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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


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Computers For Schools, Colleges And& Universities

Find out how we can help your school

At Hardware Associates we have over 20 years experience supplying schools, colleges & universities across the UK with refurbished hardware, from desktops, laptops and tablets to spares. With computers in schools essential to learning and teaching, we're proud to offer refurbished computers as a reliable, affordable solution.

Our services include:

If you need to replace, upgrade or repair your existing IT infrastructure look no further. Our refurbished PCs and laptops for education facilities all come fully tested by our experts with a free one year warranty. Contact us today to discuss your IT equipment requirements; we have no minimum or maximum order limits and have bulk-buy offers.

We can supply an official quote tailored to your budget and based on your requirements. To enquire please call 01428 707900 Mon-Fri 9am-5.30pm to discuss your needs, or complete our online form.

Computers, laptops and tablets for education in the UK

From primary schools to universities, schools and education facilities must adapt to the growing demands of digital technology, including teaching students how to use computers and devices to their benefit for work purposes, and supplying them with the right hardware to succeed with their studies. As computer technology advances over time, schools are faced with redundant IT suites and the need to upgrade to support both their teachers and students. This is particularly essential to computer science studies.

As this 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 more affordable solutions to procuring ‘VFM’ value for money IT hardware is more important than ever.

It is important that school computers offer:

At Hardware Associates we have the experience and skills to equip you with the best IT within your budget. When faced with outdated computers and the need to upgrade or expand IT suites in education facilities, our refurbished school computers are the ideal option, offering high performance from leading brands like Apple and Dell, at budget-friendly prices.

If you choose us to supply your IT, we can also look to remove your redundant IT to reduce the cost of upgrading.

Get affordable PCs and laptops for schools with refurbished IT

As education budgets are often stretched, it can be a challenge to replace or upgrade IT equipment. When this is the case, choosing refurbished IT hardware from a trusted supplier is undoubtedly the way forward.

As refurbished models have been pre-owned, they cost less than buying new yet will have the same functionality and performance. Fully tested by our experts, Grade A refurbished IT can be considered 'like new' and will be delivered in either an excellent or very good condition.

Refurbished IT equipment for students and teachers offers better tech for less and an environmentally friendly approach to computing. By reusing refurbished desktops and laptops for schools, you both reduce the pressure on the natural resources used to build computers, and reduce technology ending up in landfill sites. It's an opportunity to reduce your carbon footprint and to discuss the environment with students.

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

Hardware Associates is regularly featured in industry publications for our cost saving refurbished IT systems. The QA Education magazine published a case study written by the head of ICT of the Inspiration Trust. This piece highlighted 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.

For more information on how we have worked with education providers before, read some of our case studies:

Louise Collins, Year 4 Coordinator at The Chandler CofE Junior School said:

"Hardware Associates have provided The Chandler Junior School with 32 reconditioned Dell all in one PCs. After some fundraising at the school, it was decided to revamp the computing suite to enable each student to 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 recommended."

With over 20 years of experience of supplying refurbished IT hardware and spares to the education sector we fully understand the challenges faced.

Why do schools choose Hardware Associates?

We're proud to work together with schools to ensure they have the right technology available at a price point that works. Our goal is to save you money on your IT needs whilst providing you with the best performance machines within your budget.

With a professional, trusted approach you can rely on our services when ordering and buy in confidence that we understand the full importance of hardware for schools.

Large stock of leading brands

We offer incredible choice in laptops, desktops, tablets and accessories with a range of customisable options from memory and internal storage to graphics cards and CPU. Leading brands we supply include Apple and Dell, both being particularly popular for schools for their performance and durability. Within this, we can also meet needs on monitor size and compatibility to existing IT suite setups, and specific models if they are preferred.

Green and great value computers

Refurbished IT is not only a cost effective solution but one that is environmentally friendly. These computers allow you to reuse core minerals and parts that have already been made, reducing your carbon footprint and preventing further landfill waste. As we all become more environmentally aware, it's a great opportunity to educate students on the environment and ways to reduce our own impact.

Trusted finance option

Our lease option allows your finance department to plan and make the best use of your IT budget ensuring:

Our finance option is supplied by Money Sphere who adhere to all DfE regulations and are Government compliant. Read more about this finance option and get in touch for more information.

Bespoke solutions

We understand that schools, colleges and universities will have different requirements and unique setups, so always take the time to learn about your particular needs for a tailored solution. We have found that this works best and will be able to create a free, no obligation quote once you get in touch to discuss your needs.

Contact us 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.