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SWGfL Swindon Connectivity



What do we offer?

Connectivity to the South West Grid for Learning, (SWGfL) across the Swindon Borough Council network.

Included within this service:

  • Contract management of British Telecom, NERA, UKB, Capita, SWGfL and RM.

  • Escalation point for schools to the services provided by suppliers.

  • Advice and guidance to the services provided by suppliers, including firewall changes, website, email, filtering, polices and practice.

  • Representation at the SWGfL on behalf of all Swindon schools for strategic, tactical and operational service delivery.

Please note - This services details are provided for information only, because this service is part of your schools SWGfL connectivity and includes the contracting and management of services delivered by British Telecom/NERA and/or UKB.

Why choose us?

In order to obtain the SWGfL connectivity, filtering and other internet services, schools are connected across Swindon by the Local Authority and onto the SWGfL regional and national networks. 

What is provided free? 

There is no free element to this service.  

What is chargeable?  

This service is chargeable but the charge for this service is included within your total annual SWGfL broadband charges issued in each March for the current financial year.

You therefore do not need to order this service as part of your Traded Services order for 2020-2021. 

How the service can be provided/length of agreement

The service is provided annually from 1 April 2020 to 31 March 2021. 

Cancellation notice is required three months prior to auto renewal.


Contact Point

Huw Ford, Children and Young People ICT Manager
Telephone:  01793 463168