In light of the current situation, the government is offering disadvantaged children a laptop to support their home learning.
Who is eligible for a FREE laptop
Your child is eligible for a laptop from the government if they:
Young people aged 16-19 who are outside these categories and do not have a suitable device for education may be eligible for support through the government's 16 to 19 Bursary Fund. To find out about eligibility, go to
16 to 19 Bursary Fund.
- Receive support from a social worker.
- Are in Year 10 and had free school meals any time in the last 6 years.
- Are a care leaver.
How to get a FREE laptop
If your child is eligible for a laptop to support their home learning, you don't need to do anything.
We're working with schools to distribute these laptops to the relevant children automatically.
You can get more details about the laptops on GOV.UK. This includes who's eligible, when the laptops will be delivered and more.