Accelerated Reader

Accelerated Reader


Year 7 and Year 8 are now all set up on a programme called Accelerated Reader, where students are rewarded for the books that they have read. All they have to do is read a book, log on to the AR website and complete the quiz. If they pass the quiz (80% or above) they are rewarded with the number of words in that book. Their totals will then transfer to leader boards in their English classrooms, form rooms and House League Tables. In the past this has led to prizes such as a trip to Old Trafford, a summer garden party and a theatre trip to Birmingham. This has been a very successful scheme over the last few years and has contributed to students greatly improving their Reading Age, which then has a positive effect across the curriculum.

The web address to access Accelerated Reader is

Your child's username in most cases is their first initial followed by the first 4 letters of their surname (e.g. John Smith would be jsmit). Occasionally usernames are slightly different and your child will know if this is the case. All passwords are abc unless your child has changed it.

Please take the time to familiarise yourself with the website, there are a wide range of non-fiction articles available on the website as well as the ability to quiz on books read.

If you have any questions don't hesitate to get in touch with me at

Good luck!