7 January 2021

Key information about applying for extra data for parents

  • Account holders with monthly contracts need to be over the age of 18
  • Who this scheme is open to:
    • If you don’t have access to a fixed broadband connection
    • If you cannot afford the additional data needed to access educational resources
    • If you use EE, Sky, Smarty, Tesco, Three or Virgin Mobile.
  • Cant this data be used to do work on a computer/laptop/tablet etc?
    • Yes. This data can be used when tethering a mobile phone to another device for internet access (e.g. using as a mobile hotspot)
  • How do I know if I will get this data?
    • After school submit your request and the network has processed the request the account holder will be sent a text message.
  • How long do I have to do this?
    • You need to give your data to school by 5pm Tuesday 12th January

What different networks are offering:

EE

  • 20GB of additional data per month until 31 July 2021
  • both Pay Monthly and Pay-as-you-go customers

Sky mobile

  • 100GB of additional data
  • only available to Pay Monthly customers 

Smarty

  • unlimited data until 31 July 2021
  •  both Pay Monthly and Pay-as-you-go customers

Tesco

  •  20GB of additional data per month until 31 July 2021
  • only available to Pay Monthly customers

Three

  • unlimited data until 31 July 2021
  •  both Pay Monthly and Pay-as-you-go customers

Virgin Mobile

  • 20GB of additional data per month until 31 July 2021
  • only available to Pay Monthly customers

 

What do you need to do to apply?

  • We apply on your behalf when we have collected the following information:
    • Account holder name
    • Mobile number
    • Mobile network (Most smartphones display the name of the network on the top right or left of the screen)
    • Pay monthly or PAYG (If you top up your credit at a shop you are likely to be a Pay-as-you-go customer. If you have a monthly direct debit, you probably have a contract.)

Please email these four pieces of information to school. You will also need to read the privacy statement on the school website for the scheme and confirm you have read it in the email.

 

Please email homelearning@fearnville.bradford.sch.uk

This is a template of the email to send to school. Just copy and paste and add in your details.

I would like to apply for free extra mobile data and I understand I may not be offered this as there is a limited amount available.

My child/children are:

The account holder’s name (over age 18) is:

The mobile number is:

The mobile network is:

I have a pay monthly contract/I have a pay-as-you-go contract (Delete one)

I can confirm I have read the privacy statement.

 

This is the privacy statement you need to read:

1. For the purposes of data protection, I need to let you know that the Department for Education (DfE) is running the Mobile Network Offer through schools and their trusts or local authorities.

2. If the offer is taken up by an adult account holder, the school or social care team will share the account holder’s name and mobile phone details with the DfE, who will share these with the relevant mobile network operator.

3. The mobile network operator will use that information to increase the data available for the account holder’s mobile device, as long as they qualify for the offer.

4. The adult account holder’s personal data is only shared with their mobile network operator for the purposes of the offer. No names of children or other adults, other than adult account holder, are shared with the DfE or the mobile network operator.

5. No personal information will be shared with the DfE if you do not want to take up the offer.

6. If you want to know more about how your personal information will be used before you take up the offer, we can send that to you first.

7. If you decide to take up the offer, you’ll get a text message from the Department for Education with more information about your data protection rights.