The Government has announced a scheme to help young people get online by Increasing data allowances on mobile devices to support disadvantaged children

This scheme temporarily increases data allowances for mobile phone users on certain networks. This is so that children and young people can access remote education if their face-to-face education is disrupted.

Schools, trusts and local authorities can request mobile data increases for children and young people who:

  • do not have fixed broadband at home
  • cannot afford additional data for their devices
  • are experiencing disruption to their face-to-face education

Children with access to a mobile phone on one of the following networks might be able to benefit:

  • Three
  • Smarty
  • Virgin Mobile
  • EE
  • Tesco Mobile
  • Sky Mobile
  • O2
  • Vodafone
  • BT Mobile

Other providers may join the scheme at a later stage.

The data pupils will get will depend on their mobile network. Some networks can’t offer data to Pay- as- you-go (PAYG) customers. Please click network providers info below.



Tesco Mobile

Virgin Media


BT Mobile



SKY Mobile


Please click the attachments below for more information and complete the google form to request support to temporarily increase your child’s data on their mobile device.

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