Intervention 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.
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.
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.
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.
Prescot Primary School, Knowsley, England
Prescot Primary School in Knowsley has been using the full suite of Renaissance solutions since 2012 to support the School's reading and numeracy development strategies.
In May 2022, the School received the exciting news that they'd been allocated an Ofsted Inspection report grade of 'Good'. In the report, the inspector made the following observations about the School's successful learning development strategies:
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
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.
“Pupils go home with a book that they know they can read. This helps them practise the sounds they are learning.” – Ofsted
Chopwell Primary School, Gateshead, England
Chopwell Primary School have been using Accelerated Reader and Star Reading since 2017.
In April 2022, the school discovered the fantastic news that they'd received a 'Good' Ofsted inspection report. The inspector's report specifically observed the school's successful reading development strategy.