Accelerated Reader


St James's Junior school subscribe to Renaissance Acclerated Reader.  

This is an online platform that tracks that books the children are reading and delivers comprehension quizzes at the end of each book. The platform includes all of the books in our School LIbrary and also includes the vast majority of books you will have at home.  

Children can therefore access the quizzes at home once they have completed a book .

Every book your child reads is included in their own personal online book shelf and is a handy way for parents to track the books your children have read and their success in the quizzes.

Each week we award an Acclerated Reader of the Week in each class for children who are reallty enaging with this program.  In addition, any children scoring 100% in their quiz get put forward for a weekly prize draw to win a book of their choice.  

Acclerated Reader informs us that the school community have read over 10,172,965 words so far this term.


To access Accelerated Reader at home please follow this link and include your username and password -



Contact Us

Please direct all enquiries to Mrs H Maiden at the school office:

Telephone 01946 695311 or email

Headteacher: Mr Andrew Beattie

St James' Church of England Junior School. Wellington Row, Whitehaven, Cumbria CA28 7HG