Library Use Success Stories
Warrington & Vale Royal College, Warrington, Cheshire
Warrington & Vale Royal College provides a variety of courses for school leavers up to adults. The college is in its third year of using Accelerated Reader with students aged 16-18 across a variety of vocational areas. Bethan Bligh, Learning Resource Centre Manager, outlines the importance of reading in Further Education.
Whitehill Primary School, Gravesend, Kent
The school have used Accelerated Reader for a full academic year and have seen children's reading scores and attitudes transform dramatically, drawing praise from OFSTED for the reading enthusiasm they have inspired.
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.
‘Children are more likely to become lifelong readers now’, two months after implementing Renaissance Accelerated Reader
White Rose Primary School, New Tredegar, Gwent
Having brought on Accelerated Reader as part of the Caerphilly Reading Project, White Rose Primary have seen immediate improvements in reading engagement, particularly among boys.
St. Illtyd's Primary School, Swansea, West Glamorgan
After introducing Renaissance Accelerated Reader, children at St. Illtyd's Primary School are more motivated to read than ever.
Mill Chase Academy, Bordon, Hampshire
Mill Chase Academy is a secondary school in Hampshire in its fourth year of using Accelerated Reader and Star Reading. Dominic Carney, the school's library practitioner, believes the programmes have enabled the school to closely track reading age and progress, while empowering the library.
Tredegar Comprehensive School, Blaenau Gwent
Oasis Academy Wintringham, Grimsby, North East Lincolnshire
Following their introduction of Renaissance Accelerated Reader, Oasis Academy Wintringham have seen reading culture transformed at their school.
Millquarter Primary School, Toombridge, County Antrim
Blackminster Middle School, Evesham, Worcestershire
Since implementing Renaissance Accelerated Reader in 2011, Blackminster Middle School have noticed a dramatic improvement in students' ability to access the curriculum.