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Connect the Classroom (CtC)

Connect The Classroom (CtC)

Connect The Classroom is a fully funded programme by the Department for Education aiming to improve local switch and wireless infrastructure in schools across the UK. Its aim is to help hundreds of UK schools gain access to an improved, more effective network Infrastructure. Approximately £150M has been allocated to invest in modern, high-spec wireless and LAN infrastructure over the next 3 years for thousands of eligible schools.

Is your School or Trust eligible for a FREE Wi-Fi 6 upgrade?

The pandemic showed us the importance of reliable digital infrastructure and caught many organisations off guard. Access to systems, remote learning and security were all put to the test in a very short space of time. Additionally, thousands of devices that were initially purchased to support remote learning are now being brought back into school to be connected to aging infrastructure that was not designed for the extra load.

If your school or Trust has received an email or letter from the DfE “Connect the Classroom” scheme, we can help, guide and support you through the entire process without any cost implications to your school budget.

How easy is it to use the connect the classroom scheme?

As soon as you receive your letter from the DfE, all you need to do is:

  1. Contact our team of experts to discuss your requirements
  2. Review our proposal once we send it back to you
  3. Send the proposal to your advisor at the DfE who will confirm that the pricing and quality aligns with the CtC programme
  4. Complete and send back the order form with a signed purchase order
  5. We will arrange everything from here including site visits, final designs, installation, User Acceptance Testing and support.

Have a current ICT partner?

If you have an ICT support partner or supplier that you work with who cannot access the scheme, Medhurst will work in partnership with them to access the Connect the Classroom pricing and provide the high level of support needed for a successful implementation.

Why Medhurst? Medhurst is a national ICT education technology provider working with over 500 schools, trusts and colleges. We are an HPE Aruba gold partner with an experienced team of network engineers, solution architects and support engineers. Medhurst also provides services through leading national frameworks such as Everything ICT, enFrame and Crown Commercial Services.