We strongly urge all parents ensure their pupil's iPad is insured against loss, theft and accidental screen damage. We have teamed up with AT Computers who provide parents with both an iPad and relevant insurance. This is our recommended route for parents/pupils without an iPad.
If you already have an iPad, we suggest you check the fine print of your Household Insurance. Do make sure it covers accidental damage to the iPad as well as screen repairs. It is possible for parents to insure iPads they already own. Full details can be found on the Compucover Website
iPad repairs can be expensive - further details of typical costings can be found on the iPhone Experts web site.