Why choose CCS for your school’s needs?

We understand the powerful impact procurement can make on a school or academy. That’s why, as the largest public procurement organisation in the UK, we’ve developed a range of tailored solutions specifically for schools and academies.

These include our Supply Teacher and Education Technology deals, which are supported by the Department for Education (DfE) and make getting a good deal quick, easy and cost effective. Leaving you more time to focus on your school’s needs.

You can use our commercial solutions free of charge and be confident that you’re accessing great value local and national suppliers. That’s why we are confident that we can bring real power to your procurement.

Our featured deals

We’re working closely with the Department for Education (DfE) to help you tackle your non-staffing expenditure:

  • Supply Teachers

    Fill temporary teaching and non-teaching roles compliantly, with an easy to use agency selection tool and the peace of mind of robust background checks.

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  • Education Technology

    Access fully or partially managed IT services, broadband fibre infrastructure, broadband services, hardware and audio visual solutions.

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“Procurement for schools and academy trusts, particularly smaller ones, is often too hard to get right and too easy to get wrong. CCS is actively working to change that for the better. We have made significant savings using CCS frameworks. It really makes life easier by giving you the assurance that you are getting good value for money. You don’t always have the time to do all the procurement work yourself, or if you did it would be at the cost of other priorities not being taken care of, so it can help save you a lot of time.” 
Phil Beecher
Director of Finance, Rightforsuccess Trust

Making responsible buying decisions

Our commercial agreements can help you achieve your sustainability and social value objectives and address the risk of modern slavery.

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Watch the short video to learn all about our Procurement Essentials series. You can also view the transcript.

Our bitesize guides to common procurement concepts

Our new Procurement Essentials series covers a wide range of topics to help demystify the procurement process including the basics of frameworks, effective contract management, how to evaluate bids, and how to write a specification. 

We’ll be continuing to add new articles every month, sharing our top tips and guidance to help you save time, maximise every pound and bring power to your procurement.

You can now find all of our Procurement Essentials articles in one place.

Blogs, news and case studies

Browse all schools and academies news articles

Bringing power to your procurement

Your buying decisions have the power to make life better for everyone across the country. Find out why you should be making those decisions with CCS.

Webinars (1 )

  1. Introduction to CCS Energy for Schools

    This webinar is aimed at schools and academies. It explains what CCS can offer in terms of the energy framework, how energy contracts work, a breakdown of the different trading strategies, and how to join.

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