Bring Your Own Device

When shopping for a device for your child to take to school, you need to consider a number of things, including Operating System, Learning Level, and Device Type. You'll find everything you need to know here, on our website, or in store.

Choosing the right Operating System

The three main operating systems (OS) are Chrome, Windows and Apple iOS. Often a school will tell you which OS they want you to buy, but if they don't, your choice may come down budget or personal preference. Learn more about Choosing the right Operating System here >

Choose the right device

CHROMEBOOK

A Chromebook simply requires a Google account (Gmail), and an internet connection. All work is stored in the cloud rather than on the device, so content can be accessed from anywhere, anytime. It is not possible to install additional software.

Benefits:

- Affordable.

- Easy to use.

- Light & portable.

- Excellent batter life.

WINDOWS LAPTOPS & NOTEBOOKS

Notebooks have a built-in keyboard and range from ultra-lightweight to powerful and rugged. They can run more demanding educational programmes, making them ideal for senior students. Laptops have a hard drive and it is possible to install software.

Benefits:

- More power for bigger jobs.

- Familiar Windows 10 operating system.

- Good battery life.

TABLETS & iPADS

Tablets are small and light with a touchscreen, so they're popular with primary students, they are also a great secondary device for older students who want to research content quickly.

Benefits:

- Ultra light and portable.

- Excellent battery life.

- Access to apps to help you study.

Find the right device for your Learning Level