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The Inside Story – Reading Plus

Reading Solutions UK

There’s a new name for the best-kept secret in edtech solutions – introducing Dreambox Reading Plus…


Introducing the next transformative chapter in the Reading Plus journey with the unveiling of the new DreamBox Reading Plus logo. Expect the same unique programme – with a new look.

2003 – 2023

Since 2014, Reading Solutions UK has been a trusted provider of Reading Plus under this logo, providing an industry-leading service for schools and educators.

Since 2014, Reading Solutions UK has been a trusted provider of the adaptive, online reading development programme Reading Plus, empowering UK educators to bridge the gap between phonics and reading comprehension to develop curious and confident readers.

Our journey began with a chance encounter between Michael Walker – the visionary behind Reading Solutions UK – and the pioneering developers of Reading Plus in the US. Michael was captivated by the programme’s adaptive technology and unique ability to address the challenges of low vocabulary levels and disengagement with reading.

Understanding the crucial need for a programme that explicitly focused on reading fluency through enhancing efficiency and automaticity, Michael was determined to bring Reading Plus to the UK. Later joined by a former colleague and fellow edtech expert, Ian Fitzpatrick, the two embarked on a mission to enhance the education of children across the UK.

Now, as MD of Reading Solutions UK, Ian continues to evolve the company to suit the changing conditions of the education sector, with our latest advancements now happening under DreamBox Learning – the leading education technology provider that pioneered intelligent adaptive learning.

The same unique programme – with a new look

In 2021, DreamBox Learning acquired Reading Plus and became the only dual-discipline solution provider rated ‘Strong’ by Johns Hopkins University in both mathematics and reading in the US.

Unlike traditional automated reading programmes, which are often criticised for lacking individualised input, the Reading Plus approach of directly instilling essential reading skills is validated by research.

The programme uniquely targets reading fluency, comprehension, and vocabulary, ensuring a holistic approach to literacy development. Teachers can pinpoint learners’ progress and skills gaps and make informed intervention decisions by accessing Reading Plus’ real-time data reports on fluency, accuracy, and comprehension – replacing marking with instant, actionable insights.

Reading Solutions UK will work closely with you to maximise the success of your Reading Plus journey with unlimited free training and support from dedicated professionals. We aspire to enhance children’s life chances through improving educational outcomes – a change that can impact future generations.

Throughout the last academic year, Reading Plus played a pivotal role in the literacy successes of over 1,300 schools across the nation. Together, they achieved an average of 18 months of comprehension gains and an increase in comprehension-based reading speed of 38 words per minute.

Join us in shaping the future of education with Reading Plus, where literacy isn’t just taught – it’s transformed.

For more information, call 0191 389 6078 or email

The Reading Plus journey
  • 2003
    Mark Taylor develops the original web-based version of Reading Plus, based on extensive research conducted by his family since the 1930s
  • 2014
    Reading Solutions UK was established, implementing Reading Plus in its first school in London. Reading Plus is now implemented in 1,300+ schools nationwide
  • 2021
    DreamBox Learning – a leading education technology provider that pioneered intelligent adaptive learning – acquires Reading Plus
  • 2024
    Reading Solutions UK unveils its refreshed DreamBox Reading Plus logo – providing the same unique programme with a new look

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