We focus on keeping you connected, so that you can focus on teaching and learning.

Bespoke Telephone
Systems For Schools

We create highly-tailored telephony solutions for your primary or secondary school, college, academy, free school, UTC or university. Dataphone has specialised in the design, installation and maintenance of school phone systems for over 27 years.

Over the years, we have developed a strong understanding of the unique challenges faced by schools. From call recording software to protection against phone fraud, we offer so much more than just phone lines and data. We know how schools operate and how we can best serve you, which makes Dataphone the ideal choice for your telecoms needs.

Why Dataphone is right for your school

Our vast experience of working with schools has taught us what to focus on when installing your phone system. Your entire school community will benefit from a Dataphone school telephony system. That’s why we are the only NASBM certified telephone supplier in the country.


Stay focused on teaching and learning, knowing that you are always connected to the rest of the school. Have your voicemail delivered straight to your email inbox, which keeps you up-to-date no matter which classroom you’re in.

Administration and Reception Staff

With a Dataphone school telecoms system, you can have a real-time overview of communication in your school. See how many calls are coming in, how many calls are in the queue and transfer calls using an intuitive, screen-based interface.

Network Support Staff

Dataphone’s data services come with an intuitive but powerful interface that works in your web browser. Our installations will work with your school’s existing network infrastructure, dramatically simplifying expansion to new buildings and improving the quality of both data and telecoms.

Parents and Carers

Research consistently shows the benefits of improving parental engagement and communication. Dataphone makes it easy for parents and carers to get in touch with your school to inform you of absences, access progress reports and learn about upcoming school events.

Senior Leadership Teams

A Dataphone school telephony system doesn’t just keep you connected, it keeps you informed. With the installation of call management software, you can get meaningful data on your school’s communication usage. Find out where and when you need to deploy additional staff to your reception desk and identify how many calls are answered and dropped.

With this data, you can make strategic decisions about your school’s infrastructure.

The benefits of a Dataphone school telephony system

Save money

School leaders and business managers are facing real-terms cuts to their budgets. Dataphone wants to reduce your expenses as much as possible. That’s why we provide reduced call charges and line rental, as well as competitively priced systems and the option to rent or lease hardware.

Improved communication

Your school’s telephone system should enhance communication, not hinder it. Dataphone’s systems are reliable thanks to our installation team’s vast experience of working with schools. We will ensure that we understand the challenges you face and help you to select the right telephone system for your school.

School telephone specialists

We have been installing school communications systems for over 27 years. We have a team of dedicated account managers who specialise in the education sector. With expertise in parent notification systems, VoIP for schools, call recording and more, we will help your school feel the benefit of your new telephony system.

Tailored training sessions

Not only are our telephony systems easy to use but we make sure that your school’s team is confident in getting the most from them. After installation, we provide training to your school’s staff and give you ongoing support from our specialist team.

“It has been a great pleasure to have dealt with Dataphone for over 25 years.

Although the industry has changed  the ongoing commitment from both Oak and Dataphone to provide good solutions to our mutual customers has continued to be a bedrock of our relationship.”

James Emm, CEO, Oak

“Engineer was friendly, approachable, patient- all round lovely guy.”

Anne De Vechio

“Lease UK has enjoyed an excellent business relationship with Dataphone Communications for many years & the quality of their leasing portfolio is very good. More importantly, Dataphone have always conducted itself with the utmost integrity which means that their customers are always assured of agreements that best suit their requirements.”

John O'Reilly - Managing Director, Lease UK

“Dataphone are without doubt one of our most experienced and respected business partners. Over 20  years’ expertise in selling and supporting NEC products enables Dataphone to stand aside from their competitors.

Their commitment to providing NEC technology to countless businesses over this impressive duration means we would have no hesitation in recommending them as a partner of choice for any businesses communication requirements.”

Andrew Cooper - Sales Director (UK & Ireland), NEC ENTERPRISE SOLUTIONS | NEC UK Ltd

Find the right telephone system for your school

We are committed to finding the right telephone system for your school and helping you to make the most of it. Our free Schools VoIP Guide is just one example of how we are supporting schools to make fully-informed decision about their communications infrastructure.