• Our financial sustainability solutions

    1. Subscription model

    We can provide finance and leasing options for an assortment of products and services, either for the entire lifetime of the solution or for a specific period. We work with CHG-Meridian to buy and distribute your devices, allowing you to hire the devices and pay a fixed rental fee over a period of two or three years.

    At the end of the contract, you can opt to renew your subscription, at which point we’ll recover the devices and replace them with the latest model. It all means your IT staff and teachers will have more time to focus on their other duties, saving you time and money in the long run.

    A subscription model gives you everything you could need, including:

    • All your devices ready to use right out the box, complete with WiFi, web filter settings and apps installed, and restrictions set to your specifications.
    • Devices, charging stations, software, and a management service to monitor and configure devices and install apps across each iPad.
    • A secure and easy to use purchasing portal.
    • Extended warranties, with the option to choose to insure devices against theft and accidental damage.
    • CPD training from our Apple Education Trainers, which is the highest level of classroom-focused training available for iPad.

    Example savings*

    Subscription to iPad

    (2017 model, 32GB WiFi only)

    • Per month: £9.29
    • Per quarter: £27.87
    • Total 24 month subscription cost: £222.96
    • Total outright purchase cost: £272.00
    • Total savings: £49.04 or 18%

    Classroom bundle

    including 30 x iPad (2017 model, 32GB WiFi only), Apple TV, Zioxi Charge and Store iPad trolley, 2 years’ Lightspeed MDM subscription and 2 years’ Jigsaw24 warranty

    • Monthly cost per user: £12.58
    • Monthly cost per quarter of classroom bundle: £1132.05
    • Total 24 month subscription cost: £9056.40
    • Total outright purchase cost: £9925
    • Total savings: £868.80 or 9%

    *All figures provided are subject to satisfactory underwriting
    **Hardware prices accurate as of Nov 2017

    Here’s the maths from one of our customers, a secondary school who found that buying 150 iPads a year as new year groups entered the school was actually cost neutral.

    Planners (school year’s worth) £4650 Now have an app
    Newsletters (4 per year) £3750 Just to print, also cost saving on not posting home
    Reports sent via post binded (twice per year) £4983 No more printing, posting or binding costs
    Known text book orders cancelled £9840 Staff used iBooks author to create own
    Printing difference from year 1 £8700 Savings should rise each year
    Text messages home (1 year) £1200 Now email home
    Average letter home (always min of 7 whole school per year) £6930 Each time 1 A4 letter is posted home to students cost is £990
    Digital cameras £1900 Bought by multiple departments, now use iPad
    ActivExpression £3100 Voting pods (bought a set last 2 years). Now they use Socrative app
    Savings based on 150 pupils per year £45,053 After the initial outlay, each year’s refresh of iPad mini will cost £45,000

    2. Compliant operating lease

    There are lots of benefits to leasing over purchasing, primarily helping to make your technology deployment cost-effective, and best of all, most equipment can be leased. While strict laws govern leasing, you can rest assured that we’re 100% compliant and work closely with our finance partners to help you put together a leasing plan and fully understand all the rules and restrictions.

    3. Parental contribution schemes

    Once schools begin to notice the impact learning devices like iPad have on students, they often start to think about a 1:1 (one device per user) iPad deployment. A popular way to fund such a huge deployment is by setting up a parental contribution scheme whereby parents were more than happy to fund an iPad for their child once the educational benefits had been proved. See how schools are benefiting from parental contribution schemes in our 1:1 iPad Impact Study.

    Engaging parents and improving results at Stephenson Memorial

    Stephenson Memorial Primary School were struggling to hit national averages, so they took part in an iPad purchase scheme to help whole families engage in learning.

    “[At the first parent meeting], we put the weekly cost of the leasing scheme against the cost of a pint of lager, children’s toys and other things our parents could relate to... And once they realised it would only cost £3 a week, it became instantly affordable for every parent, so even though 58% of our children are in receipt of free school meals, they all signed up.”

    Lynsey Carr, eLearning leader, Stephenson Memorial Primary School

    Email us to enquire!

What can we do?

Get your devices managed – Hosted MDM from Jigsaw24.

We can help with all aspects of managing your deployments, including MDM that’s hosted or managed by us, so we can take the pain out of managing your Apple devices.

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 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 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 iPad in the curriculum.

Get your network up to scratch – Our WiFi and networking solutions.

We’ll help you achieve reliable network to support your devices, with WiFi, server, storage and security solutions.

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