Orders placed for in stock items before 4.30 pm will be delivered the next working day (UK Mainland only). You will receive a 1 hour delivery slot email on the day of delivery. Read more


All our PC’s, Apple Systems and Laptops come with a standard 1 year RTB warranty. Read more


All our PC’s, Apple Systems and Laptops are fully tested to our own Q20 standard. Read more


Hardware Associates have been supplying the Education Sector with quality refurbished IT hardware since 1997. Read more.. Read more

Hardware for Schools, Colleges & Universities

Find out how we can help your school

Computers, Laptops & Tablets for Schools, Colleges & Universities

The use of technology to support learning and teaching is on the increase and with Education establishments encouraging pupils to ‘BYOD’, ‘bring your own device’ the need to source reliable and a more affordable solution to procuring ‘VFM’ value for money IT hardware is more important than ever.

What's the best way to source affordable computers for schools?

Education budgets are stretched and show little sign of improving, refurbished IT hardware is undoubtedly the way forward.

Louise Collins, Year 4 Co-Ordinator at The Chandler CofE Junior's School said, 

"Hardware associates have provided The Chandler Junior School with 32 reconditioned Dell all in one desktops. After some fundraising at the school, it was decided to revamp the computing suite to enable each student to each have a computer during their Computing lesson.

Hardware Associates helped us choose the right computer for our needs and space. We were given a sample to try which was extremely valuable to us, and enabled us to make a decision quickly. They visited the school regularly and when the final decision was made all the computers were brought to the school.

A fantastic service, highly recommend."

Case studies - pay up to 40% less than buying brand new

Hardware Associates is regularly featured in industry publications for their cost saving Refurbished IT Systems. The QA Education magazine published a case study written by the head of ICT of the Inspiration Trust. The article highlights how by using Hardware Associates the trust was able to reduce its IT spend across 14 Academies by 40%, saving a massive £50,000.

Other schools, colleges and universities have benefitted from purchasing refurbished hardware and spares and have been surprised as to how much more for their budget they can get. Please read their case studies:

With over 20 years of experience of supplying refurbished IT hardware and spares to the Education sector we fully understand the challenges faced. If you need to replace, upgrade or repair your existing IT infrastructure look no further. We can supply an official quote tailored to your budget and that is based on your requirement.

Get in touch today

To benefit from our services and to see how much we could save you on high quality refurbished computers for schools, please call us on 01428 707900. We can arrange same day deliveries and once the purchase order is complete, payment is easy.

Sean Wiggins

Key contact for the education industry

Tel: +44 (0) 1428 707900

Email: sean.wiggins@hardwarespares.com

Unit 5 - 6, Colhook Industrial Park,
Petworth, West Sussex, GU28 9LP, UK

Computer Services for Schools, FE and HE

  • Refurbished computers

    We sell the highest quality refurbished computers, laptops and servers. You'll pay up to 80% less than buying new and receive a one year warranty.

    Find out about our refurbished computer systems.

  • Computer parts

    We can supply over 20,000 spare computer parts so you can fix your hardware on-site.

    Find out about our computer parts availability.


Dell, Apple, HP And Microsoft

During the many years we have been in business we have gained an in-depth knowledge of top brand names such as Dell, Apple, HP and Microsoft. If we do not stock exactly what you are looking for we will make every effort to find an alternative component or system for you that solves your problem.

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Our warehouse

We have a 4,000ft² facility dedicated to testing, stocking and supplying a variety of spare parts for Dell, HP and other top brands. As well as parts, we hold an extensive range of laptops, desktops, servers, monitors and accessories ready for immediate despatch. The sales team also has access to an extensive network of suppliers to fulfil requirements beyond our stocked items and we are also a Microsoft registered refurbisher.


Fast despatch and easy payment

You'll find us to be a very responsive team. We are able to despatch to anywhere in the UK right up to 6pm each day. Timed delivery options include pre-9.30am, pre-12am and pre-3pm. We can also organise same-day deliveries.

It's easy to pay too. Accounts can be set up immediately if an official purchase order is provided. Payment can also be made by SagePay and PayPal.