Together we succeed

Who we are

Cuckoo Hall Academy was one of the first primary schools to convert to academy status in 2010, and was the first school in our Trust. We are now one of the leading medium sized Multi Academy Trusts (MATs) and currently run 5 academies in North London, educating some 2,200 pupils. Growth plans will increase this to around 3,000 by 2020.  More than 4 in 10 of all our pupils are eligible for free school meals. Over 9 in 10 of our pupils are from ethnic minority backgrounds. Almost half our pupils are from households where first language is not English.

Our vision and values

Our goal is to provide outstanding education and life changing opportunities for all our children. We want to be recognised for academic excellence and having a reputation for giving pupils the critical skills and knowledge necessary to be successful in education, employment and life.

We believe opportunities create options and choices for children. That is why we challenge every pupil, parent and teacher with high expectations in order to provide a learning environment to help each child develop individually to reach their maximum potential on the pathway toward achieving their personal dreams and goals.

Our children are also encouraged to be contributing members of their communities. We teach them to acquire personal integrity, to uphold respect for cultural diversity, and develop a sense of global responsibility.

At a CHAT academy every child will experience the very special freedom that comes with having the greatest number of opportunities to discover his or her potential. Whatever your child dreams to be, we have a wide array of choices and support in place to empower them to help make his or her preferred future a reality.

Academic excellence

We aspire to excellent academic results, with year on year improvements, achieved through the first-class teaching of a broad based curriculum, by highly motivated and trained staff, who are supported by strong school leadership teams, a dedicated and experienced Board of Trustees and active local governing bodies.

Pupils will succeed at our academies regardless of background. We treat all children as individuals and give them an education that prepares them for their lives ahead. Building respect and character, with principles, virtues and values, is at the heart of everything we do at CHAT.

The challenge to our staff

We will engender a core philosophy throughout our organisation to make sure every member of staff understands and feels able to play a role in the success of our academies. All staff, regardless of role or grade, have an important role to play in ensuring outcomes for children are outstanding.