Providing robust and resilient connectivity for students and staff through an efficient Managed Print Service
Future Schools Trust (FST) is an education provider that runs New Line Learning and Cornwallis Academies, Tiger Primary School, Tiger Cubs Day Nursery and a large Sixth Form, in Maidstone, Kent.
FST was launched in 2007 when two former secondary schools merged together to become New Line Learning Academy, which then linked with Cornwallis Academy to form a new trust.
In 2012, the trust opened Tiger Primary School, which became the first primary in Kent to open under the Government’s Free School initiative of non-profit-making, state-funded schools which are free to attend but which are mostly independent of the local authority.
Creating a community of excellence is central to the Trust’s core values and it is paramount that the educational sites provide robust and resilient connectivity for students and staff.
In order to continue providing this connectivity, Future Schools Trust were looking to expand their current fleet of devices across all five sites whilst driving cost efficiencies and reducing their environmental impact with the ultimate goal of working towards a sustainable and better future.
Apogee conducted an audit of all five educational sites which gathered volume information, print trends and geographically mapped assets.
Based on these findings, Apogee tailored a new solution which delivered increased cost savings whilst further reducing the Trust’s environmental impact.
The new ‘one size fits all’ solution involved an upgrade of the Ricoh devices to HP PageWide Technology, which provided FST with cost savings of over £120,000 as well as lower power consumption and reduced environmental impact – up to 80% less than the previous Ricoh fleet of devices.
As well as the roll-out, Apogee regularly support FST with student initiatives such as sponsoring the library at Cornwallis Academy.