Accessing the Google Play Store in school

You’ll need to access the Google Play Store in order to install apps on any android devices you have in school. I’ve written a guide to show you how to change proxy settings on your device. If you are using the Bradford Learning Network you’ll need to do this to access the store.

I haven’t linked to the guide here as it shows how to access proxy settings in your school. If you’d like a copy of the guide please email


The Google Play store contains material that is inappropriate for children. Only the teacher should access the Play Store. We recommend using a free app such as App Lock to password protect the Play Store App. In our tests web access to the Play Store through was successfully blocked but you should check this in school.


Tim Bleazard

Tim has over 20 years experience as a primary school teacher, twelve of them as an ICT co-ordinator. In 2009 he was seconded to Challenge City Learning Centre and used the opportunity to assist schools in their understanding and use of a range of new and emerging technologies. He joined the team as a Curriculum Innovation Consultant in 2012. Tim is a qualified E-Safety Mark Assessor, CEOP Ambassador, Apple Professional Development Authorised Trainer and a Google Certified Teacher. Tim’s role includes evaluating a range of mobile devices (Apple, Android and Microsoft) and advising on their appropriate use in schools. Tim is passionate about blogging, programming and using creative digital technology such as video, animation, photography and audio to raise attainment across the curriculum. He leads the very successful ‘Media Literacy Leaders’ project in partnership with Bradford UNESCO City of Film, the British Film Institute and Cape UK.

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