Accelerated Reader

The Accelerated Reader programme is now well established at Outwood Academy Ripon, having run for the past three years. Students in year 7 and 8 are allocated 120 minutes of independent reading time each week within their curriculum time and are encouraged to increase this during extra curricular time.

The programme aims to develop a lifelong love of reading, motivate students to read more challenging books and most importantly raise literacy standards for students of all ages and abilities which will benefit them not only in English but also across our curriculum.

With a greater emphasis on literacy across all subjects, Accelerated Reader is a vital part of our Key Stage 3 curriculum to develop not only reading skills but also their range of vocabulary and comprehension skills.


The programme provides an advanced monitoring database that interprets comprehension skills, reading progress and estimates reading ages for each student. The Academy already has evidence of significant progress in students estimated reading age across different ages and abilities and continues to support and invest in a wide and varied number of reading resources.

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