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Connecting The Classroom – DFE Funded Network Upgrades for Schools

Wave 9 and Cisco Meraki - Funded Replacement Networks

News 6th September 2021


The DFE have now issued updated guidance detailing additional Connect The Classroom funding for around 3500 schools, focussed in 55 Local Authority Education Investement Areas where school outcomes are weakest.  Approximately £150M has been allocated to invest in modern, high spec Wireless and LAN infrastructure over the next 3 years.


If your school has been invited to apply for DFE funding under the Connect the Classroom scheme, Wave 9 can help.  With many succesful installations already under our belt, Wave 9 are well  placed to help you through the Connect the Classroom process and deliver a succesful project.  Our experienced team have implemented 100’s of networks with a minimum of disruption and have a great reputation for delivering projects on-budget on-time.

  1. Call or mail us to request an initial quote and discuss your requirements
  2.  Review and send the  quotation to your IT Adviser from the DfE who will carry out the final quality & specification compliance check
  3.  Once you have received confirmation from the DfE choose your supplier (hint – Wave 9!)
  4. Assuming you wish to go ahead with us, complete the order form with a PO reference and approved signatory.
  5. We will then be back in contact to arrange for the succesful delivery of the project, including a full site survey to finalise your design, acceptance testing and support from our project management team.

We’re also supporting these projects under single tender award process through Everything ICT, a compliant procurement framework that allows schools to purchase from a single supplier quotation, saving time and effort.

By choosing Wave 9 and Cisco Meraki, the funding for the scheme can support up to 10 years of support and maintenance for your replacement network.  Contact us today to see how we can help.


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