At Manor Drive Secondary Academy our aim is for all of our students to have a Chromebook to support and enhance their learning.  We will be asking all parents to join in the purchase scheme to ensure your child is prepared for their secondary education.

Some of the ways we will use Chromebooks:

  • To access a wealth of online resources both in class and at home.
  • To utilise a range of applications (word processing, spreadsheets and presentations).
  • To share and celebrate student's work and success.
  • To allow collaboration with peers and the wider school community.
  • To foster independence and organisation skills for our students, enhanced by technology.

Why Chromebooks?

They are a true learning device - they are a laptop and therefore can do so much more than the touch screen of a tablet.

They are quick to start up - going from sleep mode to active use in 1 second, from shutdown to active use in just 10 seconds.

They have great battery life - lasting over 8 hours, compared to the 3 to 4 hours of many other laptops.

They are cost effective for parents/carers to purchase.

How can I pay?

We have secured a competitively priced, rugged model Chromebook.  There will be various payment options available.  Please do not hesitate to contact the school office post September 2022 should you have any questions.

My child already has a laptop do I still need to purchase this Chromebook? 

We would be aiming for every child to use the same hardware to ensure compatibility with school programmes.  Having a Chromebook specific for school use, which is the same as all other students will ensure staff are able to assist with use and be familiar with the workings of the hardware.

Is this compulsory?

Our aim is for all students to have their own Chromebook to enhance and support their learning.  We are therefore encouraging all parents/carers to commit this contribution to their child's education.