Schools: Wi-Fi

Education written question – answered on 27th March 2014.

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Photo of Andrew Percy Andrew Percy Conservative, Brigg and Goole

To ask the Secretary of State for Education

(1) what the baseline requirements are for wi-fi provision for all secondary schools to enable the use of one-to-one tablet computers in the classroom; and if he will make a statement;

(2) what the baseline requirement is for wi-fi provision for all primary schools; and if he will make a statement.

Photo of Elizabeth Truss Elizabeth Truss The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Education

The Department for Education has no baseline requirements for wi-fi provision in all schools. Head teachers manage their own budgets and are best placed to decide the extent of wi-fi provision. Where schools are built or rebuilt via the Department's capital programmes, IT infrastructure including wi-fi is installed to a standard that supports one-to-one tablet use in the classroom.

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