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Educational Magazines for Schools


Magazines can help encourage pupils to learn about educational subjects through less formal means whilst also appealing to their passions with varied content. We supply schools throughout the UK and abroad with magazine subscriptions so that members of staff can use them as a key resource, to help improve independent reading skills inside and away from the classroom.

Our service is both personal and flexible, allowing you to manage your institution's needs without worrying about managing a subscription. Unique Magazines looks after your subscription for you, and we can provide single issues or short-term subscriptions with ease. We keep things simple, making it easy for you to quickly order and renew your magazine subscriptions and keeping everything on one invoice.

Through Unique Magazines you can access over 3,000 different titles covering many different topics for your school. We've been working closely with Education Consultants to pinpoint which titles are the most beneficial to the education sector.

access over 3,000 different titles covering many different topics for your school

Whether it's weeklies, fortnightlies, monthlies or even bi-annual magazines that you're interested in, our school subscription management service is designed to save you both time and money thanks to discounted subscription prices. There are also no additional hidden charges, no set-up fee, and no subscription management fee.

Service Checklist

  • Over 3000 Magazines from over 200 publishers in one store
  • The UK's leading supplier of magazine subscriptions to schools and libraries
  • One point of contact, one order, one invoice, no hassle
  • We deal with the individual publishers and organise renewals to meet your schedule
  • You will never have to chase up a missing or late issue again. We handle everything for you.
  • Huge Savings on normal magazine cover price
  • Secure and Safe
  • No administration of subscription management fees
  • We can help source hard to find titles, and import foreign magazines from abroad

Magazine Resources for Primary Schools

Magazines are a great, fun, way to encourage kids to read.

As many as 20% of children in the UK struggle with reading, and if they aren't encouraged when they're young then they are likely to struggle to re-engage with literature later in life.

Whilst most children learn to read in school, some associate reading with work, not pleasure, struggling with the length and scope of some books. Magazines are an ideal tool to alleviate the pressure on pupils struggling with reading large amounts, and have been proven to increase independent reading time.

Good literacy skills are the key to understanding other academic areas including maths and science, and through easy to digest fun facts, puzzles, games, quizzes and activities, magazines work towards making learning less daunting and more accessible.



Unique magazines does not just provide a magazine, it provides a service. I am always aware of special offers for magazines and the emails are personalised to suit my needs. I know in good time when the subscription is coming to an end and changing the subscriptions is never a problem.


Lindsay Codd - Bays Garth School

Magazine Packages for Primary Schools


Working alongside an Education Consultant, and in conjunction with our primary school customers, we have created packages to help schools close the literacy gap. Our Primary School titles provide age-appropriate, challenging, magazines to help students engage with topics that interest them both in the classroom and independently at home.

We're confident that all of our packages appeal to a wide variety of interests as well as offering great savings, but if you have specific needs we also offer a package creation service. Any school can choose from over 3000 titles that are guaranteed to spark imaginations and improve literacy.


    Standard Premium Basic
Magazines Issues
Horrible Histories 12      
Storytime 13      
Jacqueline Wilson 16      
Anorak 4      
National Geographic Kids 13      
Eco Kids Planet 11      
Discovery Box 10      
Simpsons Comics 12      
Kookie 4      
Beano 51      
First News 51      
Lego Ninjago 12      
Kick 12      
Adventure Box 10      
Teach Primary 8      
Animals and You 15      
Toxic 24      
Frozen 12      
Andy's Amazing Adventures 12      
Thomas & Friends 26      
Total Issues: 197 328 79
Thomas & Friends magazine
Thomas & Friends

The Thomas and Friends magazine attempts to capture this interest with its colorful and fun filled pages. For many years now, these magazines have been published.

Lego Friends magazine
Lego Friends

Lego Friends Magazine is an exciting new title aimed at children between the age of 7 and 11. Buy a single copy or subscription to Lego Friends magazine. require(["mojo/signup-forms/Loader"], function(L) { L.start({"baseUrl":"mc.us15.list-manage.com","uuid":"bd1f4dc30ceb18feb6a92959c","lid":"2c38ced3c3"}) })

Andy's Amazing Adventures magazine
Andy's Amazing Adventures

Andy's Amazing Adventures magazine is based on the CBeebies show Andy's Wild Adventure. The show was a success for young children. Buy a single copy or subscription to Andys Amazing Adventures magazine.    

Paw Patrol magazine
Paw Patrol

Paw Patrol magazine is based on the popular childrens television show. The magazine will include 20 stickers, competitions, reading and colouring puzzles.

Lego Ninjago magazine
Lego Ninjago

Lego Ninjago is a monthly magazine based on the popular TV show and series of Lego mini-figures, aimed at children aged 7-11. Buy a single copy or subscription to Lego Ninjago comic.

Horrible Histories magazine
Horrible Histories

Horrible Histories is a monthly magazine based on the popular TV show and series of books, aimed at Primary school aged boys and girls. Buy a single copy or subscription to Horrible Histories comic.

Storytime magazine

Storytime is a magical new story magazine, perfect for storytelling in the classroom and filled with wonderful stories for little ones to read, share and enjoy. 

Jacqueline Wilson magazine
Jacqueline Wilson

Jacqueline Wilson is an English writer, popular for her work in children’s literature. Buy a single copy or subscription to Jacqueline Wilson magazine.

Mr Men Little Miss magazine
Mr Men Little Miss

Ideally suited for 3-5 year olds, this magazine will introduce yet a new generation to Mr Men the timeless and ever popular creation of Roger Hargreaves. Buy a single copy or subscription to Mr Men Little Miss magazine.

National Geographic Kids magazine
National Geographic Kids

Keep children of all ages enthralled and entertained with aNational Geographic Kids subscription! Buy a single copy or subscription to National Geographic Kids magazine.

Eco Kids Planet magazine
Eco Kids Planet

Eco Kids Planet offers a series of colourful and informative magazines aimed at 7 to 11-year olds, exploring the wonders of the natural world and our intricate relationship with it. Buy a single copy or subscription to Eco Kids Planet magazine.  

DiscoveryBox magazine

DiscoveryBox is a great magazine for kids in the age group of 9-12. Buy a single copy or subscription to DiscoveryBox magazine.    require(["mojo/signup-forms/Loader"], function(L) { L.start({"baseUrl":"mc.us15.list-manage.com","uuid":"bd1f4dc30ceb18feb6a92959c","lid":"2c38ced3c3"}) })

Simpsons Comics magazine
Simpsons Comics

Simpsons Comics is the official four-colour home of the world's funniest family! Now with a brand new fresh look, this 76 page magazine is filled with five hilarious adventures. Buy a single copy or subscription to Simpson Comics magazine.

Creative Steps magazine
Creative Steps

Creative Steps is the ideal magazine for anyone caring for or working with young children – each issue is packed with inspiring, fun, educational crafts and creative activities for you to do with kids from 0 to 11 years old. Buy a single copy or subscription to Creative Steps magazine.  

Beano magazine

Beano Comic is a classic children’s weekly comic which began in 1938. The word beano in English slang stands for a party or good time. Buy a single copy or subscription to Beano comic.  Please note: Subscriptions do not include free gifts and Direct Debit orders are for a minimum 12 month term.

First News magazine
First News

A subscription to First News is a must-have for children aged 7-14. Buy a single copy or subscription to First News magazine.

Kick magazine

Kick! Magazine features their favorite stars, their lives, activities and interviews. Buy a single copy or subscription to Kick magazine.

AdventureBox magazine

AdventureBox is an exciting magazine for boys and girls aged 6-9 years. Each magazine has a 44 page illustrated story full of action, suspense, drama and humour to help develop readers literary tastes. Buy a single copy or subscription to AdventureBox magazine.   require(["mojo/signup-forms/Loader"], function(L) { L.start({"baseUrl":"mc.us15.list-manage.com","uuid":"bd1f4dc30ceb18feb6a92959c","lid":"2c38ced3c3"}) })

Teach Primary magazine
Teach Primary

Every issue of Teach Primary is brimming with ideas to help you with your teaching career.

Animals and You magazine
Animals and You

Everyone at Animals and You is absolutely crazy about cute pets and sweet wild animals! Because of this, we know exactly what you'd like to see in your fave magazine! Buy a single copy or subscription to Animals and You magazine.  

Magazine Subscriptions for Secondary Schools

Magazines offer a fantastic way for pupils to gain insight into the things they love, such as games and films, whilst improving their literacy.

Pupils who spend more time reading have a broader vocabulary, increased reading and writing skills, and better general knowledge. If you choose to supply magazines you don’t have to leave a child to read independently, as teachers can incorporate them into lessons in a variety of ways. One business studies teacher told us:


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 Packages for Secondary Schools

    Standard Premium Basic
Magazines Issues
How It Works 13      
All About History 13      
National Geographic 12      
First News 52      
BBC Wildlife 13      
All About Space 13      
Rugby World 12      
National Geographic Kids 12      
Times Education Supplement 51      
Horrible Histories 12      
Time 52      
Writers Forum 12      
Top Gear 13      
Match of the Day 51      
Empire 12      
New Scientist 51      
Digital Photographer 12      
Teach Secondary 8      
Modern Painters 10      
Ink Pellet 6      
Total Issues: 267 430 128

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

Our packages 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 3,000 magazines.

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 16 year olds. It also allows both the pupils and parents to see how their school is performing in the league tables.

National Geographic Kids magazine
National Geographic Kids

Keep children of all ages enthralled and entertained with aNational Geographic Kids subscription! Buy a single copy or subscription to National Geographic Kids magazine.

Shout magazine

Shout magazine is the award winning teenage magazine is aimed at girls aged 11-14 who need to know everything!

Q Magazine magazine
Q Magazine

Q magazine is inventive, insightful, irreverent, the UK's biggest selling music magazine and the world's best music guide. 

How it Works magazine
How it Works

How It Works is the action-packed science and technology magazine bursting with exciting information about the world around us. Be inspired by everything from the planet’s most bizarre creatures and unusual phenomena to the incredible technologies advancing and enhancing our modern lives. Buy a single copy or subscription to How it Works magazine.

All About History magazine
All About History

Bringing History to life for readers of all ages. Every issue of this popular magazine covers a huge range of topics, from Ancient Civilisation to the Cold War and beyond, with stunning photos and illustrations that really bring history to life. Packed with engaging features and stunning photos, infographics and illustrations, All About History is a must for anyone who has a passion for times past. Buy a single copy or subscription to All About History magazine.  

First News magazine
First News

A subscription to First News is a must-have for children aged 7-14. Buy a single copy or subscription to First News magazine.

BBC Wildlife magazine
BBC Wildlife

BBC Wildlife magazine brings the beauty of nature to you. From wildlife to be found in your back garden, to the British countryside to the African plains, Buy a single copy or subscription to BBC Wildlife magazine.  

All About Space magazine
All About Space

Discover the wonders of the universe. Packed with mind-blowing photography and full-colour illustrations, and using language that everyone can understand, All About Space brings the wonders of the universe to life in vivid detail, from near-Earth orbit to the infinite reaches of deep space. Buy a single copy or subscription to All About Space magazine.  

Rugby World magazine
Rugby World

Featuring interviews with the biggest stars and written by some of the biggest name in sports journalism, readers can be sure that no stone is left unturned in making Rugby World magazine the most comprehensive monthly publication on the planet for the sport.

TES magazine

Get your hands on the magazine everyone is talking about!

Time magazine

TIME magazine covers lifestyle, culture, business, politics, science and the environment with lively articles, lavishly illustrated with stunning photography.

Writers Forum magazine
Writers Forum

With 12 issues in a year, the Writers Forum magazine features the latest news updates from the market along with recent book reviews to make you understand various interesting techniques of writing.

BBC Top Gear magazine
BBC Top Gear

BBC Top Gear is a monthly magazine packed full of motoring entertainment, latest releases, cool car culture and exciting news. Buy a single copy or subscription to BBC Top Gear magazine.  

Match of the Day magazine
Match of the Day

Whether you are a football-crazed fan, have a strong affiliation with your home team, or if you just love sport, the magazine will bring you everything you would ever need to know about the most important matches around the English Premiere League and around the world. Buy a single copy or subscription to Match of the Day magazine.

Empire magazine

Empire magazine is the biggest selling, most respected film magazine on the planet. Buy a single copy or subscription to Empire magazine.  

New Scientist magazine
New Scientist

One can say without qualification that " New Scientist " magazine is the very best. Buy a single copy or subscription to New Scientist magazine.

Digital Photographer magazine
Digital Photographer

Whether you're a part-time amateur or a full-time pro, Digital Photographer aims to challenge and motivate you to take your best shots. Digital Photographer’s FileSilo is a rapidly growing library that’s updated continually with cool resources. Secure online access makes it easy to keep your downloads organised, plus you can browse and access the content from anywhere, whether you’re a print or digital subscriber. Buy a single copy or subscription to Digital Photographer magazine.  

Teach Secondary magazine
Teach Secondary

Teach Secondary offers advice, inspiration and experience from some of the most exciting and innovative thinkers and practitioners in the sector.

Modern Painters magazine
Modern Painters

Modern Painters is not just a reflection of the art of the day; the publication is focused being a voice for contemporary art and its artists. Buy a single copy or subscription to Modern Painters magazine.

Ink Pellet magazine
Ink Pellet

Ink Pellet aims to keep English and Drama teachers updated on the latest news and views from the worlds of theatre, arts, dance and literature. Buy a single copy or subscription to Ink Pellet magazine.

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 3000 titles to choose from, and we also offer fantastic savings of up to 70%.

Our magazines cover topics linked to areas of study such as fashion, language, marketing, science, teaching and more. These titles will help students stay on top of the latest trends, news and current affairs and encourage further reading. We can also offer existing subscriptions all under one roof, one invoice, and one point of call.

Magazines Popular with our University and College customers

  • Rugby World Magazine
  • The Lawyer Magazine
  • Vogue Magazine
  • History Today Magazine
  • New Scientist Magazine
  • Match Magazine
  • Marketing Week Magazine
  • Wired Magazine

How about a Digital Solution?

Many institutions are looking towards the future and searching for a digital solution. Lots of libraries within schools, colleges and Universities are now offering students access to thousands of electronic books that offer crucial information for their studies.

If library users are already reading these books on their tablets it’s very likely that they will also enjoy reading digital magazines. With no due dates, waiting lists or fees, students can keep updated on the latest news and gossip on their tablet or mobile devices.

 Unique Magazines are working closely with Magzter, The World’s Leading Digital Newsstand to offer a digital solution to libraries with e-magazines for their students. These digital magazines will work on a wide range of devices including iPad, iPhone, and Kindle.

A cost effective alternative to buying a paper subscription, these magazines will allow your students to read their favourite titles month after month as well as enjoying any previously purchased back issue.

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 0345 303 6750 or email enquiries@uniquemagazines.co.uk, 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 0345 303 6750 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 3,000 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 now. 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 enquiries@uniquemagazines.co.uk or contact us on 0345 303 6750 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?

    If we supply the magazines from our warehouse, we can supply your first issue within 2 to 3 days. If you are after monthlies from a supplier, your next issue will be delivered from the next issue available. Weeklies however can take from up to 3 to 4 weeks.

  • 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.

Contact John Porrett

Telephone: +44 (0) 191 270 2805