Education Specialists

With an extensive client base of schools in the South East and over 15 years experience in the sector, we provide a proactive, friendly approach to IT support that has been developed specifically with the needs of educators in mind. We understand the time and budget constraints imposed on teaching and school management staff and have developed flexible services with that in mind. We see it as our job to gain an in-depth understanding of your schools objectives, culture and functional requirements and provide a Service Level Agreement to maximise your productivity.

Whether you require a greater or lesser on-site presence, whether you want to utilise the Help Desk once a day or once a term, we ensure that you’ll receive the most appropriate, personal and cost effective service, tailored specifically to your school.

As part of the Medhurst Group we are best placed to fulfil the exacting needs of our schools and Multi Academy Trusts alike, delivering a cost-effective, high performing, innovative learning environment.  Medhurst Communications Ltd. works in partnership with a number of global IT vendors with accreditations such as a Microsoft Education Gold Partner, a HPE Silver Partner and an Aruba Gold Partner.

The Medhurst Group ensures the ability to leverage best in class solutions whilst continuing to invest in and deliver exceptional service to our clients. The Medhurst Group now includes over 500 clients in the education sector and 60 full time staff, 40 of which are dedicated IT engineers.

Core Services

Our approach is built on the concept of developing solid, long lasting relationships with our clients and we don’t believe that’s possible if we only visit your school when something goes wrong.

We will visit your school to ensure that regular maintenance and cleaning tasks are carried out and any issues that require an onsite presence are dealt with. Our visits mean that we get to know your staff and infrastructure. They also give you the peace of mind that there will regularly be a familiar face around to answer ICT related questions.

Even a simple software update or hardware malfunction can disrupt teaching and learning and eat into your valuable time.

That’s why our helpdesk team will continually monitor your critical systems throughout the school week, taking care of any issues or routine updates as they arise.

Drift IT’s qualified technicians are at the end of the phone ready to provide jargon free, easy to follow advice when you need it. We can take control of any machine in your school using a remote connection to get you back on track as quickly as possible.

Technology is moving at a rapid pace and the emphasis on school pupils acquiring essential digital skills means that schools can’t afford to be left behind when it comes to ICT.

As part of our core service we will evaluate your current ICT position and explore your goals and functional requirements to propose a 5 year ICT guide. The guide will act as a roadmap to your ICT vision, providing a clear specification, schedule and budget forecast.

Additional Services

Don't just take our word for it...

Drift always offer great support to our school, both on a curriculum and technical level. They respond quickly to emails and arrange regular contact to monitor the progress of ICT and organise updates when they are required. Drift offer honest responses to questions about current software, its availability and limitations. They have been vital to the development of ICT in our school.

Drift recently offered advice and expertise which enabled us to run a successful INSET day introducing programming software that will motivate and engage our children and support programming in the new curriculum. Pete ran sessions on how to use specific programming software.

We have already begun to introduce this software to the children. Here are some examples of their reactions and responses to the software:


Ben is always very proactive on his visits and endeavors to sort out the issues reported to him often at very short notice as staff suddenly realise they have an unreported problem with their tech!

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