are a few comments from teachers who have had the Starbeck
sales van to visit them at school. We do appreciate
this feedback and welcome all contributions from any
of our customers.
We travel throughout
the country serving the whole of mainland UK - so no
matter where you are based - we can visit you. We
carry a huge amount of stock in the van, so whatever
your requirements are, you will not be disappointed
when Stewart calls. We can invoice school for any purchases
and can take card, cheque, cash payments for any personal
purchases. This is a great way to see our products!
You are under no obligation to buy. To see our diary
and to make an appointment click here:
Comments from teachers who have used the Starbeck
Approval Box Service can be viewed
brilliant service which the staff loved. Being able
to see & handle the resources before purchasing
made it so much better than ordering from a catalogue
or website. Thanks for a great service, we'll be using
'the van' every term now!"
Zoe Skoines, Haynes Lower School, Bedford
May 2016 V198
was like entering Aladdin's Cave. Full of topic resources
Andrea Woods, Hawthorn Park Community Primary
School, Houghton Regis
Apr 2015 V183
Service. Great range of stock. Will use you again!"
L Gilmartin, Potteridge High School, Luton
Jun 2010 V097
are some amazing artefacts on sale which are very professionally
displayed. A great service."
Creg McGill, Hawthorn Park School, Dunstable
Jan 2010 V082
helpful, showed us exactly what we needed, very well
organised, will definitely order from again."
Stella Rezaei, Challney Girls' High School,
Jul 2009 V074
service! On time, helpful & approachable. I think
it is an excellent idea for resources, it's just a shame
you're not closer! Lovely resources & lots of choice.
We will be coming back!"
Kelly Forbes, Stopsley High School,
Dec 2006 V020
service & range of artefacts."
Caroline Atwill, St Mary's School, Ascot
May 2017 V215
were delighted to be able to look at all the objects
& artefacts before we bought. Youi have an amazing
selection of quality items which our students enjoy
S Franklin, The Piggott School, Reading
Dec 2016 V209
J Hicklin, Parsons Down Infant School, Newbury
Oct 2009 V078
always exciting when Starbeck come to visit. Stewart's
van is crammed full of the most exciting & inspiring
things. When you can't get the students to the museum
they bring the museum to you."
Lisa Coyle, Sandhurst School, Berks Jul
helpful. Really happy & informative on the background
of the items. Very good service."
Melissa Tynegate, Denbugh School, Milton Keynes
Sep 2016 V205
resources,will be using them across the curriculum.
Let us know when you are next going to be in this area."
K L Barclay, Quainton CE Combined School, Aylesbury Nov
I really loved the range available. It was great to
have something come to us, where you could see it &
touch it first hand. The gentleman in charge was informative
"Lovely resources, with a delightful selection
of unusual items."
"Inspirational resources - very helpful 'man in
"The resources were fantastic, some lovely
things to inspire & excite."
"Brilliant! Super resources - such a huge range
to choose from."
Various teachers, Simpson School, Milton Keynes
Jun 2012 V135
love to see the 'Artefacts Van Man'! All the items are
so interesting & are just what we need to help bring
our topics alive."
Roz Burch, Widmer End Community School, High
really lovely resources. Wish I'd been prepared as we
could have had it alongside a Christmas shopping event.
These artefacts will really stimulate art music &
knowledge of other cultures."
S Beighton, Mary Taverton School, High Wycombe
Sep 2010 V101
was great to see the Starbeck van again. All the staff
"flooded" the van & Stewart didn't flinch!
We had a marvelous time with everyone buying for school
but also for their own personal collections. The range
was excellent & ever more excellent was Stewart
"the font of all knowledge!" Thanks for coming
to our far flung region."
Mrs J Greatbatch, Bude Infants School, Cornwall
Oct 2011 V114
pleased we said yes to the sales van stopping at school.
Resources we can't get anywhere else, at a price no
one else can match. Teachers spent a great deal of time
looking at & picking items for their topics &
themes. Resource boxes are well stocked for September."
Joanne Shaw, Cathchgate Primary School, Stanley
Jun 2016 V199
worthwhile visit to our school. We allocated lots of
resources to various curriculum areas during our look
through the van! Much easier to look at things first
hand rather than via catalogues."
Leona Kelly, Burnside Primary School,
Houghton le Spring May
really enjoyed 'rooting' through all the resources in
the van. What an excellent way of building up our multicultural
Julia Thompson, Crook Nursery School, Co Durham
Sep 2011 V113
are very impressed with the quality of the artefacts
& the staff would have emptied the van, given the
Dorothy Parry, Ebchester CE Primary School,
Jun 2012 V138
great selection of multicultural resources from around
the world at reasonable prices for every budget. Salesman
was very informative giving information, background
& demonstrations of equipment & musical instruments.
He was very approachable, friendly & helpful."
P Smith, Catchgate Primary School, Stanley
Jun 2010 V098
range of resources at good value for money. Quality
can be seen & a hands on approach is first class."
S J Toole, East Rainton Primary School, Durham
Jun 2010 V096
fantastic idea! It is very user friendly & takes
away the hassle of ordering from a catalogue."
Jenny Leggett, St Mary's Primary School, Stanley
Jun 2009 V062
of great resources that the children love! Great for
enriching History, Geography & Science lessons."
Rebecca Nicholson, Our Lady & St Patrick's
Mar 2017 V213
RE, ART, PHSEEC, MUSIC, HISTORY - Inspiring. Stewart
was very helpful. We will be calling you again."
Sara Wilson, Sandgate School, Kendal Jul
stocked artefacts. Arrived on time. Very helpful. Very
knowledgeable. Would definitely use again."
K Stringer, St George's CE School, Barrow in
Jul 2011 V110
at Starbeck has been so helpful. The resources are stunning
- the van is a treasure trove for all art teachers &
very reasonably priced. I'd thoroughly recommend Starbeck.
The van driver's a real cutie too."
Kate O'Hare, Trent College, Long Eaton
Mar 2011 V108
emporium of treasures & artefacts. A teacher's &
child's dream. Polite, helpful & witty staff."
S L Morgan, Pinxton Nursery, Derbyshire
Sep 2010 V099
helpful service, very friendly & accommodating."
Rachel Bolton, Brussington Primary School, Matlock
May 2010 V089
resources are fantastic! It's so great to have the opportunity
to buy resources that genuinely meet the needs of young
children as well as older ones. Bright, colorful, multi
sensory - fantastic."
Amanda Kettell, Alfreton Nursery School, Derbyshire
Mar 2009 V038
you for calling at our school today with your interesting
range of resources. This is a most convenient way to
look at the resources & make choices. The walk-through
van parked over lunch-time suited the staff & all
the artefacts could be checked over before purchase."
Angela Kelly, St Mary's RC School, East Riding
of Yorkshire Apr
great to delve in the Aladdin's cave!"
K Brew, Kellington CP Schol, Goole
Jan 2009 V031
resource & a great way to inspire children."
Pauline Crowley, Byfleet Primary School, Byfleet
Dec 2014 V176
incredible amount of stimulating educational resources
that will transform our school. Very reasonably priced."
Karen Dunne, Pitsea Junior School, Basildon
Nov 2013 V166
in to the sales van was like walking in to an Aladdin's
cave of great treasures! Purchased some amazing history
& geography resources, it's just a shame we have
a budget to stick to! Will definitely be recommending
to others. Money well spent on quality items."
Adam Toomer, Lee Chapel Primary School, Basildon
Feb 2012 V126
- very much a surprise at how much can be fitted in
a van! Friendly & helpful service. The staff got
very excited at the artefacts! Will use again &
Kath Keeper, Scargill Infants School, Rainham
Dec 2011 V117
selection of artefacts & great value for money!
Exciting new contexts for our children to explore &
interesting techniques to include in our Art & Design
Curriculum. Thank you for all your help & advice!"
Susan Locke, Great Bradfords Junior School,
friendly welcome to the van of treasures. A rich variety
of resources to enhance any project."
Sharon Watkins, Fitzwimarc School, Rayleigh
Nov 2010 V103
is a truly excellent & unique service. It's wonderful
to be able to look at, touch & examine artefacts
before ordering & buying. All at very reasonable
prices. Lovely to see many of the artefacts are made
by the people from the countries & not massed produced.
This is a service I shall most definitely use again
& again to build up our RE, history & multicultural
Tracy Mehmet, Hare Street School, Harlow
May 2010 V091
selection of artefacts & resources, well priced.
Lovely to be able to see the goods & buy immediately.
Huge range of items - a very time-saving way of purchasing
artifacts for many different curriculum areas."
H D Collins, Five Elms Primary School, Dagenham
May 2010 V090
has been a fantastic resource for not only art but cross-curricular
subject areas too. They are reasonably priced &
good quality. I would recommend them to anyone!"
M South, Byfleet Primary School, Byfleet
Jul 2009 V073
was great to see such an amazing range of resources.
In fact, it was so hard to choose what to get, there
was so much to choose from."
Abigail Bennett, Mary Rose School, Southsea
Apr 2009 V043
fantastic array of resources. We've stocked up on RE,
Multi culture, Art, DT & Geography materials. Everyone
is really looking forward to using them in their lessons
Clare Gill, R. A. Butler School, Saffron Walden
Jul 2006 V019
sales van is an Aladdin's cave of excellent resources
to support the curriculum. The staff are extremely helpful
& friendly. We look forward immensely to the visits."
Elva Morgan, Wimbish Primary School, Essex
Apr 2005 V010
were delighted with the range of resources available
& that we knew where the items were sourced from
due to the knowledge of Stewart."
Stephanie May, The Oaks Children's Centre, Gloucester
Jun 2009 V058
van is extremely well stocked with a fantastic range
of resources. It was great to pick up & look at
close hand the artefacts. A very useful service."
Martin Bragg, Hardwicke Parochial School, Gloucester
Jun 2009 V056
too tempting!! We always look forward to your visit
- extremely good value for money - & a huge variety
of goods. I have designed some schemes of work around
your artifacts!! Really helpful & friendly service."
K Rudge, Heywood Community School, Cinderford
May 2009 V044
high quality resources, sensibly priced. Excellent service
& help & support sourcing resources for specific
curriculum use. Highly recommended."
Jane Skinner, Shakespeare Infant School, Eastleigh
Mar 2012 V129
Super selection. Will be looking at the website. Thanks
for coming to the school."
Ann Wheeler, Brimpton CE School, Hants
Oct 2009 V077
provides an Aladdin's Cave of exciting & unique
resources. The touch, sight, smell & sound of the
artifacts not only inspires my students, but staff also
want to buy these resources because 'that would look
great in my house!' Keep on trucking'!"
Jackie Bolton, Court Moor School, Fleet
Jun 2009 V066
- heaven in a van - great for art teacher & resources
Emma Lynch, Wildern School, Southampton
Apr 2009 V040
resources! Nice to see different things that are not
available in other places! Very helpful service to find
things & the knowledge about the pieces is good.
Look forward to the next visit!"
Marten Good, St John's Infant School, Southampton
Apr 2009 V041
resources, great to have a good range of authentic resources.
Very reasonable prices. Please come again."
Lesley Jones, Manor Infants School, Portsmouth
Apr 2009 V042
efficient service. A great selection of artifacts -
very helpful too."
Liphook Infant School
Apr 2009 V039
is always a friendly welcome on the van. A superb range
of resources & we always find something that we
need to support school life & curricular development."
Jane Armstrong, Farnborough Grange Infant School
Mar 2009 V034
a staff we were thrilled by the visit of the sales van.
It was great to see such a vast range of different resources
which we would not normally be able to locate. We look
forward to its return next year."
Jane Armstrong, Farnborough Grange Nursery &
Infant School, Farnborough Jan
well resourced, found all I wanted with prompt &
Diane Simoneau, Camp Primary & Nursery School,
Feb 2015 V181
fantastic experience! A real treasure trove. I wish
I knew about this a long time ago. In one visit - it
has revamped our resources. Can't wait til your next
Charmaine Francis, Presdale's Schol, Ware
Nov 2013 V164
service as usual, prompt & friendly. This involoved
travelling hundreds of miles with fragile products that
are so inspirational for our art students."
Helen Hyam, Roundwood Park School, Harpenden
Nov 2011 V115
van was very punctual & full of exciting things
to enhance our curriculum. I was particularly impressed
with the driver's knowledge of the stock, discussing
the origins of each piece & his ability to find
particular items. I am now looking forward to using
the resources in class."
J Van-Veggel, Longdean School, Hemel Hempstead
Mar 2010 V084
was fantastic - an Aladdin's cave! Great African resources.
Mr Fletcher was extremely helpful, friendly & informative.
Aided me greatly in complimenting existing departmental
resources. Prices were reasonable. Only problem was
I wanted everything!"
Margaret Sandhu, Garston Manor School, Watford
Jul 2007 V021
a good way to buy multicultural resources for school!
It's really good to be able to actually handle the things
before you buy rather than just flicking through a catalogue.
Stewart was very helpful (and patient!) when we were
sorting out what to buy - thank you! The staff really
enjoyed it & I'm sure the children will enjoy using
Laura Minns, Brookmans Park School, Hatfield
Oct 2005 V013
strong relationship with Starbeck continues, they are
very accomodating, friendy & helpful. The van always
has lots of interesting artifacts which are used to
provide students with observational drawing objects."
C Christmas, Harris Academy Falconwood, Welling
Sep 2016 V206
van was an absolute treasure trove of articles. It was
easy to use & very exciting to see what was available.
This was actually such as easy way to purchase artefacts."
E Hatcher, Hawkhurst CE Primary School, Hawkhurst
Jul 2015 V187
knowledgeable and very helpful, highly recommended,
hope to make more purchases in the future. Many thanks."
Magda Pinkos, New Road School, Chatham
May 2016 V197
efficient & friendly service. Excellent range of
stimulating resources for hands on learning."
Sue Rudge, Gidea Park Primary School, Romford
Nov 2014 V175
comprehensive selection of interesting artefacts &
resources. I can't wait to use them in my class."
Ruth Powell, Offham Primary School, West Malling
Nov 2014 V174
have provided us with some truly inspirational resources
over the last few years. The students benefit tremendously
from working directly from cultural artifacts rather
than using secondary resources. The company is very
helpful & can offer lots of helpful advice."
Paul Kenny, Highworth Grammar School, Ashford
Jun 2009 V067
friendly & personal service offering inspirational
artifacts. Even our students want to buy things!"
Michael Bean, Ashford Christ Church School,
Jun 2009 V064
van like an Aladdin's cave. All items well prices &
very useable in our art dept. Stewart's a bit of a joker
Nicky Owls, Barton Court Grammar School, Canterbury
Jun 2009 V061
an Aladdin's cave! We found so many treasures, especially
the Aboriginal resources needed for our Globetrotters
Club. The whole service was very efficient & we
are so pleased with all the artifacts we selected. Such
good prices too. We'll be back for more!"
Penny Day, Preston Primary School, Canterbury
Jun 2009 V063
was very impressed by the fantastic service & the
variety of goods you exhibited. There was so much choice
from a selection of quality resources. This was the
first time that the Starbeck van came to our school,
but it certainly won't be the last - Christmas arrived
early for us, if only I had a bigger budget! See you
Gail Harvey, Lessness Heath Primary School,
Jun 2009 V059
resources & service. We would have liked to buy
one of everything on offer & indeed nearly did!!
How inspirational these artifacts are for art, displays,
RE etc. We will definitely be booking another visit
from the van!"
Debbie Wheeler, Lansdowne Primary School, Sittingbourne
Jun 2009 V060
have been supplying our art dept with a range of superb
cultural objects / fabrics / resources for many years.
We have built up a wonderful collection which stimulates
& inspires students & has formed the basis of
key stage 3, 4 & 5 work. We are always excited when
"the man with van" arrives with his traveling
array of resources!"
Susan Welch, Highworth's School, Ashford
Mar 2004 V004
of great resources to choose from for a wide variety
of different topics. Very reasonable prices too! Would
have bought the whole van if I could."
Jessica Singleton, White Ash School, Oswaldwistle
Jul 2013 V163
great resource whith lots to offer - interesting resources
that I've not seen anywhere else!"
Paula Liggat, Walton Lane Nursery School, Nelson
Jul 2013 V160
resources at really reasonable prices. Well organised
& easily accessible to view. Spent a fortune...but
absolutely made up!"
Natasha, St Hilda's Primary School, Prestwich
Jul 2013 V162
really interesting items! We really liked the drapes
& multi-faith artefacts."
Mrs H Almond, Frenchwood Primary School, Preston
Jan 2012 V122
seen so many wonderful, relevent school resources under
one roof before. Add to that the convenience of the
van bringing them to school - how could we resist!"
Kath Gleave, St Patrick's RC School, Walton-le-Dale
Jan 2012 V123
- very helpful - loads to see. Just what we need &
not too pricey. Next time we'll book a full afternoon."
P D'Roza, Blue Coat School, Oldham
Jan 2009 V026
range of resources & advice. Great prices but best
of all great help. Quality of resources superb. Great
Catherine Stretton, Marriott Primary School,
pleased to have made contact again! Very useful to have
an opportunity to see & handle objects before buying.
Love the Fair Trade aspect."
A Sherwood, Orchard Primary School, Castle Donington
Jun 2009 V065
you so much for visiting us with your 'Aladdin's Cave'
van. We really enjoyed selecting the resources to staret
next year's projects. We love all the insects - they
Emily Bott, Leicester High School for Girls
Jun 2016 V201
curriculum has certainly been enhanced by wonderful
objects and artefacts that cannot be found on teh High
Street. An opportunity to handle and test the quality
before we purchase. Always an exciting day when the
man with van arrives."
Jayne Day, Coomb Briggs Primary School, Immingham Mar
an Aladdin's Cave of resources! I was amazed by the
variety of resources on offer in your van. I am very
happy with my purchases which will enhance the teaching
& learning in my classroom."
C Crowther, John Harrison Primary School, Barrow
on Humber Apr
an Aladdin's Cave! Interesting & refreshing! to
have such a wealth of multicultural items to choose
from.Our purchases made an instant impression on our
Zoe Hyams, Caistor Primary School, Caistor
Feb 2013 V151
was punctual, accomodating & cheerful during his
short, but efficient time with us. Staff very much appreciated
this. They also enjoyed the opportunity to view the
different resources & match them to their next teaching
contexts. We will arrange a further visit in the future!"
R Taylor, South Witham CP School, Lincs Oct
helpful to be able to browse the artefacts hands on.
A bright & inspiring range of items all organised
into topics. Courteous service & assistance. Great
to have these brought to us!"
John Harrison Primary School, Barrow on Humber
Jun 2012 V139
van was a treasure trove of delights! It was filled
with quality resources which meets the needs of a variety
of curriculum areas. I can highly recommend a visit!"
K Beaumont, The Richmond School, Skegness
Jan 2012 V141
fantastic selection to enhance our multicultural &
cross curricular experiences in school."
S P Boor, Holbeach Primary School
Nov 2011 V116
exciting resources at reasonable prices with a very
helpful member of staff!"
A Clark, Thrunscoe Primary School, Cleethorpes
Jun 2010 V092
resources at a very reasonable price. It is really useful
to see before you buy."
A Boardman, Cambridge Park School, Grimsby
May 2009 V050
sales pitch - very helpful. Excellent resources. Thank
you & come back our way soon."
Elaine Niblett, St Peter at Gowts Primary School,
RE resources. A wide range of resources for Geography
M S Brunton, Middle Rasen Primary School, Lincs
May 2009 V048
fabulous quality & variety! Really inspirational
for us teachers & children alike. Shows excellent
knowledge of new national curriculum but also flair,
imagination & creativity. Also Stewart is an amazingly
Michaela Mouquet, St Joseph's Catholic Primary
School, London SE10
Nov 2016 V210
Starbeck van arrived on time - so important in a busy
working day! Friendly & helpful service - as always.
A wide range of resources to selet from at very reasonable
prices. Thank you so much!"
Su Fairbairn, Hornsey School for Girls, London
Jun 2017 V216
an amazing resource! Stewart was so helpful & pointed
us in the right direction for all we needed. Thanks
Stewart & Starbeck!"
Lisa Lazell, Cardwell Primary School, London
Nov 2016 V211
amazing opportunity to purchase a variety of resources.
Everything was organised extremely well making selection
very easy. Stewart was very knowledgeable, helpful &
patient. Such beautiful objects."
Carla Crosbie, Beecroft Garden Primary School,
London SE4 Jan
15 2015 V180
amazing Aladdin's cave of resources."
Sarah Pollitt, Byron Court Primary School, Wembley
Sep 2016 V207
great resources. Lots of variety & informative staff
Angela Tapscott, Ranelagh Primary School, London
fantastic resources van - so many brilliant artefacts.
Friendly service & the fact that it came straight
to the door was a real bonus! Thank you, will definitely
Rosie Bede, Jubilee Primary School, London N16
Jul 2014 V171
had an absolutely fabulous time & the range of products
is amazing. We've managed to find artefacts that support
all of our key stage 4 & 5 schemes of work. Plus
a lovely salesman as well!"
Aimee Mills, The Ellen Wilkinson School, Ealing
Jun 2013 V156
selection of resources to select from. Great guidance
from Stewart. Extremely happy with our purchases."
Diane Selwood, Lee Manor School, London
Dec 2012 V148
excellent service. We booked an appointment with the
van, he arrived on time & we were able to puchase
many interesting pieces for display and discussion."
S Crosland, Smallberry Green Primary School,
was a great selection of goods on the van. Our Second
World War topic will have a lot of new artefacts &
we will certainly use them again."
Vicki Williams, Harefield Junior School, Harefield
Jun 2012 V136
resources, excellent company, very much looking forward
to the next visit."
Georgina Trias, Brentside High School, Ealing
Jun 2012 V137
What an amazing amount of truly inspiring resources.
We can't wait for our next van visit!"
Angela Whyte, Cedars Manor School, Harrow
Dec 2010 V104
arrived early, was friendly with the office. We couldn't
believe how exciting the stuff in the van was for us.
A real treasure trove!! Very pleased with the service
& a friendly approach."
Fiona Harris, Rokeby School, London E15 Mar
a treasure chest of resources! Loads to choose from,
& very reasonably priced! Great for art, music,
technology & RE teachers."
Nicki Mansell, Catford Girls' School, London
Mar 2005 V009
resources available through your company are really
fantastic, high quality & will provide a fantastic
stimuli for our children's learning. Having the facility
of your van visiting our site saved time & gave
us the opportunity to have a thorough browse. What an
Aladdin's cave! We hope to see you again in the not
too distant future."
Kingswood Primary School, London SE27
Mar 2004 V003
resources for drawing & inspiring students."
L Nelson, Manchester Communication Academy
Jan 2012 V121
on time, kept appointment. Very helpful. Were able to
see everything we wanted. Good to deal with, would use
again. We are fairly specialized& need small items
that would fit into our project boxes."
Lynne Craigs, Tameside School Library Service
Feb 2004 V001
good range of items in stock at extremely reasonable
prices & we could have them there and then."
Mrs Barbara Flitcroft, St Peter's Primary School,
Newton le Willows
Feb 2012 V125
variety of cross-curricular resources & brilliant
customer service - thank you!"
Amanda Bell, Toftwood Infant School, Dereham
Mar 2017 V214
was really helpful with suggestions for our topics.
A great way to buy new resources."
Georgina Noddings, Holy Trinity Junior School,
was wonderful to be able to see religious artifacts&
consider how they would be used to enhance the learning
for our children."
Julia Campbell, East Cowton Primary School,
the van visiting the school was a quick & convenient
way to access great resources. We went shopping instead
of a staff meeting!"
Jessica Woods, Spofforth Primary School, Harrogate
Jun 2009 V057
wonderful selection. An Aladdin's cave. Reasonable prices
Miss S Merryweather, Saltburn Mar
a pleasure meeting Stewart & his blue van of treasures
& wonders. Thank you for your help & ideas.
See you again next year!!"
Josie Milton, Stimpson Avenue Primary Academy,
Feb 2017 V212
van is amazing - we could have spent all day browsing!
It's lovely that the whole staff can have a loook! Prices
are very reasonable. Stewart is a wealth of information!"
Judith Amery, St James Infants School, Daventry
Apr 2012 V131
wonderful resources! Really helpful & such wide
ranging items. The only problem is when to stop buying!!"
Sue Rigby, Braunston Primary School, Daventry
Mar 2011 V105
a wonderful Aladdin's cave of delights! I could live
in there! The artefacts are truly amazing & will
enhance any lesson! Lovely friendly service too -
come again soon!"
Kat Johnston, The Arbours Primary School,
found the Starbeck sales van to be well resourced &
fascinating. An excellent opportunity to purchase resources
for History, Geography, Music & 'Small World' plus
a fantastic range of drapes for display. We hope you
will visit us again next year."
Mrs Anne Walker, The Good Shepherd Catholic
Primary School, Northampton Nov
excellent selection of artifacts on the van."
J Greensmith, Croyland Primary School, Wellingborough May
sales van was an amazing & interesting place. Beautiful
artifacts at very reasonable prices. The range of items
was amazing covering many areas of the curriculum, i.e.
History, Geography, PSHE, Art & RE. The fabrics
were very good quality & generous in size. Our school
would recommend anyone who wants to buy artifacts to
take a look at Starbeck. I guarantee you will buy something."
H Tetley, Kneesall Primary School, Newark
Jan 2006 V016
& helpful staff. Starbeck has a huge variety of
resources which are terrific to draw from & impossible
to get from elsewhere. Starbeck has a treasure-trove
of exciting & surprising objects for a variety of
depts in schools."
Kate O'Hare, Trent College, Nottingham
Jun 2016 V202
as always. No pressure selling & way too much to
choose from! Already looking forward to next year's
Lyn Moore, Stephen Freeman School, Didcot
Nov 2010 V102
resources - such a wide variety brought to the door!
very good service, reasonable prices & Stewart is
very helpful! Please call again."
Jane Haggitt, Hanwell Fields School, Banbury
Dec 2005 V015
ordered resources for a Hinduism & Chinese topic.The
resources were great quality - extremely authentic!
Very competitively priced! The staff were friendly &
helpful. We are looking to use these fabulous resources
with the children."
Pamela Noer, Maddiston Primary School Falkirk
Oct 2014 V173
interesting & reasonably priced resources. Friendly,
helpful service with ample time given to explore the
"treasure trove" within the van."
Erika Maclaughlan, Burgh Primary School, Musselburgh Sep
service! Friendly staff with a great selection to choose
Adele Whitehouse, Stirling High School
Aug 2009 V075
is a fantastic resource worth a visit by all - amazing!."
Claire Bell, Kirkland High School, Methil
May 2009 V055
has a very good selection of materials. It's an Aladdin's
cave of goodies! Very helpful. Just would have liked
more notice to arrange a more convenient time."
Karen Morrow, St Columba's RC High School, Dunfermline May
is very useful to be able to look at resources rather
than choosing on the web site, sales rep was helpful
& offered valuable advice."
Jane Watson, Greengables Nursery, Edinburgh
May 2009 V045
& his van are a real find, an absolute treasure.
There is so much fantastic art stuff, you don't know
where to look. We will definitely be calling you again.
Once again amazing objects, all the pupils are going
to really enjoy working from them, They won't have even
seen half the stuff, they'll be absolutely in awe of
Kerry Withers, Madeley Academy, Telford Jan
a treasure trove! We could have spent our entire budget.
We limited ourselves to objects which can be used for
many purposes. Prices very competitive too. Thanks for
a great selection!"
Jay Smith, Castle Cary Primary School Jun
you for your visit - lots of lovely resources for all
curriculum areas. Wish we had more money to spend!"
Helen Walford, Hillside First School,
Weston super Mare Jun
absolute treasure-trove! You can find more multi-cultural
resources in this van than when you are traveling in
the countries! Not only that, but the 'man in the van'
gives great advice & knows his stock well. Keep
Briony Smith, Jackie Peacock, Trudy Beech, Widcombe
Infant School, Bath Jun
range of resources which are clearly organized. Staff
are extremely helpful & knowledgeable. Prices are
Alison Watts, Widcombe Infant School, Bath
Jun 2006 V018
variation of objects, artefacts & wonderful things
that will spice up any lesson to the benefit of every
pupil in your classroom. Brilliant & thank you."
Dylan Roberts, Ysgol Brynnewfail, Caernarfon
Jul 2016 V208
a wonderful experience. As Head of Art I am always looking
out for interesting pieces to show groups & for
pupils to work from. The fact that Starbeck can bring
a van full of amazing artefacts for me to browse is
brilliant. I will be annually updating my resources
& will be in touch in the future. Thank you, what
a fantastic collection."
Mrs Helen Davies, Newbridge School, South Wales
Jan 2012 V118
you so much for coming to us. The variety of objects
is amazing. We love to buy things for the students to
draw. The fish and skulls are exactly what I wanted.
Thank you for being so accommodating and friendly. Please
com back next year."
Sharon Eddy, Howell's School, Cardiff Dec 2015 V192
is a refreshing approach to purchasing resources that
allows teachers to see the artefacts first hand and
select from a huge range of fascinating things from
a van which surely has sides made of elastic!"
Chalkley, Lacewood Primary School, Rotherham Sep
wide variety & collection of artefacts. Our students
are always looking for new inspiration & I'm sure
what Starbeck has to offer they won't have any difficulties
of finding objects to draw from. Keep up the good work"
Shayla Perry, Outwood Academy Adwick, Doncaster
Sep 2015 V191
man with a van' fabulous resources! Very unusual things,
lots & lots of curriculum resources. Friendly staff.
Can't praise enough. Excellent value for money!"
Lindsay Foster, Dinnington Primary School, Dinnington Jul
service, quality resources. We have got some great artefacts
for our African Arts week - drapes, instruments, ornaments,
masks! We will definitely use this service again!"
Carol Clifford, Kirkby Avenue Primary School,
resources that will enhance our topic based approach
to the curriculum - we pride ourselves on providing
the children with first hand experiences - again the
resources will do just that! The friendly service was
second to none - nothing was too much trouble."
Darren Clegg, Aston Fence Junior & Infant
School, Sheffield May
service. Door to door enables us to access resources
in a convenient way. Friendly patient sales man. Good
Claire Ward, Darnall Community Nursery, Sheffield
May 2010 V088
of exciting resources. Good value. Easy to see &
Wendy Wheldon, Greengate Primary School, Sheffield Mar
the fact that we could see artifacts etc. first hand.
Excellent range of materials to choose from which support
our creative curriculum."
Margaret Marsh, West Meadows School, Hoyland
Jun 2009 V069
I was detained by about 40 minutes but Stewart was prepared
to wait & are we glad he did! When I & my deputy
finally got to Stewart & the van we were amazed!.
We explored the content of the van first & wanted
everything we saw. A little impractical, so we took
advice from Stewart & managed to select items that
would ensure that the diverse cultures of our children
were well represented. The value boxes meant that we
had received more for our money. Certain items straight
away & the following day, when the children saw
them, they created a great deal of interest. We now
eagerly await the other resources."
E Shannon, Highfields Primary School, Doncaster May
opportunity & would definitely welcome another visit.
Really helpful man."
Mrs S Moran, Northwood Community School, Stoke
on Trent Jul
helpful to have resources brought to school! Excellent
range of artefacts & informative "non-pushy"
van driver. Excellent value for money too. Highly recommended."
Dr D Marshall, Violet Way Academy, Burton upon
Apr 2012 V130
excellent service. An Aladdin's Cave!! So many interesting
artefacts to buy which you never see in the shops or
Juliet Levingstone, Burnwood Nursery, Stoke
on Trent Nov
excellent resources & wide range. Stewart was very
knowledgeable & helpful. I would certainly recommend
Pamela Thomas, Two Rivers Primary School, Tamworth Jan
staff were delighted to have the opportunity to view
& purchase from a super range of artifacts that
were very relevant to the primary curriculum. Having
these resources so compactly & cleverly displayed
was very helpful in the busy schedule of a school day.
We will definitely use Starbeck again!"
S M Kingston, St Nicholas 1st School, Codsall
May 2004 V007
selection of artifacts& the time saved in hunting
around various locations has been greatly appreciated.
Cultural themes are superbly catered for."
C Christen, Maryhill High School, Kidsgrove
May 2004 V006
great fun today when the sales van full of superb artefacts
& much more, visited our school. This came just
at the right time as we are reviewing the curriculum
in line with the new requirements, whilst still making
sure our children have memorable learning. We will definitely
ask you to come back - big thank you!"
Carol Child, Carlton Colville Primary School,
were really impressed with the amazing supplies in the
van. Stewart was extremely helpful (and patient) with
all the staff! We are all happy with our new resources
- thank you!"
Susan Todd, Beaufort Primary School, Woking
Apr 2016 V196
efficient & exciting way to purchase good quality
items & an excellent range with lots of topics covered."
Lisa Bell, St Thomas of Canterbury Primary School,
was lovely to see all the resources available in front
of you rather than trying to visualise it on a computer
screen. We were able to source many of the new curriculum
history & art topics."
Katie Twaite, William Cobbett Junior School,
material - such a wide range of artefacts to choose
from, good quality & affordable prices."
M Mitchell, St Mary's School, Ascot Jan
inspirational collection of artefacts for developing
children's interest in 'our world' & learning."
Lesley Lawrence, West Byfleet Junior School
Sep 2012 V144
love having a visit from Stewart & the 'Aladdin's
Cave' van! There is always a huge variety of fantastic
artifacts to explore; old favourites & new exciting
Lesley Sandgrove, West Rise Infant School, Eastbourne May
excellent selection of resources, relevent to a variety
of curriculum areas & topics covered. Lovely resources
- like walking into an Aladdin's cave!"
Slinfold Primary School, Horsham Dec
van arrived today, exactly on time & busrting with
great resources - very well laid out, easy to access,
clearly labelled & clearly priced. Setwart very
knowledgeable about what was available, very helpful.
He showed the website to my Deputy - very well laid
out, accessable website. Loved the value boxes &
especially the RE resources. Overall great value &
much easier than going through paper catalogues. We
will certainly call you again."
Joanna Brown, St John's Catholic Primary School,
artefacts van was full of useful resources. It was particularly
full of resources from Africa. It would be helpful to
have more resources on Egypt*. The Roman helmet was
Juliet Gallagher, River Beach Primary School,
2013 V154 *
We're working on it!
you very much for your visit! It brought colour &
light on a very cold day & we were able to choose
from a huge range of unusual resources!"
Ann Williams, Forest Row Primary School, Forest
service, thank you very much. Really friendly &
a huge range of 'hard-to-find' resources. Please come
Charlotte Ashdown, The Bewbush Academy, Crawley
Mar 2013 V152
Aladdin's Cave of treasures! We could have spent our
whole budget. Thank you for really high quality, good
value resources & friendly, helpful staff."
Roz Smart, The Mill Primary School, Crawley
Apr 2005 V011
approachable, knowledgeable assistant. Van on time &
well stocked. Staff were excited by the range, quality,
quantity of "hands on" stock. "Take away
on the day" with an invoice left for payment worked
very well. Range of prices, with some very reasonably
prices items. Altogether, a very well organized enterprise."
Sandy Everett, Wallands Primary School, Lewes
Apr 2005 V012
range of stuff. Just wish I had more capitation to spend
on it. I'm aware of stock & may build future projects
Mo Loade, Rye Hills School, Redcar Jun
a great service! Great products as always."
Jo Pickering, All Saints School, Stockton Jul
van arrived full to the brim with colourful artifacts.
All teachers (from nursery to year 6) were able to find
objects suited to history, geography and science topics.
Early years were able to find a range of materials for
sensory activities too. All of the artifacts were well
organised and clearly labelled. The man (with the van)
was incredibly helpful, making useful suggestions based
Shield, Byker Primary School,
Newcastle upon Tyne Mar
An eclectic mix of artefacts & objects & natural
world phenomena. Fabulous to study from, engage with,
draw and learn. Reasonably priced. A delight."
Zoey Allonby, Dame Allan's School, Newcastle
upon Tyne Jun
sales van was well stocked, a veritable treasure trove.
The staff were friendly & accommodating."
Beverly Walton, Town End Primary School, Sunderland Mar
- what an incredible array of treasures! Stewart (the
man with the van) was very helpful & friendly. I
went wild in the aisles & purchased many wonderful
artefacts to support our curriculum learning."
Louisa Brown, Knightlow Primary School, Rugby
Mar 2014 V168
a fantastic resource bank - so helpful to be able to
see & hold the resources rather than just pictures!
Great range of products - covering so many different
historical/cultural themes. Good friendly service -
like the fact you travel to different areas, not just
London as others often do!"
H Stephenson, St Nicholas Primary School, Kenilworth
Sep 2016 V204
Aladdin's Cave of all the things you'd love to have,
but can't find! Great original resources!"
L Summons, Cawston Grange Primary School, Rugby
Feb 2004 V002
amazing set of resources to use to develop RE &
multicultural education. Fantastic!"
A Grant, Arden Forest Infant School, Bulkington
May 2010 V087
excellent resource to enhance the teaching of history.
Will definitely rebook. Thank you!"
Sarah Powell, Netherton Primary School, Dudley
Mar 2016 V195
wide range of resources covering many curriculum areas.
A joy to shop and see the items hands on."
Alice McMahon, Springfield Primary School, Dudley
Mar 2016 V195
helpful, fantastic variety of stock & knowledgeable,
great in aiding us in our new topics."
Rebecca Martin, Eastern Green Junior School,
is an amazing Aladdin's Cave of resources. We had never
seen such an array of unique artefacts & items anywhere.
My staff bought lots of things for different subjects
& different year groups. I was pleasantly surprised
by how little it all cost! For stimulating pupils, the
Starbeck van is a must."
Stephen Wallin, Lickey Hills Primary School,
Birmingham (No relation!) Jun
artefacts & collections to inspire & stimulate
the children. As a school we could have spent even more!"
Andie Bailey, Parkgate Primary School, Coventry
Jan 2013 V150
a treat! The van of amazement! Fascinating plethora
of goodness! Safe to say - LOVED IT!"
Emily Lovell, Albert Bradbeer Primary School,
an 'Aladdin's cave' ! Wonderful, exciting, quality resources
that suit all major topics! Excellent service &
Hannah Higham, Temple Meadow Primary School,
range & good quality resources! Having just introduced
a new curriculum, Starbeck gave us a great way to resource
our topics. Staff were really enthused with what was
Nicky Aston, Eastern Green Junior School, Coventry
Feb 2012 V124
a wonderful service, such good quality & variety."
"Excellent service. We were spoilt for choice!
Friendly & helpful service too!"
"Really enjoyed looking at all the goods!"
Rina Virdi & colleagues, Sandwell Schools
Library Service Jan
resource - full of ideas & inspiration. We are a
new school that will benefit from injecting more life
into our rooms."
Rebecca Goode, Stockland Green School, Birmingham
Mar 2011 V107
visit was extremely useful & a wide variety of resources!
Would recommend Starbeck for their range of resources
& the availability (as they came to us)."
Michelle Parker, Jubilee Primary School, Tipton
May 2009 V051
always look forward to the Starbeck visit, getting excited
about the huge variety of resources available. It's
like a giant Aladdin's cave. The resources are fantastic
& it's unbelievable how much can fit in to one van.
A great source for any school & the staff are the
friendliest & most helpful, with a great knowledge
about the artifacts & amazing memory for figures!
Tracy Butler, Broadway School, Birmingham
Jan 2009 V025
you again for such a wonderful service! Fair Trade goods
at fair prices means that there is something to suit
everyone's budget & with a van that opens out into
an 'Aladdin's cave' filled with sights & smells
textiles & trinkets, carvings & colors from
around the world then no-one can afford to miss out.
We will certainly keep spreading your name."
Carol Evans, Billbrooke Middle School, Wolverhampton
Feb 2009 V032
helpful to me as a new RE coordinator. Great to see
things instead of a catalogue."
Mrs Sue Fletcher, Stoke Heath Primary School,
selection - lots to choose from."
Helen Shepherd, St Francis Xavier School,
wasn't sure what to expect, but I was very impressed
with the quality & variety of the items available.
We obtained some super multicultural artifacts&
art resources for the school. Worth having a look."
S Allan, Brindley, Heath Junior School, Stourbridge
May 2004 V005
is a phenomenal company, they provide a breadth of fantatstic
resources which enable teachers to inspire their learners.
They have provided us with an invaluable service, fast,
efficient & very helpful."
Davina Bell, Broadbeck Learning Centre, Wakefield
Sep 2016 V203
sales van was full of great artefacts & resources
- we could have bought a lot more! Service with a smile!"
Sophie Johnson, Yeadon Westfield Junior School,
resources & lots to choose from. Very helpful &
Helen Hooper, Westgate Primary School, Otley
Sep 2015 V188
pool of resources! It was like being in a sweet shop.
We certainly recommend you get Starbeck to pay your
school a visit."
Mrs Wray, Holy Trinity CE Primary School, Ossett
May 2012 V132
service. I have now used Starbeck 4 times at different
schools. Friendly & informative - inspiring resources
for our students!"
David Questa, Horsforth School, Leeds Oct
new D&T curriculum at both KS3 & 4 requires
us all to be far more aware of different cultures, much
more aware of sustainability issues & fair trade.
This amazing collection of artefacts is essential for
schools to be able to build up a wide range of products
that reflect different values. Creativity is high on
the national agenda & what better way of opening
students' eyes to a whole new world than to dip in to
the Starbeck van."
Brian Russell, Dixon's City Academy, Bradford
Oct 2009 V079
inspiring & well resourced."
Linda Mann, Mill Dam Junior & Infant School,
sales van visited today & I was both delighted &
amazed by the variety of resources available. I have
made an initial purchase of several items to support
art work in the school but I will be looking to source
other curriculum areas later. Absolutely brilliant.
Many thanks for an excellent service."
Erica Archer, Low Moor Primary School, Bradford
Sep 2009 V076
impressed. On time & full of great goodies."
Debbie Alderton, Reinwood Infant School, Huddersfield Feb
van is full of exciting & interesting artifacts.
It has a real wow factor, & is very easy to access
with a simple process for buying objects, drapes etc.
Ideal for RE, topics & brightening up your school."
Nicky Maxwell, Cross Flats Primary School, Leeds
Jan 2009 V028
you for the opportunity to see all your resources. You
have an excellent choice."
M Laverty, St Anthony's Catholic Primary School,
find the van a very convenient way to shop. The staff
enjoy browsing through items & there is always a
G Austerfield, Asquith Primary School, Leeds
Jan 2009 V030
fantastic resource that all staff & children were
keen to explore. A convenient & accessible way to
purchase interesting, enthusing objects & materials
for teaching RE & cultural topics."
Ali Elvidge, Oakwood Pupil Support Centre, Leeds
Jan 2009 V024
had a great time looking at all the wonderful resources.
It's a great place to start looking when you are setting
up a new school. We now have lots of amazing artefacts,
pictures & music representing the whole world."
Clare Davies, East Wichel Primary School, Swindon Mar
resources - stimulating, excellent for multicultural,
arrived on time."
N Payne, Inkberrow First School, Worcs Jun
Fitted in with our availablility. Arrived on time. Very
accommodating. Good advice."
Sarah Boyce, Pinvin First School, Pershore
Mar 2009 V100
van has a superb selection of treasures, interesting
artifacts& beautiful items from around the world."
Mrs Debbie Mitchell, Clifton upon Erne Primary
School, Worcester May
choice of resources. Well organized. 'Man with van'
very efficient, knew his stock well. A pity some things
we wanted had been sold by the time he'd got to us.
Very pleased with service, would use again." [We'd
had a particularly busy time that week and normally
restock the van overnight - sorry about the missing
items - PW]
Sue Falmouth, St George's Primary School, Kidderminster Mar