Latest success stories from Renaissance Learning

Pupil Progress Success Stories

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Plugging the Reading Gap Post-Lockdown

Saltergate Junior School, North Yorkshire

Saltergate Junior School in North Yorkshire has been using Accelerated Reader and Star Reading since 2017 to support the school's leading development strategy. In addition, since April 2020, the school has been using myON, the digital library, to widen further reading access and engagement to all pupils throughout the school.


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.


Clear, Identifiable Objectives with Star Maths

Fulbridge Academy, Cambridgeshire

Fulbridge Academy has been using Star Maths since 2019 to support the school's maths development strategy. In December 2021, the school carried out the second-most Star Maths assessments in the UK & Ireland with an astounding 3,847 assessments carried out since September 2020.



Maths engagement and enthusiasm with Freckle!

Prescot Primary School, Merseyside

Prescot Primary School were one of the first schools in England to trial and implement Freckle. Maths Lead, Cath, discusses the impact of Freckle supporting pupils' enthusiasm and proficiency with maths practice.


“An invaluable resource that saves teachers loads of time”

Gomer Junior School, Hampshire

In 2021 because of Star Maths' impact on supporting intervention and learning in maths, the school agreed to trial the new maths practice solution from Renaissance - Freckle!


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From trial to permanent fixture

Allendale Primary School, Northumberland

Allendale Primary School has been using Renaissance solutions since 2016 when they first took part in the Education Endowment Foundation's trial of Accelerated Reader. The trial's objective was to analyse the impact that Accelerated Reader had on pupils' reading engagement and development.

Five years on, Allendale Primary School continue to enjoy the benefits of Accelerated Reader and Star Reading for their pupils' reading enjoyment. Headteacher Alison Hawkins explains why the school opted to take part in the EEF trial with Accelerated Reader. She outlines why Accelerated Reader is as crucial to the school's reading development strategy now as it was five years ago.


No pupil slips under the radar with Star Maths

Edward Bryant Primary School, West Sussex

Edward Bryant Primary School has successfully used Star Assessments to track and monitor pupil progress in reading since 2015. In 2018, after the school's success with Star Reading, the school invested in Star Maths to boost student progress in maths. Barry Robinson, Assistant Headteacher, oversaw the implementation and administration of Star Maths to ensure all pupils and staff got the most out of the solution.  


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A rejuvenated reading culture leading to Ofsted recognised impact

Davison CE High School for Girls, West Sussex

Davison CE High School for Girls have been using the complete literacy solution from Renaissance Learning UK since 2013. In the 2019/20 academic year, Laylah Moore became the schools permanent LRC manager. Laylah brought with her an aspiration and goal to enhance the school's reading culture and ensure more students are reading for pleasure and academic opportunity in her new role. Since 2013 Davison CE High School for Girls has seen a steady rise in progress 8 scores for mainstream and disadvantaged pupils. Laylah wants to ensure that these high standards are maintained across the school and that all students can access cross-curricular resources confidently by acquiring proficiency in reading.


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On the road to recovery

Christ the Redeemer Primary School, Belfast, Northern Ireland

Christ the Redeemer School have been using Renaissance solutions for over a decade. In the midst of a global pandemic with schools across Northern Ireland being forced to partially close their doors to pupils, the school continue to maintain high levels of reading engagement and staff have managed to avoid seeing too big of a drop in learning based on recent assessment data. The school even faced an inspection at the halfway point of the pandemic and were still able to produce an accurate and detailed analysis of their pupils' progress and subsequent teaching strategies to support those who had dropped off in both reading and mathematics.