Microsoft Office – Free!

We are extremely lucky that every student in Wales is entitled to download a copy of Microsoft Office for PC or Mac totally FREE ! This is due to the agreement Welsh Government have signed with Microsoft.

If you’re considering purchasing a laptop of Macbook for Christmas, read this first. You will not need to purchase the Microsoft office package additionally. Follow the instructions below to find out more:

https://hwb.gov.wales/microsoft

https://hwb.gov.wales/microsoft#promotional-materials

To access all the features of Hwb and allow your child to download the free copies of Microsoft Office at home, you will need to have given consent.

The link below provides information on guidance and consent forms.

https://hwb.gov.wales/support-centre/trust-centre/data-protection/consent/

How to download Office

  1. Log in to Hwb and navigate to Office 365.
  2. Click on the Install Office dropdown (in the top right hand corner).
  3. Click Install software.
  4. Select Office 365 apps click Run.
  5. Follow the on-screen instructions (installation can take a while depending on the Internet connection speed).
  6. Once installed, open an app such as Word and read and accept “The fine print”.