Free MS Office for Staff and Pupils
Hodge Hill Girls' School provides pupils and staff with Microsoft Office
Office 365 Education is available for free to pupils and staff at Hodge Hill Girls' School. Install Microsoft Office at home on up to 5 PCs or Macs, and on other mobile devices including Windows tablets, Android tablets and iPad.
This licensing deal is only possible because Hodge Hill Girls' School licenses (and pays for) Microsoft Office and Office 365 for use in school. By extending the school's licensing to home use, Hodge Hill Girls' School and Microsoft are saving each user the cost of purchasing Microsoft Office as a consumer.
- Pupil or staff - Login to Office 365
- In Office 365, go to the Settings "Cog" --> "Office 365 Settings".
- Select the "Software" option.
- Choose the relevant options then click "Install".
Activating Subscription License
Microsoft Office is licensed as a monthly subscription. After home installation, the user will need to 'activate' Office by accessing an Office application (Word/Excel/PowerPoint etc…) and entering their school Office 365 username and password to verify eligibility.
After installation and activation, Office will automatically connect to the internet every 30 days to verify continued eligibility. If the user is disconnected from the internet for more than 30 days, Office will enter a reduced functionality mode until it is able to reconnect to the internet to verify eligibility.
Hodge Hill Girls' School provides it's pupil and staff with home installation of Office to support their education or work for the duration of their tenure at Hodge Hill Girls' School. When a pupil or staff member leaves Hodge Hill Girls School, their Office 365 account is closed resulting in their home installations of Office ceasing to work.
Users are allowed to install Office on up to 5 devices each. Users can monitor their installs from Office 365 --> Settings "Cog" --> "Office 365 Settings" --> "Software". Individual installations can be "deactivated" from the Software page, enabling licenses to be reclaimed and used on other devices.
Device versions of Office
If the user is installing Office on a PC, the version installed is Microsoft Office 365 which installs the following applications: Word, Excel, PowerPoint, OneNote, Access, Publisher, Outlook, Lync, InfoPath, OneDrive for Business and Teams
Tablet versions of individual Office applications are available for free from the Apple and Android app stores. After free download, these applications have to be activated in the same way as above. Tablet versions of Office application availability varies, but may include Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, OneNote, Lync and OneDrive for Business.
Please note that this is a "subscription" licence to Microsoft Office that is only valid for as long as Hodge Hill Girls' School continues to license and pay for Microsoft software in this way. Hodge Hill Girls' School reserves the right to change its licensing agreements with Microsoft without notice and withdraw this offer from pupils and staff.
Hodge Hill Girls' School does not provide technical support for home installations of Office on personal devices.