Our Framework Suppliers


emPSN has procured a set of suppliers to provide schools and the wider public sector with safe and secure access to the internet and a range of services and products. The catalogue of products will continue to expand over time as will the number and type of suppliers as we listen to our customers and develop the service to meet their needs.

Core connectivity is provided by Kcom over the emPSN network. Schools wanting access to the internet and other services can purchase their core connectivity from Kcom from the range of connection types they are able to offer. This ranges from a 100Mbps connection to a 2Mbps connection dependant on location, connection type available and the requirement of the school. 

Services to run over your connection such as email, email filtering, web filtering, web hosting and IDP services can be purchased from a number of emPSN suppliers including RM (via Kcom), Capita IT services, Capital Bytes and Lightspeed by KBR.

Virgin Media is able to provide access services from the core emPSN network to the services provided by RM (Kcom) and Capita. It is possible for a school to purchase core connectivity and then add services from suppliers outside the emPSN framework. 

More information from the individual suppliers and their contacts are included in the supplier pages. If you have any queries we are always pleased to help just email us at empsn@empsn.org.uk or ring on 01604 879869


Capita is the UK market leader in the Managed Services to the Education sector providing services to over 2 million users across more than 7,000 sites, supporting in excess of 3,000 applications.

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Capital Bytes

Providing a web filtering service for schools and the public sector, Capital Bytes has a range of options to suit all organisations. NCS Web Filtering from Capital Bytes combines the power of Netsweeper with the customer ethos of a specialist company

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Contracts, legal and other info

To help find documentation related to your emPSN service click on this page

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embc direct

embc are offering schools a simple integrated one contract, one bill solution called embc direct. This integrates Kcom connectivity (access) services and a Capita services under one contract.

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e-Safety Adviser is a training, consultancy and support provider to maintained, independent and academy schools throughout England with an in-depth knowledge of every area of ICT use within and outside school.

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Kcom (part of the KCOM Group) provides communication services for multi-site enterprise and public sector organisations across the UK. Kcom’s customers include regional Grids for Learning and a growing number of Public Services Networks (PSNs).

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Lightspeed Systems by KBR

Lightspeed Systems creates products that fulfil the promise of technology integrated learning that’s safe, mobile and collaborative.

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Virgin Media

Virgin Media Business has the UK’s only nationwide fibre optic network, carrying 35 per cent of all business broadband traffic.

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