Malvern St James is a leading Boarding and Day School for girls aged 4-18. The founders of Lawnside, The Abbey, Malvern Girls’ College and St James’s School were all young women who saw education as the key factor for opening opportunities to the girls of their times. The proud history of this school dates back to the 1870’s, during the 2nd World War, radar was developed in Malvern and the Royal Radar Establishment (now QinetiQ) remained after the war.
The school were looking for help to connect their buildings together. They required help in providing a streamlined solution as opposed to their existing set up. The ADSL VPN technology already installed was not working for them and their 400+ students required a much better connectivity within the classrooms and in halls to assist in their studies.
The school initially approached three companies, including MPR IT, to potentially run this project. Of the three companies asked, the first company advised that it was not possible following a week-long survey period. The second company, (an extremely well-known telecom company) also surveyed for this project and advised this could only be completed with a costly installation of Fibre connection.