iPads for Catforth

Up to date learning and development of important skills while having fun!!

iPads for Catforth
  • £1,549

    pledged of £1,546

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    • 0


This project received pledges on Thu 23 Nov 2017


Number of students that will benefit: 68

Age of students: 3-11 years

Percentage eligible for free school meals: 7.6%


Catforth Primary School is a small primary school in the village of Catforth on the outskirts of Preston. We have a yearly intake of around 10 pupils and have three classes, Lions, Tigers and Panthers. As a small, rural school, we struggle for additional funding because we are not in a deprived area and so don't get additional funding that some other schools do.

What we want

We would like to buy a set of 5 iPads and protective cases, so that more of our children can access the Internet for important research and also use educational apps that help with learning important basis skills such as times tables, spellings and grammar.

Who is this for?

All our children would be able to use the iPads to support their learning across the whole primary curriculum, including art, music and PE.

Why we want iPads

Many children have iPads and tablets at home and use these daily, which means they have some really good skills. In school, we have lots of laptops for the children to use, but these take time to open up and log on to, whereas iPads can be almost instant and therefore enable children to make better use of their learning time in class, especially when using them for research. We are finding that children can struggle with using the keyboard, especially younger children, but have no problems using the touch screen of the iPad, which is far easier.

We do have some iPads (3 per class), but this is not enough for us to enable children to use iPads regularly as part of their learning.  We feel that this is holding the children back and we are unable to offer the exciting computing curriculum that we would like to. There are so many super apps designed to enhance learning, such as King of Maths, Zoom and Phonics Island.  It would be fantastic if we were able to use ipads as part of our learning across the curriculum every day.


5 iPads @ £301.80 each

Delivery: £6.00

Subtotal: £1515.00

+ credit card fees (2%) = £30.30

Total = £1,545.30


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Please support us and help make a difference to our students. The first 10 projects to reach 25% of their target will get 50% matched funding so its important that you donate as soon as you can and spread the word. Thank you so much!