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“Quiz buzz” at South London boys school

Harris Academy Beckenham, South London

Reading practice quizzes have made all the difference at Harris Academy Beckenham. Library circulation has increased and students are visiting the library. There is a "quiz buzz" before and after school and during breaks.


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RSP an effective way to deliver AR

Nightingale Academy, North London

The additional guidance and support of the Renaissance School Partnership has helped staff at Nightingale to embed AR effectively throughout the academy. Staff and student engagement with the programme have improved and reading ages have increased as a result.


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Focused support where it was most needed at Essex academy

New Rickstones Academy, Essex

The Renaissance School Partnership programme gave New Rickstones Academy focused support in the areas where it was most needed. The result was a growing culture of reading and purposeful use of data to improve teaching and learning.


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Attitudes to reading transformed in a year

Kingsmead School, Middlesex

Engagement with reading at Kingsmead received a tangible boost when the school joined the RSP programme. Attitudes towards reading improved markedly year-on-year, as responses from the NLT's National Literacy Survey show.


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Students becoming better writers and readers in transition mini-school

Dover Christ Church Academy, Kent

Students in the APLUS mini-school at Dover Christ Church Academy receive additional support during the transition from primary to secondary education. Attitudes towards reading have been transformed since Accelerated Reader was introduced.


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Profile of reading raised at Milton Keynes academy

Sir Herbert Leon Academy, Milton Keynes

Students at an academy near Milton Keynes are more motivated to read now that they are making educated choices about their books. Borrowing figures from the library have increased, and reading has become an integral part of school life.


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Students seeing tangible evidence of their progress in Nottingham academy

Bluecoat Academy, Nottingham

Reading age data was concerning staff at Bluecoat Academy. Since implementing Accelerated Reader, students have been catching up faster as they have been motivated to read and recognise their success in making progress.


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Gateshead student enjoying success with reading

The Thomas Hepburn Community School, Gateshead

Librarian Claire Harrison, was so impressed with the success one student was enjoying with Accelerated Reader (AR) that she wanted to share her story.


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Students enjoy reading and quizzing at Essex academy

Clacton County High School, Essex

Students tend to join Clacton County High School with reading levels below where they should be. After implementing Accelerated Reader, the number of books being borrowed from the library increased fourfold and students are reading for pleasure.