Office 365

Username: School E-Mail Address

Password: Your school system password

Microsoft Office 365 is an Internet based communication and collaboration tool hosted by Microsoft. Office 365 enables staff and students to email, store files, collaborate on documents, spreadsheets, and presentations in real time from anywhere with Internet capability I.e school or home Wi-Fi. All of the aforementioned can be undertaken within a secure online environment. All of the applications are accessible from any device with a web browser and connection to the Internet. As part of the agreement, students will be able to download and install the full office suite at home for up to 15 devices free of charge (including apps for mobile phones and tablets). Please see the FAQs below for more information on how to do this.

The purpose of this web page is to help guide you on how to find your way around Office 365, learn about the benefits and how to get the most of out the subscription that we have signed up for. We also hope to help answer any questions that you may have. 

1. How do I access the Office 365 online portal?

To access the portal where you can find all of the online applications including OneDrive, E-mail and the online suite of Office Applications (Word, PowerPoint, Excel, OneNote etc) you will need to type the following URL into a web browser .

This will work on any device whether it be a Mac, PC, mobile phone or tablet and a shotcut link can also be found on the E-Learning section of the school website.

Once on this page, you will need to login using your normal school email address (ending in and the password which is the same as your school system password.


Password normal_school_password

2. I don't know my school email address

To log into Office 365 you will need your school email address. Typically the format of your school email address is your first name followed by the initial of your first name. For example, Joe Bloggs would have the email address:

If you still need to find out your school email address, please see either your form tutor, or find a time to visit the IT support desk in Lydia.

3. How do I get my Office 365 password?

Your password will be the same as your school password after you next change your school system password.

To change your school system password you need to press Ctrl+Alt+Del when you are next logged in on a school computer and select "Change Password". Remember that your password must be complex, meaning that at a minimum it must be 7 characters long, have at least one capital letter, lower case letter and a number.


4. How do I install the software on a PC/Mac?

If you are logging into the portal for the first time and don't already have the latest office suite installed on your machine, there will be a message inviting you to do so. This video tells you more.

If you have already used one of your licences and wish to install on another device, you may need to find the settings option (a cog icon at the top right hand side of the screen). Once there you can select “Office 365 settings” and there is an option to install software. This video tells you more.


5. How do I install the Office 365 apps on my tablet/mobile phone?

To install the office apps on a tablet or mobile phone, please visit the app store on your device and download the apps for free. When you open the apps you will be invited to log into the app; please use your school email and normal password to log in as you would to log into the office portal.

You can access the guides for each of the devices listed below by clicking on their name.

Apple iPhone/iPad

Android Devices

Windows Phone

Other mobile devices