When connected to the school Wifi, the only way to actually be able to use the internet I need to have the school proxy set up, which obviously filters content.
Is there any way I can bypass this proxy?
Just perform a quick search on google for Proxy avoidance or Free Proxy server.
As long as your school websense doesn't block Proxy avoidance search.
It depends which website do you want to use, if you need to access some websites which are not accessible, you can trick it by using different services, see: http://www.makeuseof.com/tag/how-to-get-into-blocked-websites-in-school-with-freeproxy/ http://www.tothepc.com/archives/10-ways-to-access-blocked-gmail-at-office-school-work/ http://answers.yahoo.com/question/index?qid=20080513054132AAmNdxg
If you are using Linux, you could use corkscrew or connect-proxy (SSH through http proxy).