We have a large complex computer network on which we run Windows 7, plus a variety of software, with Microsoft Word and Excel being the most widely used across departments. We also have a considerable number of wireless laptop computers available for pupils to use during lessons. All students are allocated their own computer Username and Password and are given a personal directory on the network to store their own work. This may be used by them during lunchtime in the Libraries or at Computer Club, as well as in lessons.
Access to the Internet is available throughout the school. Students are expected to use this resource sensibly for study purposes only.
Our computing facilities are extremely good and we try to maintain this level of excellence by continual investment in the equipment and by strict rules for the use of the computers and computer rooms which are available to read in the pupil handbook and on the VLE. We hope that all students will enjoy using the facilities and find that they become fluent in using the computer as a tool to aid their understanding and to enhance the presentation of their work.
From September 2016 Year 8 and Sixth Form students have been able to bring their own tablet or laptop into for use in the classroom and for research. The other year groups will be able to do this in stages during the school year.
Google Classrooms has been introduced to allow access to resources from home as well as at school
Mrs P Stewart (Network Infrastructure Manager)