Age-appropriate books provide tons of choice and fine levelling to help children progress.
  • Hundreds of fiction and non-fiction books and eBooks with a variety of engaging topics, from animals to space travel, to hook in even the most reluctant readers!
  • Helps children master core skills to enable them to access the curriculum.
  • Dyslexia-friendly design is perfect for helping dyslexic children to read.
  • Written by intervention experts Dee Reid and Diana Bentley
  • Perfect for Pupil Premium, Northern Ireland deprivation funding,  Pupil Equity Funding in Scotland and Pupil Deprivation Grant in Wales.


Read our guide on helping struggling learners to close the gap2. See the results for yourself

Read all about the difference Rapid has been making in schools up and down the country and read our guide 'Helping Struggling Learners to Close the Gap'> (PDF, 1.83MB)



3. Register for a free demo

If you like what you see, why not register for a free demo of Rapid Reading in your school?


What do teachers think?

"The Rapid Reading books were a delight to read with the children. During the Covid-19 lockdown I worked twice a week with key worker children. We took one afternoon to read these together as a group and discuss them. Each book is beautifully illustrated with engaging images which can be used as a discussion point. "

Miss H, Literacy Lead, Greater London

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Live outside the UK? International schools can buy the international edition of Rapid Reading from Pearson Global Schools here.

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Series includes:

  • Online teacher toolkit
  • Hundreds of books and eBooks
  • Online pupil world
  • Printed teacher guides and assessment books
  • Professional development

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Customer Review:

"The Rapid programme is a big success to date. The children and parents are very pleased with it, as are the teachers. Had parent interviews last week and all of the parents of my special needs children had high praise for it. They've all, without exception, noticed a huge improvement in their child's attitude to reading!"

Mrs Docherty, St Patrick's Primary School, Ballynahinch

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