SATs 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.
Windsor Park CE Middle School, Staffordshire, England
Windsor Park CE Middle School has been using Accelerated Reader and Star Reading since 2013. In 2021 the school introduced Freckle to promote maths engagement and accelerated maths practice amongst pupils throughout Key Stage 2.
Since implementing Freckle, both attainment and math progress for last year's year-six cohort were classed as sig+. This means that they were significantly better than national averages.
Race Leys Junior School, Warwickshire, England
Race Leys Junior School, part of the Griffin Schools Trust, has been using Accelerated Reader and Star Reading since 2017.
In 2021, the school introduced myON to support broader reading engagement for all pupils.
Reading at just the right level, as noted by Ofsted at Birchanger COE Voluntary Controlled Primary School
Birchanger COE Voluntary Controlled Primary School, Birchwood, England
Birchanger COE Voluntary Controlled Primary School has been using Accelerated Reader and Star Reading since 2019 to support the school's reading development strategy.
In May 2022, the school received an unchanged 'Good' Ofsted inspection report where the inspector made specific observations about the school's successful reading development strategy
More pupils than ever before reaching the higher standard of reading at The Learning for Life Partnership
The Learning for Life Partnership, North West, England
All five schools at the Learning for Life Partnership use Accelerated Reader and Star Reading to support their respective reading development strategy.
In July 2022, following the success the trust had recently had with more pupils meeting the higher level expected standard in reading than ever before, we got in touch with Director of Education Jo, who explained the impact of Accelerated Reader and Star Reading having throughout the trust.
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.
Dunstone Primary School, Plymouth
We spoke to Teaching Assistant (TA), Sally Geary, who has been with the school for twelve years. Sally was only recently appointed the primary contact for Accelerated Reader since January 2019. With the help of a team of dedicated TAs, Sally oversees the daily maintenance and effective administration of the Accelerated Reader and Star Reading programmes. The team have one goal, to help nurture a love of reading for all pupils.
St Martin's Multi-Academy Trust, Bilston
St Martin’s Multi Academy Trust is a three-school trust in Bilston, West Midlands. Its academies are all located in areas of high deprivation. Read the story from Christine Ivory, Assistant Headteacher at Grove Primary School, and Ben Davies, Executive Headteacher, about why they chose Accelerated Reader and Star Reading to support reading across the trust.
River Beach Primary School, Littlehampton
River Beach Primary School is part of Schoolsworks Academy Trust and is located in Littlehampton, West Sussex. It has one of the largest percentage of pupils eligible for free school meals in the local authority. We spoke to Joe Neale, who was the English lead during the implementation of Accelerated Reader in 2015 and has since gone on to become an assistant headteacher and the lead for English and AR at the school, about the success they've had with Renaissance!
Glyn School, Ewell
Glyn School a boys' comprehensive secondary school in Ewell, Surrey, have been using Accelerated Reader for just over a year, and implemented the programme in the summer of 2018 to boost literacy levels across Key Stage 3. We spoke to Caroline Woolridge, the school librarian, and Jade Phillips, the KS3 coordinator, about how the programme has influenced both students and teachers at the school.