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With the increasing use of technology for teaching and learning and day-to-day operations, schools and multi-academy trusts must have robust and capable connectivity and security services they can rely on.

Schools need solutions designed, delivered and supported with the precise needs of education in mind.

Wave 9 works closely with the education sector to provide fully managed IT infrastructure services for schools and multi-academy trusts.

We are one of the fastest growing UK-based secure Internet, Network and Voice providers to schools.

Our IT Services for Education


WaveConnect is specifically designed to meet individual schools’ needs as well as growing multi-academy trusts.

The WaveConnect Service provides each school with a direct connection to the Internet. This approach ensures minimal infrastructure between educators and their digital resources, such as Office 365, Microsoft Azure, Google for Education, etc.

Service level backed fix times in the event of an issue, and optional backup connections ensure high availability, keeping everyone online.

We work with all the major telecommunications providers covering all areas of the UK to ensure we are providing the best value option for your location. Combined with SD-WAN technologies, you can now create a private Wide Area Network without being tied to a single provider’s connectivity for every site.

WaveConnect Broadband

Minimal infrastructure between the school and its required resources for improved performance

Minimal infrastructure between the school and its required resources for improved performance

Minimal infrastructure between the school and its required resources for improved performance

Minimal infrastructure between the school and its required resources for improved performance


WaveConnect provides enterprise-class security and web filtering services to help your school or Trust meet its online safeguarding obligations. Staff, pupils and their data remain safe and secure, and 100% of our business is with UK schools.

We install, configure and support a sophisticated and highly reliable security platform based on Sophos products, the UK’s leading internet security vendor. Wave 9 is one of a small number of Sophos Platinum partners specialising in education with accreditation across both Firewall and Endpoint Security.

WaveConnect Security

Fully meets the needs of the latest Keeping Children Safe in Education guidance and the PREVENT agenda.

Central IT teams can manage multiple sites from a single dashboard.

Sophos, a leading Global supplier of IT security products, underpins the WaveProtect service.

Our Midlands-based support desk is a single point of contact for any issues or service change requests.

Migration from your current service provider is managed by our experienced project and engineering teams.

Remote access and site-to-site connectivity facilities are included free of charge.

Network Managers have complete visibility of their services and the ability to make local changes.

97% of customers combine WaveProtect with WaveConnect connectivity, bringing internet connectivity, security and filtering under a single support and service level agreement.


Cost-effective cloud managed telephony for education. We provide a fully featured business IP telephony system and support service with a minimal capital outlay and predictable ongoing running costs, including calls.

WaveTalk Telephony

A proven system that currently serves thousands of school staff.

Present the school’s number when calling parents when offsite.

WaveTalk is delivered and configured with our specialist knowledge of providing telephony to schools.

Equipment maintained for the term of the agreement.

Inclusive support with no charges for changes.

Low capital outlay and predictable ongoing costs Inclusive call charges.

Low-cost call recording to support safeguarding and staff well being.

Ability to work remotely with mobile and PC clients.

Wired and wireless school networks

We have tremendous experience delivering managed network services. We are refreshing networks for our customers nationwide, including those on the DfE Connect the Classroom programme.

Our managed network services overcome some of the critical issues schools have faced maintaining the performance of their switched and wireless network over time. It’s essential now, given the tremendous growth in device numbers, web applications and cloud services.

Our network services typically include manufacturer support and all feature and firmware updates for up to 10 years. Your network security is maintained, and its capability should not diminish over time.

WaveConnect Infrastructure

WaveConnect is delivered using years of experience in delivering enterprise-class networks.

Zero-touch firmware and feature upgrades provide assurance that network security is maintained.

We provide a secure network environment to better address known standards such as Cyber Essentials.

Manage multiple sites network and wireless from a central dashboard.

Our trained network engineers can conduct professional surveys of your existing network, ensuring that wireless coverage and network throughput meet your needs.

Capital or revenue-based funding models to assist affordability.

Why Choose our Wave 9
IT Services for your School?

Market Leading

Our services are built on market-leading hardware such as Sophos and Cisco Meraki.

Education Sector Experience and Expertise

Our delivery and support teams combine technical expertise on the services we provide with a great understanding of the requirements of schools gained over many years.

Fantastic Service and Support

The reputation and quality of our people and how we deliver our services differentiate us from other providers.

Financial Models

Cost-effective services financed in a way to map to your capital and revenues budgets.

What schools say about our services

I want to pass on the thanks from all of the leadership team. Despite the load that IT systems have been under in and out of school, things have never worked better.

– The Bentley Foundation

I have no hesitation in recommending Wave 9 to provide a telecommunications system for another trust. The entire process was very well handled from start to finish and the implementation went very smoothly.

– Washwood Heath Multi-Academy Trust

Special thanks to Lisa for her superlative project management and to Tim, not only for his incredible technical support, knowledge and skill but also his sense of humour and hugely calm and reassuring demeanour.

– Summit Learning Trust

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