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Comprehensive insurance cover designed for the unique challenges of specialist educational establishments.

Dedicated organisations need a dedicated insurance solution to match. As a specialist in the care sector, Markel UK can provide tailored solutions for specialist schools and playgroups/nurseries.

Coverages and services designed to support specialist educational establishments

Markel UK offers a wide variety of coverages for specialist educational establishments.

Our insurance product has been designed for specialist educational establishments such as:

  • Education, literacy and vocational training services (not conventional education)
  • Nurseries
  • Playgroups
  • Specialist schools
  • Out-of-school clubs

Our Markel Care product contains coverage that can be customised to suit your organisation's specific needs, which generally fall into the three areas of risk below:

Responsibilities to third parties

Public and products liability, Professional liability, Management liability, Entity defence*

Protection of assets

Fidelity*, Cyber risks*, Legal expenses*, Property*, Business interruption*

Responsibility as an employer

Employers' liability*, Employment law protection*, Employees personal accident*

*Optional covers available at an additional cost

Key products sold on a standalone basis to this industry:

Markel Care

Commercial combined policy designed to support care organisations so they can focus on what really matters.


Cyber risks cover designed to protect against both liabilities and the policyholder’s own losses, including legal, IT security and regulatory costs.

Legal expenses insurance

LEI that’s delivered by trusted legal experts. In addition to our advice services, our in-house law firm provides specialist expertise when the unexpected happens.

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Additional services*

Clients also have access to additional services to help policyholders navigate everyday challenges. Depending on your coverage, you can opt in or add services you need for an additional cost.

Business and legal helpline

Markel’s in-house team of lawyers offers advice on everyday legal and employment matters such as GDPR and disclosure, contractual queries and employment disciplinary.

Business Hub

Access 850+ documents, contracts, templates and videos to support you.

Care practitioner consultancy

Bespoke care practitioner consultancy on a range of regulatory, risk and commercial matters.

*Please refer to your policy for exact services included. Learn more.

Cover designed for firms operating in specialist sectors offering high-value or complex advice.

Markel Care

Commercial combined policy designed to support care organisations so they can focus on what really matters.

Case study

Regulatory support for an independent special school

The policyholder is an independent special school and residential provider for young girls. Between 2016 and 2017, the policyholder had numerous notifications from OFSTED to cancel their service. With the help of Markel UK’s care consultancy team, they were able to review the OFSTED reports and support options to improve their position going forward.

Insights and resources

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  • Services

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  • Our claims service

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