Home Access - Next Generation Learning
Home Access is the new government programme that will help ensure that more children in state-maintained education in England have access to technology at home to support learning. There is a wealth of evidence showing that Home Access can help children:
• achieve more and do better at school or college
• become more engaged and motivated in their learning.
Home Access can also help parents develop their own skills, making it easier and more fun to become involved in their children’s education. They can also benefit from accessing public services online. The Home Access programme started its phased rollout across England in December 2009 targeting learners in school years 3 to 9 inclusive. The programme and related activity will benefit over 270,000 households by March 2011. Grants are limited and available on a first-come first-served basis and are aimed at those who need it most.
Get a Grant
Home Access provide grants to buy computers and internet packages for low income families to learn safely, have fun and achieve more. The programme is aimed at those who need it most.
If you answer yes to the three questions in section one and yes to at least one question in section two below, you are eligible for a Home Access Grant
Are you a parent or guardian responsible for and living with a child.....
.....who is in school year 3 to 9, which normally means age 7-14?
......who attends a state-maintained school in England full-time?
......who has not already had a computer from a Home Access Grant or any other similar programmes, such as Computer for Pupils?
Do you receive at lease one of the following?
Free School Meals for your child
Income-based Jobseeker's Allowance
Child Tax Credit but not Working Tax Credit and an income of less than £16,040
Guaranteed Pension Credit (not Savings Credit)
Income-based Employment Support Allowance
Support under Part VI of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999
If you think you are eligible please call 0333 200 1004 for an application pack.
You can find out more about Home Access at www.homeaccess.org.uk