November 20, 2021
Some families do not qualify for benefits such as Free School Meals, but their household income is only just over the threshold, which means the cost of a laptop can be a serious burden to them. Six students from Cheney School have received extra help via Getting Oxfordshire Online.
Whilst schools have returned to majority classroom learning, there continues to be a need for students to access online learning platforms, forms, emails, and school services to enable them to keep up with homework and study. For low-income families, purchasing a laptop for their children is often impossible; but Getting Oxfordshire Online is here to help.
Cheney School is a secondary school and sixth form with academy status, located in Headington, Oxford.
The school says: “The people at Getting Oxfordshire Online have been an absolute pleasure to liaise with – John and Suzy have always been professional, polite, and easy to contact.
“The laptops have proven to be a vital asset in allowing some of our most vulnerable students to access their learning. These laptops have been reconditioned to a high standard, and we are confident that they will last for several years to come. This means six of our families will be able to access the internet at home, and their opportunities to access learning has greatly expanded. Thank you for your generosity and support!”
Thank you to all those individuals and businesses who have donated devices to make this work possible.
If your school or charitable organisation would like to refer disadvantaged people of any age to Getting Oxfordshire Online, please contact us.