Revisiting the Hadley Learning Community in Telford Having filmed in detail the process of building the £70 million Hadley Learning Community, Teachers TV cameras went back, one year after it opened, to find out how it’s getting on.
HLC is a PFI extended school with primary and secondary phases co-sited with nursery provision, community sports facilities and a special school for children with profound learning difficulties. It opened in September 2006. One year on, we return to the futuristic extended school to see how the staff and pupils have faced up to the challenges of their new high-tech enviroment. Will the first year’s GCSE results bear out the HLC’s vision for an exciting and radical cross-phase curriculum?