The impact that the Chromebooks for Education Programme has had on our students’ learning since its introduction in September 2018 has been extremely positive.
Bridgnorth Endowed students are able to learn, collaborate and interact in new and innovative ways, something that is essential in today’s increasingly digital world.
As a school, we firmly believe in the merits of the programme and the educational benefits of students having their own device to improve the vital link between learning at school and at home.
Having access to the latest technology when and where students need it can help to give them the very best chance of success in and beyond the classroom.
The school is now fully cloud-based and we actively encourage all students who already have Chromebooks to access our in-house resources for education. Ultimately, our vision is very clear in that every student at BES will have their own personal device to help support flexible learning and maximise their full potential.
Frequently Asked Questions
Please click on the questions below to find out more.
1. What are Chromebooks?
Chromebooks are a budget-friendly alternative to Windows laptops and MacBooks that run on Chrome OS – a more streamlined operating system designed by Google.
Combining excellent cloud storage and the best of Google’s suite of applications, these devices are ideal for browsing the Internet, emailing, steaming videos and other online activities.
Chromebooks are extremely secure, easy to use and work seamlessly with cloud-based applications, including those used extensively by our students and teachers.
Through Chromebooks with Google Classroom and Office 365, we are able to further improve student engagement and open the door to learning in an exciting way.
● Quick boot up time
● Fast and easy to use
● Long battery life
● Simple technology
● Thin and light portable design
● Excellent for cloud-based computing
2. Why has the school opted for these devices?
We have selected two Chromebook devices which are best suited to enrich the learning experience of our students.
These devices are specifically designed for student use with a ruggedised outer casing and enhanced specification to make sure they withstand all functional requirements.
The Lenovo 100e Chromebook is pictured right and the Lenovo 300e Flip/Touch Chromebook is also offered through the programme.
More detailed specifications are available for download below.
3. What's included in the package?
There’s a choice of two excellent Chromebook packages, each one offering you outstanding value for money both in terms of price and what’s included.
Both packages include the following:
|● Chromebook Device (see options below)||● Configuration & Setup|
|● Google Management Console||● Ongoing Support & Helpdesk|
|● Classroom Office 365||● Affordable Monthly Payment Options|
|● 3 Year Warranty||● Option to Pay in Full|
|● 3 Year Guaranteed Repair Service||● No Credit Checks|
|● School Software, Applications & Resources||● Delivery|
4. How much does it cost?
You can opt to pay monthly over 12, 24 or 36 months, or as a one-off payment via the secure online ordering portal. At the end of the payment term, you’ll have full ownership of the device with no additional cost.
|Package A||Package B|
|Lenovo 100e Chromebook||Lenovo 300e Flip/Touch Chromebook|
|36 months = £11.47 per month||36 months = £12.95 per month|
|24 months = £16.52 per month||24 months = £18.67 per month|
|12 months = £31.61 per month||12 months = £35.75 per month|
|Outright purchase = £365.85||Outright purchase = £414.68|
5. How does that compare to the High Street?
|Package A||Package B|
|Saving of up to £110.06 via the programme*||Saving of up to £135.91 via the programme*|
|Total cost through the BES Portal = £412.92*||Total cost through the BES Portal = £466.20*|
|Equivalent High Street Bundle RRP = £522.98||Equivalent High Street Bundle RRP = £602.11|
|● Chromebook @ £229.99||● Chromebook @ £290.13|
|● Warranty @ £35.99||● Warranty @ £35.99|
|● Chrome License @ £36.00||● Chrome License @ £36.00|
|● 3 Yr ADT insurance @ £125.64 (Protectmybubble £3.49/month)||● 3 Yr ADT insurance @ £125.64 (Protectmybubble £3.49/month)|
|● High Street Finance @ £95.36||● High Street Finance @ £114.35|
*Comparison based on 36-month payment via the Bridgnorth Endowed Portal vs High Street RRP
6. What are the technical specifications?
Download device specifications below:
7. How do I place my order?
8. When will my Chromebook be delivered?
9. Who are Freedom Technology?
Freedom Tech offers flexible and cost-effective technology financing solutions for the education sector through its Tech4Learners 1:1 device programme.
Benefits for students and parents
- Access to the latest technology to enhance their learning
- A personalised learning device which helps them learn in a way that suits them
- Peace of mind – devices are fully insured
- Cost-effectiveness – spread payments over time
- No personal credit checks
Find out more here: www.freedomtech.co.uk/tech-4-learners
10. Who can I contact for further information?