Accelerated Reading Programme

This year all year 7 and 8 students have been enrolled onto the Accelerated Reader programme with the aim to improve literacy and reading abilities, and to promote and foster a culture of reading in the college.

  • Students are able to take quizzes about the books they have read both in and outside of school.
  • Word Millionaires become famous on our “Door of Fame”.
  • Special prizes are awarded to our best readers.
  • Accelerated Reader is the best tool to help you improve your reading age! By starting in KS3, you should be a much more competent reader by year 11, this will be extremely handy for your exams…
  • Reading is like sport, the more you do, the better you get!
  • By reading for just 20 minutes a day you can make progress. Research shows that if children are reading and understanding on a daily basis for 19 to 24 minutes a day there’s substantial growth. If they are reading and understanding for less than three minutes a day, they regress.
  • If you read for an hour during your library lesson, 20 minutes during ERIC at tutor time and for 30 minutes at home, you will be well on your way to making progress!
  • Students complete THREE star tests over the academic year to monitor their progress. Parents will then be sent a letter from Miss Babington explaining whether progress has been made or not and steps to enable progress is made next time.
  • Reading helps writing, so the better reader you are, the more confidence you will have with writing. Again, this will help you with ALL of your subject areas and your adult life.


  • Parents! You are now able to access your child’s Accelerated Reader account. This allows you to see what you child has read and how well they have understood the content of the book.
    More information about Accelerated Reader can be found at www.renlearn.co.uk/accelerated-reader and we encourage parents and guardians to learn more about the scheme and support their child’s reading.