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Thank you to all visitors, speakers and exhibitors that made Academies London 2018 a huge success. We look forward to seeing you next year!

Introducing the Schools & Academies Show

Following extensive research with our partners, sector leaders, exhibitors and supporters, The Academies Show is re-branding to better reflect the nature of the education sector, and to allow us to continue to grow our senior schools audience.

Since its launch, over 30,000 professionals from across the education sector have attended the Academies Show and benefitted from the insights provided and products offered by the sector leading suppliers. The increasingly complex and diverse education sector means that bringing together providers, buyers and suppliers has never been more important.

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DfE Keynote Speaker

We are delighted that David Carter, National Schools Commissioner will present a Keynote on behalf of the Department for Education, outlining the strategic challenges facing MATs in the near future.

The Rt Hon. David Laws
Former Minister of State for Schools and Executive Chairman
Education Policy Institute (EPI)
Hannah Wilson
Executive Headteacher and Co-Founder
Aureus School and #WomenEd
Christine Counsell
Director of Education
Inspiration Trust
Mike Pettifer
Director, Academies and Maintained Schools
Education & Skills Funding Agency

Exhibitor Case Studies


With over 15 years’ experience, eteach help schools recruit better, smarter, faster, by providing a number of recruitment solutions including best value advertising, education recruitment experts, innovative technology and operate as a strategic recruitment partner to deliver outstanding candidate results.

PS Financials

PS Financials provide the education sector with a fully integrated total education solution. Our accounting, purchasing, budgeting, HR, payroll, asset management, reporting, parent communication and payment solution enables education establishments to drive efficiency savings and streamline processes. PS Financials has served the education sector for over 15 years and has been chosen by over 4,000 education establishments, with 51% of all Open Academies and 67% of all Multi Academy Trusts choosing to use our Financial Management System.


Adobe helps schools develop creative problem solving skills across the curriculum to better prepare students for the modern workplace. Whether it is the 100% free-to-use Adobe Spark tool for beautiful visual communication or Adobe Creative Cloud — which includes industry-standard creative tools such as Photoshop and Premiere Pro — to give students highly sought after skills for their careers, Adobe has something for all schools to help enhance teaching and learning. Join Adobe at The Academies Show 2018 and be inspired by real primary and secondary school examples from our education experts.

    Children deserve the best!
    Community Playthings
    Millbrook Primary School and Inhouse Manager Success Story
    Inhouse Manager Ltd
    Six classrooms constructed in just 8 weeks!
    Modulek Ltd
    Web recruiting MHR project leaves 80% of applicants extremely satisfied

    Show Highlights

    The Academies Show brings together over 3,000 attendees and 200 leading education suppliers for a day designed to support school business management, teaching quality and pupil outcomes. Click on the video to see the highlights from our last show.

    Supported By

    Department for Education

    The Academies Show welcomes back the Department for Education for 2018 bringing the latest policy announcements, advice and practical support for all schools across England. This year the DfE will feature the new and improved Government Education Village with an array of zones tackling key issues facing schools today including; teacher training, governance, risk protection management,  advice on becoming an academy, information on forming a MAT, annual grant and funding allocations, Capital and Pupil Premium Allocations and much more.

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    For me the Academies Show is a must attend event each year. I always come away inspired, empowered and motivated having heard from the leading professionals in education. Think you don’t need to attend? Think again!
    Strategic Business Leader, Meadowfield School, Kent
    Brilliant, extremely informative and a MUST for professionals in the Education Sector
    Business and Finance Directory, Chingford Foundation School

      The Academies Show London will take place on Wednesday 25th April 2018 at ExCeL, London

      Opening Times: Wednesday 25th April 2018: 9.00am – 4.30pm

      Location: ExCeL London, One Western Gateway, Royal Victoria Dock, London E16 1XL

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