Partners and Sponsors

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Creative Partner

Bath Spa University is where creative minds meet. Offering a wide range of courses across the arts, sciences, education, social sciences and business to 7,000 students, the University employs outstanding creative professionals which support its aim to be a leading educational institution in creativity, culture and enterprise. Based in stunning countryside just a few minutes from a World Heritage City, Bath Spa University ensures its students graduate as engaged global citizens who are ready for the world of work. In fact, 93 per cent of graduates find themselves in work or further study within six months.

Our creative writing MAs go from strenth to strength. This year our specialist  MA Writing for Young People celebrates its tenth birthday. More than 25 graduates of this course are now published children’s authors.

Major Sponsors

The Prior Foundation has two schools in Bath, The Paragon and Prior Park College.

The Paragon is an independent, co-educational school for 3-11 year olds that believes that happy children learn best. A mile from the city centre, and nestled in 7 acres of woodland, we offer a broad curriculum taught in small class sizes by teachers with real passion.

Prior Park College, Bath, is one of the largest independent, co-educational, Catholic boarding and day schools in the UK. For 11-18 year old day pupils and 13-18 year old boarders, Prior offers stimulating educational curricular and extra-curricular opportunities for pupils to contributes to our vibrant and creative community. We aim to inspire and challenge every one of them during their time here, to prepare them for the next stage of their lives.

Monkton Combe School is a co-educational boarding and day school in a beautiful country setting. We pride ourselves on our excellent exam results, breadth of curriculum and our strong pastoral care. Every pupil at Monkton is encouraged to achieve, thrive and make the most of their talents.

Festival Partners

Badminton School is a thriving independent day and boarding school for girls aged 3-18. The size of the campus and community gives a homely and vibrant feel to the School. This, coupled with our excellent pastoral care, leaves no scope for anonymity, but rather lends itself to strong mutually supportive relationships between girls as well as between girls and staff.

Westonbirt Schools provide exceptional independent education for boys and girls aged 3-11 in the Prep School and, for girls aged 11-18 in the Senior School. The 2014 Good Schools Guide describes Westonbirt as “in the top five per cent of schools in the UK for value added.” There is an Open Day is on 4 October for both schools and all are welcome; please register your interest by calling Mrs Patricia Stevenson on +44 (0)1666 881301 or e-mail

Associate Sponsors

Yeo Valley have been farming in the beautiful Somerset countryside since 1961 and supporting British Family Farms is at the heart of everything we do. We’re the largest family-owned dairy business in the UK and the number one organic dairy brand and we make everything from yogurts, butter and cream to compote, ice cream and children’s products.

Millfield Prep School
“A happy school with genuine excitement at every level – hard to do better than this.” The Good Schools Guide
Discovering the vital spark which makes each child different is key to our approach to education at Millfield Prep. We are a leading boarding and day school for boys and girls aged 2-13, set in beautiful grounds in Somerset. Our aim is to ensure that every child can achieve their full academic potential while also excelling in other aspects of school life, including the arts and sports. We look to provide a tailored education for each child through small class sizes and breadth of offer, complemented by excellent facilities and a full programme of extra-curricular activities to challenge and inspire.

DKA is a successful architectural practice based in Bath. We have 21 years’ experience of designing exciting and intuitive learning environments across the whole education sector. We have designed exemplar facilities for sport, music, dining, and general teaching, for a large number of schools across the South West, including Westonbirt, Fosseway, Sheldon and Millfield.

Festival Supporters

Novia Financial’s technology gives financial Advisers around the UK access to investments and investment tools to help clients achieve their lifestyle aspirations. Money management and planning for the future is a key life skill, so we are proud to support events at The Telegraph Bath Children’s Literature Festival that make maths accessible for children.

The San Francisco Fudge Factory is a small family run business based in the centre of Bath, right next to the iconic Abbey. We specialise in handmade fudge, which we make on the premises using locally sourced, fresh and natural ingredients. Come and watch us make it right in front of you!



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