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 provides Foundation Governors to the schools, as well as regular financial support, with the aim of improving the quality of education in a Federation of Schools that encompasses approximately 3000 pupils.
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. There are at present five educational entities in the Federation: Prendergast School, Prendergast Ladywell School, Prendergast Primary School, Prendergast Vale School and Prendergast Sixth Form College.

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.