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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 522 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 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

  • HR Services
  • Recruitment Services
  • Teach in Herts Recruitment service
  • Business Management Services
  • Procurement Services
  • Governance Services
  • ICT Services
  • Financial Services

Traded school improvement

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

HCC contract to support school improvement

Core contract with Hertfordshire County Council for school improvement:

  • Delivering statutory responsibilities for school improvement
  • Supporting schools causing concern
  • In an Ofsted category
  • Below floor
  • Requires Improvement

Engagement and partnership services

In addition to an array of business services and school improvement and curriculum support, Herts for Learning offers a comprehensive range of engagement programmes and partnership services. Some of the services are delivered by Herts for Learning, others delivered in partnership with high-quality Herts for Learning approved providers.

The portfolio of services in this brochure include a unique and innovative programme, Parent2Parent® and the HealthySchools programme that recognises the correlation between health and wellbeing and pupils’ educational attainment and motivation.

Herts for Learning Multi Academy Trust

The Herts for Learning Multi Academy Trust was founded in 2016 by Herts for Learning Ltd.

The HfL MAT is the first of its kind.  It has been described as a SIP MAT (a school improvement partner MAT) because of its association with HfL Ltd, with our experience of delivering a well-developed range of innovative and high-quality school improvement and education business services and track record of working with schools of all types and phases to bring about rapid improvements.

Although HfL Ltd is the founding / sponsoring organisation, the HfL MAT is a separate business entity.

Find out more by visiting the HfL MAT website -

About us leaflet

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

Herts for Learning Company Structure - May 2017


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