Secondary Success Stories
Revolutionising Mathematics Education with Freckle: A Case Study at Lewis Girls Comprehensive School
Lewis Girls Comprehensive School., Wales
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.
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.
Landau Forte Academy Amington, Staffordshire, England
Landau Forte Academy Amington, a part of Landau Forte Charitable Trust, has been using Accelerated Reader and Star Reading since 2010. In the summer of 2022, the school received a 'Good' Ofsted inspection report.
Following this fantastic inspection report, we got in touch with the Head of English, Frances, who explains the crucial role that Star Reading assessments plays in ensuring all students at Landau Forte Academy Amington have proficient reading skills to access the wider curriculum, as recognised by Ofsted.
Theale Green School, West Berkshire, England
Theale Green School in West Berkshire has been using Accelerated Reader and Star Reading since 2014.
In 2020, Head of English Emily joined the school already familiar with Accelerated Reader, using the reading assessment resource in her previous school.
Being an advocate of the quality of data and insight that Accelerated Reader and Star Reading give to staff and school leaders, Emily took complete administrative duties for the programme's operation at Theale Green School.
Subsequently, in May 2022, Theale Gren School received a 'Good' Ofsted inspection report with specific praise for the school's reading development strategy.
Rodborough School, Surrey, England
Rodborough School has been using Accelerated Reader and Star Reading since 2004!
In May 2022, the school received a 'Good' Ofsted inspection report. In the report, the inspector made specific observations on the school's successful reading development strategy
St John's School & Sixth Form College, County Durham, England
St John's School & Six Form College, County Durham, have been using myON, the digital library from Renaissance, since 2021 to support the reading development strategy of all students across Key Stage 3.
Graham School, North Yorkshire, England
Graham School has been using Accelerated Reader and Star Reading for almost a decade to provide students with more access to reading and develop a reading culture for pleasure.
Castleford Academy, Wakefield, England
In 2009, Castleford Academy introduced Accelerated Reader (AR) and Star Reading to their secondary school. Thirteen years later, both reading support programmes are still going strong in the school. Furthermore, in March 2022, we discovered that Castleford Academy had completed over 22,406 Accelerated Reader quizzes over the last eighteen months - the most out of all AR user schools in Wakefield!