Parental Laptop Leasing Scheme

The scheme is currently closed

At The Catholic High School, Chester we want to provide students with state-of-the-art IT equipment that works seamlessly with our own systems. Having access to the latest technology when and where they need it gives students the very best chance of success in and beyond the classroom. But, for parents, making that investment can often be a struggle and the equipment they choose may not always be in line with the schools existing systems and infrastructure.

THE EQUIPMENT ON OFFER

We have negotiated a range of devices at a tax efficient price and payable over periods up to 3 years -subject to the remaining time left a student has at school.

Warranty is also included for the term of your repayments as well as insurance for accidental damage and theft.

Devices available:

Surface Pro 4 Intel Core M3 Processor, 128GB (Edu bundle includes Type Cover and Pen)
12 monthly payments of £64.43
24 monthly payments of £34.70
36 monthly payments of £24.86

Surface Pro 4 i5, 128GB (Edu bundle includes Type Cover and Pen)
12 monthly payments of £71.02
24 monthly payments of £38.26
36 monthly payments of £27.42

Acer Switch 10E (SW3-016) 64GB (includes Belkin always on protective case)
12 monthly payments of £24.83
24 monthly payments of £14.56
36 monthly payments of £11.23

HOW TECHNOLOGY SUPPORT STUDENTS’ LEARNING

Independent academic research undertaken in Scotland during 2013 by the University of Hull found that:-

  • The ownership of a personal mobile device facilitates many of the pedagogical aspirations set out in Scotland’s Curriculum for Excellence framework.
  • The adoption of mobile technologies on a personal basis significantly increases access to technology for students, with many attendant benefits for learning which include greater motivation, engagement, parental involvement, and understanding of complex ideas.
  • Personal ‘ownership’ is seen as the single most important factor for successful use of this technology
  • Parents also appear to become more engaged with the school and their child’s learning when the device travels home with the student.
  • The adoption of mobile technologies on a personal basis significantly increases access to technology for students, with many attendant benefits for learning which include greater motivation, engagement, parental involvement, and understanding of complex ideas.

HOW THE DEVICE IS FUNDED

Parents enter into fixed monthly payments based on the term and type of device that they want with the added benefits –

  • No personal credit check
  • All devices come with full warranty
  • All device come with accidental damage and theft insurance for 3 years
  • All devices come with a military grade protective case
  • The device becomes yours at the end with no extra cost
  • Device is used at school and at home to enhance learning
  • Saving up to 26% vs the high street

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

How long can I spread the payments over? 12, 24 or 36 months depending on how long your child has left at the school

What happens at the end of the agreement? On your final payment the device becomes yours

Will there be any credit checks? No everyone is approved and there aren’t any credit checks

What is the excess on the insurance policy? There is no excess on either the insurance or warranty and you will receive the hotline numbers with your device which is all supported by Stone Computers.

Can they use the device at home? Yes the student can use the device to further enhance their learning and we recommend that you set you security setting on your Wi-Fi accordingly. 

How many devices can I have? One per student at the school

When will I receive the device? The ordering window is now open and orders need to be placed by 7th August 2016, your first direct debit will be collected on 25th August 2016 and the device will be delivered to the school around the 15th of the following month.  This will ensure devices are ready for collection prior to the start of the school year.  The window will stay open.

Insurance? The insurance details are available from the ordering portal and via this link. The insurance is essentially ADT (Accident, Damage and Theft insurance) if a claim falls into one of these 3 categories then a claim will be upheld, the only caveat is that the devices have to be in their relevant case, for example the Surface 3 if dropped and the screen was cracked but the type cover was not attached at the time then this would not be covered, but if it was attached then it would be. Full Insurance Details

Students on Fee School Meals? Families will be contacted directly regarding a subsidised route to purchasing a device.  If you haven't been contacted by Friday 8 July please contact our main office.

TO PLACE YOUR ORDER

For more information on the devices available and to place an order please use the link below available from 14 November:

Parental Laptop Leasing Scheme

You will need a user name and password which can be obtained by contacting our main office on 01244 981600 or by email at office@christofidelis.org.uk