Latest success stories from Renaissance Learning

North West Success Stories

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Improving GCSE results by focusing on literacy

Pendle Vale College, Nelson, Lancashire

Pendle Vale College first introduced Accelerated Reader in 2011. In 2016 the first group to use it completed their GCSEs, and achieved the school's strongest ever results! Anita Vine, Librarian, describes the impact implementation has had on reading attitudes and achievement.


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Guiding intervention and reinforcing core skills with Renaissance Accelerated Maths™

Colne Primet Academy, Colne, Lancashire

Having used Accelerated Maths for less than a year, Colne Primet Academy are already seeing big changes with attitudes towards maths, intervention, and the school's ability to monitor progress.


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Recognising reading attainment with Accelerated Reader

Neston High School, Neston, Cheshire

5 years ago, Neston High School implemented AR. Since then, they have seen more and more books being read and enjoyed, and a reading culture has blossomed.


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Partnership programme “transformational” to reading culture and student progress at Merseyside academy

The Oldershaw Academy, Wallasey, Merseyside

The Oldershaw Academy has used the Renaissance School Partnership to support the successful implementation of Accelerated Reader from Years 7 to 11. The whole-school strategy is aimed towards achieving a high impact across the academy, involving all students and staff.


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Reading success at Academy in Trafford ‘confounds’ idea that boys don’t like reading

Wellacre Academy , Flixton, Trafford

Staff at an academy near Manchester credit the Renaissance School Partnership as "genuinely transformational" in embedding a reading culture and implementing Accelerated Reader successfully across the school. The training and support of the RSP programme have provided forward momentum that has helped staff and students to engage increasingly with AR.


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Students gaining in confidence and benefiting from intervention informed by AR at academy in Cumbria

West Lakes Academy, Cumbria

Students are gaining in confidence with reading at West Lakes Academy because they know that they can access the books they are reading. Targeted intervention programmes, informed by data from AR, are helping students to make rapid progress in their reading levels.


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Ofsted inspectors “hugely impressed with AR”

All Saints Catholic College, Cheshire

Ofsted inspectors were impressed when they visited All Saints Catholic College - not only did they see that results were improving, but they spoke to students who were enthused by reading through the introduction of Accelerated Reader.


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Student-centred personalised reading practice at Lancashire SEN school

Wennington Hall School, Lancashire

Accelerated Reader has been part of school like at Wennington Hall for a decade. A residential and day school for students with special educational needs, Wennington Hall has a strong reading culture and commitment to improving the literacy attainment of every student.