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The Best iPad Cases for Schools

The Best iPad Cases for Schools

You’ve kitted your teachers and students out with the latest iPads but without a suitable case they can be cumbersome to hold and easily susceptible to damage. There’s a huge range of cases to choose from though, so how do you decide which is best?

iPad cases are designed for different uses and scenarios, so we’ve broken it down for you to help you decide what’s right for your classroom.

Best for Primary Schools

Trendz, 9.7” iPad Foam Bumper iPad Case

Trendz, 9.7” iPad Foam Bumper iPad Case

You can see straight away that this bold, bright blue case is designed for younger children. The strong, non-toxic EVA foam not only makes it easier for them to hold on to but also provides extra protection from drops and knocks. And let’s be honest, even the best-behaved kids are going to have some accidents. It has a built-in stand for when they’re watching videos and it fits the iPad 9.7” 2018 and 2017/iPad Air2 and Air. And it comes with a very attractive price tag for something so sturdy.

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Griffin Survivor

Griffin Survivor All-Terrain iPad case for 10.2” iPad (7th/8th Gen)

Protective cases don’t come much tougher than this one. Designed to exceed US Department of Defense standards, it could be particularly useful if your kids take iPads outside on field trips. Its 4 layers of protection, including a foam-lined shatter-resistant polycarbonate frame, clad in rugged, shock-absorbing silicone, will protect your iPad from drops, dust, sand, rain, impacts, vibration, and pretty much anything else you can think of. It comes with a built-in screen protector and port covers as well as a detachable stand. The Griffin Survivor All-Terrain case will fit the iPad 10.2” 2019 and 2020 models and is available in red or blue.

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 STM Dux iPad

STM Dux iPad Case for 10.5” iPad

Another brightly coloured case, this time in red, and again designed to exceed US Department of Defense standards. The rugged design provides excellent protection from the dangers of the classroom environment without adding much bulk. The Dux case is also designed to work with most charging carts including Bretford and LocknCharge. It’s suitable for the iPad 10.5 (5th-6th generation) and the translucent back makes it ideal if you have asset tags on all your devices.

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Best for Secondary Schools

Speck Balance Folio

Speck Balance Folio Case for 9.7” iPad

Older students will probably be more concerned about aesthetics and this is a classy looking case at an affordable price. But don’t let the slimline look fool you - its hardshell perimeter protects against drops up to 4 feet and the soft liner will guard against scratches. Magnets automatically activate and sleep the screen when you open or close it and the durable polyurethane material will stay in great condition even after years of use. Comes with an adjustable stand and fits the 9.7” iPad (2017), iPad Pro 9.7”, iPad Air, and iPad Air 2.

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Logitech Any Angle

Logitech Any Angle Folio iPad Case for iPad Air 2

If pupils are sharing iPads between them then this Logitech case is worth considering as its carefully designed stand will hold your iPad at any viewing angle within a 50-degree range. It’s sturdy enough to stay in place so just set it up and sit back. The Any Angle is designed with Logitech’s Essential Protections System (EPS) which will help protect your iPad from any accidental bumps, scratches and spills. Suitable for the iPad Air 2, it’s built to ensure all cameras, speakers, ports and buttons are fully accessible so the device never has to be removed from the case.

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Apple iPad Case 12.9

Apple iPad Case 12.9” (5th Gen) iPad Pro - Smart Folio

You can’t go wrong with Apple’s official iPad case. Constructed from a single piece of polyurethane you can be confident your device will be protected front and back. Automatically wakes and sleeps your iPad to save battery life, and can be easily folded into different positions to create the right stand for reading, watching, typing or FaceTiming. The smart folio is available in 5 different colours - perfect if you want to colour code your classes - and fits the 3rd, 4th, and 5th generation iPad Pro 12.9”.

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Best for SENs (Special Educational Needs)

Otterbox Defender iPad Case

Otterbox Defender iPad Case

Otterbox are known for their sturdy cases and they don’t disappoint with the Defender. The triple-layer defence of inner polycarbonate shell, outer synthetic rubber slipcover and touchscreen protector guard against drops, bumps, scratches, scrapes and scuffs. Port covers keep out dirt, dust and lint whilst the shield stand provides extra protection and also has a handy Apple Pencil holder. Available in 2 different models to fit either the iPad Mini (5th generation) or iPad Pro 12.9” (1st and 2nd generation).

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Tech Air Rugged iPad Case

Tech Air Rugged iPad Case

A great choice for any environment where drops and bumps are a danger. The Tech Air combines a rigid plastic interior with a shock-absorbing silicone exterior to protect your device from any rough treatment. A built-in stand and full access to power, buttons and camera make it extremely user-friendly. And there’s one to fit both the 9.7”iPad (2017 and 2018) and 10.2” iPad (2019 and 2020).

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Targus Rugged iPad

Targus Rugged iPad Case for 10.2” iPad

If protecting your iPad from the most demanding environments is your main concern then you don’t need to look any further than this Targus case. The moulded TPU shell acts as a shock-absorber to guard against sudden drops or harsh conditions, and the integrated bezel-less screen protector will ward off scratches. Built-in ‘sound scoops’ enhance and direct the sound towards you whilst the integrated sliding stand can be adjusted as required. The Targus Rugged case fits the iPad 10.2” (7th generation) and an optional shoulder strap can be purchased separately in case it is going to be used on the move.

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