Hadley Learning Community

Telford and Wrekin, United Kingdom

Location: Telford and Wrekin, United Kingdom
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Secondary
Funding status: State - Academy
Gender: Mixed
Age range: 11 - 16 years

About Hadley Learning Community

Hadley Learning Community (Secondary) is an Academy within the Learning Community Trust based in Telford, Shropshire. HLC is an all through school, with the secondary phase for boys and girls between the ages of 11 and 16. Currently, over 920 pupils are being educated within a flagship PFI managed building. In 2013, 2015, 2016 and 2017 the school achieved a place in Department for Education's top 100 schools in the country. The 2017 results placed the school fourth in the country for contextual progress.


Mr Paul Roberts

Values and vision

Hadley Learning Community is determined to deliver an outstanding, innovative education where every child is respected as an individual. Through an embedded ‘can do’ culture of success the school sets the highest expectations for all our students with a drive and determination for each individual to be the very best they can be.

HLC is a truly inclusive school that passionately cares about every child. They create an environment where the children feel safe, happy, confident and inspired to learn. 

Hadley Learning Community values the wealth of skills and experiences in their local community and compliments this though a linked, balanced curriculum. They are committed to building strong partnerships to help support, sustain and develop their community.

The prepares students to make the right choices in life by ensuring they are equipped with resilience, independence and ambition to guide them towards a rewarding and successful future within their local community, modern Britain and the wider world

Hadley Learning Community aims to encourage students to take part in extra-curricular activities. A traditional sports, performing arts and subject specific enrichment is complimented by the schools focus on developing leadership. External qualifications such as sports leadership and the Duke of Edinburgh award are complimented with the internal leadership programme called Project:Hadley.  

Ofsted report

“Students achieve well. They are keen to learn and all groups make good progress from their mostly low starting points. Most teaching is good or outstanding. Students say how much they appreciate the support and encouragement of their teachers and their willingness to give them extra help. Behaviour in lessons and around the school is good and often exemplary. Students take pride in their school and say that adults keep them safe. The effectiveness of the Queensway HLC Autistic Unit is good. Students are well cared for and good teaching is enabling them to achieve well.” October 2013

View Hadley Learning Community’s latest Ofsted report

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Address: Secondary Phase, Waterloo Road, Hadley, Telford, Shropshire, TF1 5NU, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 1952 387000
What people say about us

We are incredibly proud of our school and the huge impact it has upon our children and families. At HLC, we care for each and every one of our children, we share in their endeavour to fulfil their dreams and ambitions and strive to give each and every student a genuine thirst for learning.

- Mr Paul Roberts, Principal HLC