Students and parents have given their overwhelming support to the introduction of HP Streams for all Year 7 students.
HP Streams were introduced for the new intake of students at the start of the academic year in September 2016 to aid their studies and homework.
The devices mean all students can access the full Microsoft Office suite of programs from anywhere at any time, as well as the ‘Show My Homework’ portal.
In a recent school survey to pupils and parents, the system was given a big thumbs-up with students giving it an overall rating of 4.44 out of 5.
One student said: “It has made learning quicker and more visual.”
Others commented on how their HP Stream had made it easier to research information about subjects at any time, as well as helping them with spelling and grammar.
Parents, who pay a monthly contribution towards the lease of the devices, have also given their backing to the scheme, with 97% saying they are happy with the system. Asked to give a rating out of 5 as a tool to support their child’s education, parents gave the devices an overall score of 4.37.
One parent said: “This is a fantastic scheme that supports my daughter with her learning and enables her to quickly and safely access additional learning materials which are helping her to feel more confident and be successful.”
Another parent said the device had been ‘invaluable’ whilst it was also described as a ‘great all round tool for learning and homework’.
Mr A.Cheetham, Deputy Headteacher, said: “We introduced HP Streams for all Year 7 students in September 2016 and recently conducted a survey to see how students and parents rated the system as an aid to school studies and homework.
“We are delighted with the overwhelmingly positive response.”