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 learningMr. Paul Roberts, Principal

A message from the Principal

Welcome to the Hadley Learning Community

Hadley Learning Community is an all-through school for students from 3 – 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.

The Structure of HLC

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 “GOOD” by Ofsted in October 2013 with many outstanding features.

The primary phase, for 3-11 year olds is going through a period of planned growth and has 480 places. This is currently structured with 90 children, in three classes within early years and 60 children placed within two classes for the remaining year groups. We have been oversubscribed in our primary phase for many years. Our primary phase was graded “GOOD” by Ofsted in October 2012, again with many outstanding features.

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.

ABC Nursery, which is privately run but located on the campus and works very closely with HLC and The Bridge School. Many of our staff’s children attend this nursery and it has an “Outstanding” Ofsted grade.

There is a Family Centre for children’s 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@lct.education or telephone 01952 387000 otherwise please contact the PA to the Principal, veronica.croft@lct.education or telephone 01952 387010 for urgent matters.

Our Vision

Our students will walk through the door of their school, where everyone belongs, with pride. Our children, families and wider community will know that we support them as we are rooted in all aspects of local life.  We believe that our school can only be as strong as the community we serve and, as a result, we know that our school is responsible for providing the foundations for our community to thrive.

Our students will appreciate the importance of their education and respect those within their school environment, and beyond, who strive to nurture each and every one to be the best that they can be.  Our children will recognise the importance of being well-mannered and polite individuals who have the confidence and self-assurance to represent themselves, and their school, with credit.

Our staff will instil a drive and ambition that inspires every child to fulfil their potential.  We will create opportunities for lifelong learning ensuring that their time within our classrooms is only the beginning of their journey.  Our students will be equipped with a love of learning that will provide them with the skills to contribute to their world whether it be locally, nationally or globally.   

Our students will be confident in the knowledge that our staff will do everything within their power to ensure they succeed.  Our students will understand that they need to work hard, be resilient and driven in their approach to their studies. We will embrace a ‘can do culture’, which will encourage us to learn from our mistakes and develop an understanding that by supporting each other anything is possible. Our vision is to provide our students with an exciting curriculum and linked opportunities that inspire them to charge at barriers that might stand in their way to fulfilling their goals. We will mould our young peoples’ lives through the arts, sports, STEM and hundreds of other initiatives giving them the tools to flourish.

We will stand by our belief that as a school we can transform a community to understand that education is the most valuable gift anyone can offer you. We will believe in our students and promise to give them the opportunities they dream of. We will shape happy, young people who relish learning in a safe environment.  We will all call our school our own and be proud to be a part of the HLC family.

We will inspire our students to respect themselves, others and the environment in which they belong, allowing them to succeed through the enjoyment of learning. 

‘Our Community, Our School’

HLC Leadership Team

HLC has a Principal, Mr. Paul Roberts who was appointed to lead the organisation and to work with Interserve to maintain an innovative learning environment. Mr Roberts has overall responsibility for HLC, with the Governors but has a Secondary Lead, Mr. Daniel Roycroft and our Primary Head Teacher, Mrs. Maddie Griffin 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.

Mr Paul Roberts


Mrs Maddie Griffin

Primary Headteacher

Mr Daniel Roycroft

Secondary Senior Deputy Head

Where do you want to go?

Primary School

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Secondary School

Click to go to Secondary School website