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Welcome to Prendergast - Hilly Fields College

Prendergast Sixth Form is the right choice for you if you want to:

  • Gain excellent grades at A level, BTEC and Cambridge Technicals
  • Go to a top research-intensive university or art college
  • Benefit from the individual help and guidance of excellent teaching staff
  • Become an independent learner
  • Develop into an articulate, confident and successful young adult
You will benefit from:
  • An individualised timetable
  • Excellent higher education and careers guidance
  • Dedicated Sixth Form Study Room
  • Sixth Form Common Room
For information about the Sixth Form, please contact the Sixth Form Administrator, Nicki Mason.

About us

Staff here are passionate about ensuring the very best opportunities and education for all students.  Our motto is ‘Truth, Honour, Freedom and Courtesy.’  We are all on the same side, working to support all students to excel.  We take pride in building strong relationships with students and their families.

We have a long history of providing exceptional education to young people.  We were founded in 1880 as Prendergast Grammar School for Girls on a site in Catford provided by the Leathersellers’ Company, which then funded the school’s move to its current site in 1995. 

We are now part of the Leathersellers’ Federation of schools, 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, that helps our students succeed.

We are very proud of our last Ofsted judgement of Outstanding in all areas, our third Outstanding judgement in a row. We are described in the most recent report as ‘exceptional’ and having ‘exemplary attitudes to learning’ across the school. We do achieve great academic results at Prendergast School (more information is on the website).  However, as a parent or carer you also want to know that your child is happy and safe.  This is very important to us and we pride ourselves that students feel confident in school and thrive under our care.

It is important that when students leave after their time with us that they do so as well-rounded individuals who have had many different experiences, able to overcome challenges and most importantly to learn from their mistakes.  It is important that students get involved in school life as much as possible. We have a wide range of extra-curricular activities and we do encourage all students to get involved.  We expect all students to attend school journeys.

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. 

How to apply

If you want to apply for courses, you will need to contact Prendergast - Hilly Fields College directly.

Last updated date: 27 October 2017
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