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Library use Success Stories

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OFSTED applaud motivated readers at Whitehill Primary

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.


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Engaging reluctant readers and encouraging reading for pleasure

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.


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‘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.


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“Developing mature and sophisticated readers” at Swansea Primary School

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.


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‘Hitting the reading for pleasure button’ at Mill Chase Academy

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.



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Celebrating Reading Accomplishments with Renaissance Accelerated Reader

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.



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Improved results across the curriculum at Worcestershire Middle School

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.


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Recognising reading attainment with Accelerated Reader

Neston High School, Neston, Cheshire

5 years ago, Neston High School implemented AR. Since then, they have seen more and more books being read and enjoyed, and a reading culture has blossomed.