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Amesbury School is an independent school based in Surrey, England, educating pupils between the ages of 2 and 13.

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The school had been forced to close as a result of the COVID-19 crisis, which meant that the vast majority of teaching had to be conducted remotely. The school approached Concorde to deploy Microsoft Intune endpoint management across all of the pupil’s Windows 10 laptops.

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“Concorde proposed a solution that worked well for us - they represented good value for money, and they completed the work quickly and with minimal disruption.”

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THE SITUATION

Amesbury School is a co-educational independent school based in Surrey, England, educating pupils between the ages of 2 and 13. 

The school had been forced to close to all but keyworker children as a result of the COVID-19 crisis, which meant that the vast majority of teaching had to be conducted remotely. 

The school had previously invested heavily in a solid IT offering for its pupils, providing all Year 5s and above with their own school laptop to use during lesson times and for homework

Amesbury pupils have 1:1 devices, but these were set up to receive their management policies from the school servers. As the lockdown went on the reliability of the laptops diminished.
 

OUR SOLUTION

Following some internal investigation into potential solutions, the school approached Concorde to implement the deployment of the Microsoft Intune endpoint management across all of the pupil’s Windows 10 laptops. 

“Concorde undertook a comprehensive scoping exercise,” comments Shabaz Darr, Concorde’s Lead Consultant for the project. “We discussed the school’s requirements, and how they currently manage things. A solution was devised using Intune with Autopilot, which would enable the school to manage all of the devices using one integrated solution.”

The works were completed remotely, which included a test phase, conducted in collaboration with the client. Concorde’s Microsoft Intune-certified support desk was on hand to resolve any issues during deployment. 

“It was a straightforward configuration, conducted offsite,” continues Shabaz. “We didn’t receive a single call throughout the deployment.”

Following deployment, system guidance documentation was provided to the school, as well as a point of contact for any ongoing support requests. 
 

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THE CUSTOMER OPINION

“The timescales for completion, as well as the number of devices that required updating, represented a significant challenge,” comments Tony Sharps, Head of IT at Amesbury School. 

“Concorde proposed a solution that would work well for us - they represented good value for money, and they could complete the work quickly and with minimal disruption.” 
 

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