Policy for connecting computer devices to the school network

Pupils in year 9 and above may bring personal computing devices into school and use our Bring Your Own Device network. In year 7 and 8 this is by agreement with the head of School House and is usually only appropriate for boarding students.

From year 10 upwards students are actively encouraged to take their device(s) with them to lessons to allow them to be used as part of their learning toolkit.

Operating System Internet Access File Access Printer Access
Windows 7, 8 or 10 Yes Yes – Direct Yes
Mac OS X Yes Yes – Only via web browser Yes – Only via web browser
Linux (Most variants) Yes Yes – Only via web browser Yes – Only via web browser
iOS and Android devices Yes Yes – Only via web browser Yes – Only via web browser
Windows RT (e.g. Surface) Yes Yes – Direct Yes

The computer will also need to have some Office type applications installed. We use Microsoft Office 2016 which is available for free to students through the school as all students have access to an Office 365 subscription and 1TB of online storage through OneDrive.