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Software is provided on all Staff laptops through the Academy. However if you wish to use software at home on your own equipment you need to get hold of the software yourself.

Microsoft Office

Staff can now get Office for FREE!

Everyone at Coombeshead is united behind a single goal – help train our students to succeed and prepare for life. To do that, we’re providing Office to every one of our staff free of charge. This automatically updatable, subscription-based software ensures you will always have the latest version of Word, Excel, PowerPoint, OneNote, and more.

  • Install on up to 5 compatible PCs and Macs, plus 5 tablets
  • Use with OneDrive for automatic device syncing
  • Gain valuable skills on the world’s most popular document software
  • Use the same programs as the faculty to ensure full file fidelity

This offer is available to all staff at Coombeshead. Staff can get their complimentary Office by logging into their email acount and clicking on the following button:


Python can be easy to pick up whether you're a first time programmer or you're experienced with other languages. Coombeshead currently uses Python within the Computer Science lesssons.

The software is completely free to download directly from the website

In the past there have been compatibility problems moving between different versions so we advise you to download the same version that is installed on the computers within Coombeshead.

Coombeshead currently uses version 3.5.2