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Guide to Installing Office 365

Office 365 is an online portal that allows you access to your School e-mail via a web browser, as well as allowing you to download Microsoft Office; which includes Word, Excel & PowerPoint for your personally owned PC, Mac or Tablet device.

You now have access to download and use Microsoft Office for free on up to 5 PC’s (Windows 7, 8, 8.1 or 10 only) or Mac’s, plus 5 mobile devices/tablets.

We strongly recommend that you first uninstall any existing versions of Microsoft Office currently installed on your computer including any free trials that may have come with the computer. If you experience any problems installing Office please refer to the troubleshooting section at the end of this guide.

Logging in to the Office 365 website

Using your internet browser open the following website:

Enter the same username and password you use in school but you will need to add the following to the end of your username depending whether you are a student or staff member:


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Installing Microsoft Office

Once you have successfully logged in you will be presented with a screen similar to the one shown above. Click ‘Install Office Apps’ to download the small installation file.

Once this has downloaded click on the file (Google Chrome/Safari) or click on Run (Internet Explorer) to open it.

The installation will now begin and follow the on-screen instructions to finish the installation.


If you have uninstalled an existing version of Office and are still having installation problems then follow the instructions in the link below:

For general installation problems follow the instructions in the link below: