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Welcome back!

Welcome back!


Welcome back - we hope you had a fantastic summer holiday; it's time to get started with a new school year!

As your procurement partner, ESPO is here whenever you may need us. With over 26,000 products across our catalogues, we have tons of products perfect for your return to the classroom.

We've put together a collection of our current promotions and range highlights to help you source exactly what you need now you're back in school. It’s time to kick off autumn term and get stuck in:


Catch Up Curriculum

With the last 18 months causing so much disruption to the clasroom, we know one of the biggest challenges our schools are facing this autumn is supporting their students with making up for lost time. Our Catch Up Curriculum range has been handpicked by our Product Managers and is ideal for helping to catch up on Reception and KS1/KS2 numeracy and literacy, as well as other important classroom topics.


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Earn exclusive cashback with My School Fund

My School Fund is an exciting fundraising initiative, exclusively available to ESPO customers, that combines the spending power of parents, guardians and carers to help boost your school budget. 

By activating your free school account, families and staff connected to your school can earn cashback on your behalf, as well as pocketing some for themselves when they spend with participating retailers including Sainsbury's and Argos. 


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Let's go outside!

Although the weather is cooling down (it's debateable it heated up this summer), that doesn't mean you need to avoid taking learning outside. Come rain or shine, our Outdoor Learning and Play range is packed full of products perfect for taking the classroom outdoors. From outdoor furniture to clothing to exploration kits, there's everything you need to get them exploring!


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The EYFS Edit

If you are looking for new ways to enhance early years learning, why not browse our EYFS Edit?

At ESPO we understand the importance of a child’s early years for their learning and development so we’ve handpicked some of our favourite products to show how they can be used in line with the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) 7 Areas of Learning.


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Shop smarter with Smartbuy

We understand that budgets sometimes decrease but your shopping list hasn't! That’s why we created our own brand Smartbuy range, offering a low-cost alternative across a wide range of products without having to compromise on quality.

Shop some of our Back to School top-ups below or shop our full range

Time to get creative

Autumn term includes lots of exciting events to celebrate so it’s time to get crafting! Our dedicated Creative Craft brochure includes everything you’ll need to get creative and we’ll be providing lots of easy craft ‘How-to’ guides throughout the term to get you inspired. Be sure to keep an eye on our social media channels for craft competitions!


Start crafting - coming soon