About Hamilton

Hamilton Brookes is a UK publisher of educational resources for primary schools, based at Oxford Brookes University.

Formally known as Hamilton Trust, Mike O’Regan founded Hamilton in 1988 to support the education of children in the Blackbird Leys, Rose Hill and Barton estates in Oxford - children whose educational potential had long been underestimated.

Professor Ruth Merttens joined Hamilton in 1996 as Co-director. With Mike, she set up and directed the Hamilton Maths and Reading Projects to boost those subjects in schools located in areas of significant deprivation.

As word got out about Hamilton’s planning materials, demand for them spread, and Hamilton started providing them to teachers in other schools. These formed the basis of Hamilton's original ‘Save teachers’ Sundays!’ website, which enabled a much wider audience to access these plans.

During the COVID19 pandemic, in 2020, Hamilton provided thousands of resources for free to schools, and saw a surge in popularity, as teachers chose Hamilton, largely because of the mixed-age model of planning and because the materials are of such high quality.

Since 2023, Hamilton has been known as Hamilton Brookes, to reflect our past - and our future, working with schools, researchers and teacher trainers, to deliver the most helpful resources possible for schools.