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Ofsted-Recognised Whole-School Reading Culture at The Byrchall High School

The Byrchall High School, Wigan, England

The Byrchall High School, part of Makerfield Academy Trust, has been using Accelerated Reader and Star Reading since 2008 to support the school's whole-school reading culture. In 2020 the school invested in the Complete Literacy Solution from Renaissance when they introduced myON, the digital library, to increase reading engagement at home and to provide access to more texts for otherwise disengaged readers.


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Reading Development Strategy at Charnwood Primary Academy looks ‘Good’ to Ofsted

Charnwood Primary Academy, Litchfield, England

Charnwood Primary Academy, part of the Staffordshire University Academy Trust, has been using Accelerated Reader and Star Reading to support the school's reading development strategy since 2016. In November 2022, the school received a continued 'Good' inspection report from Ofsted, with specific recognition of the school's positive reading culture.


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Accurate Assessment and Reading for Pleasure at The Mall School

The Mall School, Twickenham, England

The Mall School has been using Accelerated Reader and Star Reading since 2017.

We got in touch with Deputy Headteacher James to find out why the school has continued to include Accelerated Reader as a core component of the school's reading development strategy for the last five years.


Targeted Maths Intervention and a Reduced Workload at Summerfield Primary School

Summerfield Primary School, Birmingham, England

Summerfield Primary School has been using Freckle maths practice since March 2022 to support targeted intervention and to reduce teacher workload.

We reached out to Mathematics Lead Rebecca Gray about how Freckle's maths practice from Renaissance autonomously provides differentiated and accurate math practice tasks to pupils aligned to the national curriculum without increasing their workload.


Useful, Accurate and Efficient Star Maths Assessments at Milton Primary School

Milton Primary Academy, Stoke-on-Trent, England, UK

Milton Primary School has been using Star Maths to support the school's numeracy development strategy and to produce accurate progress data for whole-year groups since 2021.

Following the recent success the school has seen from utilising accurate assessment data and consequently being able to implement tangible intervention strategies through Star Assessments, we got in touch with the Head of Mathematics, Ash, who explained the value of Star Maths.


An Invaluable Resource in Star Maths at St Teresa’s Primary School

St Teresa's Primary School, Belfast, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom

Following the success of Star Reading at the school making a positive impact on pupils reading development, headteacher terry oversaw the implementation of Star Maths to make the same impact on numeracy. Since then, we discovered the pupils at St Teresa's had carried out 1,501 Star Maths assessments last academic year.


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Ofsted: “Leaders make it a priority to help pupils become fluent and confident readers.” At Hughenden Primary School

Hughenden Primary School, High Wycombe, England

Hughenden Primary School has been using Accelerated Reader and Star Reading since 2020 to support the school's reading development strategy:

In May 2022, the school discovered the excellent news that they had received a 'Good' Ofsted inspection report where the inspector made specific observations on the school's recent reading success


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Reading Culture at Leighton Academy

Leighton Academy, Cheshire, England

From August 2020 to April 2022, the pupils of Leighton Academy in Cheshire completed over 28,000 Accelerated Reader book quizzes and more than 3,000 Star Reading assessments to promote reading for pleasure and as part of their literacy development strategy.


Supporting reading in the classroom and remotely, with myON

Mission Grove Primary School, London

Mission Grove Primary School has been using Accelerated Reader and Star Reading since 2006 to increase student growth and mastery in reading. Since August 2020, the school has carried out 47,104 AR quizzes and 2,794 Star Reading assessments and became the sixth school in the UK & Ireland which carried the most quizzes over the twelve months. Amid school closures, Mission Grove Primary School introduced myON to support the school’s literacy development strategy in 2020.