Free Tickets

We’re thrilled to announce the return of our complimentary ticket program for 2024, generously sponsored by Wellington College.

We are now welcoming submissions for the first round of the program, accessible to every state-funded school and Further Education College across the UK. The availability of free tickets is limited, aimed at assisting institutions operating on limited budgets.

Free Tickets

Limited Availability
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  • Wellington College, have funded the release of 2,000 free tickets
  • Open to state schools & FE colleges (UK only) that can’t ordinarily afford tickets to the Festival
  • Max two tickets per organisation

Terms and Conditions

  • The free ticket scheme is only available to state-funded schools and colleges in the United Kingdom.
  • Applications close at the end of Friday 19 April.
  • A total of 2,000 free tickets will be available, 1,000 per day.
  • Tickets are for attendance on one day of the Festival. Tickets can be upgraded to attend on both days for a fee of Β£40 + VAT.
  • To ensure that many schools and colleges can benefit from the free ticket scheme organisations will be limited to two free tickets.
  • If multiple applications are received from an organisation only one will be entered into the lottery.
  • To ensure that different types of organisations benefit from the free ticket scheme the Festival of Education will implement a quota system to award free tickets via a lottery:
  • Early-years, primary, secondary, alternative provision, special schools, sixth-from, FE Colleges.
  • Tickets will be distributed as follows:
    • Early-years – 2.5%
    • Alternative provision – 5%
    • Special schools – 5%
    • Primary – 40%
    • Secondary/Sixth-Forms – 32.5%
    • FE Colleges – 15%
  • All applicants will be informed whether they have been awarded free tickets no later than the end of 26 April 2024.
  • Successful applicants will be issued a code that will enable them to book their free tickets via a booking portal. Tickets must be booked/claimed no later than May 10th.
  • Unclaimed tickets at this date will be cancelled and awarded to another applicant.
  • Tickets are not transferable to other schools or colleges or to any future Festivals.
  • Free tickets must not be sold to individuals, schools, colleges or organisations.
  • At the time of claiming free tickets details must be provided of the attendees. These can be updated up to two weeks before the event.