Secondary Success Stories
The Hurlingham Academy, Fulham, London
Using Accelerated Reader and designated silent reading time, Hurlingham academy have seen improvements in attitudes towards reading, and the time spent doing it.
Mountain Ash Comprehensive School, Rhondda Cynon Taff
Mountain Ash Comprehensive School is a Secondary school with over 800 pupils on roll, based in Rhondda Cynon Taff, Wales. Lauren Mackie, Assistant Head, and Karen Siminov, Literacy Coach, describe how the school’s reading culture has changed since September 2016.
Hayle Academy, Hayle, Cornwall
In their first term of Accelerated Reader implementation, Hayle Academy have revolutionised their reading approach across the curriculum.
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.
The Boulevard Academy, Kingston, Humberside
The Boulevard Academy have used Star Assessments for reading and maths as their primary means of assessing progress and attainment since the school opened in 2013. The school focuses heavily on literacy and numeracy, with their main goal in KS3 being for all students to achieve proficiency in these areas in preparation for the GCSE curriculum. Chris Navier and Adele Elliott share how Star enables the school to do this.
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.
Slough & Eton CE School, Slough, Berkshire
Slough & Eton CE School have seen their EAL students make rapid progress with reading and speaking English, following their enthusiastic engagement with Renaissance Accelerated Reader.
Copthall School, Mill Hill, London
Students at Copthall School in London are achieving almost an hour of daily engaged reading time, following the school's usage of Accelerated Reader to implement reading interventions, incentives and targets.
The Michaelston and Glyn Derw High School Federation, Cardiff
Before federating with Michaelston Community College in 2015, Glyn Derw High School implemented Renaissance Accelerated Reader™in 2014 with years 7, 8 and 9, having seen another school in Cardiff achieve impressive results with the programme. The school was recognised as one of the highest achieving schools using Accelerated Reader™ at the 2016 Renaissance Awards: Maria Dell, Librarian, describes the impact on reading in school that the programme has brought about.
Cardiff High School, Cardiff, South Glamorgan
Cardiff High School, which was found to be the top performing secondary school in Wales in 2016, has seen Accelerated Reader have a dramatic impact on literacy across the school.