Secondary Success Stories
King James's School, Knaresborough, North Yorkshire
Librarian Lisa Bryden had used Accelerated Reader at a previous school and knew that she wanted to implement the programme at her new school. Her past experience with AR has been repeated, with books flying off the shelves of the library and students gaining in confidence.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.