Schools & Academies

With over 20 years experience of providing Local Authority schools compliant leasing solutions, UniLink are very well placed to ensure when schools enter into leases it is in a cost effective and transparent way. As the sector has evolved and moved to the academy and MAT model we have taken this experience and continued to provided these much needed solutions.

Local Authority Client

As a Local Authority you are probably aware many schools are entering into leases that turn out to be financially onerous. In many cases such leases are finance leases or hire purchase and therefore not compliant with current education finance guidelines.

UniLink will arrange a transparent schools leasing scheme bespoke to each Local Authority’s requirement.

The UniLink schools leasing scheme will:

  • Ensure value for money
  • Ensure IFRS operating lease compliance
  • Provide transparent solutions
  • Meet LA finance guidelines
  • Reduce administration
  • Provide a free leasing helpdesk to your schools

Please contact us to discuss your requirements.


With over 20 years experience in providing schools leasing solutions, we are very well placed to ensure schools who enter into leases do so in a cost effective and transparent way.

Typical equipment leased by schools is ICT. Schools lease ICT for many reasons but spreading the cost of both hardware and software makes sense. Your ICT managers can plan for future growth or change, knowing what the IT rental budget is, and having control over the lease contract.

This principal extends to a range of equipment that schools purchase, a list of which are below.

Please contact us to discuss your requirements.

Academy Status School

As an Academy school you are subject to the same financial pressures as grant maintained schools and are still subject to the same Accounting compliance issues.

We can provide a total one stop shop solution for academy schools that ensures total transparency of cost and accounting compliance on new leases in line with the current Acadamies Financial Handbook.

Privately Funded Schools

Private schools do not have the same restrictions that LA schools have in respect of finance arrangements and can utilise various options. However, many are charitable status and have different issues and pressures effecting finance choices such as VAT.

UniLink can assist schools to structure finance arrangements that fit the individual needs of the school.

Please contact us to discuss your requirements.

Typical equipment leased include:

  • ICT
  • Gym Equipment
  • Telecommunications
  • Catering Equipment
  • Grounds Maintenance
  • Commercial Vehicles & Minibuses
  • Renewable Energy Assets
  • Synthetic Sports Pitches
  • Modular Classrooms