Remote Access for Mac users

If you use a Mac at home, by design, our remote access system is not compatible with your system.

However, with the download of an app from the Mac app store, we can enable you to access our network the same as Windows users.

To begin, you will need to download Microsoft Remote Desktop for Mac from the Mac App Store and then follow the instructions below:

  1. Set Preferences
    • When you first open the app, you won't see anything so you need to click on the Preferences cog at the top:

    • In the next screen, you'll need to add a Gateway. Click the + (plus) symbol at the bottom left of the window and enter the details in the image below, replacing the username and password with your own school username and password:

  2. Create a Connection

    • Now that you have set your preferences, you can create the connection to school by clicking on the New button in the app. You'll see the screen shown below. Fill in the details, replacing the username and password with your own school username and password:

  3. Connect to School

    • Once the connection has been created, when you open the app you'll see a "School" connection listed. Double-clicking on this will start the connection to school. As you've already put in your school username and password, the app should connect you straight away.

    • You may receive a message regarding certificates. Please click Continue and you should continue to be logged on.

If you have any problems, please use the Live Help or contact us using the form on our contact page. Alternatively, please contact Mr Sharpe in school.