School IT Support


Working together for the education sector.

Sentinel IT Services and Funding 4 Education partner to bring the Education Sector tailor-made services and finance to reflect your teaching environment.

As our client, you can expect unrivalled, impartial advice all geared to ensuring that you achieve your desired solution, whatever the equipment may be, within your budgetary constraints.

Sentinel are a Cyber Essentials Certified company



School IT Support Blackpool Preston

Sentinel bring over 40 years of combined business experience to deliver fixed price and Ad hoc IT support and sales to Primary Schools in Blackpool, Preston, Blackburn, Lancaster and throughout Lancashire. With unlimited access to telephone and remote support as well as scheduled onsite visits, schools benefit from valuable peace of mind knowing their IT issues will be resolved quickly and efficiently.

We also offer ad-hoc and additional IT support for Secondary Schools in Blackpool, Preston, Blackburn, Lancaster and throughout Lancashire.


“Although Sentinel is a young company, we’ve been working with the staff involved in Sentinel for 10 years now and can highly recommend their IT support skills and customer service. In the ever changing world of IT they have moved with the times, keeping abreast of the latest developments. They are always quick to respond, very reliable and a pleasure to work with”

Features of Sentinel IT support for schools

  • Unlimited telephone, remote and onsite support
  • Liaising with third party suppliers
  • Onsite Support
  • Remote Monitoring / Preventive Maintenance
  • Scheduled Maintenance Visits
  • Performance Reviews
  • Network Audits
  • Fixed monthly cost – easy budgeting

Apple Ipads and Apple TV in the classroom

Sentinel can not only supply Ipads, Ipad Mini’s and Apple TV but we can assist with the installation too.

IT support for schools

How can Ipads and Apple TV be used in the classroom?

Below are a couple of useful Youtube videos which will explain just how Ipads and Apple TV  can transform learning in the classroom.

Setting up Apple TV in the Classroom

How a student or a teacher can use mirroring to share information in the classroom with Apple Ipad and Apple TV

Oce 365 for Education

What’s included?

Provides students, teachers and staff with enterprise-grade communication and productivity services they need with the power and flexibility your institution requires.

Collaboration tools

Exchange Online + SharePoint Online + Lync Online

Business-class email, document sharing and web meetings.

Keep people connected. Connect even more easily  with a unified contact card that brings together SharePoint, Facebook, and LinkedIn updates and lets you start an IM, call, or video chat with just a click.

Online Document Storage. Provide IT-managed online storage to everyone at your institution with SkyDrive Pro. Store documents in the cloud and share with others—even outside your organization.

Hold multi-party meetings. Work together anywhere with conferencing that includes advanced sharing, note taking, and annotations.

Help protect your data. Get peace of mind with a 99.9% uptime SLA, continuous data backups, robust disaster recovery capabilities, globally redundant data centers, and no scanning of email or files for advertising.

Office Web Apps

Office Web Apps

Access Office documents with the latest browsers across your devices

Office Web Apps. Free enhanced Word, PowerPoint, Excel, and OneNote Web Apps allow students to work across multiple devices, right from a browser. Multiple users can work on the same document together.

Get Office fast. With the new streaming Office, you don’t have to wait for Office installs or stop working to receive Office updates. Plus, the new Office can be installed side by side with previous versions of Office.

Roaming settings.  Your recent documents, settings, and custom dictionaries follow your Microsoft account, so you can quickly pick up where you left off from any device.

IT flexibility and control

IT flexibility and control


A unified admin experience, configurable IT controls, and new app tools

Unified admin experience. Easily manage Office 365 services from any browser, while still having advanced PowerShell commands available for automating management tasks.

Free up valuable resources. Reduce costs and free up time associated with deployment, maintenance, and management of on-premises servers, providing more time for IT to focus on education-related workloads.

Take advantage of new apps.  With the new cloud app model you can build scalable, and flexible cloud apps that integrate with users’ documents. The new corporate catalog app helps you manage apps available in your institution.


Office 365 for education videos.


Frequently asked questions

Will my trial information be transferred to my Office 365 subscription?

Yes. If you use the free plan (Office 365 Education A2) or you purchase an Office 365 subscription with the same number of user accounts you created by the end of your free trial, the information and configuration for these users’ accounts will remain intact. Once your free trial expires, you won’t be able to continue using Office 365 for free. You will have an additional 30 days to purchase Office 365 before your account information is erased. Once your trial account information has been erased, it cannot be retrieved.

I will need extra help setting up Office 365? Who can help?

Microsoft experts are trained IT and development companies that can help you move to Office 365 or develop custom solutions for your business. You can find a listing of all of our Microsoft experts in Microsoft Pinpoint.

Will Office 365 work with my copy of Office?

Two of the Office 365 for education plans (A3 and A4) include the latest desktop version of Office, which delivers the best experience for all your users and makes it easy for IT to manage deployment and upgrades. For the Office 365 plans that do not come with the latest desktop version of Office, Office 365 supports Office 2010, Office 2007 (with slightly limited functionality), and Office 2011 for Mac, so you can take advantage of the rich Office 365 cloud services such as business-class email, HD video conferencing, and file sharing.

Is Internet access required for Office 365?

Internet access is required to install and activate all Office 365 plans and to manage your subscription account. Internet connectivity is also required to access Office 365 cloud productivity services, including email, conferencing, IT management, and other services.

Many Office 365 plans also include the desktop version of Office, for example, Office 365 Small Business Premium and Office 365 Enterprise E3. One of the benefits of having the desktop version of Office applications is that you can work offline and have the confidence that the next time you connect to the Internet all your work will automatically sync, so you never have to worry about your documents being up to date. Your desktop version of Office is also automatically kept up to date and upgraded when you connect to the Internet, so you always have the latest tools to help you work.


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