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The UK’s Largest Education Policy Event!

The Schools & Academies Show takes place bi-annually in April at the ExCeL, London and in November at the NEC, Birmingham. Collectively both shows attract over 8,000 attendees from Schools, Academies, MATs, Local Authorities, Central Government and the wider education sector.

Now in its 9th year, our shows continue to dedicate its platform to connecting education leaders, senior decision-makers and budget holders across the education landscape with the UK’s market-leading education suppliers.

Through a combination of pioneering speakers, policymakers, interactive roundtables, innovative features, best-practice case studies and much more, our shows aim to provide senior leadership teams with expert guidance, practical advice and leading solutions on how best to overcome their school’s biggest challenges.

Join us and be part of a growing community at the nation’s leading education policy event at ExCeL, London on 29th & 30th April 2020.


Our event caters to all senior professions in the education sector…



The Schools & Academies Show is supported by the National Governance Association (NGA) and includes contributions throughout the agenda from the NGA as well as dedicated content around governance issues within schools. By registering you will have the chance to hear from leading education pioneers and meet key suppliers that can provide solutions for your school.


Headteachers & Deputy Headteachers

As the leaders within your school, the Schools & Academies Show is a must-attend event providing you with insights into the broad range of topics and obstacles that you face in your day-to-day role. From wellbeing and staff retention through to governance and funding. 

MAT Leaders

MAT Leaders

Through our hugely popular MAT Summit, MAT Leaders will have the chance to hear from the Confederation of Schools Trusts and MAT peers about the biggest topics effecting MAT management. Plus, with the new MAT Matchmaking Area you will have the chance to take part in intimate roundtable discussions about specific issues you are facing. 

School Business and Finance Managers

School Business and Finance Managers

The Business & Finance Zone and Theatre are at the heart of the Schools & Academies Show and with support from ISBL, DfE and EFSA, you will have the chance to hear policy updates and best practice on budget management, funding and income generation.

Estates and FM Managers

Estates & Facilities Managers

The Education & Skills Funding Agency will be providing vital updates on the Condition Improvement Fund and you will also have the chance to visit the wide array of leading estate and facility suppliers taking part in our dedicated Buildings & Estates Zone.



The Schools & Academies Show is supported by nasen and will include a dedicated SEND Theatre covering a wide array of topics for SENCOs as well as keynote panels within the Main Stage around SEND Provision and Funding.

Technology Leaders

Technology Leaders

The Schools & Academies Show is supported by the Association of Network Managers in Education and TechUK and will include a dedicated Technology Zone and Theatre where you can hear updates on the DfE’s EdTech Strategy and gain best practice tips and techniques. 








Hours of Content


Hours of Networking


Visitors Since Show Launch



ExCeL London,
One Western Gateway, Royal Victoria Dock
London E16 1XL
United Kingdom

29th & 30th April 2020 | 9:00am – 4:30pm

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