Reading for Pleasure Success Stories
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.