Reading for pleasure Success Stories
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
St Columba’s Primary School, Co. Tyrone
A strong reading culture has developed at St Columba's Primary School since Accelerated Reader was implemented. Students are reading more widely and staff are able to monitor their progress effectively.