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Microsoft Apps

Free Microsoft Office licenses for use at home

All staff and students have access to download and use the full version Microsoft Office suite at home on their own devices (Laptop, Tablet, Smart Phone) – linked to Neston High School. This is in addition to the the simplified version of Office ‘on the web’

To download this software on a desktop/laptop to the following:

  1. Visit
  2. Sign in with your school email address and password.
  3. Then click ‘Install apps' (normally in the top right).
  4. Select ‘Microsoft 365 apps'
  5. Now follow the on screen instructions

It will take a while to download and install. Once complete, make sure you sign-in with your school email and password – and that is it, you are good to go!

To download on a tablet or smart phone, visit the device app store and download the app you want to use (e.g. Word, PowerPoint). Once downloaded, simply sign in with your school email address and password.

Important Information

Office will be linked to your school OneDrive. If you use a personal one drive on your machine, it is recommend you create a separate user account on your computer called ‘Work’ or ‘School’. This will keep your ‘personal stuff’ and ‘work stuff’ separate. Please see IT Services if you need any assistant or guidance.

Also, if more than one student uses a single device (PC/Mac/Laptop etc), it is highly recommend that each student has their own 'user account' on that device.