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1st: NIST International School, Team 3
2nd: Bangkok Patana School, Team 1
3rd: St Andrews Green Valley, Team 2
NEXT FIXTURE: West Scotland Heat (UK)

Monday 29th October, 11am

The High School of Glasgow, 637 Crow Rd, Glasgow G13 1PL

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United Kingdom

General Info and Contact

The National Coordinator for United Kingdom is Irene Marillat (email klquknatorg[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!

KLQ UK People

Our KLQ UK People page provides an overview of the main people involved with Kids' Lit Quiz UK.


Looking to develop your CV and develop contact with like minded librarian colleagues across the UK? – Then look no further!

The Chairman and Trustees of the Kids’ Lit Quiz UK are looking for a Regional Organiser for the coming year and beyond, for South West England (based in the Plymouth area or near the Devon/Cornish border), to join our happy team of volunteers.

The KLQ UK hold 19 Regional Heats up and down the country which culminates in a a grand National Final, normally held in London. The winning UK National team are then invited to enter the World Final the following year, which would take place in one of the other participating countries. Wayne Mills, our Founder and Quizmaster, asks questions on children’s literature and it could be anything from the Comics to the Classics. There is no reading list. The Regional Organiser would be responsible for contacting schools to enter teams of four students from years 6, 7 and 8 to compete for the Regional cup, to collect the entry fees and complete a Returns Form to be sent to the National Treasurer, and to provide a venue (usually a School hall) to hold approx 20 teams and supply light refreshments. All expenses are paid.

A list of Guidelines will be sent on request.

For further details, please contact Jacky Atkinson, Chairman - 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 2017 National Final are Oxford High School.


Oxford High School, Winners of the 2017-18 KLQ UK National FinalOxford High School, Winners of the 2017-18 KLQ UK National Final


Forthcoming Fixtures

There are 20 forthcoming United Kingdom fixtures.

Coming up next: West Scotland Heat, Monday 29th October 2018.

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.

  • West Scotland Heat The High School of Glasgow, 637 Crow Rd, Glasgow G13 1PL, Monday 29th October 2018, 11:00 – 14:00
  • East Scotland Heat Liberton High School, 328 Gilmerton Road, Edinburgh EH17 7PT, Tuesday 30th October 2018, 13:00 – 16:00
  • North East Scotland Heat Harlaw Academy, 18-20 Albyn Place, Aberdeen AB10 1RG, Wednesday 31st October 2018, 13:30 – 16:30
  • Yorkshire Heat Bootham Senior School, York YO30 7BU, Monday 5th November 2018, 14:00 – 17:00
  • Northern Ireland Heat Sports Hall, Wellington College,18 Carolan Rd, Belfast, County Antrim BT7 3HE, Tuesday 6th November 2018, 14:00 – 17:00
  • North East England Heat Gosforth Central Middle School, Great North Road, Gosforth, Newcastle upon Tyne NE3 1UN, Wednesday 7th November 2018, 14:30 – 17:30
  • North West England Heat Pendle Vale College, Oxford Road, Nelson BB9 8LF , Thursday 8th November 2018, 16:30 – 19:30
  • Merseyside Heat Merchant Taylors' Girls' School, Liverpool Road, Crosby L23 5SP , Friday 9th November 2018, 14:00 – 17:30
  • East Midlands Heat Lady Manners School, Shotts Lane. Bakewell, Derbyshire DE45 1JA , Monday 12th November 2018, 14:00 – 17:00
  • Central England Heat Comberton Village College West Street, Comberton, Cambridge CB23 7DU, Tuesday 13th November 2018, 13:30 – 16:30
  • Norfolk Heat Dereham Neatherd High School, Queens Road, Dereham, Norfolk NR20 3AX, Wednesday 14th November 2018, 15:00 – 18:00
  • West Midlands Heat Millerchip Room, Butts Park Arena, Butts Road, Coventry CV1 3GE, Friday 16th November 2018, 14:00 – 17:30
  • Thames Gateway Heat Gable Hall Academy, Southend Road, Corringham, Essex SS17 8JT, Monday 19th November 2018, 14:00 – 17:00
  • South England Heat Seaford College, Lavington Park, Petworth, West Sussex GU28 ONB, Tuesday 20th November 2018, 14:00 – 17:00
  • Wales Heat Sports Hall, Howell’s School Llandaff, Cardiff Road, Llandaff, Cardiff CF5 2YD, Wednesday 21st November 2018, 16:00 – 19:00
  • South West England Heat TBC, Thursday 22nd November 2018
  • South London Heat King's College School, Southside, Wimbledon, London SW19 4TT, Monday 26th November 2018, 14:00 – 17:30
  • Oxfordshire/Berkshire Heat Cokethorpe School, Witney, Oxfordshire OX29 7PU, Tuesday 27th November 2018, 14:30 – 17:30
  • North London Heat Queenswood School, Shepherd’s Way, Brookmans Park, Hatfield AL9 6NS, Wednesday 28th November 2018, 13:30 – 16:30
  • National Final The City of London School for Girls, St Giles Terrace, London EC2Y 8BB, Tuesday 4th December 2018, 13:30 – 17:00

Champions' Roster

  • 2017: Oxford High School
  • 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 2018

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.

Capita Reading CloudCapita Reading Cloud 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.

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.

Penguin Random House Children's

By bringing together the greatest stories, brands and authors of any global children's publisher, Penguin Random House Children's are here to help create and rediscover heroes for each new generation.

Discovery BoxFull of wonder and intrigue, Discovery Box magazine is a fantastic and fun aid to your child’s learning. With dedicated sections on subjects like science, nature, history and geography, it’s loaded with facts and fun. There are comic strips, games and experiments to try at home, all with one aim in mind: discovery.  

The Week JuniorThe Week Junior is a brilliant current affairs magazine for children aged between 8 and 14. It’s filled with fascinating stories and information, written to engage curious young minds and encourage them to explore and understand the world around them.


Book Donations 2017

The following organisations and companies provided book donations for the 2017 UK heats and finals. 

Other Supporters

The Trustees and Management of KLQ UK wish to express their heartfelt gratitude to our Patron, Miss Judith Hanratty CVO OBE, Chairman of the Commonwealth Education Trust,  for her continued support and generosity, and we are indebted to  Mrs Ena Harrop, the Head Teacher of The City of London School for Girls, for the use of their premises; to The School Library Association for their support, to the many authors who give up their time to attend events, to the teachers and librarians who encourage their schools to take part, and to all the many volunteer helpers across the UK.

Special thanks must also go to our amazing photographer  KT Bruce for her support over the years.


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