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Welcome Haberdashers' Academies Trust South. We are a multi-academy trust consisting of four secondary schools and five primary schools and have been educating children and young people since 1876.

Our moral imperative at that time was to ensure that every child in our care received the best possible education in order to make the best start in life. That moral imperative remains today, underpinned by our values of aspiration and achievement, personal responsibility, self-discipline and mutual respect. 

In a complex world, we need our children and young people to be as well equipped for their future as possible so that they can flourish. We will support them to become compelling individuals so that by the time they leave us they will have experienced a range of opportunities that not only build their mind but also build their character.

We are proud to be a diverse community and take seriously the need to ensure that every child, young person and adult connected with our schools feels included, welcomed and listened to. This is an important part of who we are and our commitment to equality and fairness. This commitment remains at the forefront of our work.                                                                                                                        


‘Every school an excellent school’

  • Excellent outcomes for ALL children and young people so that they can be successful in their next steps and future lives;
  • A great employer, attracting, retaining and developing the best staff;
  • The Trust of choice and a welcome presence in our communities. 

Whether you are a parent seeking an exceptional school for your child, a member of staff looking to progress their career and make a difference, or someone interested in becoming a Governor, I hope that you will be encouraged to find out more about us.

Jan Shadick, CEO

Haberdashers' Academies Trust South
Registered address: Pepys Road, New Cross, London SE14 5SF 
Registered in England as Haberdashers' Aske's Federation Trust
Company No. 02535091
Tel: 020 7652 9516
Email: contact@habstrustsouth.org.uk
Website: www.habstrustsouth.org.uk 


Our Sponsors

The Haberdashers' Company
Haberdashers' Hall
18 West Smithfield
Tel: 020 7246 9988

The Haberdashers' Company

The Haberdashers' Company is one of the twelve 'great' Livery Companies of the City of London.

The Livery Companies developed from the medieval trade guilds which controlled the quality of the goods sold by their members and laid down standards for the training of apprentices - in the case of the Haberdashers the goods were hats, costume accessories and other small wares.

A company of Haberdashers' are known to have existed in 1371. The Company reached the peak of its commercial influence during the Tudor period, and it was not until the second half of the seventeenth century that its function began to change.

Today the main concern of the Company is the administration of the many charities, primarily concerned with education, of which it is the trustee.

As trustee of the Aske’s Charity, the Haberdashers’ Company continues to safeguard the original intentions of Robert Aske. It has been the main sponsor of Haberdashers' Hatcham College since its inception and supports students in many aspects of their education, including music and higher education, and this now includes Haberdashers' Knights Academy and Haberdashers’ Crayford Academy on an equal basis.

For more information please see the Haberdashers’ website:


The Temple Grove Schools Trust

1st Floor River Court, Mill Lane, Godalming, Surrey, England, GU7 1EZ

Tel: 020 3371 8801

Temple Grove Schools Trust

Temple Grove Schools Trust is an incorporated charity founded some 50 years ago and springs from one of the country’s oldest prep schools, Temple Grove - the subject of the books ‘Cradle of Empire’ and ‘Waterfield’s School’. Temple Grove Bursary Fund is working together, with the Trust, to share in its contemporary aim to inspire excellence in primary education, whilst creating meaningful and lasting cross-overs between the state and private sectors.

The Trust's core interests are to:

  • Influence the development of education
  • Invest in projects - placing children and staff before buildings
  • Provide governance - delegating performance to professional staff and providing them with additional support
  • Together, with the Temple Grove Bursary Fund, seek to relieve individual hardship, within its schools and other projects

For more information please see the Temple Grove Trust website: