What is the Role of Demonstrator Schools and Colleges?

The DfE and delivery partners have identified thirty seven schools and colleges which have demonstrated excellence in their use of technology to support teaching and learning and have the capacity to help others. There are plans to extend the reach of this programme over the coming weeks.

These schools and colleges represent a wide range of contexts, from rural to urban and primary to further education and include a number of Trusts with special needs provision. Demonstrator Schools and Colleges will offer packages of support, ranging from guidance, online tutorials, webinars and recorded content.

Advice and training will be available to some schools and colleges across the country which are most in need of support, for example those which have recently deployed a new online learning platform and those with the most disadvantaged learners.



Technology in schools, children working on devices

The Demonstrator Schools and Colleges

Balcarras School with National Star College - South West

Basingstoke College of Technology - South East

Beauchamp College - East Midlands

Broadclyst Community Primary School - South West

Cheam Common Junior Academy with members of LEO Academy Trust - London

Coupals Primary Academy with Thomas Gainsborough Secondary School (Unity Schools Partnership and Unity Research School) - East of England

Dalton St Mary’s Primary School - North West

Danesfield School - South East

Denbigh High School with Challney High School for Girls (Chiltern Learning Trust) - South East

Derby College - East Midlands

Darlington College - North East

Exeter College - South West

Elizabeth Woodville Primary School - East Midlands

Grimsby Institute of Higher and Further Education - Yorkshire and the Humber

Hambleton Primary Academy with Ribblesdale High School and Highfurlong School - North West

Heronsgate Primary School - London

Harlow College - East of England

Heart of Worcestershire College - West Midlands

Kibworth Church of England Primary School - East Midlands

King Ecgbert School with Notre Dame High School - Yorkshire and the Humber

GST King's Warrington - North West

Lea Forest Primary Academy (Academies Enterprise Trust) - West Midlands

Mount Hawke Academy, Aspire Academy Trust - South West

Oldham Sixth Form College - North West

Outwood Grange Academies Trust - Yorkshire and the Humber

Pheasey Park Farm Primary School and Early Years Centre - West Midlands

Sandringham School - East of England

Shacklewell Primary School with Grazebrook and Woodberry Down Primary Schools - London

Reach Academy Feltham - London

Stephenson Memorial Primary School - North East

Skipton Girls' High School - Yorkshire and the Humber

St Alban’s Catholic Primary School with Bishop Challoner Catholic College - West Midlands

The Manchester College - North West

Warden Park Secondary Academy (Sussex Learning Trust) with Warden Park and Northlands Wood Primary Academies - South East

Wilberforce College - Yorkshire and the Humber

Wildern Trust - South East

West Suffolk College - East of England


"We aim to show how EdTech provides a toolkit that augments (rather than replaces) the human, compassionate, mentoring, empathetic craft of great Teaching and Learning. At BCoT we have been supported by management to build a Digital team around students and apprentices who support all subjects and are always led by the pedagogy and the future expectations of industry - we are honoured to have the opportunity to help other Educators around the UK and prepare all students for their future"

Basingstoke College of Technology


“We are thrilled that our collective expertise and experience is being harnessed by this programme to support a wide range of schools. The current situation has forced all schools to be highly dependent upon remote learning, adjusting to a very new way of working. We look forward to supporting colleagues in other institutions, aiding their students to experience the very best teaching, learning and wider support which can be afforded by remote learning solutions. “

Paul Edge, Ribblesdale High School

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