Multi Academy Trusts

The SLA provides support for those Trusts who are looking to support their school libraries across the group of schools. We understand the shared vision that can come with a group of schools, as well as potential savings, however we also understand the challenges that can come with potentially different priorities and separate local contexts. For this reason we are keen to work with MATs on an individual basis in order to fully understand the needs of each MAT member. 

For Trusts with less than 20 schools


Each school must have its own membership at the full rate. This can be paid for individual by the school or by the Trust. 
When all schools are joined they receive the following benefits:


  • Invitations to SLA events
  • 2 group consultations (to discuss strategy/aims and ways to move forward)
  • 10% off member’s price on publications
  • 10% off online training
  •  All normal member benefits

For Trusts with more than 20 schools

Each school must have it's own membership at the full rate. This can be paid for individual by the school or by the Trust. In large MATs we would offer the following benefits as long as more than 20 schools are members. 
When all schools are joined they receive the following benefits:

  •  Invitations to SLA events  
  •  2 group consultations (to discuss strategy/aims and ways to move forward)
  • 10% off member’s price on publications  
  • Bespoke training at £70 a delegate if hosted at a Trust school and more than four delegates attend, and two free places.  
  • 10% off online training  
  • 5% off weekend course training  
  • Priority contact for exclusive opportunities such as author/illustrator/storyteller visits
  •  All normal member benefits