Sheels Educational Ltd

Enriching reading for schools, libraries & parents for over 25 years. Comprehensive collections, library services, home reader boxes & more!

Reading Experiences for Schools and Libraries

About Sheels:

Established over 25 years ago, Sheels is dedicated to enriching reading experiences for schools, teachers, librarians, and parents. Their mission is to elevate reading levels and encourage a love for reading among children.

Services offered:

1. Comprehensive Book Collections:

  • Sheels curates book collections tailored to school requirements, including renowned lists such as Daily Supported Reading, Destination Reader, Hamilton Trust, CLPE, Power of Reading, and more.

  • Their extensive range covers Accelerated Reader books and various educational programs’ recommended titles.

2. School Library Service:

  • Sheels specialises in setting up new school libraries and rejuvenating existing ones.

  • Their services include cataloguing books to Dewey classification, ensuring easy access for children.

  • They recommend suitable Library packages based on your school needs.

3. Home Reader Collection Boxes:

  • Sheels' curated boxes feature 100 books suitable for primary years, assisting in developing reading skills.

  • Books encompass different schemes, real books, and non-fiction titles, all banded according to the book band levelling system.

4. Class Sets and Guided Reading Book Sets:

  • Customised sets comprising a variety of schemes and real books, banded for guided reading purposes.

5. Sheels Book Banding App (new):

  • Access their extensive database and expert knowledge to find the appropriate book band for school use through the user-friendly app.

Why choose Sheels?

  • Expertise and experience: With over two decades of experience, Sheels understands the nuances of school requirements.

  • Cost-effective solutions: They offer discounts of up to 25% on real books and strive to match or beat competitor prices, ensuring budget optimisation.

  • Personalised service: Their collaborative approach means they tailor recommendations to meet your specific needs.

  • Exceptional value: They prioritise quality without compromising on affordability, delivering exceptional value at every stage.

Partner with Sheels Today:

Join Sheels in motivating a culture of reading excellence in your school or library. Contact them today to explore how Sheels can elevate your Reading programs and initiatives.

Sheels Educational Ltd started over 18 years ago as a small family business founded by Ram and Sheela Matta. In the year 2000, Sheels opened the doors to their retail store in Lancaster Road, Enfield, named Sheels Books For Children. The store was established to provide teachers with a place to browse books and offer parents advice on suitable reading materials and recommended study guides for their children's age groups.

Over the years, Sheels has collaborated with schools globally, offering top-quality services, books, and guidance to enhance reading levels. Ram and Sheela's daughters have also contributed to the business, assisting with book fairs, events, and modernising the business with technological advancements.

In the summer of 2014, Sheels followed a trend observed in many independent bookstores across the UK by transitioning from a physical retail store to an online platform. However, retail customers are still encouraged to contact Ram for personalised advice and to place orders for books, which can be conveniently shipped.

Sheels is now headquartered in an office in Elstree, where they continue to serve schools and teachers with a friendly, reliable, and helpful approach in selecting and purchasing children's books. Recognising the market's volatility in 2020, Sheels has expanded its online presence, welcoming both parents and schools to explore and purchase from their best collections, including popular home reader boxes and more.

Sheels Educational and Sheela in particular, deliver an amazing, bespoke service to support reading in schools. They have provided us with a carefully curated library which has considered the interests and needs of the community we serve. From providing the latest, high quality fiction to accurately banding books, Sheels offer detailed knowledge that reliably supports teachers in developing children’s reading. They are efficient, flexible and dependable taking the headache out of updating reading collection when the budget is tight. Can’t recommend them enough!– Gemma Sheridan

I had the pleasure of working with Sheela and her colleagues when creating our new school library. Sheela worked closely with a reading consultant from another company to provide a tailor-made book quote for our school. She worked hard to ensure a fabulous coverage for us whilst also ensuring value for money. Sheela was more than happy to provide us with help, support, and guidance in relation to our library set up. She holds a wealth of knowledge and I have no doubt we will work with Sheela again in the future. Thank you.– Mrs Victoria Hobson Principal

We have been using Sheels Education to band all the books in our school and the app has been fantastic in helping us do so. Sheels have been great to work with and are always prompt in their replies and when assistance is required. Highly recommend! – Matthew Low

720 Centennial Ave, Elstree, Borehamwood, Hertfordshire WD6 3SY
020 87364087 / 07956 868421