We help schools and trusts alike
make the most of technology

whatever it takes.
We are an Education Technology Consultancy with a Software Development Team.
Combined, that gives us a unique holistic view on technology in the sector.

Our Services >

About North27

Education Technology Specialists.

Our Story

Our mission is
to help enrich education with effective technology

North27 is an Independent Education Technology (EdTech) Consultancy. We help schools and trusts "go digital".

The company "North27 Limited" was formed in 2013 by Andrew Howden, a Technical Consultant and Education Technologist with 15+ years experience. Passionate about education and inspired by the impact technology can have on learning and teaching, North27 sets out to maximise that impact in a fair and altruistic way.

What makes us different?

We live and breathe the Education Technology (EdTech) world and are passionate about what we do.

  • We are creative in our approach, collaborative and open.
  • Focused on delivering value for money.
  • We are independant; we are not commercially affiliated to any supplier.
  • We believe that every school's needs are different.
  • We will assess each solution on its merits within the situation.
  • At least 20% of our time is spent "doing" thereby keeping our skill set up-to-date and fresh.

  • We proudly work to the British Computer Society's Code of Conduct: linked here, support the seven principles of public life (Nolan Committee): linked here and the Global Education Goal linked here.


    Our services are tailored to maximise the return on your investment (both in terms of time and money).


    Technical IT Consultancy
    Contract Management
    Team/Personnel Management & Leadership
    Tender Management
    New Build Integration
    IT Director Services


    GDPR Consultancy
    Outsourced DPO Service

    Typical Projects

  • Procurement & tender management
  • Managed Service review & management, renewal (inc. TUPE)
  • Contract review & management, e.g. Print Management
  • Google Apps (GAFE) migration planning & implementation support
  • Office 365 migration planning & implementation support
  • New build and refurbishment infrastructure design support
  • Project management, inc. New build, Telephony, CCTV, Digital Signage, Software
  • Deployment & integration support for PCs, iPads, Macs

  • Our Approach >


    Our approach can scale based on the size and type of the challenge, but will usually comprise the following three phases:



    Using our unique framework we can evaluate the current efficiency and effectiveness of IT and how it supports your educators, learners and administrators.

    That may involve an in depth technical audit, staff & student inteviews and a visioning exercise, but if you already have some of the infomation the process can be sped up.


    Action Plan

    Once we have an understanding of where you are and where you want to be, we will produce an action oriented, prioritised plan to get you there, within your timescale and budget.

    Our aim is to do whatever is required to get you to that point, but not to be the primary service delivery provider or reseller. We would however help source and manage the most suitable options. That said, we would fill any gaps (technical or otherwise) to ensure the work was completed, and would be on hand throughout to support.


    Ongoing Support

    Having reached a successful conclusion there is usually a pivitol moment where confidence in IT grows, and our services switch from hands-on to hands-off.

    At that point our aim is to remain involved at a stategic level, as a critical friend; to advise on technological changes and legislation, provide technical assurance, share lessons learnt, support with staff/team development, contract management, and help keep up the momentum; in computing terms be a "watchdog".

    Next Steps >

    Next Steps

    We would love to hear from you.

    If you think we may be able to support you with your challenge, please contact us. Following an initial conversation we can provide an indicative quote and from there perhaps arrange a meeting onsite to help futher understand your needs.

    Contact Us >

    Contact / Connect

    +44 (0)1604 550127


    North27 Limited
    Innovation Centre
    Green Street
    NN1 1SY
    Registered in England, No: 8407259
    VAT No: GB 190835196
    D-U-N-S No: 21-916-8299