Students in Leeds are being given digital support to help given their grades an extra boost.
Prince Henry’s Grammar School, in Otley, has recently invested in 70 iPads to encourage pupils to get online and develop a new approach to learning.
The school, which recently transformed into an Academy, has also purchased the tablets for every member of staff.
The tablets, which are priced at around £300 each, are designed to give children interactive support in the classroom.
The devices can be used to film experiments in lessons, gain instant access to research on the internet and allow pupils to use them for their homework.
They are currently being trialled with a class of year seven pupils but if the trials are successful the iPads could be rolled out across the entire school.
Headteacher Janet Sheriff said: “Our vision for Prince Henry’s is to provide an education that best prepares our students for success in this 21st century society.
“You have to look around and see that young people use IT to interact with the world around them in a way that’s never happened before.
“We would be failing out students if we didn’t invest in developing their IT skills.
“This is the future and we want to be sure we are ahead of the game.”
She said that teaching staff had already started to see the benefits of the interactive learning programme.
Ms Sheriff added that, provisionally, some members of staff have already started to see children’s grades increase since the scheme was first introduced.
She added: “They can be really effective in motivating students. It is engaging in ways they are used to at the moment and also in getting them to think about subject matter in different ways.”
Ms Sheriff said that if the programme was rolled out across the school there would be a consultation with parents.
She added: “If we were looking at a one-to-one basis with every student having one then we would have to discuss and consult with parents about how we might work together to make that a possibility.”
Schools including Harrogate Grammar School, Ilkley Grammar School and Rossett Grammar School have all recently trialled the iPad scheme.