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Embracing Connectivity Challenges at Burnham Grammar

Located in Buckinghamshire, Burnham Grammar School, is a distinguished co-educational grammar school with a rich history of academic excellence. Now an academy, it continues to uphold its tradition by providing outstanding education to students aged 11–18 with approximately 1260 students on site.

When Burnham Grammar School reached out to SFL Mobile Radio for assistance with upgrading their communication equipment, they highlighted the challenges they faced with their existing fleet of radios. These radios struggled to maintain adequate range across the expansive school site and were prone to interference, likely due to their use of license-free handsets. Recognising the need for a more robust solution, SFL Mobile Radio recommended the Motorola DP1400 business radios. Part of the renowned MOTOTRBO family, the DP1400 radios offer superior audio quality, exceptional coverage, and long-lasting battery life.

These features make them an ideal choice for institutions like Burnham Grammar School, which require reliable communication across large and complex environments, including both indoor facilities and outdoor areas such as the sports fields and new build site.

The Motorola DP1400 radios have brought several key benefits to Burnham Grammar School:

  • Excellent battery life without the need for frequent recharging
  • Large array of accessories available to purchase
  • Brilliant coverage without interference delivering crystal-clear audio even in poor weather and high-noise environments (which schools often are!)
  • Great price point for radios that will last for years to come, a long-term investment that fits their budget
  • Compatible with their previously purchased radios for a streamlined set up
  • Dustproof and Splashproof, designed to withstand harsh environments

At the school, the radios are primarily used for staff to communicate between the Site Team, Main Reception and Senior Leadership Team. As the DP1400s provide such excellent coverage, there is no chance of any interference issues now and the battery life is tremendous. Even better, there are so many accessories that come with this model which is handy for adding new members to the team as they are more customisable.

When discussing the radios with Burnham Grammar School, they detailed how useful they have also been when out and about on campus, stating:

‘We’re delighted with the performance of the radios recently purchased, along with the DP1400s previously acquired from SFL. These radios have truly transformed communication across our large and complex campus, addressing previous challenges with range and interference.’

Further talking about the overall buying experience from SFL Mobile Radio, the team explained;

‘We’re proud to participate in this case study, and we’re confident that our experience will showcase the significant impact these radios have had on our school community.’

What sets Burnham Grammar apart is its dedication to personalised support and holistic development, ensuring that every student is valued and supported to reach their full potential. The school’s proactive approach to promoting positive mental health and well-being, as evidenced by the training of Mind ambassadors among older students, reflects its commitment to nurturing the whole individual. As a trusted partner, SFL Mobile Radio is proud to support Burnham Grammar and to contribute to the school’s ongoing success and positive impact in the community.

Are you interested in using licenced radios for a large property? Get in touch with the team on 0151 334 9160 to discuss your requirements.


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