Bobmore Lane, Marlow, Buckinghamshire SL7 1JE
Telephone - 01628 483 752
Company Registration No.07690054

One to One Laptop Scheme

Having access to the latest technology, when and where it is required, benefits students enormously. Great Marlow School is a place where opportunities are created, potential is realised and excellence is achieved, and to help students on this journey parents and carers of Year 9 in 2019 were offered an amazing laptop at a very competitive price.

The device was fully compatible with the schools IT systems, infrastructure and came with Windows 10 pre-installed. MS Office 365 is applied for free via the ‘Free Office 365 for students‘ scheme.GMS believes adoption of a personal laptop/tablet device significantly increases access to technology for students, which brings many benefits for learning that in turn greatly motivate, engage and increases the understanding of complex ideas.

The equipment offered

Much research led GMS to selecting the HP Probook x360 as the ideal computer for educational purposes for many reasons:

  • It is strong and sturdy to withstand daily life in school and at home
  • It is lightweight, meaning carrying it to and from school will not be a burden
  • It has a battery life of up to 11 hours; results may vary depending on what the device is used for
  • It is both a laptop and fully functioning tablet (hybrid 2-in-1) device
  • Built in touchscreen technology

How the device is funded

Parents and carers chose whether to pay via fixed monthly direct debit or a one off cash payment option. Both had the following benefits:

  • Spread payment with no personal credit check
  • Significant savings vs the high street
  • Fully warrantied for internal failure for three years
  • Fully insured for accidental damage and theft (ADT) for three years
  • At the end of the chosen payment term the device is owned

Success

FAQs

A. Current priority is for the existing year 9 students, but we are in discussion about extending the scheme to other years and/or groups of students and will communicate this in due course.

A. No, everyone is approved and there aren’t any credit checks.

A. You will be provided with a policy and claims document detailing how to make a warranty or insurance claim.

A. You will have to return the device; you will not own the device until the final payment is made.

A. One device per student at the school.

A. At the end of the agreement, when the final payment is made, the device becomes yours.

A. If a child leaves, either the device is returned to the school, or, alternatively, the outstanding payments are made enabling the purchaser to take ownership of the device.

A. If payment is made, devices will be available at the beginning of September.

A. Yes, the student can use the device to further enhance their learning and we recommend that you set the security settings on your Wi-Fi accordingly.

A. There is no excess on either the insurance or warranty and you will receive the policy details with your device.

A. The terms available are, 12 months, 24 months or a one off payment.

A. Please contact the main school reception or email info@gms.bucks.sch.uk and we will be happy to assist.

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Success

The uptake of this scheme was impressive in 2019. A further opportunity in 2020 is under consideration.

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