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:
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 email@example.com by 12 noon on Monday 25 January, stating your option choice and your child's name and Year Group.