School Switch set to make big savings for schools

This week, we launched our new energy switching service – School Switch – which allows schools and academies across the UK to switch their energy supplier in a few easy steps: and save money while they’re at it.

We’re aware of the pressures schools are constantly under to save money – more than £10billion a year is spent on non-staffing costs – and as the procurement experts for the public sector, we’re always looking for new ways to help schools and academies save time and money, in order to shift the spend focus onto frontline teaching.

School Switch is the first of its kind in the public sector and is similar to those used at home, providing a flexible and simple way to compare quotes and buy energy without the need for specialist knowledge. And you have the ability to fix prices for a term defined by you.

It gives you:

·      Instant and bespoke pricing based on your requirements

·      Full visibility of supplier prices

·      Fixed pricing for a contract term decided by you

·      A compliant process

·      Provides options on renewable energy

This new website is fully supported by the Department for Education, and follows the Education Secretary’s pledge to work with schools to bear down on unnecessary costs so that more money can be spent in the classroom.

Education Secretary Damian Hinds said*:

“By saving money on their energy bills and avoiding high broker fees, the more money schools will have to spend on what really matters – getting the best teachers into classrooms and giving their pupils a great education.

This website is the latest step in our efforts to help schools reduce unnecessary costs, building on the School Resource Management Strategy I launched last year to provide practical advice and support.”

Get started with School Switch today – register.

Got a question?

·        Fill in our online form

·        Call us on 0345 410 2222

·        Email info@crowncommercial.gov.uk

* Read the full DfE announcement here.