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Charity Details

The School Library Association, SC039453 Registered charity from 26 March 2008
Charity Details
The name the charity is known by.The Name the Charity is Known By: SLA
This shows the latest contact address that OSCR has been given for the charity.Address: 1 Pine Court
Kembrey Park
This is the latest postcode that the charity has supplied.Postcode: SN2 8AD
This shows whether the address supplied by the charity is their principal office or the address of one of the charity's trustees. Where the charity tells us that the address is a charity trustee's address, we must publish the name.Office/Home Address: Principal Office
Shown where the charity has supplied us with a link to its website.Website: http://www.sla.org.uk
Shown where the charity publishes accounts on its website and these are available to view online.Link to charity accounts: http://www.sla.org.uk/about-the-sla.php
Charities are shown as Standard charities, Registered Social Landlords, or Cross-Border charities. These last two will link through to other Regulators’ websites, where you may be able to view the charity’s accounts.Regulatory Type: Cross-Border
Current status of the charity.Charity Status: Active
When the charity last submitted a change in information.Last Updated: 24 Oct 2016
Whether the charity is a Trust, Company, Unincorporated Association, SCIO, Educational Endowment, Industrial & Provident Society or Statutory Corporation, the date it became that form, and any previous forms it may have had.Constitutional Form: Company (the charity is registered with Companies House)
Link to Companies House: https://beta.companieshouse.gov.uk/
This best describes how local or widespread the work of the charity is.Geographical Spread: UK and overseas
This local authority area in which the charity is currently operating.Main Operating Location: Outwith Scotland
The Charity and Trustee Investment (Scotland) Act sets out 15 charitable purposes and one analogous purpose.Purposes: The advancement of education
This lists which beneficiary groups the charity has identified as being the main focus of activities: children / young people, older people, people with disabilities or health problems, people of a particular ethnic or racial origin, other defined groups, no specific group or for the benefit of the community, other charities / voluntary bodies.Beneficiaries: Children / young people
This sets out the types of activity undertaken by the charity from the following: it makes grants, donations, loans, gifts or pensions to individuals, it makes grants, donations or gifts to organisations, it carries out activities or services itself, it does none of these.Activities: It carries out activities or services itself
These are taken directly from the charity's constitution. A charity's objects describe what the charity has been legally set up to achieve. They do not necessarily describe all of the activities the charity carries out in order to achieve these objects. Object:
To encourage for educational and recreational ends the provision organisation and use of libraries in schools and colleges. To advise on the training and qualifications of School Librarians, to establish courses and other forms of training in School Librarianship and to award diplomas and other certificates of competence therein PROVIDED ALWAYS that no diploma or certificate issued by the Association shall contain any statement expressing or implying that it is granted by or under the authority of the Board of Trade or any Governmental Department or Authority. To provide and maintain libraries for the purpose of promoting the objects of the Association. To print publish and distribute books magazines periodicals and publications of all kinds with a view to promoting the objects of the Association, and in particular to print and publish the periodical known as "The School Librarian". To purchase or by any other means acquire hire and take option over any property whatever, and any rights or privileges of any kind over or in respect of any property. To improve, manage, construct, repair, develop, exchange, let on lease or otherwise, mortgage, charge, sell, dispose of, turn to account, grant licences, options, rights and privileges in respect of, or otherwise deal with all or any part of the property and rights of the Association. To undertake and execute any trust which may lawfully be undertaken by the Association and may be conducive to its objects. To borrow or raise money for the purposes of the Association on such terms and on such security as may be thought fit and take and accept any gift of money property or other assets whether subject to any special trust or not. To invest the moneys of the Association not immediately required for its purpose or upon such investments, securities or property as may be thought fit, but so that moneys subject or representing property subject to the jurisdiction of the Charity Commissioners for England

Income and Expenditure figures are only available for all charities from June 2012. Prior to this, the data capture of expenditure figures depended on the type of form the charity completed.

Annual Return Submission History
Mailing CycleFinancial YearAnnual Return
The end of the financial year for which accounts and information has been requested.Year EndThe gross income for the period.IncomeExpenditureThe date OSCR sent the return to the charity.IssuedReceivedThe date the return was validated by OSCR.CheckedWhen a charity has submitted its return on time (within the required 9 months from its Annual Return Date), the Overdue/Late field for that charity will be green. Where a charity has submitted its return after the 9 month deadline, the Overdue/Late field will be red.Overdue / LateThe accounts available to view have had personal data such as signatures and addresses redacted (blacked out) to comply with the requirements of the Data Protection Act 1998. The charity’s accounts are the responsibility of the charity trustees and any queries regarding the content of the accounts should be directed to the charity in the first instance. OSCR accepts no liability for the accuracy of the charity’s accounts nor any decision based upon them.View Accounts
201231 Mar 2012£300,989£315,34123 Apr 201210 Jul 201227 Aug 2012No
201331 Mar 2013£314,515£302,59902 Apr 201322 Oct 201328 Oct 2013No
201431 Mar 2014£301,310£289,52631 Mar 201417 Oct 201405 Nov 2014No
201531 Mar 2015£299,660£275,57231 Mar 201526 Aug 201528 Aug 2015No
201631 Mar 2016£293,781£261,30931 Mar 201621 Oct 201624 Oct 2016No
Charity Accounts and Constitutions

On 1 April 2016 we began to publish charities’ accounts as they were submitted to us, initially for those charities with an annual income of £25,000 or more, and for all SCIOs.

Where a charity publishes its accounts on its website and has supplied us with a link, we have made this available instead. We accept no responsibility for the functionality, accuracy, or content of external websites – if you experience a technical issue with an external link, you should contact the charity direct.

You should also contact the charity for previous years’ accounts and constitutions; or where the charity’s income is under £25,000 and it is not a SCIO. You have the right to the following information under section 23 (1)(a) and (b) of the Charities and Trustee Investment (Scotland) Act 2005, from the charity direct:

  • a copy of the charity’s latest statement of account
  • a copy of the charity’s constitution.

You can contact the charity to request this information using the contact details on the charity’s Register entry.

Details of charity trustees

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