Connectivity for Schools

Upgrading, expanding and supporting school networks

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

We appreciate the needs of your SLT, Governors and Directors and design consultative solutions that transform multiple, complex DfE requirements into a single, simplified solution.

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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.


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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 our 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 and 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 and your school will 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.

Once approved, Advantex will then install and supply your school with second to none after-care.

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16B Follingsby Close
Tyne and Wear
NE10 8YG


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