iPads for Learning

On a normal school day, how often do you use your iPad in lessons?

  • In most lessons
  • Regularly at least twice a day
  • Regularly at least once a day
  • Sometimes once or twice a day
  • Sometimes once a day

Has having an iPad made completing classwork easier?

  • Yes
  • No

Do you use your iPad for homework?

  • Yes
  • No

iPad Update April 2021

The iPad ordering portal has now closed.  The next available opportunity to order an iPad will be June 2021 for August/September delivery.

The iPad will need setting up at home – just turn it on, connect it to your wifi and follow the steps on screen.  Make sure your sign into the device with the same Apple ID as on the ‘old’ iPad so that your files and photos sync on your new iPad.  This can take a few hours to complete.

Remember to sign in to our school apps: Showbie, Gmail, Google Classroom, Edulink etc.

If you need any help setting up your iPad, please email IT Support.

If you want to trade-in the old iPad

If you no longer want to keep the old iPad, you can trade-in the device for a cash value of up to £105, depending on the condition of the device.  Freedom Tech work with a recycling company called CSI Lifecycle Services who will assess and decide on a buyback figure for the iPad.  If you wish to proceed with the sale, money is transferred to school with a copy of the audit and value by device.  We will then pass on the value of the iPad to parents.

iPads must have “Find my iPhone” and iCloud deactivated. If the Activation Lock is turned on, the product will have no recovery value.  More information can be found here:

CSI LS Standard pricing conditions

The deadline for trading in old iPads is Friday 30 April. Please drop the iPad off at main reception marked for the attention of Mr J Roper.

Removing our restrictions on the old iPad

If the old iPad is fully paid up, we are happy to remove our restrictions from the device and return it to its original factory settings.  Please email IT Support if you would like us to do this.

Any Questions?

eSafety & iPad Acceptable Use Policy

It is vital that all participants in our iPads for Learning scheme stay safe online and respect the terms and conditions in our eSafety and iPad policy. Please download a copy of our rules for safe iPad and ICT use from the link below;

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All school iPads are insured against accidental damage and theft.  A policy statement, provided by Summit/Compucover, is on the Tech4Learners portal.  If you have any questions about iPad insurance, please contact school.  Please be aware that the insurance policy does not cover loss.

All insurance repairs are handled by Freedom Tech.  Please see the repairs page if you wish to start a claim.

Insurance policy – for iPads up to 30 months old:

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Please note iPads more than 30 months old are not insured.

Information for families who have chosen to opt out of the scheme

Our scheme is voluntary and whilst the very large majority of families are part of the scheme, parents can choose not to be involved if they wish. We have a number of iPads that can be borrowed from the library each day.