About us

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Welcome to Condover College

Our learners are at the centre of everything we do

We are committed to providing a quality education and individual learning plans, life-long care and opportunities for people with moderate or severe learning difficulties.

With high quality care and support, we believe everyone can achieve their dreams and aspirations.

Our services



Our quality education programme at our Grafton  Centre, acts as a transition between school and adult life, allowing learners to maximise their potential.




Condover College residents stay in spacious, high-quality accommodation and have access to a range of educational, leisure and employment opportunities.


Short Breaks

Short Breaks

Residents staying with us on a short-term basis receive the same level of support as our long-term residents, including access to our opportunities programme.




Whatever your interests, our opportunities programme has something to suit you. We offer activities Monday to Friday, throughout the day and evening.


Our history

Condover College was founded by someone who simply wanted the very best opportunities for his son.

In 2004, Steve McGill’s son Matthew was studying at Condover Hall School in Shrewsbury, which was run by the Royal National Institute for the Blind.

When the RNIB announced the school was under threat of closure, Steve stepped in. He was on the board of governors at the time and put in a bid to lease the site for an initial ten years.

Though we started with just our educational centre and three residential schemes, we now have 12 residential schemes, Short Breaks at our Greenfields scheme and an Opportunities Programme which enables our learners to fulfil their greatest aspirations.

We believe our success is due to putting our learners first, always aiming for excellence and remaining focused on meeting individual needs.

This ethos is reflected in our business structure. We’re a charity exempt from registration under the Cooperative and Community Benefit Societies Act, so we’re not about making money for shareholders. We put everything back into the people we support.

Sadly, our founder Steve passed away in 2014. Today we are still honouring his passion and commitment in providing the best possible care and opportunities for all.


“I would say [our son’s] biggest achievement has to be their self-esteem. They now have a sense of self-worth I have never seen in them before.”

“I really can’t praise the staff enough; they are so caring. We thoroughly enjoy our time up there, not just with [our daughter] but with other people and staff. Staff are welcoming – very much so.”


We feel that safeguarding is everyone’s responsibility and is at the heart of everything we do. Not only do we recognise the importance of having policies and procedures in place we create a culture were learners and staff feel able to raise concerns knowing that they will be listened to and their concerns acted upon.

We take our responsibilities seriously and have a safeguarding working group to monitor and review our policies and procedures and who are instrumental in promoting outstanding safeguarding practices.

We ensure that all our staff have the knowledge and understanding of the importance of safeguarding. We have thorough policies and procedures, recruitment processes, training and risk assessments to set and maintain those standards.

We have a clear and easy system of reporting all issues whether safeguarding or general incidents whereby staff feel willing and able to report. These are reviewed by managers and then by a member of the Executive Group to ensure appropriate action is taken and any lessons learned are shared. Where appropriate incidents are referred to Shropshire Adult Safeguarding Team.

CCL Safeguarding Policy
West Midlands Adult Safeguarding Policy & Procedures