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Library busy all day in North Yorks school

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.


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Students becoming better writers and readers in transition mini-school

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.


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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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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 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.