The Schools' Buying Hub
North West service is closing
on 31 January 2022

The Hub will now not be taking on any new procurement cases unless they can be completed before the service closes. Any new enquiries for cases that cannot be completed before the service closes will be passed to the new Department for Education’s Get Help Buying for Schools Service who will contact you to discuss your requirements.

Success stories

How we've helped schools buy better

£116, 713 saved

Ullswater Community College

£1 million saved

29 Manchester schools

£71,496 saved

Irk Valley Community School


  • “The schools buying hub gave some incredibly helpful advice, and even offered to meet with the supplier to ensure we were getting best value for money. We were very happy with their services, and the positive attitude from the team, and have been back in touch for some guidance on energy procurement.”

    Senior Finance Manager

  • “Response times are very quick (same day or the next day), advice is clear and easy to follow, people are friendly and approachable, makes the process of seeking advice very helpful and 'stress free'. All round service from the Buying Hub is great!”

    Survey Response

  • “I understand the Hub is a trial however what I have received so far has been immense, it has saved me time, money and even contributed to my own professional development. I have learnt so much in a short space of time. Thank you.”

    Survey Response

  • “A great central point of contact and fount of knowledge in all things procurement. It’s really good to have a 'one stop shop' to refer which provides well informed and current advice.”

    Survey Response

  • “It’s so useful to have experts to hand who won't charge and arm and a leg for sound advice. An excellent resource for schools.”

    Survey Response