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Primary Success Stories

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AR, a well-resourced library and a range of motivators lead to upward trend in reading levels

Minster in Sheppey Primary School, Isle of Sheppey, Kent

Students were not making adequate progress with their reading skills at Minster in Sheppey Primary School. The school introduced Accelerated Reader to motivate students and monitor their progress. Supported by an increasingly busy library and a wide range of motivators, the programme has led to excellent growth in reading levels at Key Stage 1 and 2.


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Reading lays foundation for success in East London school

Sir William Burrough Primary School, East London

Head Teacher Avril Newman says that "to be able to read fluently and well is the most freeing thing we can offer any of the children." That's why Sir William Burrough focuses on personalising reading practice for each student and guiding them to make such impressive levels of progress.


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“Positive impact” for AR at Co. Londonderry primary school

Ballykelly Primary School, Northern Ireland

Accelerated Reader was introduced as part of a new literacy strategy in the 2012/13 academic year. Standards have improved since, and students are increasingly enthusiastic about reading.


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Accelerated Maths “simple next step” for London primary school

St Paul's CE Primary School, North West London

Having experienced success with Accelerated Reader, St Paul's CE Primary implemented Accelerated Maths. Teaching has been transformed, with personalised practice for every student now the norm.


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Children love reading at Essex primary school

Holland Park Primary School, Essex

Students love taking quizzes on the books they have read at Holland Park Primary School. Engagement with reading is improving and many of them are passing their quizzes with flying colours.


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Kent primary school students delighted with their progress

Kingsnorth Church of England Primary School, Kent

Reading has been put at the heart of Kingsnorth after an incoming head teacher brought his past experiences with Accelerated Reader to his new school. Students are now reading appropriate books, are enjoying reading, and are recognising their own progress.


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Northern Ireland primary school sees success with reading scheme and STAR Early Literacy

Termoncanice Primary School, Limavady, Northern Ireland

Vice Principal Leo McCloskey devised a reading scheme to engage and motivate his students to read. Using Accelerated Reader and STAR Early Literacy, he was able to monitor their progress and direct them to success.


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Students now prolific readers at Northern Ireland primary

St Columba’s Primary School, Co. Tyrone

A strong reading culture has developed at St Columba's Primary School since Accelerated Reader was implemented. Students are reading more widely and staff are able to monitor their progress effectively.


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Inspectors impressed by reading culture at Northern Ireland primary school

Holy Family Primary School, County Derry

Inspectors were impressed with the "rich literacy environment" at Holy Family Primary School - students are engaged with reading, and as a result almost all students at the end of Key Stage 2 have reading ages at or above their chronological ages.


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Reading culture established at Edinburgh primary school

Niddrie Mill Primary School, Edinburgh

Staff at Niddrie Mill wanted to establish a strong culture of reading throughout the school. Accelerated Reader gave them the support they needed to get students reading for pleasure and to monitor their progress in reading skills.