Our Community, Our School – We are the heart and soul of our community

- Dr. Gill Eatough, Principal

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Our Vision


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

We are a truly inclusive school that passionately cares about every child so that they are safe, happy, confident, inspired to learn and achieve academically.

Hadley Learning Community values the wealth of skills and experiences in our local community and is committed to building strong partnerships to help support, sustain and develop that community.

We prepare 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.

We do hope that you find the site easy to use. If you cannot find the information you require or you wish to suggest further improvement then please do not hesitate to send us an email or telephone us.
For non-urgent issues/queries, please contact hlcadmin@taw.org.uk or telephone 01952 387000 otherwise please contact the PA to the Principal judy.croft@taw.org.uk or telephone 01952 387010 for urgent matters.


Welcome


to the Hadley Learning Community website which is full of current news and information about our school. The website has this front page which is relevant to the whole of HLC and then there are separate sections specifically for the secondary phase, the primary phase, and Queensway HLC. The Bridge Special School, which is co – located on our campus and has its own website which you can access from here.

Hadley Learning Community is an all-through school for students from 5 ñ 16 years of age located in the community of Hadley in central Telford. We have a fantastic 21st Century Learning campus, with outstanding learning facilities, which was purpose built to serve our community. The school opened on the 1st September 2006 and is a £70 million PFI project, in partnership with Interserve, which represents a major investment by the Borough of Telford and Wrekin Council. Interserve provides all of our facilities management on site and work closely with us every day to maintain a high quality environment for our students, staff and community.

HLC has a Principal, Dr. Gill Eatough who was appointed in 2004 to lead the organisation and to work with Interserve to design an innovative learning environment. Dr. Eatough has overall responsibility for HLC, with the Governors but has a Secondary Head Teacher, Mr. Paul Roberts, a Primary Head Teacher, Mrs. Erica Aston and a Head Teacher of Queensway HLC, Mr. Nigel Griffiths who lead their specific areas of HLC each day. The Bridge School has its own Head teacher Mrs Heather Davies who works closely with us.

We do hope that you find the site easy to use. If you cannot find the information you require or you wish to suggest further improvement then please do not hesitate to send us an email or telephone us.
For non-urgent issues/queries, please contact hlcadmin@taw.org.uk or telephone 01952 387000 otherwise please contact the PA to the Principal judy.croft@taw.org.uk or telephone 01952 387010 for urgent matters.

The Hadley Learning Community is organised into the following structure:-

  • The secondary phase, for 11-16 year olds, currently has 900 places with 180 students in each year group. We have been oversubscribed for applications into Year 7 for the past three years. The secondary phase was graded as ìGOODî by Ofsted in October 2013 with many outstanding features.
  • The primary phase, for 5-11 year olds has 420 places with 60 children, in two classes, in each year group. We have been oversubscribed in our primary phase for many years. Our primary phase was graded ìGOODî by Ofsted in October 2012, again with many outstanding features. Our Year 6 students automatically transfer into Year 7 for their secondary education.
  • We also have a local authority maintained nursery, as part of our primary provision, which has places for 60 children who attend either a morning or afternoon session in a group of 30.
  • Queensway HLC is a separate provision for Y6 ñ Y13 students with a statement of Special Educational Needs for Autism located about 5 minutes, by road from our main campus, in its own specialist provision. We currently have 40 students on roll and have been awarded the prestigious Autism Quality Mark for the work we do at QHLC.
  • ABC Nursery, which is privately run but located on the campus and works very closely with HLC and The Bridge School. Many of our staffís children attend this nursery and it has an ìOutstandingî Ofsted grade.
  • There is a Family Centre for childrenís services and an early intervention team based on the campus known as Hadley Castle which provides a range of services to our community
  • There are extensive Community facilities, called The Circle, for sports which include a swimming pool and fitness suite as well as a Public Library, Coffee shop, Theatre and Dance Studio all used by the public during the day, evenings, weekends and holidays run by Interserve.

We do hope that you find the site easy to use. If you cannot find the information you require or you wish to suggest further improvement then please do not hesitate to send us an email or telephone us.

For non-urgent issues/queries, please contact hlcadmin@taw.org.uk or telephone 01952 387000 otherwise please contact the PA to the Principal judy.croft@taw.org.uk or telephone 01952 387010 for urgent matters.

Gill Eatough Wonderful primary Spring concert yesterday - the Easter bonnets were amazing worn by Reception. Great Easter egg competition as well! 3 weeks ago
Gill Eatough Great performances by HLC Primary Choir and Secondary Steel Band at the Telford Showcase last night, you made us very proud. 6 weeks ago
Gill Eatough Congratulations HLC Dance Company for their fantastic performance at the School's Dance Competition in Birmingham, they are in the final! 8 weeks ago
Gill Eatough Congratulations to our Basketball and Netball teams this week for their brilliant achievements in competitions this week! 8 weeks ago

Latest News

Happy Easter

We wish all our staff, students and parents a Happy Easter and an enjoyable holiday. HLC is closed to students from today until Monday 24th April when the summer term starts. There are Y11 interventions during the holidays and students have all the relevant information on dates and times. There is a sports trip to …

HLC in top 5% of Schools!

Dr Eatough has received another letter from the Secretary of State for schools congratulating HLC Secondary! We are in the top 5% of schools in the country based on progress from Y7 to Y11 for the 2016 GCSE results. This is a fantastic achievement and recognises the hard work of our wonderful students and staff.

Fantastic success for HLC Dance Company

Our amazing Dance Company performed at the National School’s Dance Competition in Birmingham this week where many school and Performing Arts Colleges were competing. The fabulous news is our school were runners up and are through to the final in July!!! We are so proud of you all!!  Thank you Miss Davies for all your …

HLC is closed next week (20th-24th February) for half- term. We have had the usual busy term with exams, ski trip, lots of visit and activities alongside the normal day to day. The highlight has to be High School Musical which was wonderful and another superb HLC show. Thank you to the very talented cast …

The secondary schools performance tables were published yesterday and HLC Secondary is in the top 100 schools nationally! This is an incredible achievement and it is the second year running we have achieved this. This is based on the progress our students have made in their 5 years at HLC from the end of primary …

Notice to Parents.  We are currently experiencing issues with our Cashless Catering System.  Some students are not seeing correct balances for their account on the Kitchen Tills when parents have topped up over the last 5 days.  Our catering staff have a list of those students who have had deposits made into their accounts so …

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