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LGfL is a charity whose mission is the advancement of Education. We don’t profit from schools and we invest back into Education. LGfL’s broadband subscription is unique and is delivered to thousands of schools nationally.

When you subscribe to LGfL you receive:

    A Fast and Secure Connection

    LGfL specialises in delivering schools, MATs and Local Authorities a unique and secure connection to the internet which is delivered using very fast fibre over our uncontended national network.

    All network traffic is encrypted using an IPVPN tunnel and is contained within a private network. Each secure connection is shielded from cyber threats by LGfL’s multi-layered Cybersecurity Defences (CyberCloud). All connections are constantly monitored for threats including DDoS and vulnerabilities. LGfL installs equipment in your school that enables bandwidth upgrades without incurring significant costs. All secure connections are monitored 24 hours a day, 7 days a week via our Network Management Centre

    What is LGfL Broadband?

    Included in your LGfL Subscription

    Fast Fibre Connection with speeds up to 10 Gbps

    Encrypted Network Traffic Flows

    Synchronous Connection with Same Upload and Download Speeds to cope with peaks in demand

    Multiple Layers of Cybersecurity Included for Free

    Uncontended Traffic Flows to Ensure Consistent Speeds, Even at Peak Times

    No install charges

    JANET Internet Service Optimised for Education

    Resilient Connectivity

    National Reach supported by multiple telecommunications providers

      Cybercloud - Layers of Cyber Defence

      LGfL wraps multiple layers of security around your fast connection to keep your school, MAT and Local Authority safe. We call this shield, CyberCloud. CyberCloud includes a firewall management service, ransomware protection, anti-virus software, encrypted cloud backups, DDoS protection. CyberCloud also reduces much of the burdensome activities from schools including monitoring services around the clock, remediating threats and identifying vulnerabilities proactively that would take time and effort away from teaching and learning.

      LGfL partners with organisations including JANET and the National Cyber Security Service (NCSC) to protect your data and schools. LGfL is constantly improving and enhancing its cyber defences to keep your school protected.

      Loads of Extra Bunded Services

      Included in your LGfL Subscription

      Managed Firewall Service

      Firewall MOT Service

      Email Virus Scanning & Spam Protection

      DDoS Protection

      Ransomware Protection

      Anti-Virus Protection in School and at Home

      Internal Critical Vulnerability Scanning

      Secure Remote Access Service

      Malware Protection

      Cyber Alarms Notification Service

      DNS DDoS Protection

      Email Phish Protection

      School Self Service Security Rating Service

      Security Operations Centre

      Manage Your Devices Securely

      Encrypted Cloud Backup

      Secure File Exchange

      Cybersecurity Training and Guidance

      LGfL Cybersecurity Newsletter

      Best Practice Cybersecurity Resources

      Cybersecurity Research

      Safeguarding Children

      LGfL is focused on supporting your school to meet the requirements for Keeping Children Safe in Education (KCSIE). This includes the provision of technology to filter the use of the internet (SchoolProtect and HomeProtect) as well as training and specialist resources to help your school build a whole-school approach to safeguarding. LGfL will shortly announce a new product that will encompass device monitoring and reporting. 

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      Our Safeguarding Resources

      SchoolProtect Filtering Platform for Schools

      HomeProtect Filtering Platform for Remote Learning

      Safeguarding Best Practice Resources and Guides for Schools and Governors

      SafeProtect for Monitoring

      Safeskills for Building Children’s Awareness of Cyber Risks including cyber bullying, fraud and exploitation

      Safeguarding Training and Development for Governors

      Safeguarding Training and Development for schools

      Neglect Training and Development

      Designated Safeguarding Lead Training and Development

      Statutory Guidance

      Safeguarding for Parents Resources and Guides

      LGfL Safeguarding Newsletter

      Teaching and Learning Support

      LGfL bundles a range of teaching and learning resources to support schools harness technology effectively. This includes free access to leading educational packages such as Busy Things as well as resources to help with digital strategy. LGfL delivers hundreds of training opportunities to schools in priority areas and there is also the virtual Staff Room where teachers can get together and collaborate.


      Our Teaching and Learning Resources

      Adobe Creative Cloud

      Busy Things

      Just 2 Easy

      Digital Strategy Resources

      Support for OFSTED Inspections

      Curriculum Conferences

      Online Training and Development

      LGfL Educators Newsletter

      Big Staff Meeting

      Best Practice Teaching and Learning Case Studies

      Pedagogy and Digital Strategy


      Efficiencies and Value for Money

      LGfL purchases at a massive scale which generates economies of scale. This enables LGfL to provide a dedicated national network and bundle layers of cyber defence, safeguarding and learning resources into your subscription. If schools use the bundled resources, then you will quickly save more money than the cost of the subscription. You can also purchase directly from LGfL as we are a Central Purchasing Body which means that we have already sourced our services in a procurement complaint way.

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      Savings start straight away. LGfL offers an EasySwitch Service to support schools moving across with as little disruption as possible including help with setting up firewalls, avoiding parallel running charges with your existing provider as well as making sure all key services are set-up when you join. In some cases, we are prepared to enable your school to have access to some products even before the connection is installed so you can start saving straightaway.

      LGfL is committed to tackling inequality and supporting schools claim Free School Meals. As part of the LGfL subscription, we include an eligibility checker which enables schools and parents to check whether they are eligible and claim much-needed additional funding for the school.

      What's included in your subscription

      Smartbuy and be Procurement Compliant

      Savings and Efficiency Calculator - Check out how much your school is and could be saving with LGfL

      Easyswitch - Take the cost and hassle out of moving from your existing broadband provider

      Free School Meals Eligibility Checker

      Save more than you spend and keep children safe

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