Our school operates a Bring Your Own Device programme from Key Stage 3 onwards.
Students are required to bring their own personal laptop into school for use in some lessons.
As we have all experienced during recent times of online and remote learning, the need for students to have their own device and be comfortable with using technology throughout their educational journey is of paramount importance. Operating a BYOD programme helps foster this confidence. Once configured, the students will have access to online learning resources and be able to share their work with teachers and fellow students.
Students will be required to sign a BYOD Agreement Form.
Download the form here: USI BYOD Policy Feb 2022
Minimum recommended specifications for laptop / notebook computer
- Minimum RAM 4 GB
- Minimum Processor 1.5 GB
- Minimum Hard Drive 1 TB
- Minimum Screen Size 11.6”
- Battery Life 6 - 8 hours
- Operating Platform Windows 10
- Wi-Fi Connectivity 5 GHz dual-band
Examples of suitable laptops/notebooks – these are for guidance only and other similar devices will be accepted.
- Lenovo 300e
- Acer Aspire E
- Touchscreen HP
- Lenovo 300
- Lenovo Think Pad E575
Laptop/notebook carrier bags, if supplied, should be black in colour.
NB: The school uses Microsoft Windows throughout the school.