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What our Match Funding customers have to say...

A great scheme to get more books into children's hands and continue their love of learning through reading.
Catheryn Lodge, Administrator Cliff Lane Primary School, Suffolk
We were in the position of introducing Accelerated Reader into the school. Our budget was limited but it was essential to resource the initiative significantly. Raintree’s Match Funding Scheme not only provided the resource that allowed us to double the number of books we were going to order, but they were also able to direct us specifically to the books that best met the introduction of Accelerated Reader. Our children love them and (despite Covid) their thirst for reading has exploded.
Graeme Dow, Headteacher Anchorsholme Academy, Thornton-Cleveleys
This is an excellent scheme , which allowed me to purchase a really good range of book banded books to increase and replace the existing selection in our school library. This came at a most needed moment as due to current restrictions the main sources of increasing our funding was not open to us. I subsequently placed another order to add even more to our range as I was so pleased with the quality of the books.
Rachel Canavan, Librarian Craneswater Junior School, Southsea
After working closely with Raintree as part of their Match Funding Scheme, I was highly impressed with both the level of service and the reading texts that we received. Natalie from Raintree was incredibly helpful from start to finish and offered impeccable support when ordering our books. Each class now has a reading area filled with spectacular fiction and non-fiction texts, which match both phonetic ability and interests across the Key Stage. In particular, I was very impressed with the way that the Match Funding scheme offers texts that have clearly been designed to meet all areas of the National Curriculum. Thank you again Raintree!
Elizabeth Maguire, Reading Subject Lead Marston Green Junior School, Birmingham
Raintree’s Engage Literacy books have been invaluable in our setting. Some of our SEND learners really benefit from the repetitive nature of the early texts. The non-fiction books at the pink and red levels are age appropriate for some of our older readers still at an emerging literacy stage. Ordering is simple and the Raintree’s Match Funding Scheme has been fantastic in order to replenish our reading stocks.
Carla Nicholson, Outreach Teacher St Francis Special School, Lincoln
Our English team have loved discussing the books we would choose - it made us think carefully about what sorts of things we offer our children! And, Raintree’s Match Funding Scheme means we can buy twice as many! Thank you to our PTA for funding half the amount, too!
Catherine Mellersh, English Lead Meadowside Primary School, Gloucester
I found Raintree’s Match Funding Scheme an excellent way of sourcing new non-fiction titles and could search for books with an Accelerated reader quiz.
Sally Atkins, Librarian St Michael’s Middle School, Wimborne
Applying for Match Funding was really quick and easy. I’ve been able to easily replenish our school library for the year at a far lesser cost because of Match Funding.
Claire Wood, Assistant Head Middleton St Mary’s, West Yorkshire
Raintree make it possible for schools to have a range of quality books at affordable prices. I highly recommend them.
Nailah Hiles, Class Teacher and English Lead Hammond Academy, Hertfordshire
I was pleasantly surprised with the available titles of this scheme, including fiction and non-fiction copies. On top of this, most books have Accelerated Reader quizzes and they have been well-used by my students.
Minh Nguyen, Learning Resource Centre Manager Whitley Academy, West Midlands
The Match Funding scheme provides the opportunity to select from a huge range of books - with the bonus of getting double the value!
Liza Webber, Special Educational Needs Coordinator North Ealing Primary School, London
The Raintree Match Funding Scheme provides fantastic value for money. We were able to buy twice the amount of books and it has really helped to re-stock and refresh our classroom book selections. The books are engaging and well written, with a good range of topics including many fiction and non-fiction titles.
Emma Cutmore, Reading Recovery Teacher Whitehall Primary School, Bristol
We are so grateful to Raintree for providing us with Match Funding as it enabled us to purchase books across all book bands as well as books from across the curriculum. The high quality fiction and non-fiction books we have received these past couple of years have contributed to not only raising standards but also widening our childrens' knowledge and understanding across a range of topics. Thank you, Raintree!
Paul Smith, Assistant Headteacher Millfield LEAD Academy, Leicester
A fantastic way to maximise a budget! The range and quality of books available is super - something for every reader you have in your school. The books are all banded as well!
Sarah Ablitt, Literacy Lead Leen Mills Primary School, Nottingham
We have been impressed by the range and quality of Raintree's books. The breadth of styles, genres and topics have ensured that we have been able to purchase books to engage and inspire even our most reluctant readers!
Greg Braham, Head of School Liphook Infant School, Liphook
What a fantastic offer! Not only is there a wide selection of high quality reading books (with reading and interest levels) but the match-funding enabled us to buy twice the number of books for our pupils!
Karen Wright, Deputy Headteacher Mayflower Primary School, Harwich
Great value for money, particularly on non-fiction texts which can often be very expensive. A good range of books that are part of the Accelerated Reader programme, supporting us to encourage wider reading amongst our lower school pupils. Raintree’s Match Funding Scheme is very welcome as a means of stocking our library with quality books.
Michelle Armstrong-Harris, Learning Resource Manager Rodborough, Godalming
It was a treat to choose books with Raintree’s Match Funding Scheme. Most popular have been the horror books and the choose-your-own stories, and stories about different sports. Much appreciated.
Rosalind Jensen, Librarian Allenbourn Middle School, Wimbourne
I found the whole process of getting Match Funding and ordering the books very easy, it was a seamless process and the books arrived quickly. The books are of high quality and interesting. The children are so excited to look at the non-fiction and the graphic novels are wonderful. It’s great to see children enjoying reading!
Sarah Kimpton, Class Teacher Larwood School, Stevenage
The books ordered via Raintree’s Match Funding Scheme are great quality, delivered promptly and allow my staff to choose across a range of books to suit the interests and reading ability of our students. Very good service and has become an annual 'go to' supplier.
Janet Tremble, Principal Grafham Grange Special School, Guildford
Working in a school in a deprived area, Raintree's Match Funding Scheme has been instrumental in regenerating our heavily used library. The children have enjoyed all the books delivered, and they have brought a renewed sense of enjoyment to reading!
Claire Moseley, Early Years Coordinator Kentmere Academy and Nursery, Lancashire
We have been delighted to order books from Raintree. The quality and choice (we specifically wanted to enhance our Foundation Curriculum subject reading material) was excellent.
Tracy Page, Head Teacher Stephenson Way Academy and Nursery School, County Durham
This is a fabulous scheme, which really enables our school to afford current and enjoyable reading for our students.
Charlotte Emmanuel, Literacy Leader Ormiston Endeavour Academy, Ipswitch