Digital Devices/Data Allowance

Digital Devices/Data Allowance

The DfE has announced there is an opportunity for schools to apply for temporary additional mobile data for certain pupils.

The hyperlink below sets out the full details and how to apply but in summary, there is the possibility of applying for additional mobile phone data for pupils who:

  • do not have fixed broadband at home
  • cannot afford additional data for their devices
  • are experiencing disruption to their face-to-face education.

In addition, there is also the possibility of requesting mobile data increases for children who cannot attend school face to face due to being clinically extremely vulnerable or if there are restrictions preventing them attending.

If increasing mobile data isn’t a suitable option there is also the opportunity to apply for 4G wireless routers and again, full details can be found within the hyperlink below:

Increasing data allowances on mobile devices to support disadvantaged children – Get help with technology – GOV.UK (

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