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Laptops & Chromebooks

When Sir Thomas Fremantle School was established, we were very keen to put technology at the centre of what we do. We believe that if students have the right devices in front of them, they can access more information, collaborate more freely and receive detailed feedback from teachers more readily. This, we believe, will lead to better opportunities for all of our students. 

More recently, this access to technology has been limited to our GCSE classes, but from September 2023 all students will need a suitable device (Chromebook or laptop) to support their learning.

Students have the option to bring in their own device. If a student wishes to supply their own device then it needs to be able to access the internet, have a keyboard and sufficient battery life to last a school day.

Alternatively, a device can be purchased through the school. We have teamed up with Freedom Tech, a company that specialises in providing affordable technology for students to use in school. Some of the benefits of signing up to the Freedom Tech scheme are as follows: 

  • Students will finish year 11 with a high quality touch screen Chromebook that they can take on to the next phase of their education. 

  • The devices are fully protected so if a student were to damage their Chromebook, Freedom Tech will replace or repair the device. They will never be without a working Chromebook as Freedom Tech provide them with a device to use whilst theirs is being repaired.

  • The Freedom Tech bundle consists of a Lenovo 300e, Chrome License, Advanced Swap Out Warranty, Repair Service and full school specific device configuration. 

  • The ability to break up the payments over a flexible plan and finish Year 11 with a fully working and supported Chromebook.
    Financial assistance is available for students in receipt of Pupil Premium.

We will be in touch with more information, device specification and costs as part of the transition process.

Mobile Phones

The use of mobile phones is not permitted in school at any time. Students should keep their phones switched off and out of sight while they are in school.