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Nothing 'old school' about King's Ely

One of the oldest schools in the country wins award for its technology provision

Posted by Stephanie Broad | July 25, 2015 | Technology

King’s Ely, an independent school which dates back to before the Norman Conquest, scooped the ICT Facility Award at the Education Business Awards 2015 in London.

Judges praised the school and said: “King’s Ely is quickly gaining a reputation as a trailblazer when it comes to the use of ICT. 

“Despite its mediaeval buildings, the school is making advancements in ICT provision including four computer rooms, Bring-Your-Own-Device initiatives and taking part in a Europe-wide Erasmus project to build digital resources." 

King’s Ely principal, Sue Freestone, said the award was recognition of the school gaining a reputation as one of the leading exponents of using modern technology: “We have invested a great deal in our ICT facility over the past three years.  The team at King’s Ely has done a fine job of planning and developing it imaginatively to produce an environment that enables our students to make the most of 21st century technology as a learning tool.

“We were already happy to be able to say we had  ‘state-of-the-art’ ICT facilities – it’s even better to be able to add ‘award-winning’ to the description!”

The annual Education Business Awards, now in their tenth year, recognise successful investment in education across all sectors of primary and secondary education.    

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