Four primary and three secondary schools are in the running for the most inspirational school library. The Inspiration Award shortlist was announced by the SLA in conjunction with Gresswell and LFC, its sponsors.
The shortlisted entries are:
Primary School Category, sponsored by LFC
- Ashington Central First School, Northumberland
- Battyeford CE (VC) Primary School, West Yorkshire
- Oak Tree Primary School, Nottinghamshire
- Whyteleafe School, Surrey
Secondary School Category, sponsored by Gresswell
- Bishop Challoner Catholic College, Birmingham
- Budmouth College, Dorset
- Dixons Allerton Academy, West Yorkshire
Tricia Adams, Director of the School Library Association, said: “The judges were impressed with the quality of the entries from both primary and secondary schools. We would like to thank all the schools who entered and we look forward to the final judging for the winner and the Awards Ceremony in the autumn.”
The School Library Inspiration Award has been created to set future standards for the recognition of excellence in school library design. The award will be made annually to the school library space that shows inspiration, innovation, creativity and resourcefulness in its library design and in use.
The winning primary and secondary school will be announced at a Celebration of Libraries Day on Monday 6th October 2014.