Remote learning: alternative methods for providing laptops

Get a list of organisations that can help you access devices for your school, either for free or at a reduced cost.

Last reviewed on 26 October 2020
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  1. Find out if you can access any free laptops 
  2. Buy or lease laptops at a reduced cost 
  3. Sell old or faulty laptops to buy new ones
  4. Give staff the option to use salary sacrifice to buy laptops 

Find out if you can access any free laptops 

Business2Schools receives donated laptops from businesses and donates them to schools. 

Register your school using this form to find out if they have devices available in your area. 

Donate a PC allows individuals to list their IT equipment that you can request. You'll need to:

  1. See if there's any available donations in your area
  2. Contact the donor to make a request and arrange a collection 

Buy or lease laptops at a reduced cost 

The National Grid for Learning (LGfL) is offering new laptops and chromebooks at a reduced cost.

ICT Direct refurbishes hardware that belonged to large companies and government departments, and sells it directly to schools at a reduced price. You can browse computers, monitors, laptops, tablets, servers, printers and laptop trolleys on their website. 

Computers for Charities also provides a similar service. 

Laptops for Teachers is a company that offers