How we can help Your School with IT
IT services and equipment for schools in Shropshire and Powys
Whilst we look after hundreds of businesses and home users every day, looking after schools information technology is something we love and are really good at.
Over the past 25 years we have worked with many schools and colleges in Shropshire and Powys and we would love to have the chance to help you out with anything relating to computers or technology.
We're a family run business and with a team of 18 experts that all want to impress you - we have the right balance of depth of knowledge, bags of experience plus the capacity to help with your school IT quickly when you need us.
To give you an idea of what we do, here are some examples of the products and services that we are currently offering to schools. If there is anything mentioned here that interests you, or if you have any other IT requirements just fill in the contact form and one of us will get back to you.
Some of the Education solutions from Micro Plus Computers that might help your school:
- Servicing your school’s existing IT equipment
- Rent your IT equipment over 3 years
- Interactive displays for schools
- Technical support for schools
- Schools internet content filtering
- Computers for schools
- iPads for schools (and Android tablets)
- Schools iPad repairs
- Software licensing for schools
- Wireless networks for schools
Servicing your school’s existing IT equipment
If your school has educational IT equipment that’s not being used because it isn’t working as well as it used to then our technicians might be able to help. We can refurbish and service your printers, computers, whiteboards and projectors either in our workshops in Oswestry or onsite at your school campus. We deal with all makes and models of computer hardware and audio visual equipment from Epson, Benq, Smart, HP, Lenovo, Fujitsu, Stone, RM and just about anyone else. If you have old computers or printers not being used or whiteboards tucked away in a corner then why not drop us a line to see if we can bring them back to life.
Rent your IT equipment over 3 years
Have you considered renting your ICT equipment rather than buying? Why pay upfront for IT equipment that goes out of date very quickly when you can pay for it as you use it and then replace it every 3 years (or sooner if you need to). Renting means that you can get the equipment that your school needs now without shelling out a large part of your budget.
We work closely with a specialist education funding provider that offers flexible rental options on all IT equipment for schools from wireless networks to tablets. We can also arrange deferred payment programs, so your school can start using the equipment immediately and pay for it when your budget permits and payments can be scheduled to suit your school – either monthly, quarterly, termly, half-yearly or annually.
To give an example of how affordable rental can be: we are currently helping a primary school that needs to replace its old Cisco wireless network with a new, faster wireless network that also gives better coverage inside and outside the school – following our wireless site survey the new wireless network we have designed is available to the school for just £81 per month giving them faster wireless network access and better coverage throughout the school.
Interactive displays for schools
The technicians at Micro Plus Computers have many years experience in designing and installing audio visual systems for schools including projectors, whiteboards, interactive displays and speaker systems – including all of the necessary cabling and mounting.
We typically use Epson, Benq, Vividtouch, Sahara, Clevertouch and Smart AV equipment but we are completely independent and if your schools needs a specific solution then we will design something to suit. One of our technicians can visit your school to survey (for free) the space you have available, room size, lighting, wall structure etc and we will give you a competitive quote for the best solution. Just complete the form on this page and someone will be in touch.
Technical support for schools
We provide regular technical support services for primary and secondary schools as well as colleges. Sometimes we are the only resource for the school, looking after all aspects of their IT and in other cases we work alongside the school’s existing ICT support staff. We can provide a higher level of support when needed or if your schools needs specific help with a one-off project.
Your school can make use of our technical team as and when required (no contract needed) and just pay by the hour or for a fixed price if you let us know what needs doing, or you can have unlimited support for a fixed monthly fee or our most popular support for schools option is pre-paid block time. The school purchases blocks of time, usually monthly, that can be used as and when required and rolled over to the next month if there is any unused time left.
Fair Pricing:For all of our IT services for schools we charge in 15 minute increments which helps to keep your costs down.
- Remote monitoring options
- Telephone support
- Schools support by email
- OnSite support
- Regular school visits
- Block-time support contracts
- Remote support
- Work along with your existing support staff
Schools Internet Content Filtering
Internet content filtering for schools can be complex and expensive but we would be very happy to help you by evaluating your schools gateway firewall options as well as cloud filtering solutions.
All of the schools content filtering services that we provide are available on a monthly, quarterly or annual subscription basis and we can also provide this as a fully managed service if you prefer. Just complete the form on this page and one of our team will get back to you.
Computers for Schools
We have very strong links will the major manufacturers of computers for schools including Hewlett Packard, Dell, Fujitsu and Lenovo and we are in a position to give you educational discount on laptops, desktop PCs and tablets. We also supply devices that are covered by the subsidised Microsoft TAP program which is a great way of purchasing cheap school computers at discounted prices as well as Apple educationally discounted MacBooks, iPad and iMac computers.
If you need a computer of a particular specification we also design and build PCs in tower or desktop cases as well as tiny Intel NUC systems and all-in-one computers if you need something space-saving.
All of the laptops, PCs and tablets that we supply can be purchased outright or rented over a 3 year period.
iPads for Schools and Android Tablets for Schools
Our team of repair technicians in Oswestry are on hand to repair your broken tablets (we can repair Apple iPad, iPad mini and most Android tablets). We fix these in our own secure workshop usually within a few days depending on parts availability. The most popular tablet repairs are replace broken screen or smashed touch digitiser and we also repair power sockets, charging problems, faulty buttons and battery not charging.
Call in to see us any time and we will give you a fixed price quote on the spot and if we can't fix it then there is no charge. No-fix, no-fee.
Schools Computer and Laptop Repairs
The expert repair technicians at our workshop in Oswestry deal with hundreds of repairs every month including laptops and desktop computers. If you have laptops or tablets with broken or smashed screens, faulty displays or damaged keyboards then we are here, ready to help. Call in any time with your broken computers and we will give you a competitive fixed price quote to repair - and if we can't fix it then there is no charge (no-fix, no-fee)
No appointment necessary, just call in to see us any time for a fixed price quote
- iPad repairs for schools
- iPad mini repairs for schools
- Android tablet repairs for schools
- Schools Laptop repairs
- Printer repairs for schools
- PC repairs for schools
- School computer repairs
Wireless Networks for Schools
If your school is having problems with the speed or the coverage of your wireless network then we might be able to help. If you have wireless signal that drops off or doesn't allow you to roam the school campus without having to reconnect to access points, or if you have wireless blackspots then your network may just need re-configuring. We have seen many situations in schools where relocating wireless access points and changing configuration settings can make big improvements to wireless performance.
Alternatively, if the range of your network needs extending to cover new classrooms or outside - or even if you need a new wireless network then we can also help with free wireless site survey and free wifi consultation.
If you need a new WiFi network or a major upgrade then we can also give you an affordable and flexible rental option - pay for your wireless network as you use it rather than paying upfront in a lump sum.
Just complete the form on this page and someone will get back to you.
Software licensing for schools
Micro Plus Computers is a Microsoft Authorised Educational Reseller and we can assist your school in finding the most cost effective way of ensuring that all of your software licensing requirements and obligations are met through Microsoft Enrolment for Education Solutions licensing (EES) or through Microsoft Open Business licensing
We also offer software imaging services, so if you want all of your school computers to be running the same operating system and applications with all desktops looking the same then get in touch and we can help.
You're in safe hands with Micro Plus Computers
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Strength in numbers
Micro Plus Computers is part of the Network Group, a cooperative of nationwide managed services providers with a combined annual turnover in excess of £300M. Membership to the Network Group is exclusive and strictly restricted to companies that are considered to be the best in the industry as well as having a proven track record in customer services and ethical business practices
Where we work
We already look after customers (schools IT, colleges, businesses and domestic users) in and around these places so if you are based near any of these then we would love to help you too:
Acton, Albrighton, Bridgnorth, Shrewsbury, Atcham, Allscot, Babbinswood, Baschurch, Battlefield, Bayston Hill, Bedstone, Benthall, Bicton, Bishop's Castle, Bomere Heath, Bronygarth, Broseley, Bucknell, Cheswardine, Chirbury, Cleehill, Cleobury Mortimer, Clive, Clun, Cockshutt, Colemere, Cosford, Coton Hill, Craven Arms, Cressage, Crickheath, Dawley, Donnington, Dorrington, Dudleston Heath, Criftins,Ellesmere, Gobowen, Halfway House, Harmer Hill, Hodnet, Hook-a-Gate, Knighton, Knockin, Kinnerley, Leebotwood, Llanyblodwel, Llanymynech, Llynclys, Maesbrook, Maesbury, Market Drayton, Minsterley, Montford Bridge, Morda, Nesscliffe, Newport, Newtown, Oakengates, Osbaston, Oswestry, Telford, Overton, Pant, Ruyton-XI-Towns, St Martin's, Shifnal, Shrawardine, Selattyn, Telford, Ternhill, Treflach, Trefonen, Walford, Wellington, Welshampton, Wem, West Felton, Westbury, Weston Lullingfields, Weston Rhyn, Whitchurch, Whittington, Four Crosses, Llanfair Caereinion, Welshpool, Montgomery, Guilsfield, Kerry, Knighton, Llanfair Caereinion, Llanfechain, Llanfyllin, Llanidloes, Llanrhaeadr, Llansantffraid, Middletown, Chester, Malpas, Crewe, Wrexham, Gresford and Ruabon.
At the Corbet School we have had support provided by Micro Plus for many years now. Always very responsive and knowledgeable. I have always been pleased with the service they provide.
The Corbet School, Baschurch, Shropshire
We have been working with Micro Plus on our ICT Projects for the last couple of years, and have always been really happy with the service they have provided.
Oswestry School Oswestry, Shropshire
I have always found Micro-Plus to have an excellent understanding of ICT in education and their service to be professional and supportive.
Headteacher Martin Wilson School, Shrewsbury