Schools set to save around £10m in new deal with Microsoft

Schools across the country are set to benefit from a new deal that has been reached with the IT giant Microsoft.

Under a new three-year Memorandum of Understanding (MoU), starting on 1 January, all schools in the UK will be able to take advantage of improved discounts and better licensing terms across a wide range of Microsoft’s academic software.

Under this new agreement, schools will be able to use more of their budgets on frontline teaching rather than back office administration, with estimated total savings of around £10 million.

Education Secretary Michael Gove said:

I am delighted that we have been able to reach this new agreement with Microsoft.

Schools spend a significant amount on software licensing. Through this new agreement we can make sure more money goes on front line teaching.

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