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LSE has relocated to Clyde Crescent, Cheltenham

We are asking all schools if you can please send in your Summer Term 2018 project requests as soon as possible.

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Professional Library Development and Support

Library Services for Education provides the following services to help you create a school library that is attractive and easy to use.

LSE provides a banding service for school books that have not been banded by publishers, including:

  • KS1 reading schemes, guided reading, general fiction
  • KS2 fiction, group readers, guided reading

Book banding brings all schemes together under one colour and therefore limits confusion for staff, parents and children.

Full day: £275 *(price includes the books being sorted into levels and the provision of stationery labels for the visit)

What is book banding?

Book banding is used in schools to level books, although the scheme was not devised by official educational sources many children’s book publishers e.g. OUP (Oxford Reading Tree) now send reading scheme and guided reading books ready banded; each band is given a colour. The advantage of ready banded books is that it takes the ‘guess work’ away from sorting your new books and makes choosing easier for staff and pupils.


Need help with your library? LSE offers a professional library development and support service. We will work with you to create a library that is attractive and easy to use. Our services include:

  • Editing stock
  • Auditing fiction and non-fiction
  • Identifying stock gaps
  • Creating stock check lists

The initial Consultation Visit is £25, which will be taken off the final fee if your school books any work to be carried out. Any further work is charged at a flat rate of £275 per day


Library Services for Education can provide a range of stationery for your school library.

To place a stationery order please complete a copy of our stationery request form and email this to us: lse@gloucestershire.gov.uk 


If you would like more information about any of these services or have any queries please contact us



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