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About Herts for Learning

Herts for Learning (HfL) is a provider of school improvement services. Its main business comes through trading a wide range of school improvement and business support services to schools, academies and educational settings. The company also has a contract with Hertfordshire County Council (HCC) to deliver some of its statutory education functions.

With 521 shareholder schools, Herts for Learning Ltd is the UK’s largest Schools’ Company.

As a not for profit company, HfL constantly re-invests in the common good, by improving existing services, investing in new ones and contributing to relevant agendas that affect all schools, academies and settings.

HfL currently employs over 300 staff and the registered office is Robertson House, Six Hills Way, Stevenage, SG1 2FQ

Contact us on 01438 845111 or email

Herts for Learning Multi Academy Trust - February 2017

The Herts for Learning Multi Academy Trust is a new Trust, founded in 2016 by Herts for Learning Ltd.

The decision to set up the Herts for Learning Multi Academy Trust (HfL MAT) arose at the request of a significant number of schools. The MAT received approval to be a sponsor on 21st December 2016 and the Trust Board is hopeful that the first wave of schools will be approved and converted ready for September 2017, with further schools joining in the next two academic years. Currently, over 30 schools have expressed an interest in being included in Wave 1. The model has been designed to be able to expand using a geographical cluster approach and the scheme of delegation created has taken this into account.

The HfL MAT is the first of its kind and is being described by the Department for Education as a SIP MAT – a school improvement partner MAT.

Find out more by visiting the HfL MAT website -

Herts for Learning traded services

HfL trades a range of school improvement and business support services to all types of schools, academies and settings.

The company seeks to minimise price rises to deliver a cost efficient and high quality service for schools and academies. As such HfL has become a respected and trustworthy brand across the county and increasingly beyond. The existing customer base for traded services is strong, with every school in Hertfordshire buying at least one service from HfL.

Traded business services

  • Schools’ ICT services
  • Connectivity
  • Schools’ HR
  • Finance
  • Governance
  • Business Management Services
  • Teacher recruitment services

Traded school improvement

  • Consultancy
  • Advice
  • Training courses
  • Conferences
  • Training packages
  • Bespoke training
  • Curriculum materials
  • Parent2Parent®

HCC contract to support school improvement

The company has also been commissioned to provide a range of statutory school improvement services on behalf of Hertfordshire County Council.

  • In an Ofsted category
  • Causing concern
  • Below floor
  • Requires improvement

About us leaflet

This leaflet explains which services to schools are provided by Herts for Learning and whichare provided by Hertfordshire County Council:

Hertfordshire Strategy for School Improvement 2014-17 (April 2014)

Hertfordshire's Strategy for School ImprovementThe Hertfordshire school improvement strategy 2014-17 sets out the vision, aims and priorities to ensure a step change in improved performance for Hertfordshire schools, children and young people for the future. The full document and appendices can be downloaded from the Hertfordshire Grid for Learning website:


Wall Chart

The following wall chart has been designed to help schools understand which services for schools are now provided by HfL and which are still provided by HCC.


Herts for Learning
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