Upgrade of screens in Larkmead Computer Suites

A project by: Hayley Munro


WE RAISED £4,285

from 79 donors

This project received pledges on Fri 05 Apr 2019
Upgrade of the screens within Computer suites as part of the larger refurb project being completed.

Key stats

Number of students who will benefit: 761

Age of students: 11-19

Percentage eligible to free school meals: 20%

Our project

Larkmead is an inclusive secondary school, providing full time education for circa 800 students within the local community. With consistently improving progress and attainment scores, and a commitment to continuous improvement of facilities for our students and the local community, we recognise the importance of ensuring that equipment is upgraded to keep in line with technological advances.

It is not always possible for individual families to purchase the various devices and up to date programmes that students may need to utilise for their studies. Therefore we aim to ensure that all students have access to modern equipment and programmes within school, both in lessons and during private study time.

What do we want?

As part of our ongoing programme of improvement and refurbishment, we plan to upgrade equipment within our computer rooms. We are seeking support to fund the provision of larger, more modern screens within CR1 and CR2.

Who is this for?

These two computer suites are used by all students throughout their time at Larkmead for lesson based work, private study and also literacy support.

Why do we want it?

Ensuring that the most up to date equipment is available is essential to prepare students for the systems and equipment that they will use later in their studies and also in their working lives. As technology is rapidly advancing, it is extremely important that our students have the opportunity to utilise the more modern equipment throughout their time with us.

The full refurbishment project is likely to cost in the region of £30,000 the majority of which will be funded directly by the school capital funds, however we are seeking support towards the screens which will be required to get the most out of the full upgrade works.


69 x Full HD 21" LED Monitor @ £49.95

Total = £3,446.55 + VAT = £4,135.86

Stretch target

If we're fortunate enough to raise more than our target, then we would seek to put the funding towards the replacement of hardware within the media suite, which is scheduled to commence once CR1 and CR2 refurbishments are completed.


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