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Coombeshead currently provides access to a vast range of software via the Student Remote Desktop Service. However we are not able to provide Microsoft Office through the system due to licensing and there maybe times Students wish to run certain software directly from their own devices.

Microsoft Office

Students 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 students free of charge. This automatically updatable, subscription-based software ensures your child will always have the latest version of Word, Excel, PowerPoint, OneNote, and more. According to IDC, students with Office skills are better prepared for work in the professional world, providing our students with free access will enable them to better prepare for their future.

  • 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 students at Coombeshead. Students 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

TextHelp Read&Write

Read&Write literacy software makes the web, documents and files more accessible - any time, any place, and on any platform or device. It's great for people with dyslexia and other learning difficulties, or anyone whose first language isn't English.

From reading on-screen text aloud to researching and checking written work, Read&Write makes lots of everyday tasks easier. It’s a big confidence booster for anyone who needs a little extra help with their reading and writing, at school or in the workplace.

Students can download a take home version for use on their personal devices:

Please note your computer must have an internet connection to complete the installation.