LGfL - THE NATIONAL GRID FOR LEARNING
Free National Service for All Schools
We want every school to benefit from technology and great advice. This is why we're now offering free services to all schools.
This includes LGfL research, content , blogs and newsletters covering the National Curriculum, safeguarding, health & wellbeing and security advice.
All you need to do is sign up to our national services and you're part of the LGfL community!
Free Value Added Service for LGfL Connected Schools
If you're an LGfL school or MAT that is connected to our National Grid for Learning you can save more than you spend with LGfL.
With our market leading broadband service we bundle high quality products that schools need and have asked us for including:- Adobe Creative Cloud, Neverware, Sophos Intecept X, Meraki MDM, Malwarebytes, Secure Remote Access, Firewalls and DDoS Protection.
Bought in isolation these products would costs schools thousands and thousands of pounds over and above your broadband connection.
Treat your school or Multi Academy Trust to a broadband connection enabling you to save more than you spend and keep children safe!
Premium Services available to buy separately
These are brilliant products and services you can buy from LGfL.
Currently we offer broadband services, devices and financial services (including leasing) that ANY school can take advantage of.
Why Buy from LGfL?
Its simple! LGfL delivers fantastic value for money to schools because we buy in huge bulk for thousands of schools, saving millions of pounds every year.
Because we're a Central Purchasing Body you don't need to tender for the services, your school or MAT can direct award to LGfL saving a lot of time and money.
Bundled with LGfL Broadband!
Web filtering with Webscreen
WebScreen is a flexible web filtering system designed to meet the needs of all schools for ‘appropriate filtering’ according to Keeping Children Safe in Education. The system adds layer upon layer of functionality to make a complex task as straightforward as possible: keeping children safe online.
Virus and Ransomware Protection - Sophos Intercept X and Endpoint
To stop the widest range of threats, Sophos Intercept X employs a comprehensive defence-in-depth approach to endpoint protection rather than simply relying on one primary security technique – a combination of leading foundational (traditional) and modern (next-gen) techniques.
Backup and Disaster Recovery - Gridstore
A resilient, off-site, encrypted, backup storage solution using Attix 5 software. School’s can backup mission critical data automatically and on a daily basis which will help to comply with the GDPR and Ofsted requirements for backing up and restoring data.
Device and Security Management - Meraki MDM
Meraki Mobile Device Management - enables secure management and control of all school devices (including PCs) as well as providing features such as the remote deletion of data (a GDPR requirement). Up to 700 free licences can be claimed by secondary schools and 300 by primary schools
Convert Old Laptops to Chromebooks - Neverware
Neverware's CloudReady operating system is built to run on almost any computer from the last 10 years, turning them into fast, secure devices using Chrome as it's OS. Each CloudReady licence comes bundled with a Chrome Education management licence, allowing you to unify device management via the Google Admin console.
Get Creative with Adobe Creative Cloud and Spark
Adobe Creative Cloud can support your students on creative journeys that take them through their primary and secondary education and beyond widening their future careers choices and developing key creative problem-solving skills.
Test your Spam Defences with Sophos Phish Threat
If you are a busy teacher trying to sort as many emails as possible before the next lesson, it can be so easy to click on a suspicious email. Sophos Phish Threat is yet another cybersecurity service provided at no extra cost to schools to keep them safe and their data secure.
Check your Email for Viruses, Ransomware, Spam and other threats with Mailprotect
Whether you are using Office 365 or G Suite, MailProtect uses one of the world’s largest spam detection engines to keep your inboxes uncluttered from unwanted mails which may threaten your whole network with malware or be part of phishing attacks. The protections are extensive and are a great addition to the built-in functionality of the mail provider you already use.
Send Personal Data Securely with Egress Secure email
Egress ensures secure and encrypted messaging and GDPR compliance for schools sending personal and confidential data. Each LGfL secondary school will be able to claim up to 20 licences and each LGfL primary school 10 licences.
Protect your Schools from Malware with Malwarebytes
The Malwarebytes software cleans up malware and other malicious software on devices that may make its way into your school. With a centralised cloud console, there is no need to visit each PC, and scheduled scans can be done from anywhere. Deployment to your endpoint is quick and management is simple.