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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.

Take a look at our school packages, please note we offer bespoke packages where you can choose from a selection of over 3,000 magazines. 


    Standard Premium Basic
Magazines Issues
Horrible Histories 8      
Whizz Pop Bang  12      
Jacqueline Wilson 17      
Anorak 4      
National Geographic Kids 13      
Eco Kids Planet 11      
Discovery Box 10      
Brilliant Brainz 12      
Kookie 4      
Beano 51      
First News 51      
Animal Planet  12      
Kick 12      
Teach Primary 8      
Wordsearch Kids 7      
Total Issues: 199 238  87
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.    

Thomas & Friends magazine
Thomas & Friends

The Thomas and Friends magazine has all of your favourite characters from the island of Sodor. read Stories, complete activities, colour, and learn with Thomas and all of his friends. Buy a single issue or subsctiption to Thomas and Friends magazine.

Paw Patrol magazine
Paw Patrol

  Paw Patrol magazine features all of your child’s favourite characters from the hit TV show. Each issue has activities such as colouring and puzzles, and stories to read about the adventures of the Paw Patrol. It also comes with stickers and a gift. Buy a single issue or subscription to Paw Patrol magazine.  

Lego Ninjago magazine
Lego Ninjago

Lego Ninjago is a six weekly magazine which is based on the popular children’s cartoon series, aimed at children aged 6-11. Each issue comes with a minifigure or mini build for you to build and play with. There is also an exclusive comic featuring the team, games, posters, and activities featuring all of your favourite characters for you to enjoy. Buy a single issue or subscription to Lego Ninjago magazine.

Horrible Histories magazine
Horrible Histories

History with all the horrible bits left in! It is packed to the brim with putrid puzzles, cruel competitions, gruesome gags, and of course foul facts. Each issue features an 8-page special and comes with a gift. This month’s issue comes with a Vicious Viking set. Inside you can find the Vile Victorians, Shakespeare, Measly Middle Ages, and more. Buy a single copy or a subscription to Horrible Histories Magazine.

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. 

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.

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.

National Geographic Kids magazine
National Geographic Kids

Keep children of all ages enthralled and entertained with a National Geographic Kids subscription! Each issue has lots of great animals to learn about with the fantastic photography National Geographic is known for. There are also lots of puzzles and activities to complete. Buy a single copy or a subscription to National Geographic Kids.

Kick magazine

KiCK! is a very popular football magazine which is great for all young football fans. It contains all the biggest players and teams in the Premier League and beyond, with interviews, transfer rumours, and posters. It is fun and informative, and it comes with gifs, puzzles, and competitions to enter. Buy a single issue or subscription to KiCK! magazine.

DiscoveryBox magazine

DiscoveryBox is a great magazine for kids in the age group of 9-12. It focuses on learning while having fun and is full of interesting content your child is sure to enjoy across many different topics. Buy a single copy or subscription to DiscoveryBox 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.  

Teach Primary magazine
Teach Primary

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

AdventureBox magazine

AdventureBox is an exciting magazine for children 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.

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 8      
Time 52      
Writers Forum 12      
Top Gear 13      
Match of the Day 25      
Empire 12      
New Scientist 51      
Digital Photographer 12      
Teach Secondary 8      
Ink Pellet 6      
Total Issues:263 263 416 128

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.

Empire magazine

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

National Geographic Kids magazine
National Geographic Kids

Keep children of all ages enthralled and entertained with a National Geographic Kids subscription! Each issue has lots of great animals to learn about with the fantastic photography National Geographic is known for. There are also lots of puzzles and activities to complete. Buy a single copy or a subscription to National Geographic Kids.

Shout magazine

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

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

  Tes is a magazine for all education professionals, featuring news, opinion articles, developments, and advice. It is great for teachers or anyone who works in education, to find and employ the best teaching methods that suit your teaching style and your students learning style. Buy a subscription to Tes.  

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

  Match of the Day is the magazine with everything you would ever need to know about the most important matches around the English Premiere League and around the world. Each issue contains the most recent news about football, an interview, posters, funny pictures and more. Buy a single copy or subscription to Match of the Day 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.  

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.

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


Unique Magazines Limited is a company registered in England and Wales. Company Number 04842207.