Microsoft Office and Teams

Microsoft Office and Teams

We are a range of online tools to support online and home learning.

What is Microsoft Office and Teams

Microsoft Office is a suite of web-based apps which reside online, accessible through your browser on many devices. These apps include all that are used in school and for use at home to support your child's learning. 

The apps included in the suite are:

What is Microsoft Teams

Teams is a program, that is part of the Office 365 suite, that will allow you to interact with, get instruction from and seek help from your teachers.  

Teams will provide specific lesson instructions for your lesson that day and should either include the resources that you would need to access or direction on where to find them.  

Teams becomes the virtual classroom space, where you can hear from/see you teachers and get extra support or instruction.

How do I access Office 365 and Teams online portal? 

To gain access to this you are required to: 

  1. Go to  
  2. Select Sign in  
  3. Enter your school email – this is your  
  4. You will be prompted to enter your school username and password – these are ones used for the computers.  

When you have successfully logged in, you will see the office home screen. 

To gain access to teams, you can do this in two ways.

  1. When on select the Teams icon from the app menu.
  2. Go directly to Teams via

We have also provided you with a pupil/parent guide to support the use of Teams at home. Microsoft_Teams_Student_User_Guide.docx

Teams is also available on mobile devices, use your phones app store. Search for 'Teams'


I don't know my school email address

To log into Office 365 you will need your school email address. Typically the format of your school email address is your last name followed by the initial of your first name. For example, Year 7 Joe Bloggs would have the email address: If you still need to find out your school email address, please see either your form tutor, or your IT teacher.

How do I get my Office 365 password? 

Your password will be the same as your school password after you next change your school system password. To change your school system password you need to contact your Head of Year.

How do I install the software on a PC/Mac? 

If you are logging into the portal for the first time and don't already have the latest office suite installed on your machine, there will be a message inviting you to do so. If you have already used one of your licences and wish to install on another device, you may need to find the settings option (a cog icon at the top right hand side of the screen). Once there you can select “Office 365 settings” and there is an option to install software.

How do I install the Office 365 apps on my tablet/mobile phone?

To install the office apps on a tablet or mobile phone, please visit the app store on your device and download the apps for free. When you open the apps you will be invited to log into the app; please use your school email and normal password to log in as you would to log into the office portal. 

Links to install guides: