Red Maids' School: 2nd in the UK 

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Red Maids' School iPad information

Background

The digital age has determined that young people are adapting to new technologies more readily and faster than ever. Recent technological advances have enabled schools to create exciting and creative learning opportunities which maximise students’ progress, equip young people to take full advantage of the newest ways of working and communicating, and put them at an advantage when they enter the work place.

The mobile strategy at Red Maids’ is in its fourth year: we have progressed from one set of six devices to whole class sets of iPads to be booked out by teachers. Teachers at Red Maids’ also each have their own device allowing them to collaborate over the creation and development of dynamic learning resources and creative approaches to teaching using this technology.

All research shows that these devices become even more powerful in 1:1 ownership. Personal ownership of an iPad for school allows students to keep their work with them, see the device as their personal learning portal, and work independently, increasing their skills and interests at their own pace and in their own ways in and out of school. Since September 2014 all Year 3 and 7 girls have been asked to bring their own iPad to school as part of their essential school equipment.

With a view to keeping fees down for all parents, you are asked to purchase your daughter’s own iPad. The proposed minimum specification for students is: an iPad Air 32GB or above.

 

Procurement and value for money

  • The Redmaids' High School summer iPad package is now available, please use this link for more information and to register your interest. This offer is only available up until Friday 28th July 2017. Click here for iPad offer 
    Please do not place any order with Apple at Cribbs Causeway direct, we will pass all your details to the store on your behalf to ensure that you receive the discount.

  • All Apps required for school purposes will be purchased in volume by the school to qualify for discounts where available and distributed to students’ iPads.

Preowned iPads

If your daughter already owns an iPad that meets the minimum specification of an iPad Air 32GB, please contact ipadsupport@redmaids.bristol.sch.uk and you will be provided with the details and instructions of how to prepare the iPad for the school network.

Please be aware that the iPad will need to be returned to factory settings to accept the school settings.

We are now issuing configuration appointments for pre-owned iPads for July and August. 

To prepare your iPad for configuration:

  • Please ensure that any data that you want to keep is transferred from the iPad
  • Ensure that any photos also are backed up
  • Ensure that you are happy that the data is all secure
  • It is very important that Turn Find My iPad is turned off

The iPad will need to stay within the department for a number of hours and sometimes this means that we keep it overnight. You will be called when the iPad is ready to be collected.

Book your iPad configuration appointment here

Admissions

Now receiving enquiries for entry to Year 7 in September 2018

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