Create a Google Account using your existing email address

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The Secure Schools team may need to share documents, files, and other content with you securely. To do this, we utilise Google Drive and ensure that there is strong security on the files and access to them. However, rather than using your personal Gmail account, we'll need you to use your school or organisation's email address. 


To create an account using an existing, non-Gmail email address:

  1. Go to the Google Account Sign Up page
  2. Enter your name and click Next
    The Last name is optional
  3. Enter your details (Date of Birth and Gender)
    If you don’t use your actual date of birth, ensure you securely record what you enter here in case you need to recover your account.
  4. Click "Use your existing email".
  5. Enter your current email address and click Next
  6. A code will be sent to your existing email address
  7. Type the code into the field that appears and click Next
  8. Create a robust and unique password for the account, and click Next
  9. You may be prompted to enter a mobile phone number for confirmation.
    This will only be used for this process unless you save it to your account on the following step
  10. Go through the user agreements, and your account will be set up.


Recommended: Protect your account with recovery information

If you forget your password or someone is using your account without your permission, accurate recovery information makes it much more likely you’ll get your account back.

Add a recovery phone number:
Add a recovery email address:

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