We help protect universities, colleges and schools

Our specialist education team arranges insurance for educational organisations across the UK, helping to protect your institutions, students, staff, key assets and even your reputation.

Gallagher’s education team is one of the largest in the UK, focusing exclusively on the insurance and risk management needs of higher education institutions, FE colleges, state and independent schools, academies and multi-academy trusts (MATs).

We will visit your educational institution to truly understand the way you operate, the risks you face, and your plans and aspirations for the future. Like you, we are always looking ahead, managing risk for the longer term – not just to protect your establishment but also to deliver lower premiums in a sector where managing your budget is so important.

From the smallest state or independent school to the largest university, we can create tailored insurance programmes to suit your organisation. This can include covers such as Governors’ and Trustees’ liability, cyber liability, terrorism, and even insurance for fine art – as well as taking care of all the necessary property and liability insurance covers your organisation requires for its day-to-day operation.

Insurance for Universities

We have been advising and supporting UK university clients for over 10 years to effectively manage risk across their organisation. We will work with you to create an insurance programme that reflects the diverse offering of your educational establishment, with specialist covers including travel, professional indemnity and clinical trials and medical malpractice.

We can also advise on areas of cover where you may benefit from enhanced protection such as cyber liability to help protect you from potential business interruption caused by a cyber event – an increasing concern across the education sector. International travel is another area we have focused on for our higher education clients, and we offer a unique a technology-based solution designed to help your staff and students in their journeys as well as innovative proactive solutions to help you manage risk more effectively and demonstratively.

Insurance for Further Education colleges

We understand the many risks faced by FE colleges as well the continuous pressure of accountability for your spending. From insuring your buildings, contents and equipment to providing covers such as personal accident insurance, professional indemnity insurance, or liability cover for your directors and governors, our specialist team will seek to deliver value for money right across your insurance programme. We can also assist your governing body in reviewing and developing the college’s risk management policy, as well as offering the benefit of our FE college procurement guide and utilising our wealth of procurement and tendering knowledge to deliver a compliant process.

Insurance for Schools and Academies

We arrange tailored insurance policies for all types of school across the UK, whether primary or secondary, state or independent school, academy, MAT or community school. We understand the importance of protecting children’s education and will work with you to ensure your insurance needs are met, from appropriate public liability insurance from specialist education insurers, to cover for your buildings and equipment. By reviewing your current arrangements we can identify any areas of risk that may not currently be covered by your school insurance policy such as sufficient cyber liability cover. We also recognise the importance of compliance with OJEU and public procurement regulations.

Why choose Gallagher for your education insurance?

As the largest insurance broker serving the higher education sector, Gallagher has more specialists in this area than any other broker in the UK. But it’s not just about quantity, it’s about quality too – we invest in the continual development of our team through our dedicated in-house Public Sector and Education academy to enable us to better serve you.

Our clients benefit from our established insurer relationships but also our joined up approach to risk management – engaging specialist practitioners from other areas of our business to deliver the best possible solutions for every unique situation.

The way we work is just as important as the products we offer. Our high professional standards are reflected in the day-to-day service you receive from our team – something that has been recognised for ten years running with an Ethisphere award for being one of world’s most ethical companies.

We also regularly share our knowledge and expertise with our education clients through webinars, newsletters and bulletins to ensure you stay up to date with all risk management matters related to this fast-changing sector.

Education Insurance

  • Specialists in HE, FE and schools insurance
  • Governors’ and Trustees’ liability cover
  • Professional Indemnity Insurance
  • Access to specialist education insurers

We also serve our education clients in other practical ways including day-to-day support and advice, insurance system audit, help with recruiting personnel to handle risk and insurance, training and support services for risk management and financing, travel risk consultancy, crisis management consultancy, and updates on technical and legal developments.