Web/internet filtering

Our web filtering service is provided by Smoothwall and is used within local authorities across the country. This filtering service has been set up based on BECTA recommendations as well as taking into account the filtering options already in place for schools.  However it is important to recognise that this is your service and must meet your site’s needs.

At the moment, we offer two options for the management of internet access.

Option 1 – CCC managed internet access

At the moment, requests for the blocking or unblocking of web sites can only be made to ICT Services, via the usual route taken for raising a ticket. Any requirements for which network or specific IP addresses the websites need amending on should be included in the request.

Option 2 – Unfiltered internet access

Some schools/academies have chosen to take an unfiltered internet service from ICT and make this available to the whole or part of the school network, on the basis that filtering of this traffic will be controlled by the school locally.

All Schools

Irrespective of which option you choose, you should ensure that processes are in place to safeguard pupils whilst using the Internet over and above any filtering controls that are in place.

Please raise any questions around internet access via a ticket, so we can ensure it is answered promptly.