Equipment Leasing For Schools & Universities

Specialists In Education Leasing For Schools In The UK

Why use Axis for equipment leasing for your school?

We have been providing equipment leasing for schools in the UK since the 1980s and also helped to develop the first IT lease contract for schools all the years ago. 

Fast forward to the present day and equipment leasing for schools is becoming an essential service because of the benefits and flexibility it provides for the education sector. There is an ever-growing need for teaching aids like computers, tablets, and gym equipment to name a few and we understand these assets need to be kept up to date as technology and use cases change. 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– contact us today for a friendly chat about your requirments. 

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

Not sure what option is best for your school?

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.



Lease laptops for your school

Desktop PC's

Lease computers for your school

Tablets & iPads

Lease tablets for your school

Telephony Equipment

Lease telephony equipment for your school

Classroom Entry System

Lease entery systems for your school

Information Security Systems

Lease information security systems for your school

Class Equipment

Lease classroom equipment for your school

Catering Equipment

lease catering equipment for your school


Lease computer software for your school

Virtual Reality Equipment

Lease VR equipment for your school

Wireless Networks

Lease wireless network hardward for your school

Lab Equipment

Lease lab equipment for your school


Lease pianos for your school

Mini Busses

Lease mini buses for your school

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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.

operating leases for schools

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.