3CX Phone Systems For Schools

Ideal as phone systems for schools, academies and other education establishments, the award-winning 3CX phone system for education offers complete Unified Comms with great features; simple, highly affordable and flexible telephony solutions. By partnering with 3CX, Clarion can provide your school or academy trust with an innovative VoIP phone system that you can trust.

3CX eliminates the cost and headaches of outdated, traditional PABX phone systems or the limitations of hosted phones while bringing your telecoms infrastructure into the 21st century.

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    3CX phone system is used by thousands of schools, academies and colleges across the UK. By utilising the latest cloud technology, we can provide an affordable and flexible communication solution that not only saves money but offers a host of features to help improve communication. Features include:

    No Per Extension Licencing

    A licence based on simultaneous calls instead of cost per head.

    Lower National & International Calls

    Users benefit from low or free UK calls & reduced intl rates

    Flexible Hosting Capabilities

    A system that can be set up either on-premise or in the cloud

    Variety Of Free Features

    Free mobile app and web phone, call recording and video conferencing included

    Minimal Maintenance and Setup

    Swift deploy and built-in disaster recovery

    No Expensive Hardware

    Variety of  IP Handsets to choose from and no costly extra hardware


    3CX is an open platform, software telephone system and one of the best communications systems for schools in the UK. By switching to a VoIP system; that works with a choice of IP phones, softphones or mobile devices, your school can finally benefit from complete flexibility that doesn’t impact efficiency.

    With 3CX, calls are made and received via a SIP phone line; that is delivered over your web link, using the voice over internet protocol (VoIP). And with a billing structure that is based on the number of simultaneous calls; rather than the usual per-user and seat-hosted phone charge, your school can benefit from a cost saving equating to thousands of pounds a year.

    3CX for schools provides all the features and functions of physical PABX phone systems and more – without the need to buy costly hardware and power it. We can offer you complete freedom of where to install your school telephone systems and which IP phones to use and a minimal maintenance requirement.



    You can run the 3CX system as a VoIP phone system for schools, on an existing server using; Hyper-V, VMware, KVM, and for smaller installs, on a low cost mini PC. Easily move your school phone system to other servers or into the cloud, using built in back up and restore.

    • Virtualise with VMware, Hyper-V or KVM
    • Easily scale your install
    • Run on a low cost Mini PC
    • Cloud Based PABX VoIP Systems

    Whether your school’s phone system is in the cloud or in your school, you are in control and can benefit from reduced costs. Self host your school telephone system with cloud providers such as; Google Cloud, Amazon Web Services, OVH and MS Azure.

    • IN THE CLASSROOM – Make external and internal calls from any data connection; using a wide range of feature rich VoIP phones.
    • ON THE CAMPUS – Use the Softphone App to access your institution’s telephone directory and make phone calls, send messages, etc.
    • SCHOOL FIELD TRIPS – Take your school phone number, voicemail messages and other telephone system features on the road, with iOS or Android smartphone apps.
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    Why work with Clarion?

    For over 20 years, Clarion has been a leading provider of telephony services, VoIP phone solutions and the best telephone systems for schools and MATs. Our team has a deep understanding of the unique requirements, challenges and opportunities that resides in the education sector and strives to continuously evolve our solutions to best benefit our customers.

    Over the last 2 decades, we have managed the implementation of technologically sound, cost-effective business communications services; to over 10,000 companies, colleges and schools large and small, across the UK. We’ve received amazing feedback from our education customers over the years and are proud to have served the sector so passionately.

    We treat every school’s experience as unique. Taking the time to understand your key motivations and to make sure we match your needs. Any solution we propose is carefully spec’d using our years of experience and know-how; to make sure it will increase efficiency and productivity for your school.

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    • "In the end we went for the best value and best technology. The choice was obvious because the simplicity, features and cost-effective capabilities of 3CX really stood out"

      Aron V Davies Education Impact Academy Trust
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