Families can take advantage of special offers specifically aimed at those who need an affordable solution. Sometimes schools will sell off their old equipment but a better, and more reliable solution, is to look at a site such as Happus where you can buy quality recycled computers (laptops and PCs) and also affordable new computers. People on some State benefits will be able to benefit from further discounts.
Some schools operate a 1:1 programme where pupils are allocated their own device (laptop, tablet, etc) that they can take home. These may be wholly school-funded; they may invite a voluntary parental donation (in which case Gift Aid may apply too); or else parents are expected to buy the devices.