Microsoft in Education

Empowering every student on the planet to achieve more.

Driving student engagement and focused learning while outside of the classroom can be a challenge, especially for those that are moving to distance learning for the first time. XMA and Microsoft in Education are here to help.

Why technology into education?

Preparing for future jobs

In ten years time, 77% of all jobs will require technical skills. This includes productivity skills, IT Skills, and Computer Science Skills.

71% of STEM jobs are now in Computer Science

It’s striking to compare the number of jobs characterized as STEM and the majority, 71%, are computer science, computing and technology jobs.

Technology can help teachers reallocate up to 30% of their time

Save teachers time with tools for planning, assignments, and communication all in one location with Microsoft Teams. Teachers spend less time managing technology and more time assisting students in their learning.

Keep students engaged and develop future-ready skills

Unlock creativity in each student with immersive experiences and intelligent apps that keep students engaged, focused on content and promotes communication, collaboration and critical thinking.

  • Re-imagining Education

    The world is changing faster than ever – as are the skills students need. With affordable and easy to manage technology that transforms classroom time, educators can focus on delivering personalised learning experiences that help enable better learning outcomes.  

    Distance Learning

    At XMA, we understand the challenges schools are facing with distance learning and we are here to support you. We have delivered thousands of remote working solutions to schools and universities across the country by understanding goals, needs and expectations. We empower connectivity, mobility and security across our education client base.

    Drive a fast transition

    XMA and Microsoft in Education have the strategies, resources, and technologies to quickly create online classrooms that help students, teachers, and faculty find new ways to connect and learn.  

    Build confidence on any device

    Bring together face-to-face connections, assignments, and conversations in a single hub for schools and universities.  

    Keep students engaged

    Speak to your account manager at XMA to get the Microsoft tools you need to keep students energised, engaged and on the path to learning and growing.  

    What is the modern classroom?

    Immersive and personalised experiences to suit every learner

    Real-time feedback to students and reduced teacher workload

    Collaborative and inclusive learning techniques

    Affordable devices that suit the needs of every learner

    Get back valuable teaching time


    Unlock creativity, promote teamwork, and provide a simple and safe experience in a single, affordable solution built for education.

    Save teachers time with tools for planning, assignments, and communication all in one location with Microsoft Teams. Teachers can spend less time managing technology and more time assisting students in their learning.

    You can foster collaboration and creativity with OneNote. Students can capture ideas, and teachers personalize lesson plans in your digital notebook. Personalized learning is proven very effective to deepen cognitive skills.


    Teachers can enable personalised learning, and execute STEM lesson plans that excite and engage students with popular apps like Minecraft: Education Edition, regardless of a pupil’s age or learning ability.

  • As schools around the world work to reimagine education, it’s become more important than ever to make technology accessible, safe, and engaging for all students and educators. Affordable and secure Windows 10 devices are built for education to create a consistent learning experience no matter the environment—remote or hybrid. When combined with powerful tools like Microsoft Teams and Office 365 for Education, these devices can help teachers make online learning a personalised and engaging experience.

  • What’s more, Microsoft is a leader in security [1], with built-in protection for data, devices, and users, and safety features in Teams like Student Lobby and admin tools for setting up secure chats. A secure digital environment can give teachers peace of mind and the confidence to keep their focus on learning.

    [1] Microsoft Security—a Leader in 5 Gartner Magic Quadrants.” Microsoft Security, 3 Dec. 2019,

  • Even more confidence can come from mastering technology, and Microsoft Education offers a variety of free educator resources to support professional development. From free tailored virtual sessions with certified trainers, to asynchronous courses available in the Microsoft Educator Center, teachers can rely on Microsoft to help them build the skills they need to support their students in any environment.

  • With affordable and secure devices, powerful tools for education, and free professional development opportunities, XMA and Microsoft in Education are here to support educators in creating inclusive online environments that help every student to learn anywhere.

    The XMA Learning Team

    As a Microsoft Global training partner, XMA are connected to a vast array of education leadership teams, educators and other partners, helping establishments get the very best out of Microsoft technology to enhance learning and teaching for all from substitution to innovation.

    XMA Learning Team


  • Service Solutions

    Our team of Microsoft accredited experts at XMA will work with your organisation to design best fit solutions including

    • Deployment and Management Solutions
    • Security and Control Solutions
    • Productivity and Collaboration Solutions

    The Department for Education (DfE) has launched an initiative to support schools with remote learning.

    An industry coalition headed by Microsoft and its partners – including XMA, are to support the DfE providing remote e-learning platforms, devices and connectivity, for educational establishments across the UK.

    Subject to eligibility, the scheme offers grants of up to £2,000 to schools to help fund the implementation of a ‘Digital Education Platform’.

    Microsoft 365 Education

    Microsoft 365 provides a complete system, including Office 365, Windows 10, and Enterprise Mobility and Security.

    Our team of licensing professionals can help determine the correct product and purchase method for your requirements – please submit your enquiry here.

    Microsoft 365 is available in a variety of plans to meet the requirements of your staff and pupils. The differences between the Microsoft 365 and Office 365 Education plans are outlined here, this highlights which features are included in each SKU:

    Faculty licences come with a Student Use Benefit which gives a number of free licences for every purchased Faculty Licence.

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    Microsoft 365 Education
    A1 A3 A5
    Per Device pricing from: £22.11*/6 Years (“Life of device”) Faculty pricing from: £4.24*
    Student pricing from: £3.13*
    Faculty pricing from: £7.92*
    Student pricing from: £5.90*


    Office 365 Education
    A1 A3 A5
    Free Faculty pricing from: £2.40*
    Student pricing from: £1.84*
    Faculty pricing from: £5.90*
    Student pricing from: £4.42*

    *Pricing controlled at USD rate, subject to change.

    Top Tips and Collaboration Tricks with Windows 10

    Join XMA’s James Thorogood and Microsoft’s Dan Boyles as they discuss their favourite features in Windows 10 and how they are making their remote working lives easier. Focusing on features from Microsoft Teams to the Windows Security Centre, James and Dan show how end users can implement simple changes to improve security, teamwork and productivity.


  • Work within budget with affordable devices and Microsoft 365 Education

    Choose from a range of ruggedised Windows 10 laptops and 2-in-1s that are easy to configure, built for rigorous use, and last all day – with cloud-based software that manages and protects devices, users, and apps.

    The XMA School Store is the easiest way for educational institutions to purchase IT goods.

    Shape the future

    In order to qualify for the Microsoft Shape the Future discount, customers must provide their letter of eligibility before an order can be fulfilled.

    We've put together a pdf with some FAQs to help you get started:

    Info & FAQs

    Register with Microsoft

    XMA School Store

    The XMA School Store is the easiest way for educational institutions to purchase IT online. From computing, peripherals to print and accessories, there are over 100,000 products to choose from at prices that are exclusive to our Education customers. We can deliver to any home address, whilst providing a real time view of stock levels, and live order tracking.

    XMA School Store

    Register for HE Hub

    HE Hub is a compliant route to purchase for Higher Education institutions and provides an Ecommerce solution that is bespoke to match the complex needs of your organisation. We aim to provide a unique user experience that enables time and cost-efficient procurement, allows you to rationalise your supplier base and streamlines associated administrative tasks.

    HE Hub