What is it?

The HP for Education trade-in scheme has given around £6m back to schools in the last two years! It allows schools to send old hardware of any brand to HP in exchange for £100 per item when you purchase new devices.


How does it work?

The cashback you earn can be transferred to an online wallet where it can be put towards the purchase of other services from the HP Marketplace – including RM Connectivity, RM Integris, RM Unify and more. Alternatively, you can purchase an e-credit with RM to spend on anything you’d like!*

What are the benefits?

  • Get money back for old devices either not in use or no longer a suitable performance for modern needs;
  • Responsibly recycle old hardware in a GDPR compliant way;
  • A great way to kickstart or continue your Windows 7 migration plan in advance of end of support in January 2020;
  • Save money on other services, helping stretch your budgets and prevent tough decisions.

Schools and academies can also benefit from the Microsoft 365 licencing, which adds a host of features including Minecraft: Education Edition, Intune for Education and even more security.

Get in touch using the button below to find out more and to discuss your current licensing model.

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Are you eligible?

Schools, colleges and academies located within the UK and the Republic of Ireland can all register to take part in the programme. As long as your equipment is in working order and at least a 10” screen where applicable it should qualify. If you’re unsure, email and we can advise.

Why RM?

RM is one of the top level or ‘Master’ HP partners which means we are able to provide you with more benefits than some of the other companies taking part in this scheme. These include great value product bundles being available to buy direct from the scheme’s online marketplace. These bundles have all been designed with our customers’ requirements in mind, helping more schools to overcome common IT challenges.

You can also be sure that any hardware from RM is built for education. We run stringent tests covering build quality, design, performance and functionality before recommending devices to schools - giving you peace of mind that they will last and perform as expected.

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What’s new?

Schools are able to access more benefits than ever before as they reach higher tiering levels, such as becoming eligible to enter into competitions for high value IT prizes, details of which can be found below. The more you use funds to drive digital learning in your school, the more you benefit.

To find out in more detail how tiering works and the benefits for schools, please email our hardware team.

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Win IT equipment for your school

As part of this scheme, HP are running two competitions where schools can win thousands of pounds of technology.
We are supporting schools step-by-step and helping them to meet the judging criteria.
Please contact us on 01235 826 002 or email to enter.

Ripple effect

Win a STEM studio worth £8,600

The Ripple Effect competition is a joint HP and Intel collaboration where schools can win a STEM creative learning studio worth £8,600. RM has been HP’s biggest partner on the Ripple Effect since its conception two years ago.

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Win £25k to spend on IT equipment

Through HP’s Community Tech Fund, schools can win up to £25k of equipment by organising a community trade-in initiative. We can support you through this and have proven success in helping schools to win.

5 steps to making a claim


Purchase a qualifying HP product from RM. Then simply register at within 30 calendar days of purchase.


Upload your RM invoice and details of the devices you’ll be trading in.


You will receive notification of whether your claim has been approved within three working days.


Send in the devices you’re trading in within 30 calendar days. HP will cover the cost of delivery and confirm the value of items.


You may prefer to receive your rewards into your online wallet. You can spend the funds in your wallet at the HP Marketplace where we have created tailored education bundles. There are other products available there for you to buy – or you can select products from the RM Education website using an e-credit. You will need to spend the funds in your wallet within 60 calendar days.

*Please click here for the HPfE 2019 Trade-In terms and conditions*

*Please click here for the full terms and conditions*

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