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South West Grid for Learning (SWGfL)

About the SWGfL

The South West Grid for Learning (SWGfL) provides services to all schools in the South West, including all Swindon Schools. The links below provide access to information about the various services provided by the SWGfL.
News and Events
SWGfL Safe

For further information or support for Swindon Schools:
The Swindon helpdesk, (relating to internet access)
Tel: 01793 464900

The SWGfL helpdesk (for ADSL internet access and all other SWGfL provided services)

Tel: 0845 3077870



Internet safety and security is everyone's responsibility...

Every Swindon school has signed up to the "SWGfL Internet Acceptable Usage Policy" and can be found within the SWGfL Safety and Security document below. This document also contains details of the filtering policy of the SWGfL and the details of how to use the SWGfL Staff and Update proxy's, as well as how to amend each individual schools filtering system.

Schools are advised that every member staff and any other users of the Internet reads, agrees and signs the SWGfL Internet AUP. A downloadable pdf version of this document is available here: SWGfL Safety and Security

To assist schools in creating their own e-safety policy, SWGfL has created a school e-safety policy template. A downloadable pdf version of this document is available here: SWGfL School e-safety Policy Template

In addition to an Internet use Policy, colleagues across Schools and the LA have created a "Generic Schools ICT Policy" for schools to adopt and/or amend: Generic School ICT Policy

Swindon Schools Internet Survey

An anonymous online survey has been conducted over the last two years with Swindon children responding, from Years 3 to 11. This is in response to a request from the Swindon EICT strategic group and Swindon LSCB esafety sub group. The data collected informs the e-safety programme of support with schools and parents. Schools are sent their individual set of data with which to evaluate their current internet safety provision in school. A summary of key findings can be found by clicking on the links below:

Swindon Schools Internet Survey 2009

Swindon Schools Internet Survey 2010

Swindon Schools Internet Survey 2011

Swindon Schools Internet Survey 2012

Swindon Schools Internet Survey 2013

For information to undertake the annual survey please contact .

For more information relating to eSafety please visit:

Is your data safe?

For information relating electronic communications and data protection please view:

BECTA archive 
Information Commissioner’s Office



Change Control Forms

To add, amend or remove optional services your school purchases from the SWGfL please use the following forms or logon to

SWGfL - Enable access to computers (firewall inbound)
SWGfL - Enable access to the internet (firewall outbound)
SWGfL - New mail service
SWGfL - Request for additional mail account
SWGfL - Enable pop3 access to web based swgfl mail
SWGfL - New advanced web hosting
SWGfL - Transfer domain name to SWGfL
SWGfL - Request for domain name hosting
SWGfL - Request to change schools domain name
SWGfL - Request to create dns subdomain
SWGfL - Request to update existing domain records
SWGfL - Request for additional ip addresses
SWGfL - Request for streaming media
SWGfL - Generic form

Please note that change controls will only be accepted if received from a recognised school email address as listed at
Simply email all signed completed change control forms to
SWGfL helpdesk telephone number: 0845 307 7870

For additional information about services available from the South West Grid for Learning, please visit