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Education is our heritage, since 1975 we’ve been supplying resources to schools across the UK, helping them buy better. We’re here to help you share our future generations with our huge range of schools suppliers and services to help run your school.

We provide everything your school setting needs. We help schools with buying decisions, providing expertise and guidance on buying anything from ICT solutions, catering equipment, insurance, and HR services, to everyday classroom supplies such as exercise books and glue sticks.

Being 100% publicly owned means all our profits are returned to the public sector, where it’s needed most.


Our technology and services help our customers deliver the world’s education. From pre-school to university, examination boards, local and central government, awarding bodies and professional institutions, our vision is to enable the improvement of educational outcomes globally.

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Supported by: BESA

BESA, the British Educational Suppliers Association, is the trade association covering the entirety of the UK educational suppliers’ sector. It operates on a not-for-profit basis and is accountable to an Executive Council that is elected by member companies.


ClassVR from Avantis Education, is an award-winning all-in-one VR and AR system for schools. Since 2017, ClassVR has provided exceptional learning environments for more than 1 million students in 40,000+ classrooms in 80 countries across the globe.

Designed from the ground up solely for education, ClassVR includes all the hardware, software, tools, training, support and implementation services needed to effectively deploy AR/VR technology in the classroom.

ClassVR includes thousands of curriculum-aligned VR and AR lessons and resources to enhance lessons and engage students more deeply in content. Students can virtually examine once-hidden worlds, hold a beating heart in their hand, travel to far-off locations, and more.


We are a school catering company that loves food, encourages a community spirit, and has a mission to put pride back into primary and secondary school kitchens across the UK.

As a team of respected industry individuals, we have a wealth of experience and expertise to ensure we are providing excellent quality food services in our schools.

We give our kitchen teams all of the tools they need to provide excellent food in a safe environment, enabling time and freedom to ensure pride in what they are doing each day.

If you are soon to come to tender, or would just like to have an honest, confidential assessment of catering in your school, the team at Stir would love to spend time with you, understanding the needs of your individual school. Confidence, trust and transparency are the foundations of our long-lasting partnerships.