Educational Magazines for Schools

Educational Magazines for Schools


Magazines have the power to make learning an exciting adventure. They provide an informal yet engaging way for students to explore educational topics while indulging their interests with diverse content. At Unique Magazines, we take pride in supplying schools across the UK and beyond with magazine subscriptions, transforming them into valuable educational resources. Our aim is to foster independent reading skills both within and beyond the classroom.

Our service is designed with your institution in mind, offering a personalised and flexible approach. Say goodbye to the hassle of managing subscriptions—we handle it all for you. Whether you need single issues or short-term subscriptions, we simplify the process. Ordering and renewing your magazine subscriptions are made effortless, with everything neatly consolidated into a single invoice.

Magazines for Schools is an affordable and user-friendly subscription service that seamlessly integrates the entertainment and educational benefits of magazines into your classroom. Our mission is to inspire young minds through captivating, fact-filled magazines that stimulate curiosity and knowledge acquisition.

With Unique Magazines, you gain access to a vast library of over 2,000 titles, covering a wide range of topics tailored for your school's needs.

Whether you're interested in weeklies, fortnightlies, monthlies, or even bi-annual magazines, our school subscription management service is designed to cater to your preferences. We understand the value of variety and flexibility in the world of education.

With our service we believe in transparency, which is why there are no hidden charges, no set-up fees, and absolutely no subscription management fees. Our goal is to provide you with an efficient and budget-friendly solution for enhancing the learning experience at your school.

Service Checklist

  • Wide Selection: Explore over 2000 magazines in one store, offering a diverse range of topics.

  • Industry Leaders: We are the UK's leading supplier of magazine subscriptions to schools and libraries.

  • Simplified Process: Enjoy a hassle-free experience with one point of contact, one order, and one invoice.

  • Efficient Management: Our team handles all magazines in-house and ensures timely renewals to meet your schedule.

  • Reliable Delivery: Say goodbye to chasing up missing or late issues. We take care of everything for you.

  • Special Requests: Need hard-to-find titles or foreign magazines? We can help source them for your institution.

Unlocking Learning Through Magazines


Unlocking Learning Through Magazines


In the UK, up to 20% of children face challenges with reading, and early encouragement plays a pivotal role in their lifelong literary journey. While most children learn to read in school, some may associate reading with work rather than pleasure, especially when faced with lengthy books. This is where magazines step in as an invaluable tool, lightening the load for pupils who find extensive reading daunting. Moreover, magazines have been proven to increase independent reading time, nurturing a love for learning.

Solid literacy skills form the foundation for understanding other academic subjects, including mathematics and science. Magazines, with their easily digestible content featuring fun facts, puzzles, games, quizzes, and activities, contribute to making learning more approachable and less intimidating.



 Education used in primary schools

Unique Magazines doesn't merely offer magazines; it provides a service. I am always well-informed when my subscription is nearing its end, and making changes to my subscriptions has never been a hassle."


Lindsay Codd - Bays Garth School

Unlock a World of Learning with Our Exclusive Package

We've crafted a special package designed to enhance the reading experience for students across all age groups. Our unique offering is available at a fixed, one-time annual price, making it a hassle-free choice for schools.

To buy this package click here or call 0191 2702800

Why Choose Our Package?

Tailored Selection: Our package includes a carefully curated selection of titles, specifically chosen to captivate and improve reading levels among students. These magazines are thoughtfully selected to cater to a diverse range of interests, ensuring that every pupil finds something captivating.

Closing the Literacy Gap: We understand the importance of closing the literacy gap, and our primary school titles are designed with this goal in mind. These age-appropriate and challenging magazines provide a gateway for students to engage with captivating topics, both in the classroom and during independent reading time at home.




Number of issues  
Horrible Histories 8  
National Geographic Kids 12  
Eco Kids Planet 12  
Brilliant Brainz 12  
Price 44 £245.00

Expert Collaboration: Our collaboration with Education Consultants ensures that our package aligns seamlessly with educational goals and priorities. We've worked closely with primary schools to create a package that truly makes a difference in improving literacy.

Flexible Options: We're confident that our package appeals to a wide variety of interests. However, if you have specific needs or preferences, we offer a bespoke package creation service. With over 2,000 titles to choose from, you can customize a package that sparks imaginations and enhances literacy tailored to your school's unique requirements.

Explore the Full Range of Magazines for Schools

Discover the world of learning through our extensive range of magazines for schools. Whether you opt for our exclusive package or prefer a tailored selection, we're here to support your school's literacy initiatives.

Ready to empower your students with engaging reading material? Click here to buy this package or call us at 0191 2702800 for personalised assistance.

Magazine Subscriptions for Secondary Schools

Magazines offer a fantastic way for pupils to gain insight into subjects such as English, History, Geography and Science whilst improving their literacy.

Pupils who spend more time reading have a broader vocabulary, increased reading and writing skills, and better general knowledge. Magazines are great for independent reading, group activities and using to contribute towards lesson resources.

Take a look at our full range of magazines for schools. please note we offer bespoke packages where you can choose from a selection of over 2,000 magazines. 


Unique Magazines are a brilliant way of choosing the magazines I know will appeal to my students without the hassle of having to subscribe to each one individually. They arrive in the post regularly, on time and you pay just one subscription – all in all a really convenient way to subscribe to magazines!

Mrs Mackay - Librarian/Press Liaison - Goffs School


Magazine Package for Secondary Schools

Magazines Number of issues  
How it Works 13  
All About History 12  
BBC Wildlife 13  
All About Space 12  
BBC Science Focus 14  
Price 64 £525.00

We introduced our brand new EBACC package to help Secondary Schools close the gap in literacy between the UK and other countries. Having worked closely with an Education Consultant our package include age appropriate genres such as Geography, Science and English to help bring engagement back to the classroom.

Our package are aimed to appeal to all pupils to help improve reading levels, but don’t worry if these don’t suit your needs. We can offer bespoke packages where you can personally choose a selection from over 2,000 magazines.

To buy this package click here or call 0191 2702800

What is EBACC?

EBACC is a performance indicator, awarded when students achieve A* to C in the following five core GCSE subjects.

  • English
  • Maths
  • History or Geography
  • The Sciences
  • A Language

This initiative was launched to help encourage schools to promote a range of academic subjects to 11 - 16 year olds. It also allows both the pupils and parents to see how their school is performing in the league tables.

Magazine Subscriptions for Further Education

If you represent a College or University, we can offer you a wide selection of magazines to help encourage students to read in their own time. There are over 2000 titles to choose from, and we also offer  many hard to find publications.

Our magazines cover topics linked to areas of study such as fashion, language, design, art, photography and more. These titles will help students stay on top of the latest trends, news and current affairs and encourage further reading. We can support all of your magazine requirements.Contact us today by email or by telephone on 0191 2702800

Read our case study here with Northumbria University.


Magazines Popular with our University and College customers

Are you interested in providing your students with some of the best educational magazine resources available?

We have worked with schools over the last seven years to managing their magazine subscriptions, so we know that teachers and schools want the best magazine resources with the least hassle and administration overhead. With that in mind we have a simple four-step process, which gives you exactly what you need, when you need it.

Step One

Visit our web store to learn more about which magazines will work with your institution. Our magazines are separated by category, and when you click through to a title you will see a description about the product. If you aren't sure which magazines to subscribe to, our Primary and Secondary school subscription packages are also listed. Alternatively you can get in touch with our customer service team to discuss your specific needs and we will work to identify the magazine titles most relevant for your institution.

Step Two

Ring us on 0191 2702800 or email, where our excellent customer service team will put a quote together for you. Our team has years of experience working with schools and teachers to identify the titles which will provide the greatest benefit to schools and students.

Step Three

Once your list of magazine titles has been created and you are happy with the selection you have chosen, we will invoice you for those subscriptions. You can choose whether your magazine subscriptions start immediately or if you wish to delay commencement until the start of a particular term.. We will liaise with publishers to provide you with accurate subscription start and end dates, as well as the first and last magazine issue numbers.

Step Four

 We will manage the subscription process for you and monitor the status of your subscriptions. None of your subscriptions will automatically renew. Instead, when your magazine subscriptions are nearing their completion we will work with you to determine which magazine subscriptions you would like to renew, as well as any new magazine titles you would like to subscribe to.

Common Questions about our Subscription Management Service for Educational Establishments

  • Can we build our own magazine package?

    If you have a list of titles in mind, by all means you can send your list of titles and we will create a package for you, or simply ring us on 0191 2702800 and we can provide guidance on which publications are suitable for your School, College or University.

  • What is the range of magazines you offer to educational establishments?

    Our full range of over 2,000 magazine titles, with a vast majority being age appropriate in various subjects, interests and hobbies is available for subscription to educational facilities. In some cases we have access to special subscription discounts which are only available to educational establishments.

  • Will our magazine subscriptions automatically renew?

    We understand that many customers are concerned that subscriptions may auto renew every year, whether they are still needed or not. This is not the case with our service. Once your subscription has finished, we'll contact you to ask if you would like to carry on with your subscriptions, or change magazines, or add additional magazines to your order. We understand the magazines come in and out of style and that the school might need different titles as lesson plans are developed and adapted to use other magazine resources.

  • Are we able to setup magazines as prizes or student rewards?

    Yes of course, and this is a very popular service that we offer. Just let us know where and to whom you need the magazines to be sent to and we will set everything up.

  • Can you supply a list of age appropriate titles?

    Yes. If you send us a quick email to or contact us on 0191 2702800 we can send you a list of titles.

  • Is there a minimum order value?

    Not at all. You can subscribe to a single magazine, or to dozens of titles, and you will still benefit from our exceptional subscription management service for educational establishments.

  • What if we have an existing subscription already in place?

    Don't worry. We can link up your new subscription with your existing one so you don’t miss out on any issues or receive any duplication.

  • When can we expect our first issue?

    All magazines are dispatched from our warehouse and if the current issue is in stock, you will receive within 2-3 days (UK  customers) when we are out of stock, your order will start with the next isuse.

  • When we order, can we deliver to different departments?

    If you email us or ring us up, we can guarantee separate magazines being sent to different departments within your institution. You can also set this up online through our web store.

  • Are we able to trial magazines with single issues?

    Of course, we offer single copies on a majority of our magazines. If you would like to purchase a single copy of a magazine in order to validate it's potential as a teaching resource, we can arrange that for you.

  • Do your costs include admin fees?

    We do not take any admin fees or service changes. So you can simply buy the magazines that you need and not worry about anything else.

  • How do we pay?

    We are happy to invoice schools and are flexible to fall in line with your procurement procedures. We also accept Credit or Debit Cards, Cheques and BACs payments.

  • How often do we pay?

    If you have signed up for 3 months, 6 months or even a 12 month magazine subscription, you are only paying a one off sum. As the end of the subscription approaches, we’ll contact you to see if you would like to continue with your titles or change them.



Get in touch today

That's everything we think you need to know about our subscription management service for schools, colleges and universities. We now invite you to get in touch to discuss your individual needs, and try our service for yourself.

Contact Unique Magazines today and see how easily we can fulfil your magazine subscription needs.


Telephone: - 0191 2702800