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About Us

About KCS Education

Everything we do is designed to make finding and ordering what you need quick and easy, giving you more time to focus on the important things in your school or nursery. 


We have over 90 years of experience in education and early years supplies and our customers always have and always will come first. 


KCS deliver. 

Our Values

Founded in 1930 as part of Kent County Council, our core principles of fairness and community still drive KCS today. 
We continue to offer the best value we can across our range and operate on a ‘Profit with a Purpose’ basis, returning millions of pounds back to the public sector every year to help fund front-line services and support vulnerable people. 

Our Service

Exceptional service is at the heart of what KCS do, with our award-winning, UK-based teams supporting customers online, by phone and in person, and we use an independent review service, Feefo, to measure and maintain our high standards. 


Flexible distribution options, including free, next-day delivery as standard, mean you get what you need when you need it, with stock orders delivered directly from our warehouse in Kent. 

Our People

Our business is built through people who understand and care about our customers and the challenges they face. 
We empower our teams to be the best they can be and are delighted to have been awarded the Gold ‘Investors in People’ award recognising our ongoing efforts championing personal development and employee wellbeing. 

Our Range

From the cleaning cupboard to the classroom, KCS have more than 24,000 products chosen to meet the ever-changing needs of education and early years, with thousands of lines introduced each year as we develop and extend our range. 
We also offer a fully managed design-and-fit service to help plan and manage larger furniture and interior projects. 

Your Choice

Every school, academy trust and nursery is different, with processes and systems unique to the organisation. With KCS you order the way you want. 
Pay online by card or invoice, submit your orders via your internal approval hierarchy or directly into your FMS or finance system. Schedule orders for regular deliveries or buy in bulk to secure better value. 
We will work with you, your way. 

Working with schools and nurseries since 1930

Established more than 90 years ago, KCS is one of the largest suppliers to primary and secondary schools, MATs and nursery and early years chains in the UK, with thousands of customers nationwide.

With over 30,000 products and resources ready to order, we are experts in understanding and sourcing what you need, whether it's the everyday essentials or something a little more specialist.

Why KCS?

To put it simply, we care about our customers. With free next day delivery as standard, instant ordering at your fingertips, dedicated account managers for account customers and a Platinum award-winning Customer Experience team, we try to do everything to take the headache out of your day.

We understand that value is key and do our best to save you money across your everyday consumables, but will also work with you to consolidate your requirements and make more from your wider annual budget and larger purchases.

Whether you're a school looking for reliability and outstanding service, a MAT looking for a fresh approach to procurement or a nursery that needs some fresh inspiration, we're here to help.

Don't just take our word for it:

"Our KCS rep works with our school to ensure that the product range offered by KCS is what we need in school. As a school, we need to ensure we are getting best value for money so if KCS can get what we need this works best for us! As education changes, so do our needs so by working with KCS we can ensure that what we need is always available - usually for next day delivery!"

"One point of contact – that’s what busy schools need. Someone who is on your side and who can help you out! Our KCS rep provides this when we need it by rushing through orders ( usually when we have run out of something!) or helping with scheduled deliveries so that items are delivered through the year as when we need them. By talking to our rep, we can work together to ensure the school year runs seamlessly with best value"

KCS and Commercial Services Group

As part of Commercial Services Group, we're one of the largest local authority trading organisations in the UK.

Owned by Kent County Council, the Group has grown at an incredible rate since the school supplies division (KCS) was first established in 1930.

You can find out more about Commercial Services Group by visiting www.commercialservices.org.uk.

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