We are delighted to inform you of Phase 2 - 2021 of the Chromebooks for Learning scheme at Putteridge High School is now open for Students in Years 7, 8 & 9. The purchasing portal will close on Sunday 10th October 2021, there will not be another chance to order through the scheme this academic year.
Why have we chosen Chromebooks?
There are a wide range of tablet and laptop-style devices available on the market and Putteridge High School conducted pilot schemes and extensive research when considering the type of device which would be best suited to students in our school.
A Chromebook looks like a laptop in appearance but operates in a very different way with students accessing services and apps online. The Chromebook operating system is produced by Google who provide a wealth of apps and services which are specifically designed to support students in education.
Chromebook devices boot-up in a matter of seconds and have a battery life that lasts up to 8 hours, dependent on use. Chromebook devices are managed centrally by our IT Support Team to ensure that access is safe and secure. Internet content is filtered for inappropriate content to ensure students can access everything they need for their school work.
Students need to be prepared for an increasingly digital world. Research has confirmed that good home access to technology has a positive impact on a child’s educational achievements; it often motivates them to do schoolwork by providing more interesting and engaging ways to learn. Student work is often better presented so their selfesteem grows and they can explore subjects that interest them in their own time.
The following are just a few examples of what students will do at Putteridge High School:
- Create, share and collaborate using GSuite
- Use subject related apps in the classroom and at home
- Collaborative learning
What is included?
How do I order?
To order the Chromebook for your child, please click on the link below and enter the details shown:
Email: Please use your email address
The purchasing portal will close on Sunday 10th October 2021 and payments are taken by direct debit directly through Freedom Technology who operate the scheme. The reference in your bank account will be ‘Freedom Tech’ and it will be deducted on or around the 25th of the month, so please do not delete this if you do wish to continue with your purchase.
To read the full Chromebook for Learning Parent / Carer Handbook please see below;
A copy of our Chromebook Code for Students can be found here.
If you have any questions, please contact the Central Admin Team - centraladmin@putteridgehigh.