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speech-bubble-with-exclamation-mark.pngImportant Notic

Support Services for Education and Somerset County Council have introduced a new ordering system for 2017/18 packages.  Please click here, where you will be directed to the new website.  Schools/Academies will no longer purchase services through SSTEP.

To access your 2017/18 packages and prices you will need to login to the system.  If you have any issues accessing the system then please contact either Sue Wheatley or James Britton at

Somerset Services To Education Providers (SSTEP) is a catalogue of the services available for purchase by Maintained and Academy Schools and other educational establishments and settings (for example, independent schools, early years settings, etc) both within and outside Somerset.  These services are provided by Somerset County Council, Support Services for Education (SSE), Southwest One, and other providers.


The range of purchaseable services includes extensive support for school finance and administration functions, services to enhance curriculum provision, and expert support for buildings, grounds, estates and technology services.

Descriptions of core statutory services that are provided without charge to Somerset Maintained and Academy Schools are included in the Catalogue for your information and assistance.

Please see:

  • How to Use the Catalogue for initial guidance on how to get the most from your visit to this site, and
  • the FAQs for any queries you may have regarding site content and use.

Visit the SSTEP Catalogue 2016-2017 to see which services are available for the current year.

Ordering Deadlines for 2016-2017:

Financial Year Orders: Wednesday 16 March 2016 - Academic Year Orders: Friday 29 April 2016

For guidance on who to contact if you have any questions about the SSTEP Catalogue or the SSTEP COS (Customer Ordering System) please visit our Contact Us page.

Forgotten your COS username and/or password?  Please see the FAQ entitled I have forgotten my login details/my login details for the SSTEP COS aren't working. What do I do?

Can't access the SSTEP COS Order Form?  Please see the FAQ entitled I can't access the SSTEP COS login page - why not?

If you don't currently purchase SSTEP services but would like enquire about doing so, we would be very pleased to hear from you at