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 10 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 cog at the top and select Preferences:

    • 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 as in the image below:

  2. Create a Connection

    • Now that you have set your preferences, you can create the connection to school by clicking on the arrow next to the + (plus) symbol in the app and click on "Add PC". You'll see a screen similar to the one shown below. Fill in the details as shown:

  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. You will need to enter your school username (type sp\ before it) and password when prompted.

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

If you have any problems, please contact us using the form on our contact page and selecting Technical Support from the menu. Alternatively, please contact Mr Sharpe in school.