South Yorkshire council will no longer offer schools IT support

Barnsley Council will no longer offer IT services to school in the borough, as of March next year.

Thursday, 25th November 2021, 7:03 am
Updated Thursday, 25th November 2021, 9:18 am

Code Green, which is part of Barnsley Council, provides IT support to schools, but the council has decided it will cease trading as of March 2022, and will no longer offer its services to schools.

The council say this is due to a variety of ‘trading difficulties’ it has faced, “resulting in a worsening forecast financial position with the likelihood it will shortly begin to trade at a loss”.

Read More

Read More
Autumn budget 2021: “Bitter disappointment” as Barnsley is the only place in Sou...

Sign up to our daily newsletter

The i newsletter cut through the noise

Barnsley Council has decided Code Green will cease trading in March next year

Schools commission IT services from the council, which must compete with other organisations.

The council say there are opportunities for the 17 employees affected to be redeployed into the customer information and digital services directorate.

“Schools have always been responsible for funding and sourcing their own IT support services for a number of years, and this remains unchanged,” says the council.