School library award

The SLS-UK School Library Award is available nationally, via the Association of Senior Children's and Education Librarians (ASCEL), administered locally by individual SLSs. We are delighted that the School Library Association (SLA) the School Library Group (SLG) and Libraries Connected have endorsed the Award.

Any primary or secondary school may apply to work towards achieving the main award or the Gold version for high-achieving services.

The award is a self-assessment process conducted by the designated member of staff in charge of the library and endorsed by the Head Teacher.

The scheme allows schools to achieve in a range of areas, regardless of sector or financial constraints.

The assessment is an audit of 20 key activities with supporting documentation where necessary and is open to all schools in Northamptonshire and surrounding counties.


There is an administrative fee which also covers provision of certificates:

  • £50 for schools who subscribe to Learning Resources for Education
  • £60 for non-subscribing schools who are members of the Schools Library Association
  • £70 for all other schools

To apply contact Learning Resources for Education to find out more.

Last updated 03 December 2021