Mill Ford Case Study

How Tel Group worked with Mill Ford School to improve their connectivity and coverage across the premises with a reliable Wi-Fi installation through the Department for Education ‘Connect the Classroom’ scheme.


Mill Ford is a school with a specialism in meeting the needs of children and young adults aged 3-19 with complex needs. Each member of staff works tirelessly to provide students with an exciting curriculum and learning environment, but they needed their technology and connectivity to help take this to the next level.


Mill Ford School were unsatisfied with the Wi-Fi coverage across their premises, with only 9 Wi-Fi access points and no integration across sites. This was providing limitations to their capabilities and impacting the learning and working environment for staff and pupils.

After getting in contact with our team, we discovered that Mill Ford School were eligible for the ‘Connect the Classroom’ scheme – a programme funded by the Department for Education that aims to help schools access an effective and comprehensive, education-focused wireless networking solution.

We were pleased to be entrusted by Mill Ford to carry out the installation of their upgraded solution, working closely with the school to create a bespoke service suited to their needs and requirements.

Mill Ford School Case Study


Tel Group visited Mill Ford School to begin their Wi-Fi overhaul. We began by providing brand new cabling, installing fresh Cat 6 cables upgrading them from Cat 5e.

Additionally, we installed 18 internal access points and 1 external access point for their outdoor Wi-Fi camera to keep an eye on their goat shed. This provided Mill Ford School with a huge overhaul from their previous 9 APs.

Mill Ford have 3 classrooms in buildings separated from the main premises so it was essential they were all on the same network. We made this possible by installing an additional 3 access points in the separated building for full network coverage. The two schools are now linked by two bridges providing the both schools with the same network.

Their new Wi-Fi installation has now provided Mill Ford with a secure and reliable internet connection, allowing multiple devices to connect to the internet during the school day.

This secure and reliable solution will help Mill Ford to avoid frustrations and delays, as well as provide their staff and students with the tools they need on a day to day basis.

“I can highly recommend Tel Group, both David and Brendan were amazing to work with. Nothing was too much trouble!”

– Andrea, School Business Manager

Mill Ford Wi-Fi Cabling


Mill Ford WiFi Cabling


Mill Ford Case Study Wifi Cabling


Mill Ford School Connecting Both Premisis

Integrating distant sites with the same network coverage

Mill Ford School WiFi Case Study

External Access Points enabling Wi-Fi CCTV Cameras

Mill Ford School Wifi Heat Map

Heat map showing upgraded Wi-Fi coverage

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