UK schools that do not wish to pay by credit / debit card have the option of payment by invoice - there is no need to set up an account with us before placing your school order.
We have been contacted by a number of LEAs to inform us of their 'No Purchase Order - No Pay' policy, so if your order is to be paid by your LEA (rather than directly by your school), please let us have a Purchase Order number during the Checkout process, to put on the invoice.
School or LEA orders can be placed in one of several ways:
1. Simply add your items to your shopping basket and then choose 'Invoice with order' in the drop-down menu (instead of ' WorldPay') when you reach the end of the checkout process. Please note that the invoice address must be that of a UK school, nursery, or LEA. An invoice will be sent out with your order.
If your invoice is to be paid by your LEA and they require a Purchase Order number on the invoice, please insert this during the ordering process or let us know via the 'Contact Us' page.
2. By telephone 0800 689 4284 / fax to 0800 066 9284 (quoting the school Purchase Order number if required by your LEA).
3. By email via email@example.com or using the 'Contact Us' page (quoting the school Purchase Order number if required by your LEA).
5. By post to Focus on Phonics Limited, Oakmead House, Church Lane, Finchampstead, Wokingham RG40 4LT (quoting the school Purchase Order number if required by your LEA)
Postage and packing is currently free for orders over £45 before VAT (for orders of £45 or less, a charge of £3.50 will be added).
Details of how to pay the invoice (by BACS or by cheque) will be sent with the order.
To assist us with deliveries, please indicate school opening times if you are ordering just prior to or during a school holiday. You can do this by adding a shipping note during checkout or via the 'Contact Us' page once your order has been placed.
INSPECTION COPIES - Although we do not send out free samples, we are happy to send items to UK schools on an approval basis with an invoice. Please note that this does not apply to software products. Goods are returned at school's own cost.
SCHOOL TRAINING / REP VISITS - Our company supplies a range of phonics resources to individuals and schools both within the UK and worldwide. Unfortunately, we are unable to provide training or rep. visits to schools.
SCHOOL WEBSITE LINKS - If your school has a website and you think that parents would find our site of interest (we do know from feedback that many parents like our 'Hear the sounds' page for example), please feel free to add a link to Focus on Phonics.
INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL ORDERS - we are always delighted to send orders to our customers around the world, and we always try to find the best courier rates when sending orders outside the UK - please see our International Orders page and contact us first for a quotation prior to placing your order.
If you are placing a school order for the Channel Islands and you are exempt from UK VAT, we are able to provide an invoice without VAT. We are registered suppliers with States of Guernsey and Supply Jersey.