SLS-UK School Library Award

SLS-UK School Library Award


**Update 2024: please do contact [email protected] for further information if you are interested in administrating this Award.**



Schools Library Services (SLSs), specifically those in membership of the Association of Senior Children’s and Education Librarians (ASCEL) who lend resources and provide library advice to schools, are now able to offer all schools in primary and secondary sectors a national award to recognise the work of the library in school to support pupils and help raise achievement.

The Award has grown from one originally designed by Warwickshire SLS and now bears this national name of SLS-UK.

SLSs around the country will administer the Award at a local level, making the process as time-efficient and cost-effective as possible while still offering a robust scheme to reward good work going on in school libraries across the UK to raise literacy levels and educational achievement and to promote a love of reading.

Schools pay a fee to their awarding SLS for administration of the award and following a self-assessment process, the awarding SLS gives certificates acknowledging the main award, or, in the case of high-achieving schools, the Gold SLS-UK School Library Award.

Schools wanting to know more should consult their SLS or submit an enquiry using the form on the SLS-UK website

SLSs should login to the ASCEL website for all further details and links to sign up.