ICT in Learning

We have a wealth of ICT and computing equipment in our school to support learning both in and out of the school. We are very proud to have achieved the ICT Mark in 2017.

We take E-safety very seriously and train children in every computing lesson about how to manage their online reputation and how to stay safe. For more information about E-safety click here

There are computers in every classroom, (enough for a group), a set of laptops that can be booked out (enough for a class) and a set of iPads in each class. We made the decision to take the ICT to the child, rather than the child to the ICT, so we do not have a designated ICT suite. We use a company called E-safeglobal to support safety in the school by logging key strokes and generating reports, for SLT to deal with.

Our school uses DBPrimary learning platform to share work with home, complete homework and as a purpose for writing. Your child will have their own login details and can access their account at school and at home. Click here to login


Through the DBPrimary learning platform children can access Espresso, which has a wealth of clips and activities to support the curriculum - it is used in lessons and sometimes for homework (we run a homework cafe for children and their parents to drop-in and get support). Click here for more information

We use IXL maths program for KS2 children in school and home, which allows children to practice and contextualize maths in solving problems with rewards and explanations, when incorrect. Each child has their own login details. Click here to login

We use RM Books and Accelerated reader to support and help track reading. RM books are e-books that can be read anywhere with an internet connection or downloaded to devices. Click here to login

Foundation and KS1 use BUGclub to support the teaching of phonics, target gaps with games, and reading online books. Children can read/share e-books at home, play games and collect rewards online. Each child has their own login details. Click here to login

Barton Hill Academy, Apple Regional Training Centre, offers educators the opportunity to learn how Apple technology can make a difference to teaching and learning in the classroom. Apple Regional Training Centres deliver courses to build the skills and confidence of educators, to use Apple technology inside and outside the classroom. They are a community who share best practices and inspire excellence through teaching with Apple technology. Read more on the Apple Training Page HERE

Telephone Number

01803 327161

Barton Hill Academy

Barton Hill Road, Torquay, TQ2 8JA

E-mail address

contactus@bartonhillacademy.org