Device type for Years 9 and 10

Chromebook or Laptop?

Students in Years 9 and 10 who already own a device should bring it to school. For students who do not already own a device we recommend purchasing a laptop.

The main requirements for a device is one which:

  1. is portable – low weight and small dimensions.
  2. has a battery life of at least 4 hours.
  3. when using the device at school please ensure that the cover or carry-bag is robust.
  4. should last for at least three years with good care i.e. Years 9-11.

Again, if your son already has a laptop at home please feel free to use that. If it is an older device with poor battery life you may want to try it for suitability.

Note that the school policy is not to connect a student’s phone, or another device smaller than a 8” screen size, to our wireless network without HOD an Headmaster permission.