We’ve been helping schools, colleges and universities (including Apple Distinguished Schools, Regional Training Centres and Lighthouse schools) up and down the UK implement Apple in their teaching and learning for years. We’ll work with you to plan and develop a strategy and vision for your deployment, whether you’re a single institution or part of a large trust, working closely with leadership teams to ensure you achieve your academic goals by leveraging the technology and resources available.
As well as all the Mac computers, iPad devices and essential accessories, Apple TV and all the solutions you need to get up and running, we provide services to help you get the most from Apple, including training, our free e7 iPad trial scheme and leasing options.
Impact with iPad
iPad has revolutionised learning, making it more mobile and intuitive, and improving engagement and knowledge retention in the process. iPad empowers students to learn any time, anywhere, and there are literally thousands of education-specific applications available that level the playing field for every type of learner.
Learn any time, anywhere
The ultimate mobile learning tool, with a battery that lasts all day, and integration with iCloud for working from anywhere and better parental engagement, meaning an extended learning day.
More affordable that you think
iPad doesn’t have to be expensive, with a number of financing options including parental contribution schemes available that make the initial investment even more affordable for both your school and for parents.
Get unlimited content
As well as the huge number of apps in the App Store, there’s a wealth of educational content available in iTunes U and the iBooks Store library of textbooks. Or create your own!
iPad has many built-in features that make it accessible to students of all ages and abilities, including a screen reader, closed captions, subtitles and visual alerts.
Compatible with your IT
iPad works happily with both Mac and Windows, as well as your mobile device management (MDM) solution, and has built-in security features such as Touch ID, passcodes and encryption. Check out our MDM section for more info on this.
Our iPad schools are seeing: Improved progress and attainment; better KS1/KS2/KS4 exam results; increased attendance; the gap closing.
Improving Ofsted grades at Stephenson Memorial
When Stephenson Memorial decided to turn to an iPad purchase scheme, the result was a massive jump in Points Progress and APS and SATs results above floor levels, exceeding expectations.
"The children are really confident. And they’ve become responsible as well, because they know it’s not a toy. It’s really developing their social skills, too.”
Lynsey Carr, eLearning Leader and class teacher, Stephenson Memorial Primary School
What can we do?
Get all set up – We can help with installation.
We have a team of accredited engineers and project managers whose job it is to set up your IT at a time that suits you. They’ll make sure you’re up and running with the minimum disruption to your school.
Get with the programme – Our e7 iPad scheme.
The UK’s leading iPad deployment scheme, including pilot programme, CPD training and 1:1 rollout services.
Get expert advice – Ask us about our consultancy.
Our team have spent years working within the creative industries, and can design you a bespoke ICT solution based around industry-standard kit. Along with their technical skills, they have a knack for translating IT technician speak for teachers.
Get the full package – our Mac and iPad bundles.
We offer some great Mac computer and iPad bundles for class sets, including all the essential accessories you need to get up and running, like lockable trolleys and more.
Get Mac working with PCs – Ask us about our integration services.
If you’re worried about getting Mac working with your existing PC network, we can tackle any integration issue that you throw at us, from helping you control Mac suites using Windows servers to setting up virtual Windows desktops on Mac machines.
Get staff up to speed – Come to us for CPD training.
We can provide Apple-accredited training for teachers, tech staff and end users, as well as CPD training to help teachers get the most from Mac and iPad in the curriculum.
Creative Edu Autumn/Winter 2016 issue
The essential 1:1 iPad impact study