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1st: Windsor Academy, Team 1
2nd: Finham Park School, Team 1
3rd: President Kennedy School, Team 1
NEXT FIXTURE: Thames Gateway Heat (UK)

Tuesday 21st November, 2pm

Harris Academy Chafford Hundred, Mayflower Road, Chafford Hundred, Essex RM16 6SA

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United Kingdom

General Info and Contact

The National Coordinator for United Kingdom is Jacky Atkinson (email klquktrustee1[at]

For any inquiries about the UK national competition please contact the National Coordinator listed above.  The Kids' Lit Quiz is a major national celebration of books and reading imported to the UK from New Zealand, which offers irresistible reading challenges, broadens awareness, is hugely motivating for boys - and, best of all, is great fun!

Vacancy: Kids' Lit Quiz UK National Organiser

The Trustees of KLQ UK are looking for a volunteer NATIONAL ORGANISER to replace Jacky Atkinson who has now taken on the role of Chairman.  The job entails organising the schedule of Regional Heats, in consultation with the Quizmaster, co-ordinating and supporting the 18 Regional Organisers and recruiting new ones as and when necessary; dealing with enquiries from interested schools; liaising with publishers for book prizes; liaising with the National Treasurer; helping to organise the National Final together with the Board, reporting to the Board on a regular basis; promoting the KLQ UK whenever possible; and preparing an annual report for the Trustees as required by the Charity Commission. The applicant must be willing to be DBS checked. This voluntary post will have the full support of the Board of Trustees and carries with it a small honorarium.

The Kids' Lit Quiz UK is a Charitable Incorporated Organisation run entirely by volunteers, with the principal office in England.

Registered Charity number 1164660

For further information, please contact Jacky Atkinson:

07812 525224 or 01295 812972; e-mail klquktrustee1[at] 

Charity Status

Kids' Lit Quiz UK gained charity status on 2nd December 2015. For full details please see our Charity Status page.

Latest Winners

The winners of the 2016 National Final are Kingston Grammar School.

Kingston Grammar School, winners of the 2016 UK National FinalKingston Grammar School, winners of the 2016 UK National Final


Forthcoming Fixtures

There are 7 forthcoming United Kingdom fixtures.

Coming up next: Thames Gateway Heat, Tuesday 21st November 2017.

For details of other fixtures, please choose from the dropdown list below, or go to the Fixtures page to view a complete list of forthcoming fixtures.

  • Thames Gateway Heat Harris Academy Chafford Hundred, Mayflower Road, Chafford Hundred, Essex RM16 6SA, Tuesday 21st November 2017, 14:00 – 17:00
  • Wales Heat Howell’s School Llandaff, Cardiff Road, Llandaff, Cardiff, CF5 2YD, Wednesday 22nd November 2017, 16:00 – 19:00
  • South West England Heat Kingswood School, Lansdown Road, Bath BA1 5RG, Friday 24th November 2017, 14:00 – 17:00
  • South London Heat King's College School, Southside, Wimbledon, London SW19 4TT, Monday 27th November 2017, 14:00 – 17:30
  • North London Heat Queenswood School, Shepherd’s Way, Brookmans Park, Hatfield AL9 6NS, Tuesday 28th November 2017, 13:30 – 16:30
  • Oxfordshire/Berkshire Heat Cokethorpe School, Witney, Oxfordshire OX29 7PU, Thursday 30th November 2017, 14:30 – 17:30
  • National Final The City of London School for Girls, St Giles Terrace, London EC2Y 8BB, Tuesday 5th December 2017, 13:30 – 17:00

Champions' Roster

  • 2016: Kingston Grammar School
  • 2015: Hamilton College
  • 2014: Litcham School
  • 2013: City of London School for Girls
  • 2012: Cockermouth School
  • 2011: George Watson's College, Edinburgh
  • 2010: Cockermouth School
  • 2009: Wheatley Park
  • 2008: Bancrofts School
  • 2007: Arnold House
  • 2006: Aylesbury High School
  • 2005: Bancrofts School
  • 2004: Cherwell School
  • 2003: Dunblane High School

Photo Galleries

Photos from UK heats and finals can be found on our Photo Galleries page.

Sponsors and Supporters

Sponsors 2015

Serco LogoSerco is a leading Service Provision company for Government contracts, including training and development.

Macmillan LogoPan Macmillan is the UK general book publishing arm of the Macmillan Group, which operates in over 70 countries. Its imprints include Macmillan, Mantle, Pan, Picador, Bluebird, Boxtree, Sidgwick & Jackson, Bello, Tor, Macmillan Children's Books, Campbell Books, Macmillan New Writing and Macmillan Digital Audio. Pan Macmillan was named Publisher of the Year at The Bookseller Industry Awards in May 2015.

MLS Main Logo​MLS provide market leading library management solutions, combining professional library management tools with a range of user friendly and visually engaging student interfaces. Using a wide range of innovative features and mobile apps we are able to promote reading for pleasure amongst students and essential reporting for educators and parents.

Softlink LogoSoftlink has worked with schools for more than 30 years. We deliver library, knowledge and content management systems that enhance how library and learning resources are discovered delivered and managed.

Peters Logo​At Peters Books & Furniture, we appreciate the importance of being able to put the right book in the hands of the right reader in the right environment.

School Library Association

The School Library Association (SLA) is committed to supporting everyone involved with school libraries, promoting high quality reading and learning opportunities for all. The KLQ are indebted to the SLA for their continued support and also for donating Training Vouchers for the Librarians with the winning teams.

Book Donations 2015

The following organisations and companies provided book donations for the 2015 UK heats and finals. 

We are very grateful to Bayard Press for donating Discovery Box magazines and sponsoring subscriptions.

With grateful thanks to Joy Court, Isobel Powell and the Duke of Kent School for providing book prizes for their heats.

Other Supporters

The Trustees and Management of KLQ UK wish to express their heartfelt gratitude to Miss Judith Hanratty CVO OBE, Chairman of the Commonwealth Education Trust,  for her continued support and generosity, and in particular for her introduction to Penny Chapman, of Bircham Dyson Bell, whose expertise and generous support in enabling us to achieve Charity Status has been invaluable.


Hamilton College, winners of the 2015 UK Final, with the Lord Mayor of Oxford, Wayne mills and Frank Cottrell Boyce