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BLN4 Cost Overview

Below is a list of all the sevices that are available through the BLN and their associated costs.  All contracts run from 1 April 2019 to 31 March 2022 unless stated otherwise.  Prices may vary if they are purchased part way through the contract term.

Your overall cost for BLN4 is dependent on the size of your school and the services that you require.  There are 2 core elements to the BLN which all schools must pay, but all other charges are dependent upon school need. 

 

Compulsary Elements - BLN connectivity plus Smoothwall 

Installation Costs
Installation for current BLN3 schools - £0
Installation for new schools - available on request

Connection size and all other core charges
FTTP 40Mbps (50Mbps at peak usage) £2000 + £5.50 x FTE Pupil
FTTP 50Mbps (100Mbps at peak usage) £2,500 + £5.50 x FTE Pupil
FTTP 2000Mbps £3,500 + £5.50 x FTE Pupil
FTTP 300Mbps £5,665 + £5.50 x FTE Pupil

 

Optional services 

Enhanced E-ICT Support - £200 per year
Enhanced helpdesk support plus Smoothwall management.  This feature is only optional to schools with a Network Manager who choose to speak to the suppliers directly.

Office 365 Support - £50 per year
Support including account creation, deletion and password resets.  

Smoothwall Rebuild (to be used at the start of your contract only) - £375 one off charge

Visigo Desktop Monitoring Software - one off cost for a 3 year contract
Primary £1.53 per pupil
Secondary £5.91 per pupil
These prices are a one off cost for a 3 year contract.  This price is only available to schools who sign up for a BLN4 contract by October 2019  For more information on Visigo please visit - BLN4 Visigo

EducationCity £1690 + £478 for MFL - One off cost for a 3 year contract
This price is only available to schools who sign up for a BLN4 contract by October 2019.  All money will be payable directly to EducationCity but the charge may be split between the 2018/19 and the 2019/20 financial years.  

The subscription will include English, Maths and Science (Foundation, KS1 and KS2), Computing, EAL and Home Access for all students. Home Access will provide all students with 24 hour access, 7 days a week. For an additional £478, schools can opt to add a MFL of the their choice.