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1st: St John's College, Johannesburg (SA)
2nd: Woodrow Wilson (USA)
3rd: Kingston Grammar (UK)
NEXT FIXTURE: West Scotland Heat (UK)

Tuesday 31st October, 11am

Our Lady's High School, Dowanfield Road, Cumbernauld, G67 1LA

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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!

Volunteer Vacancies

Kids' Lit Quiz UK National Organiser

The Trustees of KLQ UK are looking for a 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 Regional Organisers 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, and reporting to the Board on a regular basis; promoting the KLQ UK whenever possible; preparing an annual report for the Trustees as required by the Charity Commission.  This voluntary post carries with it a small honorarium.

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 20 forthcoming United Kingdom fixtures.

Coming up next: West Scotland Heat, Tuesday 31st October 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.

  • West Scotland Heat Our Lady's High School, Dowanfield Road, Cumbernauld, G67 1LA, Tuesday 31st October 2017, 11:00 – 14:30
  • East Scotland Heat Liberton High School, 328 Gilmerton Road, Edinburgh EH17 7PT, Wednesday 1st November 2017, 13:00 – 16:00
  • North East Scotland Heat Harlaw Academy, 18-20 Albyn Place, Aberdeen AB10 1RG, Thursday 2nd November 2017, 13:30 – 16:30
  • North East England Heat Gosforth Central Middle School, Great North Road, Gosforth, NEWCASTLE UPON TYNE, NE3 1UN, Monday 6th November 2017, 14:30 – 17:30
  • Yorkshire Heat Bootham Senior School, York, YO30 7BU, Wednesday 8th November 2017, 14:00 – 17:00
  • Northern Ireland Heat Sports Hall, Wellington College,18 Carolan Rd, Belfast, County Antrim BT7 3HE , Thursday 9th November 2017, 14:00 – 17:00
  • Merseyside Heat Merchant Taylors' Girls' School, Liverpool Road, Crosby L23 5SP, Friday 10th November 2017, 14:00 – 17:30
  • North West England Heat Pendle Vale College, Oxford Road, Nelson, BB9 8LF , Monday 13th November 2017, 16:30 – 19:30
  • East Midlands Heat Lady Manners School, Shotts Lane, Bakewell, Derbyshire DE45 1JA , Tuesday 14th November 2017, 14:00 – 17:00
  • Central England Heat Central England Heat, Comberton Village College, West Street, Comberton, Cambridge, CB23 7DU, Wednesday 15th November 2017, 13:30 – 16:30
  • Norfolk Heat Dereham Neatherd High School, Queens Road, Dereham, Norfolk, NR20 3AX, Thursday 16th November 2017, 15:00 – 18:00
  • West Midlands Heat Millerchip Room, Butts Park Arena, Butts Road, Coventry, CV1 3GE, Friday 17th November 2017, 14:00 – 17:30
  • South England Heat Duke of Kent School, Peaslake Road, Ewhurst, Surrey GU6 7NS, Monday 20th November 2017, 13:30 – 16:30
  • 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