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Oxford Dictionary Service for Schools

Offer your new Year 7 students the best dictionaries at the best prices!

Book now to make sure your students are well equipped with the Oxford Dictionary Service at your next Year 7 induction/parents' evening.

A hassle-free service at no cost to your school:

  • We set up and run the dictionary stand including delivery and collection of any unsold copies
  • We supply a parent letter template to help advertise the event
  • We organise all monies taken from dictionary sales

OR

If you would like to run the event yourselves, we supply:

  • A guide to running the stand
  • A parent letter template advertising the event
  • Free delivery and collection of any unsold copies
  • A complimentary £75 voucher – choose £75 worth of fiction books for your library from our Children's books catalogue and if you sell over 100 books you’ll receive an additional £25 to spend!

See what schools say about the service

Download the document ‘Why do children still need a dictionary?

Parents can buy our most popular English language and bilingual dictionaries from the KS3 range, ideal for secondary school homework, including the best-selling Oxford English Dictionary for Schools.

Special price to parents on the day – from only £5 each!

Oxford English Dictionary for Schools

£5.00

Oxford English Thesaurus for Schools

£5.00

Oxford Spelling, Punctuation and Grammar Dictionary

£6.00

Oxford Illustrated Shakespeare Dictionary

£8.00

Oxford Learner's French Dictionary

£5.00

Oxford Learner's German Dictionary

£5.00

Oxford Learner's Spanish Dictionary

£5.00

Oxford School Atlas

£6.00

If you are interested in having Oxford dictionaries at your induction event, simply email dictionary.events@oup.com or call 01865 354026 with your school details and the date of your evening and leave all the organization up to us!

If you would like more information please see our FAQs section or request a call back using the form on the right.

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What schools say

“We have used the Oxford Dictionary Service at our Induction evenings 3 years in a row and it has proved invaluable. Last year I sold the books to parents myself and it was all very straight forward. As an English teacher I was keen to make use of the library voucher and now have some excellent fiction books. My class use their dictionaries and thesauruses at home for essay writing and other homework. Using the service is great for the school, parents and pupils. I’d recommend it without a doubt.”
Ms L Botham – St Edwards Royal School - Windsor

"The Dictionary Events service is brilliant. As a school you do not have to do anything except store a few boxes for a couple of days prior to the event and put in place a couple of tables. A Rep is supplied at no extra cost; books are sold on site at whatever time and date you wish; once the stock runs out any orders they take are sent directly to the parents, the school not needing to take any part. They box up any remaining books and they are collected within a couple of days. Result: No staff involvement. The parents love being able to buy the books at such a reduced price and love not having to bother going to the shops to source these books themselves. Everyone happy!!"
Jacqui Murphy - Library & Resource Centre Manager, Guru Nanak Sikh Academy - Hayes

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