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We’ve checked the prices – so you don’t have to!

We’ve checked the prices – so you don’t have to!

Our price drops will save schools almost £5.3million over the next year!

To celebrate the launch of our much-anticipated 2024/25 ESPO Catalogue, we've unveiled huge savings across our extensive product range. With prices dropped on over 8,500 products, including key bestsellers and core lines, the catalogue promises savings of up to 30%, providing value for money for the education sector. What’s more, is that these price drops and price freezes will save schools almost £5.3million over the next year**, a welcome message when budgets are so tight.

We’ve checked the prices – so you don’t have to!

Ensuring schools get best value on their school supplies is very important to the folk here at ESPO. So important that we’ve had a team checking through other school supplier websites to compare schools’ most bought products – 105 of them in all.

And the results are in:

Across this basket of 105 items, ESPO is between 12% and 24% cheaper than other school resources suppliers*

*Price data was collected on 8 May 2024. Suppliers checked are YPO, GLS, Herts FullStop, TTS & KCS. Prices compared are item website prices on the day and exclude any promotional discounts not applied automatically to items. All products compared are like-for-like matches; own-brand products are compared against competitor's own-brand products based on factors such as quality, paper gsm, ingredients etc. Where a competitor didn’t offer the same branded product, a different comparable branded product was compared. Where a competitor's pack size varies from ESPO's pack size, the relevant pro-rota price has been included in the basket price for comparison. Where no equivalent product is available, the competitor’s basket price has included the ESPO product price to ensure fairness. For verification information, please email

**Total saving based on schools buying the same volume in 24/25 as they did in 23/24. Savings calculated by comparing ESPO's 23/24 prices with what ESPO's 24/25 price would've been if 100% of supplier increases and (January 2024 CPI) 4% inflation would've been applied to all prices and excluding promotional savings.  Further verification can be sought from