Important information for International School Book Club Organisers

We have been advised due to custom changes happening in March 2024 that all schools based in the EU ordering from our International School Book Clubs will need to register for an EORI Number. EORI stands for “Economic Operators Registration and Identification number”. It’s a unique number designed to help customs authorities share information, speeding up checks and improving security.

As our Book Clubs leaflets and products from our online shop, including Book Clubs Rewards, are shipped from our central warehouse in Warwickshire UK, all orders to international schools will require one of these numbers from March 2024.

You are advised to visit your country’s customs website and register for an EORI number online. We would appreciate when you receive your number back that you could email it to and we will record it on to our system.

Frequently asked questions

What is an EORI number?
  • An EORI number is short for Economic Operators Registration and Identification number and is a unique number throughout the EU. It is assigned by customs to a company or individual for importing and exporting goods.
What is the format of an EORI number?
  • An EORI number is made up of a country code and a unique code or number.
What is an EORI number used for?
  • EORI numbers are designed to help different customs authorities share information with each other, speeding up customs checks and improving security.
How can I get an EORI number?
  • Visit your country’s customs website and register for an EORI number online. It can take a few days for the number to be issued so it is best to apply a few weeks before shipping.
I can’t get an EORI number, what can I do?
  • If you are having difficulties requesting an EORI number, first check whether your school is already registered. If your school is registered for VAT, you may have already been issued an EORI number automatically.
How do I check if I already have an EORI number?
  • You can check if your school already has an EORI number here.
My school is VAT exempt. Do I still need an EORI number?
  • Yes, as of March 2024 we will require all schools to provide us with a valid EORI number when ordering. You can apply for an EORI number without being VAT registered through your country’s usual process.
Do I need to send my EORI number to Scholastic?
  • Yes, to help us ship books and resources outside of the UK we require all international schools to send us their EORI number. This will help us to ensure your orders reach you quickly and efficiently.

Help and support

For further help and support, please don’t hesitate to reach out to our customer services team.