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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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Ofsted inspectors “hugely impressed with AR”

All Saints Catholic College, Cheshire

Ofsted inspectors were impressed when they visited All Saints Catholic College - not only did they see that results were improving, but they spoke to students who were enthused by reading through the introduction of Accelerated Reader.


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AR and DEAR time work together to create reading culture at West Sussex secondary school

The Angmering School, West Sussex

Dedicated reading time coupled with Accelerated Reader has made all the difference at The Angmering School. Now students are reading like never before and staff are able to support them and intervene effectively to guide their progress.


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“More creativity and improved vocabulary” as students read with AR

Axe Valley Community College, Devon

Students at Axe Valley are now working more effectively across the curriculum because they are reading. Since the introduction of AR, reading has become an integral part of the curriculum, and the effects are being seen across the school.


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Student-centred personalised reading practice at Lancashire SEN school

Wennington Hall School, Lancashire

Accelerated Reader has been part of school like at Wennington Hall for a decade. A residential and day school for students with special educational needs, Wennington Hall has a strong reading culture and commitment to improving the literacy attainment of every student.


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Students with lower abilities make particularly good progress at West Midlands college

Holly Lodge Foundation High School College of Science, West Midlands

Many students have reading levels well below the national average when they join Holly Lodge. Since Accelerated Reader has been implemented, attitudes towards reading have been transformed and students are rapidly improving their reading skills. Ofsted inspectors noted the impact of AR in their latest inspection.


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AR has ‘transformed’ reading at West Midlands school

Perryfields High School Maths and Computing College, West Midlands

The LRC has been brought back to the forefront of student life at Perryfields. Students who traditionally avoided books are now discussing what they are reading with staff and other students.


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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.


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