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Reading lays foundation for success in East London school

Sir William Burrough Primary School, East London

Head Teacher Avril Newman says that "to be able to read fluently and well is the most freeing thing we can offer any of the children." That's why Sir William Burrough focuses on personalising reading practice for each student and guiding them to make such impressive levels of progress.


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Students gaining in confidence and benefiting from intervention informed by AR at academy in Cumbria

West Lakes Academy, Cumbria

Students are gaining in confidence with reading at West Lakes Academy because they know that they can access the books they are reading. Targeted intervention programmes, informed by data from AR, are helping students to make rapid progress in their reading levels.


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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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AR “a positive way to promote reading for pleasure” at Tyne and Wear secondary

Thorp Academy, Tyne and Wear

Accelerated Reader has improved engagement with reading and given staff the means they need to intervene and support those who are struggling. A positive reading culture has developed, and students are becoming increasingly independent with their reading.


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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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Professional development key to reading growth at North East London academy

Oasis Academy Hadley, North East London

Ongoing professional development and specialised resources have contributed to improvements in reading engagement and attainment at Oasis Academy Hadley.


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Students “much more independent with their learning” at Hull academy

The Boulevard Academy, Kingston upon Hull

Established as a free school in 2013, the Boulevard Academy has a specific focus on literacy and numeracy. The curriculum relies heavily on Accelerated Reader and Accelerated Maths to personalise learning for every student - and STAR Assessments provide the data to inform planning and teaching.


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“Positive impact” for AR at Co. Londonderry primary school

Ballykelly Primary School, Northern Ireland

Accelerated Reader was introduced as part of a new literacy strategy in the 2012/13 academic year. Standards have improved since, and students are increasingly enthusiastic about reading.


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Middlesbrough school now has “real focus” with RSP

Eston Park Academy, Middlesbrough

The Renaissance School Partnership has transformed how staff at Eston Park Academy run Accelerated Reader. As a result, the percentage of students at risk has halved and the average number of points earned per student has risen almost fourfold.


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Accelerated Maths “simple next step” for London primary school

St Paul's CE Primary School, North West London

Having experienced success with Accelerated Reader, St Paul's CE Primary implemented Accelerated Maths. Teaching has been transformed, with personalised practice for every student now the norm.