It is free of charge for schools to keep the data they store on the Somerset Learning Platform (SLP) with Somerset County Council (SCC).
There is no cost for SCC’s ICT Team to set up your school’s new tenancy. We will move all your current data from the SLP to the new tenancy. This can all be done with an Office 365 A1 Licence (see Appendix 1 for details of what is included in each type of licence).
School Domain Name:
To get the best out of your tenancy, we would recommend the use of a meaningful domain name to give your school a clear identity.
You could use a free name from Microsoft (orgname.onmicrosoft.com) but we would recommend buying a domain name that is your school’s name.
A small cost and hosting charge each year is charged if you choose to buy a school domain name following the format orgname.somerset.sch.uk. Please see Appendix 3 for details of these charges.
However, some schools may already own a domain name for a website which could also be used.
SCC ICT Team is happy to host these domain names for you at a nominal charge every two years.