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Ian Smith Education

Ian Smith Education is here to make ordering school and classroom supplies easy whilst saving your school or academy time and money. We currently supply over five hundred schools, colleges, academies and early learning centres across the UK and our bespoke education catalogue includes over 4000 product lines to choose from.

Our long company history gives us decades of combined experience and knowledge within the education sector and we know how important it is to get things right the first time. We understand the stresses you are under and how you need a supplier who not only offers great value for money but one you can rely on to get the job done – that is exactly what we do!

Our Education Catalogue offers all the recognised brands such as Berol, Staedtler, Pritt, Helix, Rhino and Trodat but we also work with a significant number of high quality alternative brands, such as Classmaster, Swash and ‘Show Me’, which give excellent value for money with no compromise on quality. If you need your school budget to go that bit further then you need to talk to our education team, we can offer you great advice on product switching in order to maximise value.

The latest addition to our catalogue portfolio is the ‘Primary Curriculum Resources’. This has proven to be a big hit with our primary schools and the curriculum leaders, and more importantly the teachers! The resources in this catalogue save teachers endless hours of time in lesson planning, which will help them focus on the job they love.

Our products have been designed to exactly meet the needs of the new curriculum, you will soon see that this is reflected from the first page to the very last. To register for a copy of this ‘must have’ brochure please call Mel or Laura on 03330 143 643 or email

You may have already seen or heard of our Interiors Division at Ian Smith and we want you to know that it isn’t just office space that we space plan and design, but also classrooms, libraries and dining halls too. We work with leading UK manufacturers to provide you with the best value classroom furniture and it doesn’t have to follow the same standard colour palettes that have dominated education for so long – we like to make your classrooms look bright and interesting! As a result, none of our tables follow strict guidelines on colour combinations, meaning you can literally have whatever colour laminates you want for your space. Combine this with one of the many options we offer within the classroom seating ranges and we guarantee you’ll be delighted with the end result.

Remember that communal areas and receptions are projects that we thrive on. In addition, offices, meeting rooms and dining halls are right up our street, not to mention one of the areas that so often gets forgotten about, the school library. We guarantee that our lead-time on furniture projects will be far shorter than you’ve come to expect within the education sector, we are confident we can exceed all expectations. One piece of feedback we consistently get from our current customers is how surprised they are when we deliver on our promises compared with previous suppliers they have dealt with. As far as we’re concerned, it’s really not rocket science – we agree to do something and we do it! Please do call our education team and we will introduce you to your nearest furniture specialist.

One of the main differences between Ian Smith Education and some of the large national suppliers is simply that we have staff who care about getting your order right first time, and every single time after that.

We provide your school with a dedicated account manager who is there to assist you, offer advice and work with you in a helpful and friendly way, acting as a consultant, not an order taker. Most importantly of all, we want you to get great value for money from our products and services and feel happy to recommend us to your colleagues and associated schools in your area. Whether the product is classroom related or furniture based or if we are offering a service such as confidential waste management, we want you to be happy with Ian Smith Education and to keep coming back to us. This is our paramount concern and reflected in all we do.

We look forward to speaking to you and showing you how refreshing it can be to have an education supplier like Ian Smith.




Got a question?

03330 143 643