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School Loans Service


Available to: All maintained and academy schools, primary and special schools

As follows: Annual agreement by financial year

Service description

Schools Loans Service materials are selected to make a meaningful contribution to pupils' learning and development both within and outside of school. It maintains a collection of over 100,000 books and other items for loan to schools, ensuring a cost-effective alternative to the purchase of expensive books and materials.

The service provides for all abilities from the Foundation Stage to Key Stage 2 and is structured to meet the needs of teachers and children, in line with National Curriculum requirements.

The service can provide:

  • Topic boxes delivered every term
  • Termly exchange of fiction if required
  • Museum artefacts for short-term loan
  • Resources to support children with learning difficulties
  • Direct work with children e.g. story-reading or interactive classroom history sessions

Service details

Schools Library Service

  • Topic loans up to 20 items per teacher at any one time (maximum 80 loaned per term)
  • Literacy materials: up to 3 multi-sets, 3 literacy topic boxes, 1 story sack , 3 big books and 1 display box per teacher at any one time (maximum 3 transactions per term)
  • Fiction exchange (as per agreed quotas)
  • 1 day per year of professional advice and support on all aspects of literacy and library promotion
  • Termly visit/customer account meeting with school

Museum Loans Service

  • Loan of museum artefacts for a maximum period of a half-term: including Topic boxes and Models
  • Maximum of 6 items per school per term

See the Service Level Agreement

Service options and charges

Option 1 – Gold Schools Library Service plus Museum Loan Service.

Charge = Base allocation of £790 plus £6.95 per pupil.

Option 2 – Silver Schools Library Service

Charge = Base allocation of £650 plus £6.95 per pupil.

Option 3 – Bronze Museum Loans Service

Charge = Base allocation of £650 per school.

Professional support for reading and library development are included in all three options.

Schools may subscribe to any option for one or two years. A school purchasing for two years will receive a 10% discount on the total subscription.

Get in touch

Contact: John Greaves

Telephone: 01709 813034