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OFSTED: Accelerated Reader helping students develop a love of reading at a Bristol academy

Bristol Brunel Academy, Bristol, Avon

Having used Accelerated Reader for 5 years, Bristol Brunel Academy considers it 'an integral part of school life.'


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AR implementation leads to a revitalised library and OFSTED success at academy in Essex

Maltings Academy, Witham, Essex

Maltings Academy has been transformed from a 'Requires Improvement' rating by OFSTED to 'Outstanding'. The librarian praises AR for contributing to the turnaround.


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Update: Students’ reading ages increase by eight months over a three-month period

Clacton Coastal Academy, Clacton-on-Sea, Essex

Reading has become a central part of the curriculum at Clacton Coastal Academy. With support from an RSP programme manager, the school has been using data from AR to guide students to success. One year later, the success of AR is continuing to go from strength to strength.


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AR, a well-resourced library and a range of motivators lead to upward trend in reading levels

Minster in Sheppey Primary School, Isle of Sheppey, Kent

Students were not making adequate progress with their reading skills at Minster in Sheppey Primary School. The school introduced Accelerated Reader to motivate students and monitor their progress. Supported by an increasingly busy library and a wide range of motivators, the programme has led to excellent growth in reading levels at Key Stage 1 and 2.


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“Books are flying off the shelves” at North Yorkshire grammar school

Harrogate Grammar School, Harrogate, North Yorkshire

Students are reading more books and a wider variety of literature at Harrogate Grammar School. As a result, their comprehension and understanding of texts is improving all the time.


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“RSP has changed the way we run AR”

Gillbrook Academy, Redcar & Cleveland

Everybody reads at Gillbrook Academy, from Year 7 to Year 11. Reading is at the heart of the school, and is routine for students and tutors. The support and resources provided by the academy's RSP programme manager have contributed to a developing reading culture and increased attainment.


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Reading has become part of everyday life at Kent secondary school

The Malling School, Kent

Students are reading for pleasure at the Malling School. Reading has been made part of the timetable, and students are using the library at all times of the day. A culture of reading has spread across the school, and reading levels are rising as a result.


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RSP an effective way to deliver AR

Nightingale Academy, North London

The additional guidance and support of the Renaissance School Partnership has helped staff at Nightingale to embed AR effectively throughout the academy. Staff and student engagement with the programme have improved and reading ages have increased as a result.


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Focused support where it was most needed at Essex academy

New Rickstones Academy, Essex

The Renaissance School Partnership programme gave New Rickstones Academy focused support in the areas where it was most needed. The result was a growing culture of reading and purposeful use of data to improve teaching and learning.


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Moving AR success up a gear at Woodside

Woodside High School, North East London

Accelerated Reader had been running well at Woodside High, and the school was enjoying success with the programme. The team knew they could get more from the programme, however. Since joining the Renaissance School Partnership programme, results have continued to improve as students have become more engaged with reading.