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Reading for pleasure Success Stories

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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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‘A tremendous success’: AR leads to increased enjoyment of reading and a strong reading culture at Northern Ireland primary school

St. Peter's Primary School, Collegeland, N. Ireland

St. Peter's Primary has been using AR since June 2014. Principal Jim McAlinden observes a thriving Reading Culture as a result.


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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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Reading at the centre of the English department in Sheffield academy

Firth Park Academy, Sheffield

By joining the Renaissance School Partnership programme, Firth Park has put Accelerated Reader at the centre of the English Department. While reading used to be an add-on, it is now firmly embedded in the curriculum and a top priority for the staff team.


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AR creates “new excitement for reading” at international school

British Embassy School Ankara, Turkey

Students at the British Embassy School Ankara are reading appropriately challenging books thanks to Accelerated Reader. There is an excitement for reading as students are motivated to read for pleasure, evidenced by a large increase in the number of students visiting the library.


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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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Children love reading at Essex primary school

Holland Park Primary School, Essex

Students love taking quizzes on the books they have read at Holland Park Primary School. Engagement with reading is improving and many of them are passing their quizzes with flying colours.


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Students accessing the curriculum in Kent secondary school

Saint George's Church of England School, Kent

Subject teachers across Saint George's Church of England School are benefitting from the reading culture that has developed, as students can now read to a higher level and are more able to access the curriculum.


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Kent primary school students delighted with their progress

Kingsnorth Church of England Primary School, Kent

Reading has been put at the heart of Kingsnorth after an incoming head teacher brought his past experiences with Accelerated Reader to his new school. Students are now reading appropriate books, are enjoying reading, and are recognising their own progress.


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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.