Is your school eligible for a FREE Wi-Fi 6 upgrade?


Stay ahead in the digital transformation and benefit from the DfE scheme by partnering with NCS Technology.


During the pandemic, many schools provided tablets and laptops to students to continue their learning at home. These devices are now intended to be incorporated into the everyday education of students when returning to the classroom. As a result, this will put a higher stress level on many schools’ Wi-Fi network infrastructure and has created a greater demand for reliable high-speed WiFi 6 within the teaching environment.

If your school is in the South East and you’ve received a letter from DfE “Connect the Classroom” scheme we can guide and support you all the way through the process without any cost implications to your school budget.


We are currently surveying 24 schools for the DfE WiFi 6 Connect the classroom projects.

600 schools across the UK
24 schools surveying
10,000+ wireless access points

What are your next steps?

1. I Received The Invitation Letter from DfE. What Do I Do Next?

Once contacted by the Dfe the school is required to complete a compliant bid to obtain the funding. As an established supplier, NCS will provide you with a quote in a format that meets DfE’s criteria and requirements for your grant application streamlining the process and saving you time.

2. Contact Us

NCS Technology can support any eligible schools based in Kent, Sussex, Essex or Surrey. We are currently surveying 24 schools for the DfE WiFi 6 Connect the Classroom projects.

3. Site Survey

We will arrange a free-of-charge site survey to ensure that we can complete the installation as non-intrusively and with little to no downtime as possible. This will allow the network provider the opportunity to confirm that your data cabling infrastructure can support the upgrade.

4. Submit Your Application / Bid

The network specification for this project is based on the published Dfe Free Schools Output Specification. Output Specification: school-specific brief and annexes – GOV.UK ( We will work with your DfE advisor to meet the compliance and quality specification requirements.

5. Installation

Our dedicated team will professionally design, install and test your project. At NCS Technology we work with either (HPE) Aruba Networks or Cisco Meraki who offer Tier 1 solutions. However, our solution for this project will be chosen to suit the specific needs of each school.

Why Partner with NCS Technology?

NCS are an established educational ICT provider with over 32 years of experience already providing services to 85% of the schools in Kent. Our DBS checked engineers are qualified professionals holding all necessary training and safeguarding checks.

NCS are well versed with the DfE’s Connect the Classroom pilot scheme and fully understand the specification and requirements such as Wi-Fi 6 Access Points and a 5 years warranty as a minimum.

Associations and Accreditations

Over the last 32 years, we have worked hard to earn and keep Associations and Accreditations that demonstrate our skills and abilities

NCS have all your electrical, lighting, networking and Managed IT Services needs covered. Get in touch today for a no obligation site visit and quote.
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