Providing Top Class Broadband service for Schools and Academies at a fraction of the Local Authority cost for Broadband services - A recommendation from one of the first schools Staindrop School County Durham, to take up the service
7th May 2012
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Internet Broadband & Wi-Fi Services for Schools:


A Case Study at Staindrop School County Durham:

Staindrop School is based in a semi rural location in County Durham and has circa 1500 pupils and staff. They were one of the first schools in County Durham to attempt to leave the Local Authority’s broadband service. The service they received was generally poor despite paying a high annual cost.

Schools Broadband replaced their broadband connection with a 30Mbit service including fully managed firewall and content filtering. This service runs much faster, costs nearly £3,000pa less and more importantly Staindrop School now receives the level of service and support it requires as an academy.

Phil Brown, Network & Systems Manager at Staindrop School says

“Our old Local Authority Internet connection was expensive, slow and unreliable. Whenever there was an issue (all too frequently) it took far too long to get fixed each time.

We were nervous about moving to a non-Local Authority supplier. However we are delighted with the service we receive from

Schools Broadband and found that, contrary to popular belief it didn’t affect the support we received from the Local Authority for other applications.

Schools Broadband managed the whole changeover without any issues or downtime and dealt directly with the Local Authority for us. We felt supported at every stage and I would recommend their service to other schools.

We now have a fast, reliable broadband connection with excellent content filtering that keeps students and staff from accessing inappropriate material. Rare support issues are fixed promptly and we now save thousands of pounds per annum in rental costs over the old Local Authority connection.”

How is Schools Broadband different?


Our prices are often less than your current Local Authority’s and you’ll receive much faster speeds.

There will be no loss of service when we move you to your new broadband connection. We’ll handle everything including getting any specialist software such as SIMS or AVCO working with your new connection. We make moving easy and hassle free.


If you’d like to discuss how we could help your school please click here for more information 


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