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Reading for pleasure Success Stories

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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 now prolific readers at Northern Ireland primary

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.


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Reading for pleasure at international prep school

St Andrew’s School, Kenya

An international school in Kenya has seen an improvement in reading standards as students have been motivated to read with Accelerated Reader.


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Gateshead student enjoying success with reading

The Thomas Hepburn Community School, Gateshead

Librarian Claire Harrison, was so impressed with the success one student was enjoying with Accelerated Reader (AR) that she wanted to share her story.


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Student-centred personalised reading practice at Lancashire SEN school

Wennington Hall School, Lancashire

Accelerated Reader has been part of school like at Wennington Hall for a decade. A residential and day school for students with special educational needs, Wennington Hall has a strong reading culture and commitment to improving the literacy attainment of every student.


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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.


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Reading culture established at Edinburgh primary school

Niddrie Mill Primary School, Edinburgh

Staff at Niddrie Mill wanted to establish a strong culture of reading throughout the school. Accelerated Reader gave them the support they needed to get students reading for pleasure and to monitor their progress in reading skills.