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Hayfield Cross Church of England School

The Brief

Opened in September 2015 as the very first building on the Hanwood Park development on the east of Kettering, Hayfield Cross Church of England School are proud to be at the heart of the new community as it grows.

As a new build School there were many challenges to overcome in part due to the initially remote location of the development and the school sought a consultant that could help at every stage from the physical building stage through to handover and reception of first student intake.

Adaptive IT's Solution

As the data contractor responsible for the installation of the network on the new build project, Adaptive were perfectly placed to further help Hayfield Cross to where they needed to be in terms of IT requirements from day one until the first day of opening and beyond.

After close consultation with Pete Davies, Head of IT for the school and other main project stakeholders a road map was put together of solutions that would be both fit for purpose initially and scaleable to grow to accommodate the changing needs of the school.

The products and services supplied and installed/configured by Adaptive were:

Managed WiFi System
Cat6 Structured Cabling Network Solution throughout the School
Visitor Management
Active Equipment
Uninterruptible Power Supply (UPS)
Various All-in-One & Touch screen PC hardware
Various Student Tablet PC hardware inc. LearnPad
Charging trolleys for mobile devices
8 Core OM3 Fibre Optic Backbone
50 pair CW1308 Voice Backbone
47U Data Cabinetry & PDU’s
Dell Rack-mount Server

After having worked with Adaptive IT Solutions on various small school projects (Touch screens, Laptops, the odd Server) they were the first in my mind when I was asked to setup a brand new school from scratch.
Although I had worked with many schools before, this was my first time purchasing and configuring systems from the start. Due to this I needed to work with Suppliers I trusted and who had the experience to help me cover everything the school would need. Adaptive IT Solutions were the Suppliers I chose, and I have never looked back.
They have made tasks which would normally have involved multiple companies and salesmen very simple, as they are able to offer every solution that is required in one place and on very understanding terms. Touch screens, Entry System, PC’s, Tablets/Laptops, iPads, Wireless System, Server, Active Equipment: all this they have physically procured and provided, as well as first class support and advice as and when I required it.

Adaptive IT Solutions have helped make the greatest achievement of my career one of the easiest and most enjoyable I will ever encounter.

Pete Davies

Owner, PeeDeeiTee

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