St Martins CE Primary School is a one form entry school, based in Folkestone, Kent. Before migrating over to Google Apps For Education, St Martins used to use a RM solution for email – RM Easymail.
The schools motivation from to increase space and use shared online calendars to replace a shared diary. They now have 30GB per mailbox and the cost of their email solution stayed the same. The school email addresses have also been setup the same and they get to keep their school domain name.
The process is quite simple, all email, contacts and diary’s were extracted from RM Easymail and imported into Gmail. Primary Technologies handle this – free of charge – when signing up. A switch over date is agreed and its all swapped over on one day.
How They Use It
The School Office have noticed very little difference. They still use Microsoft Outlook in school, and when at home, they use Gmail – www.gmail.com
The teachers have access to email on their mobile devices as well as being able to use Gmail in school.
They also use calendars – both personal and shared, all are available via Outlook or via the Gmail Web Interface.
If you are interested in Primary Technologies managing your migration to Google Apps for Business or Education, contact us today.