iPads for Learning

Haslingden High School strives to provide the highest possible standard of education for all our students. We aim to prepare them for a world where digital technology is transforming social and work life at an ever-increasing pace.

We have a well-established 1:1 iPad scheme where all teaching staff and students in Years 7 – 11 have access to an iPad.

The purpose of our 1:1 iPad scheme is to:

  • To ensure equality of access to the internet at school and at home
  • To prepare students for working and living in a digital age
  • To support self-led research and problem-solving
  • To improve the quality of feedback, home learning and collaboration
  • To provide new and innovative ways for students to learn

With the digital world developing so fast we are extremely proud of our students’ and teachers’ innovative use of technology to enhance the teaching & learning experience all students have.

We use iPads for many of our key systems. This includes communication via email, Edulink One (this shows students’ timetables, homework and reports, rewards and achievements) and Showbie, where staff share resources and can provide feedback. Above all, teachers and students utilise the iPad for learning activities which provide multiple pathways to subject knowledge and understanding in new, creative, engaging and exciting ways.

Teachers use technology well to enhance pupils’ learning. Pupils enjoy taking short tests online. They receive instant feedback on how well they have learned the intended curriculum. (Ofsted, 2022)

Our survey of students is very encouraging with the results overwhelmingly in support of our 1:1 scheme.  More information can be found below.

Order a new iPad by 10 October

  1. Click the button
  2. Enter your email address
  3. Use this username: HHS23 with the password S3cure02!   (Type the password very carefully – don’t forget to include a capital S and the !)
  4. Follow the instructions on screen

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

Has having an iPad made completing classwork easier?

Do you use your iPad for homework?

Ordering an iPad

Our iPad refresh scheme is aimed primarily at parents whose children will start Haslingden High School in September 20223 – our new Year 7 students.   Parents are also welcome to opt into our iPad scheme if their child(ren) joined us at points other than the normal September start, or if you missed previous opportunities to order an iPad – just choose ‘Year 7’ when you fill in the form.

We have worked with Freedom Tech and MCC Digital to put together what we believe is an excellent offer for families:

  • The 9th Generation iPad with a 10.2 inch screen and 64GB storage
  • A strong case and tempered glass screen protector
  • £18.35 a month over 30 months
  • Shorter payment terms, including outright purchase, are also available
  • 30 month Freedom Tech Advanced Repair Service at no additional cost.  Terms and conditions apply.
  • The iPad belongs to the parent at the end of the lease term at no additional cost
  • No upfront deposit and no cost for accidental damage repairs/replacements

In addition, we are offering a Logitech K380 Multi-Device Bluetooth Keyboard and/or an Apple Pencil as optional extras. This keyboard can be paired with the iPad for more comfortable typing and allows the full space of the screen to be used for content creation.  These are especially helpful for homework.  Apple pencils have proved useful in subjects such as art, or where students are required to annotate and label content on screen.

All orders should be placed by midnight on Tuesday, October 10th. Direct debits will begin around 25th October. The first direct debit must clear your bank or the order may be cancelled. There is some uncertainty at present over stock availability but we expect to be able to hand out iPads in early November.

Participating families must keep up payments or return the iPad to school. This is a leasing scheme where the school owns the iPad until all payments have been completed. If your child leaves HHS before the end of the lease, you must either return the iPad to us or pay off the remaining balance as a lump sum.

Other options
We will continue to support families that bring personal iPads to school or wish to purchase a new iPad for their child independently of the school scheme. Our minimum specification for personal devices is any iPad capable of running iPadOS 16.  Parents are strongly advised to buy insurance cover and a strong case if choosing this option.

Financial help  

Limited funds are available to support families where there is genuine hardship and parents are asked to contact Mr Roper in confidence via the form below if this is the case.  

Order a new iPad by 10 October

  1. Click the button
  2. Enter your email address
  3. Use this username: HHS23 with the password S3cure02!   (Type the password very carefully – don’t forget to include a capital S and the !)
  4. Follow the instructions on screen

Freedom Tech Advanced Repair Service (FTARS)

FTARS is included as part of the lease agreement at no additional cost for 30 months from receipt of the iPad.  Freedom  Tech will repair or replace an iPad which has been accidentally damaged or stolen.  Please read the terms and conditions carefully.  The agreement does not cover loss.

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

FTARS – for iPads up to 30 months old:

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Please note iPads more than 30 months old are not covered by the repair service.

Frequently Asked Questions

The school iPad scheme costs more than just buying an iPad on its own.  Why is this?

You can buy an iPad from a wide range of stores for around £370, but this does not include a case, screen protector or any insurance/repair scheme.  Expect to spend around £50 for a good quality case, and around £20 for a Belkin screen protector.  Insurance costs vary but expect to spend roughly £50 a year.  Most insurance policies will charge an excess amount.  You are also responsible for buying and downloading apps.

We believe our iPad scheme offers good value for money.  If you order an iPad from us over 30 months, the total cost is £550.50.  The iPad arrives ready to use and enrolled on our network with school apps pre-installed.  The iPad has a good-quality case and a tempered glass screen protector.  We replace cracked screen protectors free of charge.  The repair service covers accidental damage and theft at no additional cost.

Can I buy a replacement iPad without opting into the school scheme?

Yes – parents are welcome to do so.  We strongly advise buying a good quality case, such as the Otterbox Defender or Griffin Survivor and an insurance product.

Can I buy a school iPad outright, or pay over a shorter period of time?

Yes.  Shorter payment terms are available including outright purchase.  There is a cost-saving if you buy the iPad outright or over a shorter timescale; the iPad is eligible for repair/replacement for 30 months regardless of the payment option chosen.

What happens if my child leaves HHS whilst paying for the iPad?

You must settle any remaining balance on the iPad or return it to school.  Please contact Freedom Tech for a settlement figure: 0203 857 5670.  Once you have paid the balance, we will remove our restrictions and apps from the iPad.

My child is in Year 10.  Can I still opt into the school iPad scheme?

Your child must be on our roll at the time they leave HHS.  You may opt into the school scheme so long as you either pay for the iPad outright or opt for the 12 month payment plan.

What happens to the iPad my child has used since Year 7?

If you are upgrading your iPad and wish to keep the old one at home for personal use, we will remove our restrictions from it when new iPads are handed out and provided payments are up to date.  We will contact you with information about how to request this.  The repair scheme ends after the 30-month payment term comes to an end.  After this, parents are responsible for making their own arrangements.  Our repair partner, ValuTech, can also provide competitive quotes on request through the school.

What happens when my child leaves HHS at the end of Year 11?

We will remove our restrictions from the iPad when the payment plan has been completed .  We do this automatically for all former Y11 students in the month following their GCSE results.

What if I choose not to take part?

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 and returned each day.

Any Questions?

Further Information

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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.