Drybrook Primary School

Digital Education Benefits Learning Outcomes at Drybrook Primary School

With 200 pupils from reception to year 6, plus a pre-school class, Drybrook Primary School – part of the Forest of Dean Trust in Gloucestershire – sees its role in bringing technology into classrooms as vital in preparing students for their next steps in education. Although the school had worked on the essentials for a superior network, such as improving the internet coming into the building, building a solution that was both easy to manage and secure was a priority to ensure the benefits of foundational IT changes were felt at a classroom level – by both teachers and pupils.

The new cloud-networking solution has delivered:

  • Superior Wi-Fi and switching have enhanced classroom connectivity for richer learning experiences
  • Cloud-based management has improved efficiency of the IT function and reduced costs

  • Smart CCTV has secured the school’s site without requiring additional storage or bandwidth

From a staff point of view, Meraki has improved productivity and from a student point of view enabled us to really explore how we work with educational technology.

Tom Henesey, Headteacher at Drybrook Primary School

primary school networking

The Challenge

As with thousands of schools across the country, the COVID-19 pandemic forced an influx of new teaching and learning techniques, underpinned by education embracing all things digital. In the years since, the school has been seeking to embed these methods into its daily practices and deliverables, and although it had addressed some of the foundational issues, the solution to fully support and deliver this richer learning experience was not there.

Find out how Drybrook Primary School transitioned to a cloud-managed network solution in our full case study.


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