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The Department for Education wants all UK schools in its Educational Investment Areas to benefit from high speed Wi-Fi, so the DfE 'Connect the Classroom' funding scheme is back for 2023, 2024 and right through to 2025.

Connect the Classroom 2023

With Nexus Asociates, part of Flywheel IT Services

Get business-grade Wi-Fi throughout your school

Get the best value from every penny of your ‘Connect the Classroom 2023’ funding

We’re a leading DfE partner for ICT – Our results are guaranteed

What is ‘Connect the Classroom’?

Connect the Classroom is an investment funding programme run by the Department for Education (DfE). This is “use it or lose it” funding that you need to spend within a limited time frame.

The goal of Connect the Classroom is to transform your school’s current IT and network infrastructure, so every classroom has faster and more reliable internet connectivity. The money must be spent on the infrastructure equipment and set-up you need in order to meet the latest Wi-Fi 6 standards.

UK Leaders

We’re one of the top three ICT providers for schools nationwide

DfE Partners

We design & deliver ICT infrastructure for 100+ schools each year

Fast helpdesk support

We answer in 4 rings – and we fix it in under 2 hours

Nexus Associates, part of Flywheel IT Services

Flywheel IT Services has teams of highly qualified and experienced IT engineers and consultants around the UK. For over 24 years we have partnered with businesses, schools and major construction companies to provide IT services and to guide and support their IT projects, tech strategies and day-to-day operations.

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Businesses use Flywheel IT Services to fast-track their growth


Children's talents nurtured with the help of Flywheel IT Services


New schools built with sustainable ICT infrastructure designed by us

How Connect the Classroom 2023 Works


You ask us for a 'Connect The Classroom' quote

When you receive your offer of Connect The Classroom funding from the Department for Education, get in touch with our team to request a quote and discuss your needs.

We deliver your quote & DfE documentation

We will prepare a quote and documentation for you, in the format the DfE wants. It will include a network asset form, a survey and a cost matrix.

You get DfE Approval

You will review and share the quote with your DfE advisor. If approved, the DfE will give your school a funding agreement.

We Connect your Classrooms!

We will do a full site survey, finalise your design and install everything. We will then do acceptance testing, training and any other support you need, making sure you are 100% happy.

Contact Us

Book a call with a consultant from Nexus Associates in the first instance. We’ll help you get started with your Connect the Classroom project.


Champions of Sustainable ICT Design

As Passivhaus Trust patrons, we don’t adopt the latest standards in sustainable ICT design, we develop and design them. We think ahead in ICT design to deliver solutions that will last 10 to 15 years. And we think ahead for the children, striving to give them a healthy planet as the best legacy we can possibly offer.

Partners with Trusted Tech Providers

We are gold and silver partners with all the market-leading, trusted technology providers. We stay on top of all the new developments and keep up to date with training on the best technology solutions for school connectivity and network design, hardware, end user devices and software.

Long-term DfE Partners

We live and breathe ICT for education, so we fully understand the increasing demands of the school environment. Having partnered with the Department for education to build over 400 schools around the UK, we know exactly what schools need and how to implement it successfully.

No two schools are alike

Every ICT solution we design and deliver is tailor-made to the last detail. Our school technology currently lifts up the expectations and achievements of over 33,000 learners around the UK.

Trusted by Schools Since 2004

Our teams of school-specialist ICT consultants have over 335 years of experience between them. Naturally they have all the right DBS and safeguarding checks on top of their professional qualifications and accreditations.

DfE Compliant Connect the Classroom Documentation

As a leading partner of the Department for Education, we know the DfE specification for Connect the Classroom inside out. We guarantee your school a fully compliant solution that will match the requirements and exceed the long-term benefits the DfE is looking for in its Connect the Classroom programme.

Easy, rapid fund release

To help save you time, we provide our quotation and specifications already in the format the DfE require in order to validate the technical solution and release the funds to you.

Not been offered Connect the Classroom funding?

Please go to our School Broadband and Internet Connectivity page instead.

Eligible schools for 2023 and 2024 Connect the Classroom funding will be contacted by the Department for Education. However, if you are unsure of your eligibility status then please get in touch and we will be happy to help.