Telephone systems for schools

With more than 35 years’ experience in the education sector, we have designed, installed and support multiple communications solutions to meet the ever-changing needs of schools and colleges.
 
 
In fact, 23% of our customer base is education sector organisations. To schedule a school phone system demo with one of our experts, please fill in your contact details.
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Bringing school phone systems up to date 

Schools have got enough on their plates without having to worry about the potential issues of an ageing phone system.

​An updated phone system can accommodate home working as well as delivering all the features schools are used to, such as an automated attendant, voicemail for all users, receptionist consoles and more.

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Features schools need for their phone system

While some schools have moved towards cloud-hosted options, others prefer a feature-rich, on-premise telephone system with handsets on desks or mounted on walls to suit the needs of their staff.  

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Tannoy alerts

Use the speaker in your phone system to broadcast site-wide messages

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Voicemail to email

Deliver voicemails to email inboxes for easy and convenient retrieval

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Call recording

Record calls between staff, parents and students for safeguarding requirements

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Campus handsets

Handsets can be used across campus using Wi-Fi services for staff who roam your site

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Automated attendant

Greet every call and route callers to appropriate member of staff or to your absence voicemail

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Home working

Link remote staff to your phone system with mobile or PC-apps for full telephony services

 

App integration

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As well as integrating with SIMS and Google apps, schools can take advantage of desk handset and mobile device twinning, plus the following unified communications tools using Rainbow:

  • Instant messaging

  • Video meetings

  • Presence indicators

  • Screen and document sharing

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Case studies

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Addington
School

Addington School’s new phone system integrates with the Rainbow App to provide easy access communications channels

Are your call recordings GDPR compliant

Wallands Community Primary School

A new, on-premise phone system complies with this school’s lockdown and safeguarding regulations

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Mill Chase 

Academy

A robust new phone system, supported by SIP, meets the needs of a new-build site and mobile members of staff

Working with Alcatel-Lucent Enterprise

Alcatel-Lucent telephone solutions provide schools with communications and networking technologies to enable digital transformation to successfully deliver a 21st century teaching and learning platform to suit on-site, remote or hybrid learning.
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Helpful blogs

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What IT and communications tools are schools budgeting for post lockdown?