Haberdashers Federation

Federation in the Community

Federation in the Community

All schools within Haberdashers’ Aske’s Federation are committed to working with their local community and incorporating this commitment in all areas of education.

As part of a wider community Haberdashers’ Aske’s Federation to promote national and global networks.


The Federation seeks to identify specifics needs of each schools local and wider community. A plan of action is then developed whereby students and staff are engaged in making positive and effective contributions.

The three Federation schools all have a community purpose with facilities allowing the following:

  • Hatcham College hires out its buildings to adult learning classes, faith groups, youth projects and weddings and parties.
  • Knights Academy has a sports complex open to the public providing a variety of sporting activities, as well as a holiday club for students from across the borough.
  • Crayford Academy has excellent sporting and technology facilities available, and hires out rooms and areas in the academy to a wide variety of community groups.


Throughout their time at the Federation, learners develop their understanding of the national community so that they can appreciate and value diversity, gain awareness of human rights and develop the social skills need to participate in society as a whole.

Specialist events run regularly to celebrate the national and internal diversity such as multicultural evenings involving parents, students and staff as well as partnerships with a variety of educational institutions, charities and clubs and groups.

Members of the Federation Leadership team are involved in educational and government forums, contributing to policy reforms and initiatives.