Education is our heritage, for five decades we’ve been providing better value to 30,000 schools. By working with a variety of leading UK suppliers to provide you with a large range of good quality products and services, from art supplies, curriculum products, furniture and EdTech products, to supporting you in setting up compliant contracts for things like electricity, utilities, and cleaning. We can provide you with everything you could possibly need, making it easier for you.

We’re 100% publicly owned, meaning all our profits go back to the public sector. We’re proud to be a trusted partner, for 50 years and counting.

We put your needs at the heart of everything we do

We continue to enhance and improve the way we do business, making sure we have a solid foundation in terms of stock availability, delivery options, and customer experience. Alongside working with partners to bring creativity into your learning environments and innovating our website so you can see content tailored to you.

YPO is the perfect choice for education establishments that are looking for a trustworthy and reliable partner with decades of experience in the industry. We understand the ever-growing challenges that schools and education settings can face, from budget restrictions and funding gaps to staff recruitment and retention. We’ve been catering to these needs with customised solutions for five decades.

Over 50 contracts to choose from, all created with you in mind

As a trusted and respected partner among school communities, YPO currently provides services to more than 5,000 schools nationwide. With plenty of frameworks to choose from, we have the expertise and knowledge to help schools set up bespoke contracts tailored to their specific needs.

By your side for 50 years and counting

As we enter our 50th year, we will be recognising our achievements, with 12 months of celebrations through key themes of collaboration, people and communities to sustainability and digital transformation. There will be lots of different activities for staff, customers, and suppliers to get involved in, such as raising money for charity, launching new strategic partnerships, introducing new product ranges, competitions, and events.  

This year, we’re also celebrating a total of £164m being given back to the public sector through member dividend payments since the formation of the organisation – an average of £3m a year.

Find out more information about our 50th celebrations here.

Supplier Focus


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