The aim of The Leathersellers’ Federation is to provide an excellent education for children from the local community in a safe, supportive learning environment, where people are valued and make positive contributions to each of the schools, and where pupils are taught to become responsible, independent members of society. 

The Federation develops the vision of Joseph Prendergast who founded Lewisham's first girls' secondary school in 1890, on a site provided by the Leathersellers’ Company (one of the ancient Livery Companies of the City of London.)

The Leathersellers' Company provide members for the Trust and have made a commitment to protecting and guarding the vision and values of the Trust. The Leathersellers' Company supports our schools with financial support with the aim of improving the quality of education in the Leathersellers' Federation of Schools which encompasses approximately 3000 pupils.
There are at present five educational entities in the Federation:

Prendergast Ladywell School
Prendergast School
Prendergast Vale School
Prendergast Primary School
Prendergast Sixth Form
All schools share a common set of goals and values, and provide excellent academic education and personal support to all pupils. We are determined to sustain outstanding service for our community.

The Federation exists to provide strength of ethos and strategic purpose, more effective governance and greater levels of support and resource to meet the differing needs of each of our schools.