FAQs

The Venue

Is food provided?

Yes, the school catering service is excellent and will also manage any dietary requirements if you let us know beforehand. Breakfast, lunch and dinner are provided.

Is dinner available on arrival Sunday?

No, dinner is not prepared because people arrive over many hours. You’ll need to bring a sandwich or walk into Street (about 20 minutes) to eat.

What is the accommodation like?

The rooms are quite small but have a bed and cupboards.

Are any rooms ensuite?

Yes, some rooms do have an ensuite with shower; these will be allocated on a ‘first come first served’ basis. Other rooms have a washbasin and there are shared bathroom facilities on each floor.

Do I need to bring anything with me for the accommodation?

Towels and toiletries and not provided so make sure you bring your own. Remember, this is a school, not a hotel.

Is Millfield open to students during EdYOUfest?

There may be students staying as part of other courses taking place on campus at the same time as EdYOUfest. They will be supervised by their own team of staff. Please ensure you do not take any photos of anyone under 18 during your stay.

Are there any school rules?

As Millfield is a boarding school, we need to respect school rules which include: name badges to be worn at all times, no smoking (including e-cigarettes) anywhere on campus and alcohol can only be consumed in the bar area.

The Location

Where’s the nearest airport?

Bristol is the nearest airport, it’s about an hour from Millfield. If you fly to Bristol as a group, taxis may be the best way to reach Millfield. You can pre-book here: www.taxisbristolairport.co.uk
Alternatively, you can take the Bristol Flyer from outside the airport to Bristol Temple Meads station and then catch the 376 bus to Street.

Will airport transfers be provided on Sunday 18th August?

We may be able to help with transfers from Heathrow airport depending on the time of your flight. Please send details of your flight (number and arrival time) edyoufest@millfieldschool.com .

Will there be help with transfers when I leave?

Millfield Enterprises staff will be able to help you organise a taxi or direct you to bus routes. If you are travelling in a group and want to arrange a minibus or coach, we can assist you to book something. This will be at your own expense and please raise this at the start of the conference as transport gets booked up quickly.

How can I get to Millfield by rail?

The closest train stations are Castle Cary (about an hour by bus). Trains to Caste Cary go from Paddington and take a little more than 2 hours.
You can take a taxi to Millfield from Castle Cary. For more information please see https://millfieldschool.com/about-millfield/visiting-us/taxi-services .

What’s the nearest town?

Millfield School is in the small town of Street, Somerset.

The Event

Do participants receive certificates?

Yes, the number of sessions you attend will be stated on the certificates.

Do presenters receive certificates?

Yes, presenters receive certificates which state that they presented and the title of their workshop(s).

Are there evening activities?

Yes, Millfield arrange social events, please see our programme

Can I pay when I arrive?

No, unfortunately, all payments must be completed before the event and for the booking to be registered.

Can I be a speaker?

To run a workshop, you need to submit a request and a description which will be reviewed by the committee. More details are available here

How many workshops and plenaries are there?

There are 3 plenary sessions, one each working day and then 90 minute workshops are timetabled to enable participants to attend as many as possible. Workshops take place before and after lunch. A complete timetable will be posted on the website and on our Facebook pages.

How can I get a letter of invitation for a visa?

Please send a scanned copy of your passport details (ID page) along with proof that you have paid for the conference to  edyoufest@millfieldschool.com. The letter will be scanned and emailed to you, if you require the original to be posted, please send your postal address. There may be an additional charge for letters sent by courier. If you are applying on behalf of a group, please send all requests at one time. Please ensure you allow a minimum of two weeks for requests to be processed.

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