Achieving ambitious goals
About the client
Chiswick School is a secondary school located beside historic Chiswick House in West London. Now an Academy Trust, the school has a wide catchment area taking pupils from the London Borough of Hounslow as well as Kensington and Chelsea, Richmond, Hammersmith and Fulham and Ealing.
Why did they need help?
Three years ago the school’s headmaster, Tony Ryan, outlined a vision to become one of the leading schools in the country for educational IT. Every student would have their own personal device and IT would be an integral part of teaching and learning, with staff amongst the best-trained in the country. To achieve this vision the school needed first to replace a number of old and underperforming devices, streamline the number of support contracts in place and get its spiralling IT budget under control.
What did we do?
There was a real need to update how the school’s printing was managed, controlled and billed and we worked with Kyocera and the Headmaster to create a solution that fits the needs of the school exactly. Printing is now easier throughout the school, with devices placed strategically across the building. Kyocera offers very good printers, producing excellent quality print. Administration rights are in place for both staff and students and everyone prints to allocated budgets. Using PaperCut on the Kyocera printers has been a very effective way of controlling who prints and importantly what they print. There are now 18 Kyocera devices at the school and with the PaperCut solution we believe the school’s printing infrastructure is future-proofed.