Department for Education Furniture Framework

Having been through a rigorous selection process, we have been awarded the status of Preferred Supplier on all three lots of the new DfE Furniture Framework. We are extremely proud to be on this framework as it is a reflection of our dedication to service, offering schools a huge variety of product and expert knowledge, all at the best price point possible.

Lot 1: Loose Furniture
Covers the key loose furniture items for both students and staff, such as classroom chairs, tables and storage. Click to download Morleys DFE Lot 1 Catalogue

Lot 2: Fitted Furniture
Specialist labs, Libraries, 6th forms, staff rooms, reception areas, teaching walls and other bespoke areas. Click to download Morleys DFE Lot 2 Catalogue

Lot 3: Bleacher Seating
Click to download Morleys DFE Lot 3 Catalogue

What is the new DFE Framework?

The Department for Education has put in place a new four-year framework to offer educational establishments and contractors a qualified source of suppliers who will offer products at the very best prices. Furthermore these suppliers should also offer the very best customer experience and have a proven track record of supplying school’s furniture, from smaller quantities through to large scale projects.

Read more about the framework on the official DfE website.

Why choose Morleys and the DfE Framework?

Quality that counts

Our dedication to service means we continually strive to offer our customers breadth of choice, flexible solutions for all budgets and high-quality furniture that meets the needs of a modern educational environment. Our furniture meets the British standards for quality and size requirements (FIRA) and we are a member of the British Educational Suppliers Association (BESA).

Expertise that cares

With the expertise of all our staff, we can advise a school on the best furniture solution for their needs and have access to our own exclusive ranges of furniture, all the leading brands as well as being able to source quality products from around the world. We can also manage any size of project, from replacing some essential pieces of furniture, to designing and furnishing a brand-new building, our dedicated team will work to bring that that vision to life. 

Service that delivers

We are unique amongst educational furniture suppliers, having 50,000+ sq ft of our own warehouse space with over £1 million of stockholdings. We also have a team of experienced production personnel that still assemble furniture, and our own fleet of delivery vehicles and drivers, meaning every part of a customer’s order is dealt with by a member of staff that cares. 

The benefits of the Framework:
- Quality checked, DfE approved suppliers
- The best prices on key lines of education furniture
- Ability to create ‘mini’ tenders specific to your project/requirements
- Direct call off

Who can use it?
The framework is available to all educational establishments from primary through to further education, and special educational needs provision. As well as schools, this framework is available to contractors who are procuring for new educational buildings, or those existing buildings that are having work undertaken on them.

Why choose Morleys and the DfE Framework?

Get your special Department of Education pricing by emailing us at

Please include: your name, establishment name and phone number and we will register you and send you a breakdown of pricing.

Alternatively call us on 01869 320320 and one of our helpful sales team will be happy to get you registered.

The Educational Furniture Experts

Established for over 90 years, we are the UK’s largest educational furniture supplier, proud to still be a family-owned, British company. See examples of our project work below.

How to become a DfE customer

If you would like some more information on how to become a DfE customer, please call us on 01869 320320 or email 

We have a team of expert furniture consultants who will be able to assist with your exact requirements. Alternatively you can add any products you require to your quote basket and send to us for your DFE preferred pricing.

We look forward to hearing from you.