It’s not too late to have a free solar panel system

Join our schools and together we can make sure you get solar power in your energy mix in 2016.

We have over 50 systems in schools nationwide.

“We are lucky to have the support of governors with the vision and confidence in the management team that allows us to embrace new initiatives, which are for the long-term good of the school,” Linda Davies, Parkside Academy 150kWp

Register with us. Discover how you can get solar panels even if you have no capital.  There is no commitment to registering.

Act before all subsidies disappear. Find out if you can:

  • Get a free solar panel system and renewable power for at least 20 years
  • Cut your energy bills in the medium to long term
  • Cut your carbon emissions
  • Have a teaching resource that demonstrates your commitment to being more sustainable as a school.

Our commitment to you is that despite huge government cutbacks in supporting solar for 2016, we will find a solar panel solution for you, ideally at no cost to yourself.  Make sure you are all signed up before the summer so you can enjoy solar power.

Do the right thing to reduce your impact on the environment. Put renewable power into your energy mix and show your students that the school is acting in a socially and environmentally responsible manner.

Kind regards,

Helen and Ann
Solar for Schools Team

Government warning: Government has once again cut its support of solar power in 2016 by over half. If your school is serious about getting renewable power into your energy mix, you need to act now before the support disappears completely.

The complete online touch-typing training service for schools

A survey conducted by the Chartered Institute for IT a few years ago revealed that most schools – over 80% – thought that it was important to teach children how to touch type.  Yet the survey revealed that only around 15% of schools actually did so.

The same survey showed that, on average, secondary school children were using a computer for around 3 hours every school day.

Today, computers are being used in schools even more often, and with computer-based exams an inevitability waiting to happen, typing skills have never been more important.

By learning to touch type, your pupils will be able to work much more quickly and accurately whilst increasing their ability to focus on the subject matter rather than the mechanics of using the keyboard.  And by keeping their eyes firmly on their computer screen when they type, they will avoid damaging long-term neck and upper back injuries caused by constantly looking down at the keyboard.

So why do so many schools steer clear of offering any touch-typing training for their pupils?

At Type&Test, typing training is our business.  We speak to many schools and most say that whilst they recognise that learning to type is important and beneficial, they don’t have the timetable space or the teaching resources for it. And of course it is not presently included in the National Curriculum.

So to help, we have decided to offer schools a complete solution that handles everything for them.

Called ‘Total Typequick’ it provides a total service, all delivered remotely, including the enrolment of pupils, through to the monitoring of progress, handling of queries and the final completion of assessments leading to the award of a certificate customised for your school.

We’ll provide you regular reports on progress, and you will have access to the progress tracking software that is included if you want to see how things are going for yourself.  Otherwise there is nothing for the school to do other than to encourage pupils to use the course as often as possible, at home or in spare time at school.

For more information, email using the subject line ‘Total Typequick’ and we will send you a link to our electronic brochure and our Price List.  Or call 01480 861867, or visit  To make an enquiry via our web site, click here.