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Cuckoo announces biggest outdoor concert in it's history

The school will be putting on the largest outdoor concert in Cuckoo Hall’s history on Tuesday, 10 July.750 children will take part in a spectacular show.There will have songs from each of the past 7 decades.Plus dance performances and comic sketches.We expect an audience of 400 parents, their fami...

Welcome to Hatice

Great to see another of our senior appointments for next year coming into meet staff and the children. Hatice Murat visited on Friday. She is joining Cuckoo Hall Academy as an Assistant headteacher and will be Head of Nursery for Cuckoo and Woodpecker Hall Primary Academy. Welcome Hatice!

Heron Hall staff get Pretty Muddy in charity run

Well done to everyone at Heron Hall who ran in the Pretty Muddy race at the weekend to raise funds for cancer research.See more photosVisit the Flicker album.

Read Aloud event for parents and children on Thursday

Looking forward to seeing our year 2 and 3 parents/carers and children to a special Read Aloud event at 3.15pm tomorrow.There will be a special competition and a story reading. Juliet Demetriou from the Community Outreach team said:"At our last event over 120 attended - so get there early if you can...

Celebrating D Day at Woodpecker

Children across the school have been dressing up to help celebrate one of the most import dates in British history.On this day in 1944, Operation Overlord, better known as D-Day started. It was the largest seaborne invasion in history.

Ofsted: School is making significant improvement

Ofsted visited the school for a detailed fact finding inspection in May and is making its report public today.We are delighted that the findings are largely very positive and that Ofsted believes the school is making significant improvement and taking the action needed to address all of its concerns...

International Day for Enfield Heights on Saturday 16 June

Don't miss out on one the highlights of the school year.Come and join us to celebrate the diversity of cultures within our school!We expect to be very busy. Try and arrive early.

New Headteacher for Kingfisher Hall and Enfield Heights

We delighted to welcome Matthew Clifford to the CHAT family as the new Headteacher of Kingfisher Hall and Enfield Heights Academies. Matthew is currently Headteacher at St Andrew’s Primary School in Southgate. He was appointed when the school was judged as ‘requiring improvement’ and within tw...

A huge welcome to Sharon - appointed new headteacher at Woodpecker

Sharon Daniel, currently headteacher at Minerva Academy, a multi-cultural primary school in West London, has been appointed as the new headteacher of Woodpecker Hall Primary Academy. She will join us in the new academic year.Sharon is a very experienced school leader, with a strong track record of s...

Don't miss our Summer Fair on 7 July!

Join 2,000 other parents and local residents for one of the borough's biggest and most popular fairs of the Summer.Our 5 schools join together again to celebrate a great year.11am-3pm£1 entry - £5 max per family.InflatablesBBQ and food stallsPerformancesFace paintingEntrance: Woodpecker Hall Acade...

Big plans for cherished Cuckoo garden

The Cuckoo Families and Schools Together (FAST) team have big plans to improve the garden dedicated to a much loved pupil who sadly died.Parents and children began work last week to prepare the outdoor area known as Ayse's garden for picnics and open air concerts – with the first event plann...

Good luck to all our Year 11 exam students

Good luck to all our Year 11 students taking their GCSE exams today (and over the next five weeks). This is a very important time in their lives, so parents and carers please help and encourage them to keep revising and study well. They can do it..!!!

Good luck to all our Year 6 pupils

Good luck to all our Year 6 Woodpecker Hall pupils who are taking their Key Stage 2 tests today (and the rest of this week). Parents and carers please help and encourage them to keep revising and study well. They can do it..!!!

Good luck to all our Year 6 Cuckoo Hall pupils

Good luck to all our Year 6 Cuckoo Hall pupils who are taking their Key Stage 2 tests today (and the rest of this week). Parents and carers please help and encourage them to keep revising and study well. They can do it..!!!

Farewell from Mr Penkert

Dear Parents and Carers,It is with great regret that I must announce that I have taken the very difficult decision to resign as Headteacher of Woodpecker Hall Academy. As you will know, I come from Waterford in Ireland and that is where my family still live. At this present time, I am needed by my f...

New Headteacher for Cuckoo Hall

I am delighted to be able to tell you that Nicky Ross, currently the Headteacher of Hazelwood Infant and Junior Schools in Palmers Green, has been appointed as the permanent Headteacher of Cuckoo Hall Academy from September 2018. We are extremely pleased to have attracted such an outstanding ca...

Key stage 1 and 2 national curriculum tests: information for parents

Please click on link below for Information leaflet and videos for parents about end of key stage assessments (often referred to as SATs) for 7 and 11 year olds.https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/key-stage-1-and-2-national-curriculum-tests-information-for-parents 

A birth at Kingfisher Hall

Karen Albert Year 4 teacher gave birth on Wednesday to a baby girl.The birth took place in Kingfisher’s staff room just before 10 am. Her healthy baby who weighs six pounds was delivered three weeks early by ambulance crew and a midwife who attended.Both mother and new born needed no further m...

Grand Design

We are proud that our pupils and staff have a spectacular building to study and work in. As you walk into Heron Hall Academy you get a feeling of pride, of being in an environment where everyone matters, no one is left behind, and where every single student can reach their full potential.  ...

Cuckoo parent hailed as an 'inspiration' by national charity

Save the Children UK has named Cuckoo parent Ricky Cooper and his efforts to climb Ben Nevis as their  ‘Inspiration of the week.’ Ricky was featured in a newsletter that goes out to all Save The Children staff.Each week the charity choses someone they feel has a really inspiring story. Its f...

Cuckoo families cook book launch is a huge success!

Cuckoo families on the Families and Schools Together (FAST) programme took part in a special book signing and food tasting extravaganza on a gloriously sunny day.Fellow parents ate their way through almost 200 free portions of pakoras and Jollof rice, with fruit to follow. Parents Sebina and Ad...

Welcome back to school

Welcome back to all our pupils and staff at Cuckoo Hall Academy. We hope you all had a lovely and restful Easter break and now ready for this new exciting summer term ahead.

Playground, Thursday: Free food tasting to launch Cuckoo parents' world cook book

17 delicious recipes from around the globe have been included in a fabulous new cook book produced by parents of the school.The book will be launched on Thursday in the KS2 playground at 3.15pm.To mark the occasion samples of two of the dishes  lentils pakora and jollof rice - will be on offer: un...

Ricky says thank you for charity donations

Cuckoo parent Ricky Cooper has thanked fellow parents and staff at the school for donating £300 to Save the Children as part of his sponsored climb of Scottish mountain Ben Nevis at the weekend. Ricky said he was overwhelmed by the messages of support on Saturday as he and his partner Martina ...

Parent Ricky Cooper's Ben Nevis challenge

Cuckoo Hall parent, Ricky Cooper, and his partner Martina, almost made it to the very top of Ben Nevis, before snow and bad weather led to the guides turning people back."It was a fantastic experience. We were so close to the top. I am delighted we were able to raise £300 for Save The Children."See...

We are hiring!

Looking for your next challenge?We have a range of teaching and non-teaching jobs.We hope you will consider applying to train or work with us. You will bring a passion for helping to build and secure the future aspirations of our children. The energy and enthusiasm needed to meet the challenge...

Heron Hall launches new parents group

More than 60 parents signed up for the new ‘Friends & Family of Heron Hall Academy’ group, launched on Wednesday at the Year 7 parents’ consultation. The group, established by headteacher Arthur Barzey and Thalia Zindilis, will help to support all aspects of life in the school, throug...

Pi Day at Heron Hall - in case you missed it!

Surprisingly enough, always a highlight of the year for students who compete to win a golden ticket and the chance to pie their favourite teachers in front of the whole school.See all the pics Go to our Flickr feed to see who got pied!https://www.flickr.com/photos/146968883@N02/albums/721576653...

Cuckoo poets are some of the best in London

We are so proud of all the children at Cuckoo who had their poems published recently in a book 'Rhyme Craft: North London Poets.'The book was published on 31 March by Young Writers and is edited by Sarah Washer.

A great Cuckoo send off for Cuckoo dad Ricky

Cheering parents and 200 balloons marked the start of a huge adventure for Cuckoo parent of 3, Ricky Cooper and his partner Martina, as they set off to conquer the mighty Ben Nevis in aid of charity.Save The Children will benefit to the tune of at least £300 if the duo reach the summit on April 14t...

The new edition of Cuckoo Calling is out now!

Edition 2 is out for the Easter break.Catch up on all the news at the school.Everything you need to know across 2 sides of A4.Read it now here.

FAST team graduates

Parents and staff who helped to run the award winning Families and Schools Together (FAST) programme at Cuckoo Hall came together to receive their official certificates to mark their achievements. They received their certificates from interim headteacher, Alan Jenner. View all the photosSee the...

Record numbers at Woodpecker for Read Aloud

Over 120 parents and children attended the latest Read Aloud event hosted by the Community Outreach Team and the school for our early years families. Several rounds of extra chairs had to be put out as the families continued to pour into the hall.A range of activities were held, including poetry rea...

High praise for the Trust's teaching assistants

A huge thank you to our wonderful teaching assistants.CHAT Academies CEO, Marino Charalambous, has this week praised the Trust's teaching assistants. In a message to all CHAT staff he said:"I know it has been a challenging time for TAs across the schools, as they have had to deal with a huge amount ...

Cuckoo is celebrating Sports Relief on Friday - Get involved!

We are starting the day with a huge Wake and Shake at 8:30 in the morning as the charity's theme this year is ‘Whatever Moves You!’There's no better way to start the day than dance moves. So, we want teachers, pupils, parents and carers to all share their dance skills in the playground. Our bril...

'Pi'Day at Heron

Now a very popular and established feature of the school year. Students compete across the day for 8 golden tickets to allow them to choose to foam pie a teacher of their choice!As you all know I am sure, Pi represents the ratio of a circle’s circumference to its diameter. It’s an important part...

Heron students meet prize winning authors.

Ten students in KS3 attended the Essex Book Awards ceremony held at Danbury Outdoors yesterday to hear the announcement of the overall winner out of six shortlisted books by the Essex School Library Service. [Picture shows author Stewart Foster]Since the autumn term students in Year 7 & Yea...

Reception Year Open day on 23 March 2018

Join us at Cuckoo Hall Academy (10am & 5.30pm) and Woodpecker Hall Primary Academy (11am & 5.30pm) on Friday, 23 March Keep your options open if you don’t get your first choice on 17 April.Come and have a look around two fantastic schools.We take applications from all over Enfield and our neighbou...

We are hiring! We have a range of teaching and non-teaching posts available.

We hope you will consider applying to train or work with us. You will bring a passion for helping to build and secure the future aspirations of our children. The energy and enthusiasm needed to meet the challenges of working in a busy London school. A genuine desire to develop and progress. ...

Cuckoo beat local rivals 3-1

A fantastic result for the team, after a hard fought match this week. Well done to everyone.Last year the Year 6 team were the undefeated football champions.An honour marked by a special banner in the school playground.

Read Aloud event for parents and children early years great success.

The Community Outreach team, would like to thank everyone who supported the Read Aloud event at Enfield Heights yesterday afternoon.It was a fantastic turn out of parents/carers and their children: the reception class was full.We would like to thank Mr Kirsch for speaking to the parents about the im...

Children celebrate World Book Day dressed as their favourite characters

The corridors of Cuckoo were full of superheroes and the characters from famous books, as the school celebrated its most successful World Book Day ever. Hundreds of children and staff joined in the fun with a dazzling array of costumes.Characters included: Captain America, Thor, Harry Potter, The Wi...

School of Rock

A group of talented Heron Hall musicians will play live this week at a three day music festival, which is being held at the Millfield theatre in Edmonton.They will hit the stage with their raucous version of the Beatles late period classic ‘Come Together’, famous for its very heavy Paul McCartne...

Reception Year Open Day: Friday, 23 March 2018

At Cuckoo Hall Academy & Woodpecker Hall Primary Academy, hosted by our headteachers.10-11am Cuckoo Hall11am-12pm Woodpecker Hall5.30pm Cuckoo Hall5.30pm Woodpecker Hall"Come and have a look around two of our fantastic schools. Keep your options open if you don’t get your first choice on 16 April....

Parent's mighty Ben Nevis challenge

Inspired by the recent Save The Children parenting course put on in partnership with Cuckoo Hall Academy, father of 3 Ricky Copper, wants to say a very big thank you - by climbing all the way up Ben Nevis for the charity!What a wonderful story. Let's all support him. We hope parents in all our schoo...

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Local councillor backs parents zebra crossing petition

Cllr Nesil Caliskan, who is one of the elected representatives for the area our school is in, has raised parents concerns with top officials at Enfield Council about the need to install a safe crossing on Nightingale Road. Parents started the campaign last year and have been calling on the local...

Pupils to celebrate International Women’s Day

Woodpecker teacher, Carolanne Baker-Smith, is organising a competition to help mark the day on March 8th.  Pupils will be asked to write up to 150 words about someone who inspires them. The best entries will represent the school in the national competition. She is also helping to promote the da...

Trust appoints new Head of HR

Welcome to Fiona Costly – our new Head of HR.    She will provide HR advice to: CHAT, Cuckoo Hall Academy, Woodpecker Hall Primary Academy, Kingfisher Hall Primary Academy, Enfield Heights Academy, and Heron Hall Academy.CHAT Academies CEO, Marino Charalambous, said:"I delighted...

Gold medallist meeting for Isabelle

Enfield Heights teacher, Isabelle Whitby, featured in the local media this week following her participation in a workshop on how to inspire children to be more active before, during and after school. She was photographed with Joe Clarke who won a gold in the canoe slalom at the Rio games. Joe was on...

Its cold and snowy - a great time to get reading!

Every study shows that children who read aloud for at least 15 mins every day do better in their exams, even in subject areas such as maths.CHAT Academies Chief Executive, Marino Charalambous, who started the successful 'Read Aloud' initiative across the Trust's primary schools last year, said:"This...

Parents view 20,000 web pages as freeze hits schools

Parents have looked at many thousands of pages on our new websites as the freezing weather hit and they were keen for the latest information.The sites were used to update parents on school closures/ openings, as well as a rolling 'Latest information' document.

Heron celebrates World Book Day with new film

In a new film made by the students and staff of the school reveals the participants share their love of reading and reveal their favourite authors and books.Want to see the film?You can view the film here.

Weather: Stay updated by following us on social media

You can follow us on different social media.Just go to the Contacts menu option. Chose your preferences. Stay in touch with the school.Tino Hernandez thernandez@chat-edu.org.uk

Weather: Latest on the decision to open or close

Update: Thurs 21.00Due to the weather deteriorating the primary schools and central nursery will be closed tomorrow Friday 2 March. Heron Hall has decided that it can open.Check our websites and social media for updates. Update: Thurs 15.25 We expect to be open on Friday 2 March. We will make a fi...

All our schools are closed today, Wednesday 28 February

Lets thank our brilliant teachers

CHAT Academies CEO, Marino Charalambous, is backing the 'Thank A Teacher'  initiative which encourages parents to send a post card message free of charge to a special teacher. All parents need to do is go to the link below:http://www.teachingawards.com/thankateachercard/Marino said: "We have ma...

Read Aloud Book clubs membership cards

A sneak preview of the cards we have produced for the children.We think they will love them.They start on bronze and could earn a Gold membership.

Baby chicks are born at Woodpecker

Each year the reception classes receive eggs from a farm, which are then kept warm in a box so the children can learn about animals. The chicks are born and then the children take turns feeding and helping to look after them. All were given special names before they were returned to the farm.

Top charity award for Heron students

Year 11 students Elle, Josh and Mo received special awards this week from the charity Tender at a ceremony in London Bridge, hosted by well known tv and film actress Olivia Colman.From a network of over 2000 young people, teachers and youth workers in London, Elle, Josh and Mo were chosen to be hono...

Nursery, Reception & Secondary places available

We still have some nursery, reception and secondary places still available across our schools. Are you looking for a place for your child?We would love the chance to show you around.Why choose us?Our goal is to provide outstanding education and life changing opportunities for all our children. We be...

School shirt sponsors meet in footie clash

Appropriate sponsorships help our schools not just financially but also by potentially increasing parental and community engagement.  So it was great to see the new football shirts for Enfield Heights and Kingfisher Hall unveiled for the first time when the teams played a friendly. The kits are...

Trust to trial book clubs in primaries

CHAT Academies Chief Executive Officer, Marino Charalambous, has announced plans to launch Read Aloud Book Clubs across the Trust's four primary schools: Cuckoo Hall, Woodpecker Hall, Kingfisher Hall and Enfield Heights. A trial will be started next month for a group of 15 Year 3 children at Cu...

Got any ideas for our Summer fair?

Each year we want to make our Summer Fair a really fantastic day for all our families. We would be very grateful if you had any suggestions on how we might improve on last year's event. So get your thinking caps on please. Send your ideas to isuggest@chat-edu.org.uk

70 parents and children graduate from our first FAST programme with a big party!

It was a fabulous night for 20 families at Cuckoo Hall who celebrated completing Families and Schools Together (FAST), the award winning programme from Save The Children.A huge thank you to Juliet and Beleyu from the Community Outreach team, TAs Seggi and Yelis, Cansu from Safeguarding and the 5 ...

Kingfisher edge Heights to win Read Aloud Quiz crown

Congratulations to a fantastic team from Kingfisher for just edging ahead of Enfield Heights to the Great Read Aloud quiz trophy.The two teams went head to head to rest their reading knowledge.The event included reading stalls, a very busy book swap table and children from both schools reading extra...

CHAT Academies Board member honoured.

Professor Anthony O’ Hear, a member of the CHAT Academies Board of Trustees, has been recognised in the 2018 New Year Honours with the award of an OBE ‘for services to education’.Dr Donald Graham, Chair of the CHAT Academies Board of Trustees, said:“We were delighted by the news that Anthony...

New programme to support parents

Cuckoo Hall will be working with Save The Children on a series of award winning courses to help our parents and their families improve the way they can support their child's learning outside of school.The eight-week programme helps children improve their skills in reading, writing and maths – as w...

Families celebrate with special awards

50 families from across our primary schools successfully completed their 6 week SHARE programes and were awarded framed certificates to mark the achievement.Our longest running family learning programme is called SHARE which has been extremely successful with both parents and carers in our schools. ...

Council Leader message of support to our schools

Enfield Council Leader Cllr Doug Taylor has issued a message of support to our schools, following a meeting with CHAT Academies Chair, Dr Donald Graham.Donald updated the Council on a range of issues. CHAT schools currently educate around 2,200 children in the borough. Donald and Cllr Taylor...

Car free day - Friday 22 September

Support the schools and take part in this day on Friday.Ever since the first vehicle rolled onto the streets in 1886, the world has had a love-hate relationship with the motor car. Today, with over one billion motor vehicles on the roads around the globe, it sometimes seems as if we cannot escape t...

Open evening for our secondary academy - Monday, 18 September

We are looking forward to welcoming you to the Open Evening of our secondary academy, Heron Hall, on Monday, 18 September 5.30-7.30pm. There is no need to book.We know choosing a secondary school is a hugely important decision. In fact, for most families it is one of their biggest.We think we are...

Come to the Winter Fair on 9 December!

A fantastic affordable afternoon for all the family.Who is coming to the spectacular Winter Fair for all our schools on Saturday 9 December? Join over 1,000 others 11am-4pm at Heron Hall Academy, Ponders End EN3 4SA

Popular poet visits Cuckoo for a day of pure poetry!

Children's poet, Joshua Seigal, delighted children across the school with a day dedicated to the writing and performance of poems.Joshua Seigal is an award-winning poet, performer and educator who uses poetry to develop literacy skills and inspire confidence and ​creativity in communication. He ha...

40 bikes at Cuckoo get a good servicing

Bike It Plus,  the initiative to promote riding a bike and to increase the number of pupils regularly cycling to school, came into Cuckoo this week, and offered pupils a free service and check up.

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