HP Streams are being rolled out to hundreds more students after proving such a success as an educational aid.
HP Streams were introduced for the latest intake of Year 7 students at the start of the academic year in September 2016.
The devices were brought in to aid students’ school and homework as they allow them to access the full Microsoft Office suite of programs from anywhere at any time, as well as the ‘Show My Homework’ portal.
They have now been rolled out to all students in Year 9, with all Year 8 students set to start using them by the end of the summer term.
In a recent school survey of Year 7 students and parents, the system was given a big thumbs-up. Students 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.
Parents, who pay a monthly contribution towards the lease of the devices, also gave their backing to the scheme, with 97% saying they are happy with the system.
Mr A Cheetham, Deputy Headteacher, said: “We introduced HP Streams for all Year 7 students in September 2016 and the response has been overwhelmingly positive.
“As a result, HP Streams are now being rolled out to students in other year groups. During a recent survey, our current Year 7 students and parents commented that the devices had been ‘invaluable’ in aiding with school work so we are delighted that hundreds of extra students will now benefit from them.”