Pricing/Consortia (Secondary Schools/Sixth Form Colleges only)

The JCS pricing model for Secondary Schools and Sixth Form Colleges offers significant savings and works like this:

  • Pricing is calculated on the basis of the total number of learners at Secondary Schools and Sixth Form Colleges that choose to subscribe to a particular resource.
  • The more Secondary Schools and Sixth Form Colleges in a region that subscribe to a resource, the cheaper it becomes.
  • Just 2,500 or more learners from one or more Secondary Schools and Sixth Form Colleges are required to achieve the higher discounts (‘regional consortia rates’) per resource.
  • Once the consortia rate has been reached for a particular resource in a particular region, all additional Secondary Schools and Sixth Form Colleges in the same region that wish to subscribe to the resource will benefit from the discounted rate.

Many regional bodies such as Local Authorities and Schools Library Services are taking advantage of the high volume discounts by subscribing to resources on behalf of schools centrally, or by coordinating groups of schools (regional consortia). Devolved administrations and government departments can also do the same.

Regional Groups

JCS has organised Secondary Schools and Sixth Form Colleges in the UK into 12 regional groups - see left hand sidebar for a list.

Schools outside of the UK are grouped into ‘British International Schools’ and ‘International Schools’. International schools based in the UK are classed as a separate consortium for JCS pricing purposes.

Please note that subscription fees are payable in sterling only.

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