Executive Headteacher's Welcome

Welcome to the Leathersellers’ Federation of Schools which includes Prendergast School, Prendergast Ladywell School, Prendergast Vale School, Prendergast Sixth Form College and Prendergast Primary School.

The aim of the Federation is to provide an excellent education for children from the local community in a safe, inclusive, supportive learning environment. In our schools people are valued, make positive contributions to each school and pupils are taught to develop as responsible, independent members of society. We make sure that pupils leave with the best possible skills and qualifications to enable them to make the choices they want to make about their future. The Federation serves over 2750 young people in Good and Outstanding Schools in Lewisham.

All our schools share a common goal which is to provide excellent academic education and inclusive, personal support to all pupils. We are determined to continue to develop and sustain an outstanding educational service for our community. We value students’ diversity and actively teach and encourage all students to make positive contributions so that they become responsible, independent and successful members of society. Each school has its own identity and ethos, but all share these common values and purpose.

Our aim is to support all students to achieve through our high quality educational provision.  We do this through high quality teaching. We recognise too that all aspects of our provision contribute to pupils’ development. Our PSHE and Wellbeing provision, music service, the sports teams, the enrichment clubs, the trips and journeys, our provision in arts and drama, our school councils, all help develop the whole child. We know that happy confident students, who like and are engaged in all aspects of school life, are successful.  We recognise that these have been challenging times for our community and that provision in the Autumn term does not look or feel the same as it has previously.  However, we will continue to work together to positively support our students and their access to a broad and balanced curriculum.

Our Federation has the advantage of sharing a single strategic governing board. This secures and strengthens our partnership to the benefit of every member of our community. The Governors have developed and secured the traditions and individuality of each school and will continue to uphold the highest standards of inclusion and attainment as the Federation develops.

I hope that our schools' websites will provide you with the information that you seek and in addition I look forward to meeting and speaking with you at our open days and school events, whether that be virtually or in person.

Paula Ledger MA
Executive Headteacher