LGfL Leasing

Accelerate your school's digital strategy with leasing

With huge increases in the consumption of devices and cloud services, LGfL are ensuring your school doesn't get left behind without breaking your budget by providing leasing opportunities at low costs.

Leasing Case Study

Leasing enabled our 1:1 programme

"The benefits were so huge at the end of the year for that particular group, we felt this was something that we really needed to roll out across the whole school."

Leasing enabled parental contributions

"We didn't want our school finance team to have to be managing the day to day process of collecting payments and chasing parents. We needed a company that would take that on and do that for us."

What can my school or MAT lease?

LGfL Leasing is currently available for Chromebooks and Winbooks. Accessories and services can also form part of any leasing arrangement enabling your school to include important items such as Charging Trolleys alongside your equipment purchases.


Leasing FAQ's

  1. How long can a parent spread payments over?

If a parent has a child in Year 7, 8 or 9, they can choose to spread the payments over 12, 24 or 36 months. For Year 10 parents & Year 11 parents the maximum term will match how long they have left at school.

For all Year Groups, parents are able to make a single up-front payment if you prefer not to spread the cost.

2. Will there be any credit checks for parents?

No, every parent is approved.

3. How do parents make payments?

Payments will be made via Direct Debit using an online portal provided and administered by Freedom Tech. You will also have the ability to pay a single one off payment if you would prefer not to spread the cost.

4. What is the cost to the school for running the programme?

There is no cost to a school as the programme is cost neutral and can also be spread over time by using an operating lease

5. What is the average turn around on a repairs?

The average turnaround on a repair is circa 4 days dependant on the repair. As a school you have access to an online portal allowing you to track and see the progress throughout. If opting for our premium FTAS solution, Freedom Tech will put spare stock on site allowing you to instantly swap out a device whilst the broken device goes off for repair meaning there is no downtime for the student.


6. What is the cost to the school for running the programme?

There is no cost to a school as the programme is cost neutral and can also be spread over time by using an operating lease

7. What is available for families that qualify for Pupil Premium and Free School Meals?

Freedom Tech have the ability to open a separate portal for any parent who qualifies for Pupil Premium or Free school meals. The portal will consist of the same device bundle chosen however the pricing is normally subsidised by the school making the programme accessible to all. The amount of subsidy varies depending on the schools preference and will be agreed prior to opening the portal.

To understand if you qualify for free school meals check on our Free School Meals Eligibility tracker

8. Is this a compliant operating lease?

This is entirely down to the school/academy to determine, however we have had numerous programmes signed off by the ESFA and can put you in touch with reference sites upon request.