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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

November: Watch!
TECvideo expands, new Video Tutorials available in a range of subjects
September: New!
We launched our library new titles catalogue.
July: Donate!
Customer can now donate eureka! points from every eligible order they place to their chosen school.
March: Listen!
Audio Lessons go live on the website
March: Accelerate!
You can now filter by AR level, making your life that much easier
February: Plans!
Free online lesson plans introduced to our digital platform, The Education Cloud
January: Curriculum!
The Big Curriculum Guide launches
November: Inspection!
The Digital Inspection Book service comes online for the first time
October: Ireland!
We win the contract to supply Irish schools with books and digital resources
May: Mudx2!
A group of "hardy" team members pace it around a park for charity
February: Delivery!
We introduce a fantastic next-day delivery service to schools for free
January: Silk!
The customer team move to a new office in Beckford silk mill!
September: TECbook!
Our state-of-the art eBook, TECbook, is released
June: Mud!
The madder employees run 10k... through a lot of mud... for charity
November: Digital!
Oxford and Hodder's best-selling digital products come online
April: Storytime!
Our online primary literacy resource is released
October: Gromit!
We buy Gromit at auction, supporting the Bristol Childrens' Hospital
September: Eureka!
Our loyalty scheme starts saving schools even more money
April: Online!
We launch the first website 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.