BroadBand Services

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Our partners commitment to children, teachers and schools is to deliver the next generation of digital technology at an affordable cost.

Broadband Provision

A ‘designed for schools’ managed internet service provides a comprehensive education broadband service to over 2,500 schools across the UK.

  • Superfast fibre to the school with speeds of up to 10 GBP’s.
  • Free Janet internet connection.
  • Fully managed and supported Firewall.
  • Webscreen 2.0 internet filtering.
  • Free Schools-based router.

Included with this service

Sophos Antivirus

  • Antivirus, client firewall, and application control in one easy-to-use solution
  • Essential threat protection for institutions
  • Protects your Windows, Mac and virtualized computers​

Includes licence for staff and pupil home use

Sophos Intercept X

Provides sophisticated protection for private and sensitive data ensuring schools don’t suffer ransomware attacks or lockouts

Malware Bytes

The Malwarebytes software cleans up malware and other malicious software on devices that may make its way into your school. Normally buying 200 licences on a 3-year subscription would cost close to £4,000 and larger schools will save well over £10,000.


WebScreen™ 2.0 is a highly-scalable web filtering system that targets the particular needs of the UK education sector with unprecedented levels of protection from undesirable content for end users. The service pays particular attention to web sites likely to be visited by UK school-based users, rather than sites popular in other sectors such as business.

Cisco Meraki

Meraki Mobile Device Management – enables secure management and control of all school devices (including PCs) as well as providing features such as the remote deletion of data (a GDPR requirement).

Up to 700 free licences can be claimed by secondary schools and 300 by primary schools

Web Hosting

A web hosting platform that allocates each school 15GB of disk space, a MySQL database and supports a range of different websites including ASP.Net and PHP.

Staff Mail

Included in package

Full Microsoft Exchange functionality

StaffMail is a Microsoft Exchange-based service available to all staff and school governors. Logging in to a StaffMail account using Microsoft Outlook, users will be provided with the full functionality of a Microsoft Exchange account, offering email, personal and shared calendars, plus personal and shared address books.

Trust Mail

TRUSTmail is a fully-functional Outlook Web Access email service for pupils. Access to the service is via USO accounts, with the pupils’ identity specifically protected from accidental exposure by utilising only their USO username and a set domain that does not expose geographical location, instead of their actual name and/or location.

Mail Protect

MailProtect is an email filtering service, offering users versatile functionality and protection from email-borne spam, viruses, and abuse.

Google For Education

Hello Google! The entire suite of education apps, with full functionality and integration with your existing USO accounts. No new usernames or passwords, but automatic account creation and management.

Auto Text

AutoText gives schools the ability to send text and email messages to parents and staff via an easy-to-use online interface. With no set-up fees, AutoText is a cost-effective option for schools wishing to enhance communication with parents via a secure automated system.

Auto Update

AutoUpdate is a comprehensive application that reduces user account administration by keeping records up-to-date and in sync with a school’s local MIS database.

Open Check

An online and automated telephone method for a school to inform parents and pupils of the status of the school on any given day.

ParnetComms Reporter

ParentComms:Reporter is a secure, public-facing website with a user-friendly interface, giving parents and guardians easy online access to school-related information.


Method for transferring sensitive/secure data from one user to another, or from one user to many users, in a secure (encrypted) manner across otherwise insecure infrastructures.

Egress Switch

Ensures secure and encrypted messaging and GDPR compliance for schools sending personal and confidential data. Each secondary school will be able to claim up to 20 licences and each primary school 10 licences.

Energise Learning Resources

Award winning, safe and secure learning resources to help teachers and learners improve effectiveness, innovate and save preparation time.

Video Central HD

VideoCentral is an easy-to-use web-based solution which allows teachers to share video files with students, colleagues, and partner schools.

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