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Mobile phone increased data allowances

The government have shared that parents that have children at home with them during the Spring 2021 lockdown may be entitled to extra mobile phone data to help with online learning. 


More information can be found on the government website. CLICK HERE. 


This extra data is available for families that 

  • do not have fixed broadband at home
  • cannot afford additional data for their devices
  • Can not attend school as they are not key workers and St. John's has not invited them to attend school.


Networks that are offering support at present are

  • Three
  • Smarty
  • Virgin Mobile
  • EE
  • Tesco Mobile
  • Sky Mobile


Families that want to apply for this offer need to read the privacy statement below and then complete the online form at the bottom of this page.


Privacy statement


1. For the purposes of data protection, I need to let you know that the Department for Education (DfE) is running the Mobile Network Offer through schools and their trusts or local authorities.

2. If the offer is taken up by an adult account holder, the school or social care team will share the account holder’s name and mobile phone details with the DfE, who will share these with the relevant mobile network operator.

3. The mobile network operator will use that information to increase the data available for the account holder’s mobile device, as long as they qualify for the offer.

4. The adult account holder’s personal data is only shared with their mobile network operator for the purposes of the offer. No names of children or other adults, other than adult account holder, are shared with the DfE or the mobile network operator.

5. No personal information will be shared with the DfE if you do not want to take up the offer.

6. If you want to know more about how your personal information will be used before you take up the offer, we can send that to you first.

7. If you decide to take up the offer, you’ll get a text message from the Department for Education with more information about your data protection rights.