Laptop Scheme FAQ

Frequently asked questions about the laptop scheme

Parents often have many questions to ask before committing to the Perins laptop scheme. Here’s a few answers to the ones we are frequently asked:

What is included?

  • Toshiba Z30 Ultra book
  • Case Logic ultra portable case
  • 3 year warranty
  • 3 year insurance
  • Extensive Range of Software Packages
  • Onsite Repair Service
  • Charger

Suggested Donation amount

The parental donation each month is £20 per student device paid by direct debit over a 36 month commitment.

What happens if I can’t afford to donate £20 per month?

Everyone who wants to participate in the scheme will have access to a device regardless of their circumstances. If you would like to participate in the scheme but feel that you are unable to contribute some or all of the suggested donations please contact the IT Services Team.

You may opt out of the scheme if you wish to do so. Loan laptops are provided, subject to availability, during school hours but your child will not be able to take a device home and may have to share one with another pupil.

Does the package include anti-virus software?

Yes, each device comes with anti-virus installed.  Access to the internet both at home and in school is monitored closely by the IT Services Team. Please contact Mr Surry or Miss Bissett should you have any concerns around internet safety for your child.

Can my child bring their own device to school?

Unfortunately this option is not currently available until they reach Year 10.

Will we own the device at the end of the 3 years?

Yes, subject to a £25 final contribution. However until the final contribution is made the device will remain the property of Perins School.  Therefore the laptop must not be personalised in anyway, although the school will accept personalisation of the protective carry case.

Can the device be used at school after 3 years ?

Yes, but please remember the warranty and insurance will no longer be valid, although the school will assist in resolving software issues.

What does the insurance cover?

The cover is for accidental damage and theft claims. The device should be kept in its case at all times and the insurers may well ask to inspect the case in the event of a claim.

How many insurance claims can we make?

Should the circumstance arise you can make a maximum of two insurance claims in a 12 month period and no more than 3 across the length of the scheme.

Is there an excess for each claim?

The excess for each claim is £10

Why is e-learning important?

 

Should you have any further questions please contact the IT Services Team.

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