After the success of providing Chromebooks across the Company, this year, the school will be extending the ‘Chromebooks for Learning’ scheme to all students at Our Lady and St Chad Catholic Academy. This is an important opportunity as remote learning will continue to be a feature of education as we face the ongoing challenge of the Covid-19 pandemic.
The Company have been trialing Chromebooks in lessons for over 12 months and they have been a fantastic addition to the classroom. The feedback from both staff and students has been extremely positive.
Our scheme is an opt in scheme; provision will be made for all students. As an academy, we firmly believe in the merits of the scheme and the educational benefits it offers students and expect that parents will want to support the initiative. It will be an expectation that every student in Year 7 attending the school will have one to support their learning.
If your child is in receipt of free school meals or there is any other financial obstacle to participating, please contact the school using the form at the bottom of the page and we can discuss how we can support you to order a Chromebook.
The cost of the scheme will be the same for all year groups, however we ask that the payment plan is completed by when the child has completed their time at school.
Pay Monthly by Direct Debit, depending on the year group your child will be in in September:
36 monthly payments of £11.16 (September years 7, 8, 9)
24 monthly payments of £15.61 (September year 10, 12)
12 monthly payments of £28.96 (September year 11, 13)
There is also an option to pay for the Chromebook outright at a price of £323.80
All packages include an Asus C202 Chromebook, charger, laptop carry case, all software licences and 3 years of accidental damage and theft insurance cover.
To participate in the scheme an order must be placed by 10th September 2020. Devices will be delivered at the beginning of October. The school is ordering in bulk to ensure the best value so unfortunately we cannot accept any orders after this date.
How to order
To order visit the following website and use the username and password provided. You will need personal details including name, address and e-mail address as well your bank details to complete a direct debit instruction. A card option is available if opting for payment in full. The order website will be open from Thursday 16th July 2020.
Password: Welcome01 (case sensitive)
We understand you may have many questions about this scheme. An extensive FAQ list has been prepared and is available here
Please complete this form if you have any queries that cannot be answered by the FAQs or if you wish to speak to us about financial assistance to participate in this scheme.