Academy Success Stories
Firth Park Academy, Sheffield
By joining the Renaissance School Partnership programme, Firth Park has put Accelerated Reader at the centre of the English Department. While reading used to be an add-on, it is now firmly embedded in the curriculum and a top priority for the staff team.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.