Festival wristbands will be handed out at registration.ย  These must be worn and visible at all times when moving through the festival area and venues. For exhibitors setting up on Wednesday and early Thursday, wristbands will be available from the Festival office until registration opens on Thursday morning, when these can be exchanged for your Festival registration. (Wristbands will not be valid once the Festival has started.)

Festival delegates are not permitted to enter any area within the College campus at any time, other than speaker venues or branded Festival facilities. Wellington College Security staff reserve the right to refuse admission and to remove a delegate from the College premises.

Security staff may conduct bag searches for security purposes and to ensure the safety of persons attending the event. Anyone refusing to have bags etc. searched will be denied entry to the Festival site. Bringing alcohol to the festival of Education is prohibited and the College operates a strict no-smoking policy on the estate.

Wellington College and the festival organisers will not accept responsibility for any personal injury or damage, howsoever caused, to any delegate except where any personal injury or damage is caused by the negligence of Wellington College or the Festival organisers, its employees or agents.

Please refer to the MANDATORY H&S, SAFEGUARDING AND SITE SAFETY FORM for details of emergency procedures.


First Aid will be available throughout the Festival and located in the Organisersโ€™ Office.ย  All Incidents must be reported to the Festival Organiser using the Incident Report document.

Venue Emergency Number : 01344 444001 โ€“ Security Control Room

Fire exits โ€“ are marked in every venue.ย  In the event of a fire or necessary evacuation, you will be guided by a member of staff.