Library Use Success Stories
New Rickstones Academy, Essex
The Renaissance School Partnership programme gave New Rickstones Academy focused support in the areas where it was most needed. The result was a growing culture of reading and purposeful use of data to improve teaching and learning.
Woodside High School, North East London
Accelerated Reader had been running well at Woodside High, and the school was enjoying success with the programme. The team knew they could get more from the programme, however. Since joining the Renaissance School Partnership programme, results have continued to improve as students have become more engaged with reading.
King James's School, Knaresborough, North Yorkshire
Librarian Lisa Bryden had used Accelerated Reader at a previous school and knew that she wanted to implement the programme at her new school. Her past experience with AR has been repeated, with books flying off the shelves of the library and students gaining in confidence.
Dover Christ Church Academy, Kent
Students in the APLUS mini-school at Dover Christ Church Academy receive additional support during the transition from primary to secondary education. Attitudes towards reading have been transformed since Accelerated Reader was introduced.
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.
Bluecoat Academy, Nottingham
Reading age data was concerning staff at Bluecoat Academy. Since implementing Accelerated Reader, students have been catching up faster as they have been motivated to read and recognise their success in making progress.
All Saints Catholic College, Cheshire
Ofsted inspectors were impressed when they visited All Saints Catholic College - not only did they see that results were improving, but they spoke to students who were enthused by reading through the introduction of Accelerated Reader.
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.