About the Fesitval
Founded by Wellington College in 2009.

Where those who inspire find their own inspiration

The 12th Festival of Education will take place at Wellington College between 7-8 July. It will host over 200 leading speakers and over 5,000 attendees from the world of education.

It promises to be one of those Festivals we talk about for years to come as we plan to deliver more than ever, defining and evolving the education debate to ensure we continue to lead, stimulate, discuss and showcase what is vital for the future society.

At the heart of the Festival is an understanding that learning should be inspiring, engaging and fun. The Festival is no ordinary education event for teachers – from challenging debates to expert orators, and renowned headliners to making new friends and long-lasting connections, the Festival of Education is where those who inspire find their own inspiration

After a two-year pause due to the global Covid-19 pandemic, the Festival will return to the beautiful grounds of Wellington College – the home of the Festival of Education.

Festival 2019

Invaluable content

Across the two days, thousands of education professionals will attend hundreds of thought-provoking sessions from some of education’s leading thinkers.

Attendees will have access to over 250 sessions. Festival content will cover a broad range of topics and issues. There will be something for everyone interested in education.

All sessions will last for 45minutes; there will be a mixture of practical sessions, sparky panel discussions and thought-provoking lecturers.

We will also have our Literary Festival, which will host some leading education authors. Attendees will also be able to meet their favourite authors during book signings.

We’ve now started to release information about this year’s Festival, with over 150 sessions published. During May, we will make weekly announcements of new speakers.

During May, we will also be announcing lots of content from our partners, including a Great Teaching Strand curated by Education Based Education, plus: The BAMEed Network, WomenEd, Headteachers’ Roundtable, Ofsted, Metacognition, Coaching, Sustainability and much more.

You can register for content updates here. | You can view the current schedule here.

Festival Vibe

The Festival is no ordinary education event: Taking inspiration from other well-known art and entertainment festivals, we provide unique content in a relaxed Festival environment.

Set within the stunning grounds of Wellington College, we combine large marquees with star-lit ceilings alongside the existing campus venues, ranging from the historical to the award-winning newly-opened Cultural Centre.

Attendees will also have access to street-food catering, open entertainment, and informal seating to ensure that your time away from the stimulating sessions is as enjoyable as possible.

Meet our partners

Our exhibitors represent a breadth of businesses, all sharing a passion for the education sector and a wish to communicate and network with like-minded and interested individuals.

Across the two days, attendees will be able to meet with various organisations and learn more about their education offers.

View more information about our partners here.

Festival Tickets

Full Festival
Attend both days

State-Schools/Colleges | £100

Private Schools/Commercial Organisations | £175

Governors | £75

Students/NQTs/Unemployed | £50

From £50
One day
Attend Thursday or Friday

State-Schools/Colleges | £60

Private Schools/Commercial Organisations | £100

Governors | £50

Students/NQTs/Unemployed | £30

From £30
Group bookings
5+ persons

We offer generous discounts on group bookings of 5 or more people, with savings of up to an additional 50%.

Please get in touch with the team for a group booking quote.