The big debate – Bespoke School Planners v Generic School Planners

Posted on 30.03.2015 By Andrea Harrison

As a major supplier of school homework planners and teacher planners for over 20 years, we know there are two types of planners that schools look to purchase:

1) “bespoke”, “branded”, “customised”, “tailored to exact needs”, “premium” or
2) “generic”, “bog standard”, “off the shelf”, “one style fits all” “budget”

Pros and Cons

Both of these school planner types have their “pros and cons” – it’s also become a minefield for what’s on offer to schools in the world of homework and teacher planners. In less than 5 minutes you can request a dozen free samples or packs from various school planner suppliers, all offering different features, benefits and special offers to grab your attention and your school planner business!

Here at we offer a solution for both types of planner. In these austere times, we appreciated that cost is at the top of most schools’ purchasing criteria – we believe in offering “best value” and “value for money” which means we consider cost along with other aspects such as quality, durability, creativity and personal service.

To help you come to a decision on which school planner is most suitable for your school we recommend you ask yourself this question?

“what do we want our school planners to actually do?”

1) “bespoke”, “branded” “customised”, “tailored to exact needs”, “premium”

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If your answer runs into a list of wants and needs then you’re looking at a bespoke school planner – a homework or teacher planner which totally fits the bill in terms of design, content and layout style to fit your school’s curriculum, daily lessons and home-school communications.

Our branded and bespoke school planner service is perfect for this type of planner. We work closely with our clients to understand them and create school planners which reflect their brand, ethos, values and vision.

2) “generic”, “bog standard”, “off the shelf”, “one style fits all” “budget”

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If your answer tends to be based on cost alone then we’ve still got you the perfect solution – saving you money and time!

We recently launched our DIY School Planner Store, ideal for primary schools, secondary schools, sixth forms or teachers looking for either lower quantities of school planners or who just don’t have the thinking time to create their own bespoke version.

Our online store provides you with a range of appropriate cover designs and diary templates to suit your age group and varying number of lessons in the school day for your teaching staff.

Ordering takes just 5 easy steps with no complicated and long winded order forms to complete.

So there you have it, we’ve given you two solutions for these two most popular types of school planners!

1) “bespoke”, “customised”, “tailored to exact needs”, “premium” planners

Visit our special offers today – save up to 25% discount by ordering earlier in the year. Or give us a call on 0845 200 2909 and discuss your needs with our friendly team.

2) “generic”, “standard”, “off the shelf”, “one style fits all” “budget”

visit today, download a Price List and order your school planners in just 5 easy steps!


What our clients say ...

  • Super service, always someone on the end of a phone, quality product for a bespoke planner.

    High Arcal School
  • Professional, efficient and friendly.

    Munich International School
  • We’ve used your company for a number of years now and always been totally satisfied with the quality of service and products we’ve purchased.

    University Academy, Holbeach
  • Very reliable and really appreciate their friendly service.

    Chiswick School
  • Friendly, reliable and helpful.

    The Hertfordshire & Essex High School and Science College
  • An easy, hassle free experience from start to finish. As a repeat customer the service continues to be excellent.

    Brockington College
  • Very professional and reliable service.

    Corpus Christi Catholic High School
  • Excellent service and turnaround with our limited timescales. We are thrilled with them – thank you!

    Birmingham City University
  • Good communication, satisfied with quality and price and the ability to tailor pages to our needs.

    Sheffield College
  • The academic planners arrived yesterday, and we are delighted with them! Thank you so much for all your help!

    The American School in England

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