Welcome to Prendergast Vale School, an all-through school in the heart of Lewisham for children from the ages of 3 to 16.  We are a very special community; as our school motto says ‘in perpetuum discimus’ - we are forever learning, with academic and personal excellence for all and developing creativity at the heart of our practices. We believe all our pupils can achieve success in life by working hard and being kind.

Our subject specialists design engaging and high-quality curricula that enable our pupils to reach their academic potential and develop a thirst for learning. As a result, they will become confident, resourceful and independent learners who can pursue their ambitions and attend university if they wish.  Not only should students have well regarded qualifications when they leave school but they will also acquire character traits that will enable them to be successful in life. Traits such as optimism, resilience and confidence are developed throughout all subjects and through extra curricular activities. We encourage pupils to value their education at Prendergast Vale and we equip them to achieve and excel in life after school. They leave our care as responsible, motivated young adults who are eager to make positive contributions to society.

Prendergast Vale is a small school within a big community. As a member of the Leathersellers’ Federation of Schools, we are stronger together. The Leathersellers’ Federation of schools is made up of a group of three secondary and two primary schools as well as Prendergast 6th Form.  We are very fortunate to be part of the Federation and receive a lot of support from the Leathersellers’ Company, which helps our pupils succeed.

Communication is very important to us.  We always like to know what we do well and what we can improve on further.  We ask students and families to get in contact with us if there is something that they would like to ask or raise with us. 

Please find here the Leathersellers' Federation of Schools vision and values.

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Mr E Coogan
Headteacher - Prendergast Vale School