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I dont even have an iPad!!! Wifey and I looked at the plausibility of having one, and we decided that it was more prudent to keep the cars service schedule up to date for the same cost. We therefore decided on a much cheapher solution. Yes in the information era we should be encouraging children to use the most advanced technology, but in IT class. Not for general use and for them all to swan round playing games on them (as will be the case). They are too fragile and too expensive, is there a replacement policy in place? What happens when the kid that all the others pick on (there is at least 1 in every year, lets not pretend otherwise) repeadedly gets his smashed? What about the older kids? I imagine that any year 7 pupil given an iPad based solely on the fact that they are of the right age will be cowering in a corner whilst years 8 through 11 decide to take matters into their own hands.