United Kingdom Success Stories
Perry Wood Primary and Nursery School, Worcester, England
Perry Wood Primary and Nursery School, part of the Griffin Schools Trust, is celebrating the success of their enhanced reading and numeracy development strategies, thanks to the implementation of Renaissance's Accelerated Reader and Star Reading solutions. Since introducing these programs in 2021, the school has significantly improved pupils' reading levels. In addition, it now boasts an impressive milestone of over 11,000 Freckle maths practice sessions halfway through the 22/23 academic year.
Ely St Marys CE Junior School, Cambridgeshire, England
Ely St Marys CE Junior School has been using Accelerated Reader and Star Reading since 2010 to support the school's reading development strategy.
In February 2023, we discovered that the Ely St Marys CE Junior School pupils had read more than 178 million words throughout the 21/22 academic year.
Improving Pupil Outcomes in Reading and Maths at The Raglan Schools with Assessment Insights and Personalised Practice
The Raglan Schools, Enfield, London
Raglan Junior School, situated in Enfield, London, has been using Accelerated Reader and Star Reading for a decade! We speak to headteacher Martin about how Renaissance solutions incorporate personalised practice to improve student outcomes.
Heathwood Lower School, Bedfordshire, England
Heathwood Lower School has used The Complete Literacy Solution from Renaissance since 2022. With a combination of Accelerated Reader, Star Reading and myON, the school has all the tools to promote reading engagement and practice and accurately assess pupils' reading progress throughout the academic year.
By the end of the 21/22 academic year, we discovered that the pupils at Heathwood Lower School had read more than four million words on myON alone.
Windsor Park CE Middle School, Staffordshire, England
Windsor Park CE Middle School has been using Accelerated Reader and Star Reading since 2013. In 2021 the school introduced Freckle to promote maths engagement and accelerated maths practice amongst pupils throughout Key Stage 2.
Since implementing Freckle, both attainment and math progress for last year's year-six cohort were classed as sig+. This means that they were significantly better than national averages.
Landau Forte Academy QEMS, Staffordshire, England
Landau Forte Academy QEMS has been using Accelerated Reader and Star Reading since 2012 to support the school's literacy development strategy.
In 2022, the school introduced Freckle to drive maths engagement and provide students with the tools they need to remain self-motivated to succeed on their numeracy development journey.
Following the initial success of Freckle at the school, we spoke to Catch-Up Coordinator Sam, who explained the value of Freckle on student progress and teacher assessments.
Race Leys Junior School, Warwickshire, England
Race Leys Junior School, part of the Griffin Schools Trust, has been using Accelerated Reader and Star Reading since 2017.
In 2021, the school introduced myON to support broader reading engagement for all pupils.
Park Lane Primary School, Nuneaton, Warwickshire
After discovering that the pupils of Park Lane Primary School had read over twenty-two million words in myON throughout the 21/22 academic year, we got in touch with Deputy Headteacher Laura to find out why the school introduced myON and the impact it's since had on the school's whole-school reading culture.
Ashleigh C of E Primary School, Devon, England
Ashleigh CE Primary School, part of the Ventrus Multi Academy Trust, has been using Accelerated Reader and Star Reading since 2019 to support the school's reading development strategy.
In September 2022, the school received a 'Good' Ofsted inspection report with specific accommodations for the school's reading engagement initiative.
St Andrew's C of E School Nuthurst, West Sussex, England
St Andrew’s CofE Primary School has been using Accelerated Reader, Star Reading and Star Early Literacy since 2020 to support the school’s reading development strategy. In November 2022, Deputy Headteacher Sam Bacon met with a school governor who then compiled a report on the impact that Accelerated Reader had on pupils’ reading engagement, enjoyment and development over the last two years and specifically since Sam has taken over the Accelerated Reader scheme in September 2022. The report was subsequently shared with and corroborated by school governors.