Ongar Academy gives its pupils notebook computers to help with their studies

Pupils at Ongar Academy, a free school in Essex, will receive a free, brand-new Google Chromebook in September to help with their studies. The model being issued to students in Ongar only went on sale on Monday and is "built and priced to support one-to-one learning in schools", according to the website. David Grant, the headteacher at the school said that the rollout of the Chromebooks means all students will have access to the internet for research purposes during every lesson and will be able to access online text books and resource materials. Pupils will be able to instantly share their work with their teacher and class via interactive digital whiteboards that will be in each classroom. The announcement coincided with the school receiving formal recognition for its specialism in STEM- science, technology, engineering and maths- from the nationally recognised Specialist School Trust. 

Mr Grant said: "I am thrilled to acknowledge this incredible development prior to the delivery of our buildings in August. The Specialist Schools Trust is incredibly keen to work with us and for it to have formally recognised our STEM values even before we are formally open is testimony to the hard work of the staff and governors. I would very much like to personally thank Rebecca Hingston, my assistant head teacher, who has led the way on the application process."  


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