Equipment Leasing For Schools & Universities

Specialists In Education Leasing For Schools In The UK

What equipment can be leased by schools?

There is very little we cannot finance within the education sector.  Below are some examples of what equipment you can lease for your school, but if you cannot see what you are looking for, please contact us and we will try to assist.


Laptops/Desktops iPads/Tablets

Parental Contributions Schemes and Operating Leases tailored to budgets.

Modular Classrooms

Include the full install - air-con, partitioning, ICT.

Classroom Entry Systems & Security

Library access, Reception Visitor Systems, Car Parks Access, CCTV etc. Any security product will be considered.

Class Equipment

Ovens, Kilns, Laser Cutting Machinery, Language Labs and Music Studios.

LED Lighting

Fully compliant Operating Leases for LED for up to 5 years.

Cashless Catering Equipment

Solar Panels

Solar Panels can be financed up to 10 years.

Staging Solutions

Equip your school hall with new sound, lights and seating.

Cycle to Work

Get the staff fitter on a bike to work scheme! E-bikes and standard on salary sacrifice schemes - if not an independent school then permission from "above" may be required.


From the smallest to the Grand, plus electric keyboards, drums and mixing desks.

Minibuses & Cargo Bikes

Why use Axis for equipment leasing for your school?

We have been providing equipment leasing for schools in the UK since the 1980s and have been at the forefront of delivering finance solutions for the acquisition of ICT ever since.  

The nature of technology means that we have had to move quickly as it evolves, and we adapted from funding BBC computers to todays’ mobile and flexible learning, ensuring that any schools finance package is appropriate for the project at hand. 

Fast forward to the present day and equipment leasing for schools is  an essential service because of the benefits and flexibility it provides for the education sector. Besides  computers and  tablets, we finance a wide range of assets on operating and finance leases  Our level of care is unrivalled, not only do we provide the necessary equipment leasing options required but we ensure they are compliant with all funding guidelines. 

We work with state schools, colleges, academies, multi-academy trusts, & higher education on their equipment leasing needs– so contact us today for a friendly chat about your requirements. 

What are the benefits of equipment leasing for schools?

Equipment leasing for schools is an affordable and flexible way to acquire new equipment for your school. Leasing has been around for a very long time and is a sensible way to acquire new assets. By spreading the cost of an invoice over a term ranging from 1 to 5 years, you are also spreading the VAT, reducing your tax bill, and protecting cash flow.  

Acquiring new equipment for your school through leasing also means you can plan for upgrades much more easily giving you incredible flexibility by only paying for the usage and not the full cost of the asset. This helps you stay ahead and always allows you to have the best equipment for your school. 

Here are some other benefits to equipment leasing for schools:

Equipment leasing for schools


Equipment leasing for schools can help steady your cash flow.

Risk management

On an operating lease, the risk of ownership lies with the funder, not the school.

Flexible leasing term

Finance is available for 1 to 7 years depending upon the assets and their lifespan (pianos for instance last longer than computers!).


With leasing, you can plan for upgrades in equipment and other high tech assets much more easily.

Easier Budgeting

It's easier to budget for upgrades to obsolescent equipment.


Our equipment leasing for schools options are simple to arrange and we can settle outstanding leases

Flexible Payment options

For equipment leasing for schools, we provide flexible payments options (even termly rentals for the private sector).

Types of Equipment Leasing For Schools

Operating Lease

To lease equipment for your school or college, an operating lease has been your best option as it complies with education legislation and funding guidelines within the UK.

Until 2024 an Operating Lease is the only type of lease agreement that state-funded schools (local authorities or academies) can enter into without prior approval. 

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Benefits of an Operating Lease

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More information on equipment leasing for schools....


Why Do Schools Lease?

Computer Leasing for schools has been around for a very long time and is sensible way to acquire new assets. By spreading the cost of an invoice over a term ranging from 1 to 7 years, you are also spreading the VAT.

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What are operating leases?

An Operating Lease is the only type of lease agreement that state funded schools (local authority or Academy) can enter into without prior approval.


Laptops For Students

Our Laptops for Students programme can be the solution for many schools who struggle to afford new equipment. It has the benefit of bridging the home school divide, in which the students’ use of computers at home is monitored and valuable out of school hours learning opportunities are not lost.

Why our school clients trust us with their leasing...


Over 20 years of experience in the equipment leasing for schools sector

Award Winning IT leasing company

Winners of Inaugural Societe Generale UK Broker Award (April - June 2019)

Authorised member of the Financial Conduct Authority

We have worked with some of the UK's best schools

“We had not entered in to a leasing agreement for a number of years and we found the staff at Axis to be professional, helpful and knowledgeable. They provided us with well thought through solutions in relation to our ICT equipment purchases when we had problems with a particular supplier and helped with the whole process from the start through to completion..”

If you have any particular equipment leasing requirements for your school then please contact us and we’ll do our best to help.