Department for Education
Connect the Classroom
DfE Connect the Classroom Scheme/ What is DfE’s Connect the Classroom?
The DfE’s Connect the Classroom is a well-established and fully funded programme by the Department for Education. The programme helps us to provide schools with a comprehensive wireless networking solution (including a WiFi 6 upgrade) that covers cabling, core and edge switching, and wireless access points.
Covid and the subsequent lockdowns brought about many changes in the way teaching and education are delivered. This included many schools using laptops, Chromebooks, and tablets for remote and hybrid teaching and learning.
These devices have increased further demands on schools’ network infrastructure and accelerated the need for high-speed, robust wireless technology to encourage an effective environment for learning and teaching.
Department for Education’s Connect the Classroom scheme aims to help with this. Aiming to contribute around £150 million towards next-generation wireless and LAN infrastructure for schools over the next 3 years.
Excotek has proven itself as a long-standing WiFi solutions provider for the education sector, and in partnership with Zyxel is best suited to supply your school with what you need.
Our mission over the years has been to support and enable the education sector by helping it use and embed technology efficiently. We’ve helped educational institutions cut workload, enhance efficiencies, and remove collaboration barriers.
We will provide you with proposals that meet the DfE specification, so you can benefit from the full funding package.
What are the next steps?
Once your school has received its invitation from the DfE you will need to complete a compliant bid to obtain the funding. Your school can then apply direct via Excotek.
- Fill in the form to request a quote.
- We will provide a quote designed exclusively to DfE specifications which you can review, share and discuss with your DfE advisor.
- Once approved, our team will develop the plan for the delivery and installation of your projects.
- Along the way, you will receive support, guidance, and training from our team, as well as aftercare once your project is complete.