Internet Connections & IT Support for Schools

Upgrading, expanding and supporting school networks

We understand the challenges you face as an Education Provider better than most other Technology Solutions Providers in the North because more than half of our partners are Schools, Academies, Multi Academy Trusts, Colleges or Universities.

Advantex is entrusted by leading Multi Academy Trusts in the region, including Advance Learning Partnership, Bishop Wilkinson Catholic Education Trust, Bishop Hogarth Catholic Education Trust, Inspire Academy Trust and Yorkshire Endeavour Academy Trust.

Additionally, we work with over 50 schools and colleges such as Belmont Community School, Biddick Academy, Gateshead College, Kepier and Newcastle University.

With this wealth of experience, we can understand the needs of your SLT, Governors, and Directors, allowing us to craft consultative solutions that streamline multiple, complex DfE requirements into a unified, simplified solution.

Discover how to improve your security and optimise your network with our cost-effective, scalable IT support packages. Or why not try before you buy with a free trial of Cisco’s leading security products: Duo, Secure Firewalls, or Umbrella.

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‘Connect the Classroom’

‘Connect the Classroom’ is a £150m Department for Education programme to help schools implement a switch and network refresh.  Schools meeting the criteria within Priority Educational Investment Areas and Educational Investment Areas are eligible for a fully funded grant to refresh and upgrade your IT infrastructure.


Let us help you

We understand the spirit of the scheme and will work with you from assessment to application and then installation and support to ensure your students have access to a high speed Wifi 6 environment.


Helping schools & Trusts across the region

We are working with many schools across the North East and we have specialists ready to guide you through the process and ensure a successful outcome.

This one-time, fully funded grant worth between £30,000 – £100,000+ could cover:

  • Wireless access points
  • Edge switches to service those access points
  • Core switches if required
  • Licensing to cover revenue costs for those products for the first 5 years as a minimum
  • Installation, configuration and handover


Hassle free applications

Applications can be time consuming and tricky. We have experts on hand that can do all the leg work for you leaving you to focus on educating your children.

With unprecedented reliability and download/upload speeds of up to 10Gbps – all backed up by 24/7 technical expertise and aftersales support packages, we will work with you to understand and exceed your requirements and expectations. Quality is a byword at Advantex – we are ISO9001 certified, providing you with complete peace of mind.


Next steps

Talk to us today to arrange a site visit where an Education Specialist will complete a detailed audit. We’ll then provide you with all the paperwork you need to apply.

Rest assured the infrastructure will be designed by one of our Meraki Cisco Certified Engineers. Your school will then benefit from an accredited installation and personalised project management.

A DfE appointed ICT Advisor will review your project to confirm it is fit for purpose and value for money.

After receiving approval, Advantex will proceed to install your refresh and provide an unparalleled after-care service.

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Delivering solutions for schools and Trusts across the region


Some of the Schools using Advantex internet connections and IT solutions.


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Advantex Network Solutions Limited
16B Follingsby Close
Tyne and Wear
NE10 8YG


0345 222 0 666