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Applying for Wi-Fi Access for Pupils on Free School Meals

We wish to inform you that the Education Authority have given us the option of applying for Wi-Fi access for eligible pupils. The criteria set by the EA for eligibility is:


Requests can only be made for pupils who:

  1. Do not currently have access to Wi-Fi and
  2. Who are eligible for Free School Meals.


Two Wi-Fi options have been made available:


Option 1. BT Wi-Fi Voucher This means that Wi-Fi is provided through BT hotspots in urban areas. A BT postcode checker at www.btwifi.co.uk is available to enable you to check if there is a hotspot near your home. Each voucher can support up to 3 devices concurrently - please take this into account when applying for children in the same family.  


Option 2. Mi-Fi Solution This is a Wi-Fi device that provides 4G access (dongle) in rural areas - this is similar to 4G mobile phone connectivity. The coverage checker for this solution is at https://coverage.ee.co.uk/coverage/ee   One Mi-Fi device is required per one user device.  


The EA have stated that priority will be given to pupils in P4 and P7 but that if there is availability , access to Wi-Fi will be widened out to children in other year groups.  


If you meet the above criteria and wish to apply for Wi-Fi access, please email the school info@stjosephspscrumlin.ni.sch.uk by 12 noon on Monday 25 January, stating your option choice and your child's name and Year Group.