St Mary's RC Primary School


St Mary’s RC Primary School is a small rural primary school set in the beautiful village of Sabden right in the heart of the Ribble Valley.

Like many rural Primary Schools budgets are very tight and when it came to having to replace a number of ageing PCs, Amanda Thorp the Business Manager/Bursar decided to approach Rapid IT Ltd. Amanda had recently received an email from Rapid IT introducing their services and how they were helping schools across Lancashire replace ageing hardware with refurbished machines.

Relationship Manager Linda Szafar visited the school and met with Amanda and outlined to the school how they could purchase far more refurbished machines as opposed to buying new machines. All refurbished PCs and laptops from Rapid IT come fully warrantied and with new SSD hard drives in them to maximise performance and with an up to date Microsoft OS installed. This reassurance and the fact that Rapid are a local Company gave Amanda the confidence to make the decision to place an order with them.

Specification of PCs Provided


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240GB SSD
Boots up quicker and is more durable than HDD.
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8GB RAM
Can run the most demanding applications.
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Windows 10 Pro
The latest up to date software to enhance learning.
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3 Years Warranty
Reassurance that the PCs are reliable.

By opting for the refurbished hardware route as opposed to new, the school could now afford to buy 16 x HP Intel Core i5 desktops with new 240GB SSD with 8GB DDR3 memory and Windows 10 Pro with a 3 years warranty, these were supplied with 22 inch monitors and Rapid IT provided new keyboards and mice free of charge.

Rapid IT even collected their redundant hardware in conjunction with their sister Company LCWS Recycling Ltd. FREE of charge and provided compliance certification to them with regards to the recycling process. LCWS have also donated back to the school £250 which is now banked on their account for any future purchases made from Rapid IT.

Working with Rapid IT and LCWS Recycling has been a real pleasure, they made the whole process very easy and by buying refurbished hardware we were able to purchase more machines than we thought we would be able to. All the staff we have dealt with have been very helpful and professional and we would have no hesitation in recommending their services to other schools.

Amanda Thorp, Business Manager/Bursar at St Mary’s RC Primary School

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