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Equipping your child

If your child already has a suitable device

  • we would recommend a sturdy case to transport it to school (e.g. the Griffin Survivor or Otterbox Defender series).
  • parents are advised to have insurance/accidental damage cover for the device and this may well already be covered under your home contents policy. School insurance will not cover student-owned devices.
  • the school will require you and your child to sign an Acceptable Use Policy. Students will be allowed to keep their own content on their devices.

If your child does not already have a suitable device

  • The best deals on suitable devices are constantly changing, so it is impossible for us to recommend a specific device from a specific vendor. Two retailers that we use for school equipment and can recommend are ebuyer.com and dabs.com. John Lewis and PC World can offer personal service and good warranty cover.
  • Around 70% of students at Sandringham choose iPads and these have proven to be durable. We have negotiated a 5% discount at Solutions Inc. in St Albans, a premium Apple reseller. Please present evidence of being a student at Sandringham (or the offer of a place) to the store manager to qualify.
  • If you qualify for Pupil Premium support, we will provide a loan device. Further details will be in the pack from our Pupil Premium co-ordinator, Emma Coyne.
  • Equality of access is a key goal of the scheme and no child should be disadvantaged by this project. We have set aside funds to help families who may not be Pupil Premium eligible but may not be able to afford a device. Please contact the school in writing, by phone or via email to discuss.

Please make sure that your child brings their device to school each day and that it is fully charged. There are a small number of lockers with charging points in the Network Support office and an iPad can be borrowed for the day if needed.