ICT support for primary schools

The Client:

Langshott Primary is an expanding school, based in Horley, Surrey. The school has ambitious growth plans, with the opportunity tendered back in 2012 to evolve from Infant to both Infant and Primary to serve the needs of Horley and the surrounding areas.

The Client:

Langshott Primary is an expanding school, based in Horley, Surrey. The school has ambitious growth plans, with the opportunity tendered back in 2012 to evolve from Infant to both Infant and Primary to serve the needs of Horley and the surrounding areas.

The governors have made a significant investment in a brand new building to meet the needs of pupils. This will enable pupils to work with the latest equipment and to develop key skills required in today’s world of education and work.

The Background:

When Langshott first approached Sweethaven, they had old, unmanaged switches and no wireless in place. The requirement was therefore for a wireless infrastructure that would both cater for existing needs as an Infant school and prove future-proof for expansion into Junior. In other words, a wireless solution that would allow the system to scale to an increasing number of laptops and tablets, with the number of devices in the schools increasing from 20 to over 70 in 2 years and set to double again.

The Solution:

Whilst Langshott were aware that improvement was required, there was uncertainty surrounding the options and solutions available. Comprehensive guidance was thus provided to ensure effective IT planning, budgeting and mid-long term vision creation.

NETGEAR was selected as Sweethaven’s partner of choice for Langshott’s switching and wireless enhancements, as the provider of a fully-fledged, managed and secure solution that could be provided at a reasonable cost. In addition, NETGEAR offered the following benefits:

  • Free onsite consultation to fully understand what could be achieved with the solution
  • The technology of a larger enterprise style network and solutions but designed for small-medium sized schools and businesses
  • Lifetime warranty on all networking infrastructure

The Result:

Langshott’s switches have now been upgraded to achieve enhanced network capability with bolt-on WLAN that guarantees the needs of future expansion will be met. Upgrades were made within the context of a comprehensive infrastructure plan that continues to ensure cohesiveness and scalability as the school continues to grow.

School users now have full wireless access whilst seamlessly roaming anywhere in the building. 30 tablets per class are able to function well simultaneously and users enjoy computers that don’t slow down when everyone is on the network.

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