Update on school laptops and tablets allocations

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11 Dec 2020

Message from GOV.UK:

Following the improved flow of stock internationally and the purchase of an additional 96,000 laptops this term, school device allocations will now be returned to original levels.

You may recall that during October we temporarily adjusted schools’ allocations to reflect the flow of stock available. Adjusting allocations ensured that devices reached as many children as possible when they needed them most, and as a result we have been able to continue delivering laptops and tablets to those young people throughout this term.

We’re making this change for all schools, trusts and local authorities in the coming days. Anyone invited to order from today will be able to get their original allocation from our Get help with technology service.

You will not be able to place orders for devices over Christmas.

Schools have told us they will not be open to receive deliveries during the Christmas break, therefore we will accept device orders up until 4pm on Thursday 17 December. We’ll then close ordering until Monday 4 January.

If you place an order next week, your school must be able to receive devices until 6pm on Friday 18 December.

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Last updated: 19 Dec 2020

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