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General Chat Thread, Computer to Pupil ratios - fact or fiction? in General; We're at about 1:4 at the moment, not including staff/admin machines....
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    We're at about 1:4 at the moment, not including staff/admin machines.

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    We have 340 Students, and around 500 machines!

    We're an academy with a small roll at the moment, every department has a trolley of 28 laptops, (English Maths and Science have 2) that's 13 trollys in total, and 4 ICT suites plus various others around the school. I'm pretty sure we're in the minority in having more than one PC per student.

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    Around 1:5 - 540 pupils 110 curriculum computers.

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    We're about 1:6 if you count the whole school roll. However, most of the sixth formers have their own laptop (provided through the school), so if you discount them it's about 1:4.5

    Worse than I would have guessed, if I'm honest. The labs are used almost every single period, so we certainly get good use of them. I only hear complaints about shortages very occasionally from staff who would like to book for non-IT lessons, and from students at lunchtimes, though there aren't enough staff volunteers to cover all the IT labs we do have, so extra labs wouldn't help.

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    1:2.8 but see a lot of wasted time regarding the use of ICT. Depts asking and getting their own PC rooms but most of the time are empty.

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    1:1 pupils to Computers and Laptops

    150 pupils

    100 computers
    50 laptops


    we are a small middle school for our area

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    Now that I removed all the old Win98 and low spec XP machines we are about a 1:1.6

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    1750 students , 860 dedicated curriculum machines
    1: 2.03

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    One primary school I work at is 1:2.5, another is 1:3 but this should improve when the next set of pupil laptops come in.

    Most of the schools we support (all primary) range from around 1:3 to 1:5.

    Steve

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    We are about 1:3 at the moment which considering the shockingness of our IT budgets is a miracle.

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    Without bothering to work it out properly, we are roughly 1:2
    1800ish students, 900ish computers

    However as half of those are laptops, its not exactly an equal computing experiance for all

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    Do 486's count ?

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    All our children from years 3-6 have there own laptops. Year 1-3 use the ICT suite, and shared area bays.

    We work out to roughly 1:2.14

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    I suppose the question we need to ask here as well is, its all well and good being at low ratios 1:2, 1:3, 1:4 etc, but the age of the machine must be an issue as well.

    A school with 700 students and 600 PC's aged 5 years old, has a good ratio, but not necessarily good facilities.

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    Is there somewhere on the BECTA website that actually states the recommended ratios for Primary Schools?

    Our current ratio is 1:5.5 however around 19 of them old Elonex's which I obviously want to replace.

    The school don't mind replacing them but they want some sort of proof that we are keeping within recommended guidelines. Without the new machines our ratio would become 1:7.15

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