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Parent Guides

These guides have been prepared by our Computing and IT department, at the request of parents, to offer, in one place all the relevant information to enable Parents to ensure their son or daughters iPad is set up appropriately.

Our aim has been to attempt to simplify, in so far as is possible the information contained in this guide and to avoid unnecessary complication or use of technical language. However, by its very nature this is a guide relating to technical issues. We encourage parents to be brave enough to read both the rationale detailed herewith, as well as cross reference the options we advise. Our ultimate goal is to make it all as easy and seamless for the learner as possible.

Some elements of the guides may not be applicable for children of all age groups.

Can I stress these are guides and an example of what is achievable currently with the built in functionality of the iPad. How you choose to use these functions is up to you. Please be aware as vendors, including Apple, either enhance or alter their feature sets, we may need to revise the information contained within this guide. If you have any questions regarding any of the features please fell free to get in touch with our IT Department by emailing

Additional guides are also available on our dedicated Help website:

These guides include:

  • Subscribing to calendars on the Parent portal
  • Managing devices at home using Zuludesk/Jamf School
  • Viewing your Childs’ homework

We continue to welcome feedback and suggestions from our parent body. If you have an idea, or think we could/should do something differently, or indeed better, please do get in touch.

Chris Smith – IT Services Manager