Academy Success Stories
Gillbrook Academy, Redcar & Cleveland
Everybody reads at Gillbrook Academy, from Year 7 to Year 11. Reading is at the heart of the school, and is routine for students and tutors. The support and resources provided by the academy's RSP programme manager have contributed to a developing reading culture and increased attainment.
Oasis Academy Hadley, North East London
Ongoing professional development and specialised resources have contributed to improvements in reading engagement and attainment at Oasis Academy Hadley.
The Mountbatten School, Hampshire
Approximately 50 students in Year 7 are targeted for intervention with Accelerated Reader at the Mountbatten School. The school uses part of its Pupil Premium budget to run the programme, with eligible students seeing their reading ages improve by 6.2 months in one term. Students are gaining in confidence and attitudes towards reading have been transformed.
Eston Park Academy, Middlesbrough
The Renaissance School Partnership has transformed how staff at Eston Park Academy run Accelerated Reader. As a result, the percentage of students at risk has halved and the average number of points earned per student has risen almost fourfold.
Everest Community Academy, Basingstoke
Accelerated Reader has been in use at Everest since 2007, but since joining the Renaissance School Partnership programme in 2012 the academy has seen increased improvements in attainment. The additional training and support provided by a dedicated programme manager has led to an increased focus on student data and more effective intervention, impressing inspectors.
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.