ICT Solutions

Education Server Support

Support for the heart of your school network..

Education Volume Licensing

Let us help you choose the most cost effective way of staying licensed.

Hyper-V and VMware Virtualisation

Introduce Virtualisation technology to your network and reduce energy and hardware maintenance costs whilst also boosting reliability using one of our tried and trusted solutions. 

Firewall and VLAN Configuration

There’s never any need to have to balance security with speed reliability. Speak to us about configuring your system to operate without compromise.

Schools Information Management

Oakford have over 20 years supporting a variety of Schools Information Management systems from a number of providers We can help with anything from an new install to an upgrade. Call to find out how we can help you with these very precious, powerful and complex systems. 

HP Procurve & Cisco Network Equipment

Reliability is paramount. We extensively review and test products that are the best fit for purpose and only deploy the most capable hardware for your school.

Data Storage including SAN, NAS and iSCSI

Oakford have been building high capacity and high durability specialist data storage units for over a decade and our systems can be found in data centres UK wide. It is almost superflous to say that we know what we are doing when it comes to data storage and backup. 

Managed Wireless Networks for Schools

Oakford understand the classroom isn’t the only part of the school where learning takes place and we believe that schools should be able to provide their staff and students with true mobility without sacrificing usability and security. 

School Broadband and Education Internet

Oakford Internet Services is a leading Education Broadband specialist. Find out why “just any” broadband wont suffice for your education specific needs by visiting www.oakfordis.com  

VoIP Telephone Systems

If you make a large number of calls within the UK, make international calls, have more than one school building or call other people with VoIP enabled phones, then substantial cost savings can be made by using VoIP, typically up to 75%.

Education Cloud Services

Access your applications and your files from anywhere where you can get an internet connection from a variety of product types and brands such as Microsoft 365 and Google Docs.   

Desktop Virtualisation and Thin Client Technology

Drastically reduce energy costs and user machine maintenance as well as elevating an ICT suite’s lifespan with an Oakford Desktop Virtualisation system.

Education ICT Support

Nobody wants to be left in a situation or with a product that they can’t use. All of our customers have access to a dedicated online support team who are able to help you with your queries and, understanding that schools are very time demanding environments, we have an Online Helpdesk where you can simply register your problem online and one of our team members will action it – all monitored by a ticketing system to ensure you get a prompt resolution.    

Highly Recommended

Oakford are extremely proud that over 90% of our customers have found us by recommendation by other schools. We feel this speaks volumes about what we offer. If you want an ICT platform which you would be proud to tell other schools about why not contact us to see how we can help make this a reality.    

Amazing support from a friendly, knowledgeable team. I would highly recommend Oakford!

School Business Manager | Rowdeford School

Oakford has been the difference between being unable to operate an IT system at all and moving into the 21st century.

I would recommend them to anyone.

Business Manager | Wyvern College

A first rate company offering a first rate service at a reasonable price

School Business Manager | Walter Powell School

We are very pleased with the high level of service and equipment that Oakford offers us. Nothing is too much trouble and they are always at the end of the phone for those emergency hiccups that occur!

I would highly recommend them to any school.

Head Teacher | St Barnabas School


Why buy “off the shelf” Broadband when you can get a Tailored Education Broadband that is faster, filtered and less expensive?

As the Internet continues to play a pivotal and ever increasing role in the education of students, the demand for a safe, secure and responsive Education Broadband solution has become a necessity.

Combining fast speeds, unlimited bandwidth and innovative technology with BECTA approved web filtering and essential threat protection an OIS School Broadband package is tailor made for the Education sector.

Find out more here…

Backing up should protect your work, not become it…

“I have absolutely no hesitation in recommending their remote backup solution to anyone”

Network Manager  |  Wyvern College

Oakford have created and perfected a Remote Backup solution that integrates seamlessly with school networks. Having worked alongside and within school IT teams for over 20 years we know how important your time is. That’s why we have designed a system that confirms successful backups and alerts you to any failed backups by email. No more messing around with dashboard logons or opening client software on each file server – just check your email at the start of the day as normal then get on with the important stuff.

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Superior Support…


Simple, Easy to Use Layout

Simplistic and straight forward access to your support calls.

Actively Monitored

The Oakford Nerve Centre actively monitors all help requests made through the Helpdesk System. 

Localization Support

Local and Central Support Assist. 

Datestamp and Ticket System

Organise and prioritise your work load easily by seeing when support calls arrived at your desk and what they are before responding. 

Oakford offer the full spectrum of support services from network design and implementation, software support, hardware support, consultancy, custom system design and build and IT outsourcing.