Quadnet comes to the rescue after a major fire destroys school IT suites

"We had worked with Quadnet before and we had built up a lot of trust with them ... But what impressed us the most about them was their 'can do' attitude.  All our requests were answered positively."

Diane Lovejoy, IT Manager, Sidney Stringer School

Sidney Stringer School was one of the first Community Technical Colleges in England and is now a Specialist School in Mathematics and Computing.

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Major fire

Multi-media and ICT learning are central to the students’ experience throughout Sidney Stringer school.

A serious fire that started in the school gym spread rapidly through the school and destroyed 40% of the buildings, including a number of IT suites.

The school needed 350 new desktops computers with monitors and 55 printers to be installed fast.

Sidney Stringer put out a tender to thee suppliers for the supply and installation of the new PCs and printers. Quadnet’s professional approach, can-do attitude and the competitive prices it negotiated with HP led to it being awarded the contract.

Tight timescale


When the temporary portakabin classrooms the school would be using were released for occupation there was only two weeks to outfit them.

The PCs were delivered to Quadnet’s offices where they were pre-imaged. Quadnet then delivered the PCs to the site in batches, unpacked them, cabled them up, handed them over to the internal IT staff and disposed of the packaging.


Pre-imaging reduced the amount of on-site work and ensured no dead-on-arrival machines at the school.

Project completed on time despite the tight timescale

High specification machines delivered at a competitive price

Close working relationship developed between the school’s IT department and Quadnet

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