Shaping a Sustainable Future for Learning Environments­­

­Now in its 9th year Education Estates®, the annual gathering of the Education Community, will return in-person for 2 days in partnership with the Department for Education, with over 100 exhibits and more than 150 speakers across 6 stages!

The event is all about discovering ways to transform and refine internal and external learning environments into sustainable and adaptive spaces, from school through to university. It also celebrates the successes of the last year through its hugely popular Awards programme.

This is your best opportunity to meet with and expand your professional network throughout the education community.

Department for Education:

“The Department for Education is pleased to continue its long-standing involvement in Education Estates®. 

Our vision is to provide world-class education, training and care for everyone, whatever their background, making sure that all children and young people have the chance to reach their potential.

The DfE is leading an ambitious package of Capital investment to support that vision. Investment aimed at creating school places where they are needed most, delivering on our commitment to rebuilding 500 schools in England over the next decade, and ensuring that the education estate is safe, well maintained and fit for that world-class education.

Education Estates® is a key event for us to engage and share our plans with the sector and gain its feedback. At this year’s Education Estates®, we will be contributing to several of the key themes, including the journey to Carbon Zero, the School Rebuilding Programme and Modern Methods of Construction. Following its success in 2019 and 2020, the Department for Education ‘Sustainability Award’ is also back for a third year. With this award, we look to celebrate the collective efforts the sector is making to contribute towards a more sustainable future. So, join my colleagues and I at Education Estates® and help shape a sustainable future for all learning environments.” – Rory Kennedy – Director of Capital, Department for Education

Keynote Speakers Include:

  • RORY KENNEDY, Director of Capital, Department for Education
  • STEPHEN LONG, Associate – Scottish Futures Trust
  • SARA HUMBER, Programme Director, MIM 21st Century Schools & Colleges – Welsh Government

Conference Sessions Include:

How do we get existing estates to Net Zero carbon? – Debbie Hobbs, ISG, Matt Isherwood, Brooke Weston Trust, Charles Greenall, Star Academies & Hershil Patel, Department for Education

Building a Movement through Partnership: Making the most of the education estate – Jez Dyer, One Public Estate, Office of Government Property, Cabinet Office

Applying Good Estate Management to optimise income generation – Kevin Yardley, Generations Educational Trust & Tim Warneford, Warneford Consulting

View the full conference programme:


Attendance at the conference is free for those directly employed in schools, colleges, universities, government, and local authorities – including governors and independent schools. Delegate rates apply for everyone else wishing to attend.

*Please note that all registrations will be verified by the organiser and anyone not deemed as public sector will be contacted to amend their registration.


Showcase Your Products & Services at the UK’s Learning Environments Exhibition 

The Education Estates® exhibition is a truly unique event bringing together manufacturers, distributors and service providers to engage with senior education professionals who are focused on planning, designing, funding, construction and managing the UK’s learning spaces.

Education Estates® focuses on the funding, design, construction, management and maintenance of Schools, Colleges and Universities in the UK.

By exhibiting you will make new contacts, generate leads, share best practice & guidance, and identify current and emerging opportunities in the education sector.

To view the floorplan and to book a stand contact Rebecca on 01892 351626 or

Awards Dinner:

Kimpton Clocktower Hotel, Tuesday 12 October 2021 from 19:00 

The Education Estates® Awards Dinner is a prestigious night where the education sector celebrates excellence & achievement. Join the education sector at what will be a fantastic evening celebrating excellence and achievement in education.

View the shortlist:   

Register Your Place:

For more information and to register, go to

With Thanks:

Education Estates® 2021 is in partnership with: The Department for Education

Education Estates® 2021 is sponsored by; Arcadis, Atkins, Galliford Try, Space Zero, TG Escapes – Eco Buildings to Inspire and Glamox Luxonic.

Education Estates® 2021 is supported by; Higher Education Design Quality Forum, LocatED, RIBA, The Modular & Portable Building Association & The Trust Network