Walbottle Campus is one of the largest schools in Newcastle and serves more than 1600 students, including sixth form.
“Our previous broadband connectivity was not fit for purpose and impacting on how we delivered curriculum to our students. We shortlisted three providers and ITPS were selected based on their ability of provision high quality, value for money connectivity. The connectivity is around 20 times faster than the previous service whilst achieving budget savings of 30%. The connectivity has also created the opportunity to adopt new working practices.”
ICT & E-Learning Manager, Walbottle Campus
Seaton Burn College has over 600 students and staff, working to a tight budget, and the college was struggling with IT issues including poor connectivity and slow speeds.
“This project has provided Seaton Burn students and staff with a sustainable and adaptable network that would not look out of place in a corporate environment. Our original goal was for a fast and resilient network that is flexible to ever-changing technological and curriculum demands, and ITPS has helped us deliver this and more, exceeding all our expectations. ITPS showed us what was possible by moving to cloud technology, and we were blown away by the efficiency and cost benefits. Migration to the cloud and moving from the safety of a managed environment with our previous providers was a big step change for us, but ITPS’s ethos of putting the customer first, combined with their clearly demonstrable expertise, has helped our transition to be the best decision we could have possibly made.”
Information & Technology Manager, Seaton Burn College
Burnside College is the third largest school in North Tyneside, serving more than 1000 students and their families.
“During the RFP process, price was a consideration but the team was more focused on total cost of ownership. In all of the life cycle projects, the ShoreTel deployment delivered by ITPS had held up as one that is under budget and ahead of schedule. As a result we’ve received very favourable praise from our school board and community.”
Wendy Davison Toon
PFI Facilities Manger, Burnside Schools