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Invaluable Data for Accurate Assessment at Castleford Academy, Wakefield

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!


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“Needless to say, we will continue to implement Accelerated Reading and Freckle maths for the long term.”

Pontygwaith Primary School, Wales

Pontygwaith Primary School introduced Accelerated Reader and Star Reading to their pupils during Spring Term 2019. The school has since gone on to also implement Star Maths and Freckle maths practice to support their numeracy development plan.


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Reading success and celebration with the Complete Literacy Solution in Northern Ireland

Aughnacloy Regional Primary School, Aughnacloy, Co.Tyrone, Northern Ireland

Aughnacloy Regional Primary School has been using Accelerated Reader and Star Reading since 2011 to support the school's literacy development strategy. In 2020, the school invested in myON, the digital library from Renaissance, to ensure all pupils could access reading and maintain reading engagement throughout the multiple lockdowns.


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Evidence of Support and Intervention with the Complete Literacy Solution

Finham Park 2, Coventry, England

Finham Park 2, part of the Finham Park Multi-Academy Trust,  have been using Accelerated Reader and Star Reading since 2017 to support their reading development strategy across Key-Stage 3 and the transition into Key-Stage 4. In addition, in 2020, the school implemented myON the Digital Library, from Renaissance to support reading engagement for all students while learning at home. Since then the school has continued to utilise The Complete Literacy Solution to support classroom-based learning.


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St Oliver Post Primary School: Reading for Well-being

St Oliver Post Primary, County Meath, Ireland

In St Oliver Post Primary, County Meath, Ireland, reading is an integral part of the school's core strategies. They drove their literary vision to promote positive mental health and wellbeing across the whole school community. The Literacy Coordinator & Assistant Principal, Caroline Lambden, said myON, Accelerated Reader and Star Reading are the main pillars of their literacy plan and they also bolster our wellbeing strategy.



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A New and Robust Literacy Strategy at Harold’s Cross National School, Ireland

Harold's Cross National School, Dublin, Ireland

Harold’s Cross National School have been using Accelerated Reader and Star Reading since 2018. In 2021, Harold’s Cross National School carried more Accelerated Reader quizzes than any other primary school in Ireland!


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A Simple Programme that makes Reading Accessible for All

Outwood Junior Academy Brumby, North Lincolnshire

Outwood Junior Academy Brumby has been using Accelerated Reader and Stare Reading since 2018 to support their reading development strategy.

In December 2021, we had the pleasure of informing the school of the good news that Outwood Junior Academy Brumby pupils had carried out the MOST Accelerated Reader quizzes in North Lincolnshire! The academy completed over 16,283 quizzes between August 2020 to November 2021.


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A Key Role in Transforming the Reading Culture at Northcote Lodge

Northcote Lodge School, Wandsworth

Northcote Lodge School has been using Accelerated Reader and Star Reading since 2017 to support the school's reading development strategy. After discovering that the school had carried out the third-most Accelerated Reader quizzes in Wandsworth from August 2020 - November 2021, we got in touch with the school o find out just why the school has carried out more than 5,500  Accelerated Reader quizzes over the last twelve months!


Evidence of Year-on-Year Progress with Star Maths

Prescot Primary School, Knowsley

Prescot Primary School, Knowsley, have been using Star Maths since 2018 to support the school's maths development strategy. At the end of 2021, Renaissance discovered that Prescot Primary School school fell into the top five schools in the country based on Star Maths assessments carried out from August 20th-November 21st, a total of 3,626 assessments. After discovering this incredible statistic, we got in touch with headteacher Steve George to explore the significance of Star Maths' role in the school's maths development strategy.