Accelerated Reader

Reading and its importance

The link between reading and success is not always immediately clear to young people. However, the National Literacy Trust suggests that 92% of the British public believe that literacy is essential for getting a good job and indeed, vital for the economy.

This, coupled with a recent Oxford University study linking reading for pleasure to improved chances of attending university and gaining higher paid careers, emphasises the need for our students to engage in a positive reading ethos.

With this in mind, from September 2013 we have introduced the Accelerated Reader programme for our Year 7s and Year 8s. This aims to improve reading ages by as much as twenty-four months in one school year.

Read more about the Accelerated Reader initiative