The Harrodian School has three main ICT suites equipped with the latest Apple iMac computers and a filtered, high-speed Internet service. A wireless network enables students to access the Internet and print work in many parts of the school from their laptops.
All pupils from Reception up to and including the 13s (year 9), have dedicated ICT classes. Senior pupils can choose ICT as a GCSE in the 14s. All prep and senior pupils have access to computers in the ICT suites, and other areas of the school such as the Senior Library, to use for their studies.
The school aims to embrace ICT throughout the curriculum and at all stages of education. Our objective is to ensure students are comfortable and confident using ICT in all aspects of their lives. We are installing new computers and technology equipment, such as interactive whiteboards, on an ongoing basis throughout the school. This has enabled us not only to develop ICT as a subject in its own right, but also to facilitate greater use of ICT in other subjects; for example, the Photography department has its own bespoke studio and our Media courses make significant use of the film-production and photo-editing software. There are also several extra curricula activities which make use of the facilities: touch-typing, Maths on the computers and the ever-popular stop-motion animation club.
Departments are encouraged to share their output in our specially designed auditorium and on our drop-down screen and multimedia centre in the Theatre.
Students in pre-prep, prep and senior school can access this subscription site for touch typing: http://kbdlessons.appspot.com/tfs.html