How we've helped schools

We have already worked with over 2000 schools and trusts.

Get help buying for schools is here to support schools and trusts to buy everything they need to operate, from cleaning and catering, ICT and utilities, to transport and professional services.

Our aim is to support you to get good value for money, save time and have peace of mind.

Our procurement experts offer different levels of service and support depending on your school or trust’s needs and level of confidence.

We are totally impartial – there are no payments or commissions from our suppliers. Our only incentive is to get the most appropriate solution for you.

We understand that not all schools or trusts currently employ a procurement specialist, and that buying is often undertaken by someone who is wearing many hats. We know that buying high cost and high risk goods and services is a complex and resource intensive process. We’re here to help!

Find out what some of the school business professionals who have used the service have to say in our video and blog posts.

Kieren Done, School Business Manager at St Ambrose College, and Emma Foulkes, Chief Finance Officer at The Holy Family of Nazareth Catholic Academy Trust, talk about their experiences of using the Get help buying for schools service.

My experience of using Get help buying for schools to buy cleaning services for my school

Zoe Allcott is a Business Manager at Thrive Education Partnership (TEP) in the West Midlands. TEP is a growing multi-academy trust consisting of five special needs academies. In this blog post, Zoe shares her experience of using the Get help buying for schools service, the support she received, and how the service helped her to upskill.

Zoe Allcott

My experience of using the Get help buying for schools service to buy audit services

Kieren Done is a School Business Manager at St Ambrose College, a grammar school in Altrincham, Manchester with around 1000 pupils. Kieren used the Get help buying for schools service to buy audit services for his school. In this blog post, Kieren shares his experience of using Get help buying for schools and how it could help you with your buying too.

Kieren Done

My experience of buying transport using Get help buying for schools

Emma Foulkes is Chief Finance Officer for the Holy Family of Nazareth Catholic Academy Trust in the North West. Emma used the Get help buying for schools service to buy transport for one of the schools in the trust – All Hallows Catholic College. All Hallows is a larger than average secondary academy with a sixth form.

Emma Foulkes