To be ready for the delivery of the iPads you will need to have an Apple ID.
An Apple ID will allow you to sign into the iPad and is your one stop login to apple services. This login will not affect the management system that we have to control what apps are used in school time.
If you do not have an Apple ID, you will need to set one up before the iPads arrive. Children under 13 cannot have an Apple ID so as parents, you will need to set up the Apple ID in your name with your details.
This process is very straightforward. Here is a video showing how to set up an Apple ID: