Google Chromebooks

Google Chromebooks



At Kingsdown School we champion each and every student, preparing them for a bright, dynamic future. We celebrate our students becoming well-informed, responsible digital citizens and lifelong learners. In the 21st century we firmly believe it is imperative that our students’ educational experience is varied, compelling and as stimulating as possible.

Our daily lives are filled with technology and at Kingsdown School we are quick to embrace new developments with ease and adapt efficiently to the rapidly changing climate.

We are delighted to introduce a ground breaking initiative which provides every student with a Chromebook device. An exciting project destined to take our students’ learning experience to a whole new level.

A Chromebook is a small, lightweight laptop which runs using a Google Chrome operating system. This cutting edge technology opens the door to a new and engaging world that extends effective learning beyond the confines of the classroom. The device will significantly enhance the learning experience for our students both in the classroom and at home.

We pride ourselves in ‘knowing our students’ and a Chromebook for every student will further support individualised learning and feedback, providing 24/7 access to a vast range of exceptional resources that will supplement, but not replace the high quality teaching that Kingsdown values itself on delivering.

Each Chromebook is designed with a battery charge of 8- 10 hours so will efficiently last all day, and the device has a life expectancy of at least 5 years!
We are highly committed to providing the best education possible whilst remaining agile to respond to whatever the world throws at us to ensure uninterrupted learning.

We are proud that Kingsdown is the first school in Swindon to successfully embark on this exciting new journey to provide each and every student with a Chromebook.

Head Teacher Foreword

Please read a letter from Mrs Leigh-Bennett


Parent Information Booklet

For more in-depth information and answers to frequently asked questions please read through our Parent Information Booklet.

Chromebook_Options_info_booklet.pdf

Chromebook Options- Summary

We are committed to ensuring all students have access to a Chromebook and we have a variety of options to suit all situations. Please see the table below detailing a brief description of each option available.

Options are explained in further detail within the Parent Information Booklet.

 

Option Detail Total cost
Option A
  • Ownership
  • Single payment
  • A single payment of £220
  • The Chromebook is issued to students and on leaving Kingsdown our management license is removed.
  • A soft case, 1 year warranty and first academic year accidental damage cover repairs are included.
  • Personal Google accounts can be used outside of school hours.
£220
Option B
  • Ownership
  • Monthly payments
    12 months
  • PLEASE NOTE- Sign up to this option is currently only available in April 2021 and September 2021
  • 12 monthly payments of £20
  • The Chromebook is issued to students and on leaving Kingsdown our management license is removed
  • A soft case, 1 year warranty and first academic year accidental damage cover repairs are included.
  • Personal Google accounts can be used outside of school hours.
£240
Option C
  • Full time loan
  • Students are issued with their Chromebook device to rent throughout the academic year, the device must be handed back to school before the summer holidays.
  • In September, students are reissued with a device for the next academic year.
  • You pay a £110 deposit upfront. Rent of £22 will be taken from the deposit payment each academic year. (Any remaining deposit will be refunded to you when your child leaves Kingsdown School and their device is returned.)
  • The £22 per year will cover accidental damage repairs and rental of the device from the school.
£110 deposit minus £22 per year
Option D
  • School day loan
  • No Cost option
  • The day loan.
  • Students will sign out a personal Chromebook at the beginning of the day and return it at the end of the day
£0
Option E
  • Using your own privately purchased Chromebook device
  • Your privately purchased Chromebook can be used in school with Kingsdown School’s Google License added. This must be a Chromebook device.
  • Upon selection, we will ask you to state the make and model of your device to ensure it is compatible for use.
  • Once this is confirmed you will be informed when to bring it to IT Support where we will add the Kingsdown Google licence to the device to allow the full range of Google for Education services.
  • Damage to your device will not be covered by the school.
£0

New Students

If you are a year 6 student joining us in September, all Chromebook information, how to make your option selection and any necessary payments will be given to you during the transition period so that your child will be issued with their device on the first day of school.

New students joining us throughout the academic year will also be contacted during their transition period.

Here to Help

Please contact us via email chromebookhelp@kingsdownschool.co.uk if you would like to know more about any of the options or have any questions, we will be happy to talk you through the process.

Warranty and Cover

All purchased Chromebooks come with a 1-year manufacturer’s warranty and in the event of the device malfunctioning, we will return the Chromebook to Dell on your behalf and issue a replacement device until the original is returned.

Accidental Damage Cover

In addition to the manufacturer’s warranty, one academic year’s accidental damage cover is included in purchase options A and B. This cover can be renewed annually during September of each academic year by paying an additional £22. This additional cover will be available to purchase at the start of each new academic year via ParentPay.
For Option C, this cover cost will be taken from your £110 upfront deposit each academic year.

Loss and Theft

We strongly recommend that the device is added to your private home or contents insurance to protect against loss and theft at home. We suggest that you contact your insurance provider to advise further. In addition, having personal belongings/gadget insurance will cover the device against loss or theft away from home, you may wish to consider this also.

 

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