Blue School WiFi Network and Student Email

Our WiFi network service is available in all areas of the school. 

It provides access to Moodle as well as filtered access to the internet (the same as on student PCs in classrooms)

You can connect to our WiFi by selecting the network name TheBlueSchoolWells on your Smartphone or other handheld device.

Enter your usual school network username with @theblue after it and your school network password when prompted. (See important note below)

NOTE: - You may need to apply a security certificate on your device to allow it to access the internet over the school network. Please use this link for information about how to do this http://www.rm.com/products/online-safety-tools/rm-safetynet/ssl-interception

School rules and our Acceptable Use Policy still apply when using the WiFi network which you can review here.

IMPORTANT - If your school network password has expired WiFi will not work until you have changed it. You can only do this by using a school computer.

Also, when your school network account password changes (or you have your network username changed) you will need to change the WiFi settings on your device to match.

Student Email
You are provided with your own, personal school GoogleApps account. It is for you to use whilst you remain a pupil at The Blue.
It provides you with a GMail email account as well as a 'Cloud Storage' area known as G Drive and also access to some other online applications.
To use your GoogleApps, login to Google using your Google username and password
   -   Username is typically in the format firstname.lastname@theblueschoolwells.co.uk
   -   Your password is as initially provided to you or as then set by you. It is NOT related or linked to the school network. You can get this reset either by LRC staff or by the ICT Technicians in Hanwell.

NOTE - Our Gmail system is a closed system which means you can use it to email each other and to email staff when appropriate. Otherwise you will only be able to exchange emails with other pre-approved external email accounts which are outside the school environment. Email traffic may be monitored for your safety and moderated for use of inappropriate language and topics.

Notes about Google Search
Students using their own Android device, connected to the school WiFi will need to install a security certificate to be able to access Google Search, using this link.
https://www.rm.com/_RMVirtual/Media/Downloads/RMEducationCA.crt  
Apple iOS devices currently allow you to continue after a warning (except when using the Chrome browser, which does not work currently). 
Behaviour of Blackberry devices is unknown.