DfE – Connect the Classroom Programme

What is Connect the Classroom?

Connect the Classroom is a programme funded by the Department for Education (DfE) that aims to help schools across the country to access an effective and comprehensive, education-focused wireless networking solution.

Find out if your school is eligible for funded wireless networking.

From order to installation, and even the support to follow, Dataspire is here to help!


With over 15 years’ experience of working with and supporting
schools across the UK and British International Schools in the Middle East,
we know the solutions that will:

  • improve outcomes for children and young people
  • help teachers to focus on teaching and learning
  • support senior leadership teams to drive progressive learning communities
  • align with DfE specifications
  • and create ICT confidence for schools

“The personnel infrastructure that sits behind Dataspire, means that you are always covered, and we particularly liked having access to a project manager to lead on any IT projects, taking ownership off the school and putting it into their hands.” 

Jon Duffy, Director of IT and Business Studies
Chesterfield High School


We’ve worked with the DfE for many years, delivering various projects including the ICT requirements for New School Builds, so we know the exact specifications required to support your school to get the most from this scheme.  We will work closely with you to ensure you correctly tick all the boxes, increase your online capabilities, and develop a long-term plan for sustainable education and technology.

With our considerable experience in delivering DfE solutions, we can ensure your application is a success.


Next steps:

        1. By now the DfE will have contacted your school to explain your qualification for the scheme.
        2. Please complete the following form at the bottom of this page to request a quote. Our team will happily discuss your options and advise on how to move forward.
        3. We will then provide a quote designed exclusively to DfE specifications. With expertise and best value from Dataspire and Aruba, you can confidently review the quote and share it with your DfE advisor.
        4. Once approved, you will need to choose your supplier (Dataspire) and our team will be in touch to develop the plan for your project’s delivery. From order to installation and even the support to follow, we’ve got you covered!


      Let us help you to ‘Connect the Classroom’ all you have to do is complete the following form:

Connect the Classroom with Dataspire