Every year we try to look at our data to see what devices and browsers UK schools use to visit the site. This is data up to 2019.
Taking into consideration how visitors access the site, what they use to access it, and then see how much has changed over the past couple of years.
Our sites are mobile-device and tablet friendly, which is necessary as you can see the trend for using tablets in class is growing.
All teachers and students are pre-registered on the site, unless there are specific events which require teachers to register their students.
We can assume that the student visitors give a fair reflection of the general UK school IT facilities and system capabilities.
Again, nothing unusual here with a steady rise in tablets, while mobiles plateau and desktops fall slightly. This is as we’d expect, on the whole students would be more likely to use desktops in classrooms, while public and other users would be more likely to use mobile devices to access the site. And as such there has been an increase in the usage of mobile browsers and apps.
Chrome continues to overtake IE and Firefox in terms of browser usage, (a lot more mobile and tablet devices now have their own web apps and browsers) with Safari staying relatively strong, likely due to it being the generic browser for all Apple devices.
And finally either schools are catching on to having updated browsers or older versions have just ceased to work, but IE11 continues to be the most popular version of Internet Explorer now.