New Broadband Standards Set by DfE

Find out how your Primary School can meet the new standards


In March 2022, the DfE set out new standards to be used as guidelines when choosing the right digital infrastructure and technology. Meeting the guidelines will promote safer, more cost-efficient practices in schools and new learning opportunities for students.

The DfE advises that the new standards need to be implemented by schools as soon as possible.

What are the new standards?

The new standards set by the DfE advise that all schools should have:

You can view the DfE’s full standards here.

How can Primary Schools meet the new standards?


The DfE advises that primary schools should have a minimum 100Mbps download speed and a minimum of 30Mbps upload speed.

This is just the minimum requirement, and due to the increasing reliance on online services in education and the move towards blended learning, schools should consider future-proofing their connectivity with a connection that has the capacity to take on more devices and more traffic as usage increases over time.

For this, we recommend Ultrafast technology.


When it comes to protecting your pupils, primary schools need look no further than Schools Broadband. As a member of the Internet Watch Foundation, and partnered with the National Crime Agency, we firmly believe that Safeguarding is at the heart of what we do.

Our hosted web filtering solution provides schools with one of the most comprehensive sets of education specific filters available, allowing schools to meet the DfE’s new internet standards and deliver on Keeping Children Safe in Education requirements.

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