Please note that ordering for students starting at Coombe in September 2024 will open in the summer. The below information only applies to in-year starters joining in Year 7, and there is separate pricing for those entering Years 8-11.
Finance and Funding
We have invested heavily in our infrastructure and internet connection to make this level of IT provision possible.
We are asking for a contribution from parents to cover the cost of the device for your child.
We have worked with our suppliers to get the best possible pricing available.
Pupils who are currently receiving free school meals in Year 6 will receive the same device package free of charge. If you are unsure if you are eligible for free school meals or otherwise would struggle to afford the payments, please contact the school to discuss options.
We encourage parents to pay for the device upfront if possible, as it saves both the family and school money and administration. Please read below for further information on the ordering process and how to place your order.
Upfront Payment (Recommended)
Free School Meal Eligible Students
Free of Charge
12 Monthly Payments
£25 per month
Orders are placed through the Arbor Parent Portal. You should have been sent information about Arbor from the school, please contact them if you don't have access to Arbor.
If you are paying outright, simply purchase the 23/24 Chromebook - Outright Purchase item.
If you wish to pay monthly, please purchase the 23/24 Chromebook - First Monthly Payment item as an initial deposit of £25.
After placing your order, you will receive an email with instructions to set up a standing order with your bank to pay the remaining 11 monthly payments of £25. If you do not keep up with payments, your child's Chromebook may be disabled.
Please ensure that you set up your standing order as soon as you receive the instructions after making the initial payment.
Free School Meals
If your child is eligible for Free School Meals at their current primary school, please contact us by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org to confirm their eligibility. We will be able to provide your child with a Chromebook at no cost when they start Coombe in September, once we have validated this with your council. There is no need to contact the school further once you have notified us as you will receive a confirmation email from us.
If Arbor shows a cost other than £0.00, please do not place an order on Arbor, but contact the school office to inform them of your FSM status, using the email address shown above.