Reading Matters specialises in one-to-one support to motivate young people to reach their potential by becoming confident and enthusiastic readers.

  • Reading Matters’ Impact for 2013/14

    Last year we supported over 4600 children and young people and their performance in reading improved in over 95% of cases. We trained over 900 individuals to offer reading support.  Our impact report can be accessed here: Reading Matters Impact Report 2013_14

    ‘I now know it’s ok to self correct, and I’m good at reading out loud’, ‘My grades and my spelling have really improved’, ‘I feel much more confident’.

  • One Day in Bradford

    We are proud to support One Day in Bradford, a competition in which people in the Bradford District will reflect on living in the city and take photograph that captures their thoughts and imagination. Why not enter? Great prizes to be won! People will also be able to join in the fun on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and Pinterest using the #OneDayInBradford hashtag.

  • Dates for 2015

    Please save the dates for these annual events:

    25 April 2015: Reading Matters Fundraising Gala Dinner with Gervase Phinn at The Midland Hotel, Bradford

    9 July 2015: Reading Matters Conference, Holiday Inn, Brighouse, West Yorkshire

    If you would like to reserve tickets or be involved, please call 01274 692219 or email

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    Fundraising News

    New ‘Giving by text service’ Text ‘RMRM03 £3′ to 70070 to donate £3 to Reading Matters and make a difference today.

    The Weakest Link comes to Leeds University’s English Society! Thank you for donating the proceeds to us!

    Are you holding an event and would like to donate to Reading Matters? Please contact us or use our Just Giving page. Thank you!

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    Reading Teams Work!

    Ever thought about how you could use Reading Teams training? At Buttershaw Business and Enterprise College in Bradford, Reading Matters trained their administration staff to become Reading Mentors. Two of them enjoyed working with their pupil reading partners so much, they switched careers and are now both Learning Support Assistants!

Reading Matters’ services really work. They improve reading for children and young people; enhancing reading comprehension, word recognition, language development, communication skills, confidence and self-esteem.

Please take a look at our short film about who we are and what we do.

“I am really impressed with the quality of the training and support provided by Reading Matters. Our Reading Leaders have found that they are benefitting from the work alongside their partners. It is helping with self confidence and self esteem and the students are thriving on the responsibility that the role requires.”

Director of Teaching and Learning, Bradford
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