Technology for independent schools

Empower your staff to deliver their best teaching, deliver on your commitments to parents, and prepare your pupils for today’s digital-first society

With nearly 50 years’ experience in education, RM is uniquely placed to help independent schools develop a strategic technology vision.



The DfE’s published standards for school broadband connections make clear that the faster your connection, the better. RM’s fully managed broadband services will give you the best speed available in your location. All the cyber security and safeguarding protections you need are built-in, giving teachers and learners the confidence to use technology to its fullest extent.

Whatever the speed of your broadband connection, the internal network infrastructure can make for inconsistent or frustrating experiences in different areas of school. Our partnership with networking specialists Aruba means that you can get a stable and speedy connection throughout your school.

IT support

RM’s support binds your IT to your school’s learning goals and management systems.

Options include a fully managed IT support service with an on-site team or supplementing your internal resources through regular visits on remote daily system checks or access to our network maintenance experts.

“The quality of support from RM has been first class. Both our Account Managers and remote technicians have been excellent, and we have benefited from the RM team on site guiding us through our IT development plan.”

Ron Spicer,
Assistant Headteacher, Hendon School

Compliance and cyber security

Implementing the right technology strategy can help meet the challenges of an ever-changing compliance environment. If being GDPR-compliant concerns you, RM has the systems expertise to keep data secure and accessible only to the right people in school.

A recent survey by the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) revealed the extent to which education is the target of cyber attacks. By implementing a whole-school security approach, you no longer need to worry about where the weak link is that could let attacks in. If the unforeseen occurs, cloud-based systems give you the best opportunity to have a robust business continuity response.

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Contact our school technology experts to arrange a no-obligation IT consultation

01235 645 316


Change management

The best-laid plans can flounder without the necessary stakeholder engagement and training. RM’s experience of bringing integrated technology to schools large and small means that we can help you start the process of technology change and drive through to the point where you realise the benefits.

"We’ve always enjoyed a pioneering approach to technology and have learned many valuable lessons along the way about how best to integrate and use new tools in our school. RM has been a valuable partner on that journey, providing us with tools and expertise to help us implement change effectively."

Janine Le Cras,
IT Network Manager, The Ladies’ College, St Peter Port, Guernsey

Cost savings

Investments in technology should provide a positive return. A new approach to technology typically means moving systems to the cloud, ending reliance on individual servers in schools. Those servers are power-hungry and running when no one’s in school to use them. Reduced energy consumption means lower bills and improved environmental performance.

Affording a wholesale change of technology may have been prohibitive when adding setup, support, warranty, and training. Our flexible leasing options for hardware, software, installation, training and support in one package bring the benefits of technology upgrades within reach.

Are independent schools getting value for money from their IT?

Bursars, heads of IT, and academic directors from independent schools across the UK contributed to a research study looking at current attitudes to technology. Independent research agency C3 Education conducted the survey, on behalf of ISBA and RM plc.

Read how RM helped Giggleswick School implement MS Office 365 and Teams across the school as their primary internal communication tool, to share good practice effectively and enjoy better uptime.

Read the case study

What’s next?

Get in touch to arrange a no-obligation IT consultation with one of our multi-academy trust relationship managers who will understand your current position and help assess how you can achieve your aims

01235 645 316

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