New sponsor and Roll of Honour 2017 announced for prestigious UKLA Literacy School of the Year Award


UKLA is delighted to welcome Nosy Crow, the new sponsor of our prestigious award: the UKLA Literacy School of the Year. We are also pleased to announce the four schools who have been selected for the Award's 2017 Roll of Honour.

The UKLA Literacy School of the Year Roll of Honour celebrates schools providing rich, exciting, innovative curriculums in English whilst achieving good outcomes for their pupils. From a number of strong submissions for the UKLA Literacy School of the Year 2017, four are selected for the Roll of Honour 2017. Congratulations to schools from Aberdeen, Bristol, Brixton and East Ham.

The schools are:

  • Altmore Infant School and Children’s Centre, East Ham, London
  • Hill Mead Primary, Brixton, London
  • Horfield Church of England Primary School, Bristol
  • Woodside Primary School, Aberdeen

Find out more about each school

Find out more about the award

The winning school will be announced on 1 July 2017 at the UKLA International Conference, University of Strathclyde.

UKLA President Andrew Lambirth said, 'This award has become an aspirational and recognised kite mark for schools of excellence in literacy'.

Kate Wilson, Managing Director of Nosy Crow, writes, ‘We are delighted to be working alongside the UKLA to sponsor the UKLA Literacy School of the Year 2017. Every year, at the UKLA International Conference, we are delighted by the level of enthusiasm for children’s literature and literacy. As a publisher of both books and apps, it’s a pleasure to know that what we create with our authors and illustrators is in such skilled hands and that, as a result, children are getting the very best out of them in the classroom. Of course, as well as their enthusiasm for literature and literacy we also have to mention the profound understanding and knowledge of both topics exhibited by UKLA members - topics we at Nosy Crow feel are profoundly important to children both in and outside the classroom, during their school years and far beyond'.

Nosy Crow is a small, multi-award-winning, independent company. They began publishing child-focused, parent-friendly children’s books and apps in January 2011 with the aim of creating books and apps that encourage children to read for pleasure. Nosy Crow are one of the country’s fastest growing publishing companies: already the 13th biggest children's book publishers in the UK, based on Nielsen-tracked sales to consumers.


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