Hampshire IT has teamed up with Point2School to bring a new way of delivering engaging and creative curriculum software to schools. This is the Point2School service.
Point2School offers a cost effective way for primary and secondary schools to access educational curricular software, online services and ebooks on a rental basis.
This means that you will no longer need to purchase the software and may achieve significant savings. This offers value for money, flexibility and ease of management. It can be used at schools, and by pupils and parents at home. There are three credit bands to choose from and school staff will be able to spend and manage the credit.
Take a look at the software available through Point2School.
To join Point2School, contact the IT Help Desk.
HSS schools can also speak to their account manager.
The Point2School service delivered over HSS is set up by Hampshire IT by remotely installing the Point2Hub and the application Jukebox on each workstation at the school. Code is then created to use the account with the application.
The Point2School account is created with your chosen credit in place. The credit can be spent on whichever software titles the school chooses from the Point2School catalogue. The software is available immediately to download and use and any software rented through Point2School is available to use throughout the school. Home use by staff and pupils is also available through the HSS remote access solution.
Some schools may have already bought licences for software which is not available on the Point2School catalogue. These can be packaged up and delivered via the Point2School service, however there may be a charge for this.
As part of the process to set up Point2School we will assess your server DFS cache space to ensure there is sufficient capacity. If there is not, your HSS account manager will be in touch to discuss the options.
You will be able to receive savings on software rental prices by contacting us via the IT Support Form. We will help you set up the Point2School account with the chosen credit.
You will need to download the Point2Hub to your school’s workstations and/or at home. You will then be ready to start using the service.
Please note: Going directly to Point2School will mean the full rental prices for software being applicable.
HSS school user guide: Point2School User Guide 3mb
The usual rental period is four months. This allows schools to rent the software for a term if it is only needed for a term thus saving money. Most of the titles can be rented for 12 months, however not all publishers allow this.
The software title will be updated. You will need to relaunch it when you next use it.
Software titles that do this usually create a configuration file that would remain on the system even after the rental period ends. However, it depends on the software title.
A Point2School account will be set up with your chosen credit. Hampshire IT will install two software titles (Jukebox and the Point2Hub) onto the school's workstations and configure it. When this has been done, you can start to use the service.
Yes. This is a chargeable service depending on the number of PCs and laptops at the school. Please contact us using the IT Support Form or via the IT Help Desk on 01962 847007.
Amount of credit bought by the school
Amount Point2Educate add to the school account (VAT is added on)
Hampshire County Council invoices school
Example: The amount the school pays with their credit for a title worth £10 (£10 + VAT with 5% discount)
Contact us using the IT Support Form or via the IT Help Desk on 01962 847007.
Schools not using HSS should report any problems directly to Point2School via email@example.com
First, complete the support form requesting more credit for your school’s Point2School account. Next, complete your order by raising a purchase order in the SAP SRM system. The credit will be added to your account and you will be invoiced by that amount.
How to raise an order
View the Point2School software catalogue here.
Yes you can. Raise the request through an IT Support Form giving details and this title can be provided to you via the Point2School service. Proof of licence is required. There will be no rental charge in this case.
Yes you can. However there may be a charge for this. Please contact us using the IT Support Form to discuss this further.
2Create A Story - four month site licence
Cracking Comprehension - Year 4 - four month site licence
Longman Digitexts - Skulldiggery - four month site licence
Animate It! - four month site licence
BBC Active Primary French is Fun: Let's Begin - twelve month site licence
Mult-e-Maths Toolbox - four month site licence
Heinemann Maths Teaching and Learning Software Yr1 - four month site licence
Textease Database CT - four month site licence
Ginn New Star Science Yr3 - twelve month site licence
iLearn Speaking and Listening Yr 1/2 - four month site licence
2Simple - 2Publish+ - four month site licence
Kar2ouche eg Romans, Victorians, Vikings - four month site licence
Excellence in Scientific Enquiry, yrs 3-6 - four month site licence
Mult-e-Maths yrs 3 to 6 - four month site licence
Kar2ouche: A Midsummer Night's Dream - four month site licence
Mult-e-Maths Toolbox - twelve month site licence
Fuse Creator - twelve month site licence
Music Creator 6 - four month site licence
Bioscope - twelve month site licence
Passport 2 French - Beginner Level 1 - four month site licence
12 month subscription
Krucible - twelve month site licence
Serif - WebPlus X5 - four month site licence
Lifelines - four month site licence
For urgent issues, call the IT Help Desk on 01962 847007. For anything else, see our contact page.