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Connect the Classroom

Find out how we can help your school to take advantage of the Department for Education's (DfEs) available grant funding for network infrastructure upgrades

What is Connect the Classroom?

What is Connect the Classroom?

In an increasingly technological world, schools are more reliant than ever on high-speed connections to deliver educational courses to students throughout the United Kingdom.

To meet the rapidly developing needs of UK schools, the Department for Education (DfE) has created a new grant program called ‘Connect the Classroom’.

The available funding offers eligible schools an upgraded wireless network to improve IT functions to meet the latest WiFi standards.

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Does my School Qualify?

The DfE has currently identified 55 areas within the UK in which educational establishments can submit an application for network infrastructure upgrades.

At present, the current areas include:

  • Blackpool
  • Bradford
  • Derby
  • Doncaster
  • Fenlands and East Cambridgeshire
  • Halton
  • Hartlepool
  • Hastings
  • Ipswich
  • Knowsley
  • Liverpool
  • Middlesbrough
  • North Yorkshire Coast
  • Norwich
  • Nottingham
  • Oldham
  • Portsmouth
  • Rochdale
  • Salford
  • Sandwell
  • Stoke-on-Trent
  • Tameside
  • Walsall 4
  • West Somerset

Educational Investment Areas (EIAs) have been identified through the review of specific outcomes at the end of Key Stage 2 and Key Stage 4. Areas with the lowest values have been selected for eligibility for Connect the Classroom funding.

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Why Choose UCS Technologies?

Why Choose UCS Technologies?

So, how can we help your school access better network speeds for your staff and pupils?

We are IT specialists with over 30 years of experience within the industry. Over the years, we’ve developed long-standing relationships with schools throughout the UK so we are well-equipped to complete infrastructure upgrades to suit your requirements and timelines.

A selection of our clients includes Newcastle University, New College Durham & Teesside University

How Do I Apply?

To simplify the funding process, we’ve broken the application process down into 5 easy steps!

1 – Contact: Complete the form below with your contact information

2 – Survey: We will complete a survey of your existing network to identify the right solution for your school

3 – Design: Our qualified team will produce a bespoke design for your new infrastructure

4 – Apply: Submit your UCS quotation & design to your dedicated IT adviser from the DfE. We will be on hand to answer any queries that may arise!

5 – Install: Once funding is approved and an installation window is agreed upon, our skilled engineers will complete the installation of your solution in a timely manner.  

UCS will remain on hand after your installation for any queries you may have.

How Do I Apply?

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