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Education Umbrella is a leading supplier of books and digital learning resources to schools in the UK and internationally. Blending cutting-edge technology with over 60 years of experience in traditional bookselling, Education Umbrella can provide you with everything you need, now and for the future.

Some of our customers

My number one book suppliers - I always go to you first. I couldn't do my job well without you.

Jessica Hickson, Book Office Manager

You are amazing, in cases like this I remember why we always go to Education Umbrella first!

Rasa Tamulione, Bursar

Thank you for your help, I have to say that you have provided the best customer service that I have experienced.

Alex, Finance Office

It just gets better and better. Many thanks for your help!

Science Department

You’ve been fantastic and I love ordering from you. I tell everyone they should order from you!

English Department

As a British School in Spain, Education Umbrella is quick and effective. I couldn't ask for a better service!

Tara Simmonds, Bursar

I have really appreciated everything you have done to make ordering so easy. I will always recommend you.

Lois Toogood, Bursar

I have never been kept updated as thoroughly as you have done, and it is very much appreciated.

Lynn Goodall, Admin Assistant

A pleasure to work with. A five-star rating!

Betty Lau, Bursar

Our history


May: Solutions! The Complete Solution campaign is launched bringing schools all the key products they need.


December: Team! Education Umbrella become part of the Bertram Group.

May: Family! Members of the team and their families take on the Bristol Mile for charity.

February: Extended! Next-day delivery gets extended to orders placed before 2.30pm.


November: Watch! TECvideo expanded, new video tutorials became available in a range of subjects.

July: Donate! Individuals can now donate eureka! points from all orders they place to their chosen school.

March: Listen! Audio Lessons go live on the website.

March: Accelerate! You can now filter by AR level in our product finder.

February: Plans! Free online lesson plans are introduced to our digital platform, The Education Cloud.

January: Curriculum! The Big Curriculum Guide launches.


November: Inspection! DIBs, the digital inspection book service comes online for the first time.

October: Ireland! Education Umbrella win the contract to supply Irish schools with books and digital resources.

May: Muddier! A group of "hardy" team members pace it around a park for charity.

February: Delivery! Free next-day delivery is introduced for school.

January: Silk! The Education Umbrella Customer Team move to a new office in Beckford Silk Mill.


September: TECbook! Education Umbrella's state-of-the-art eBook, TECbook, is released.

June: Mud! The madder employees run 10k... through lots of mud and obstacles... for charity.


November: Digital! Oxford and Hodder's best-selling digital products come online.

April: Storytime! Our online primary literacy resource, Storyteller, is released.


September: Eureka! Our loyalty scheme starts saving schools even more money on their orders.

April: Online! We launch bringing print and digital resources under one roof.


March: Welcome! Leading suppliers Brynteg and Turner Books become a valued part of Education Umbrella.


September: Hello! Education Umbrella is founded.

What now?

Our expert customer team is ready and waiting to take your call, email, online chat, fax, carrier pigeon, etc...

Or, for the real nuts and bolts of what we can do for you, see our services for schools.