Reading for Pleasure Success Stories
Park Lane Primary School, Nuneaton, Warwickshire
After discovering that the pupils of Park Lane Primary School had read over twenty-two million words in myON throughout the 21/22 academic year, we got in touch with Deputy Headteacher Laura to find out why the school introduced myON and the impact it's since had on the school's whole-school reading culture.
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.
Charnwood Primary Academy, Litchfield, England
Charnwood Primary Academy, part of the Staffordshire University Academy Trust, has been using Accelerated Reader and Star Reading to support the school's reading development strategy since 2016. In November 2022, the school received a continued 'Good' inspection report from Ofsted, with specific recognition of the school's positive reading culture.
St Joseph's Catholic Primary School, Plymouth, England
St Joseph's Catholic Primary School in Plymouth has been using Accelerated Reader and Star Reading since 2019 to support the school's reading development strategy. In May 2022, the school celebrated the fantastic news of receiving a 'Good' Ofsted inspection report. In the report, the inspector made several observations about the school's incredibly successful reading development strategy, including the following:
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.
Belmont Junior School, London, England
“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.
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!
Gaelscoil an Bhradáin Feasa, Co. Meath, Ireland
Gaelscoil An Bhreadain Feasa has been using Accelerated Reader, Star Reading and myON, the Complete Literacy Solution, since 2019. In 2021, we discovered that the school had completed the most AR quizzes out of all Gaelscoil schools in Ireland.
We met with teacher Áine to discover how the Complete Literacy Solution from Renaissance has helped pupils boost their reading engagement and proficiency.