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Heron Hall seeking to appoint 3 new parent governors

Have you got what it takes to be a new governor representing our parents?This is a fantastic time to get involved in helping the school.How to apply?Fill out a nomination form which can be found on theGovernance section of our websitewww.heronhallacademy.org.ukFor more information on the role please...

Year 2 have fun at Jubilee Park

A massive well done to the Year 2 children who completed their SATs .As a reward for their hard work in their SATs they were taken to Jubilee Park where they got to play on the slides, climbing frames and football.Well done year 2!

Enfield Heights sponsored silence

Enfield Heights pupils took part in a sponsored silence for 1hr to raise money for the Year 6 leavers party. Children were silent for 1hr in their afternoon lesson with some kids staying quiet until 8pm.

Woodpecker's Teddy Bears' picnic

We invite all Reception parents to a Teddy Bears' picnic on Friday 12th July 2019 from 11:15am - 12:15am. Parents will need to bring in a packed lunch to enjoy with their children.

Urban Strides at Kingfsher Hall

Years 4, 5 and 6 at Kingfisher Hall were given a fantastic street dance masterclass by Urban Strides.The pupils learned a specific dance routine, taught by their instructor, and performed it in full at the end of the session together.The instructor created a positive and energetic atmosphe...

Heron Hall art trip

Year 8 and 9 at Heron Hall went on an exciting art trip where they spent the morning at the National Gallery looking at works from talented artists like Van Gough, Rembrandt, Turner and many more. They then made their way to the Novello Theatre to see the stunning Mamma Mia. The students h...

Cuckoo crowned district athletics champions!

A huge congratulations to the Cuckoo Hall athletics team who came 1st place in the District Athletics competition. Pupils from KS2 competed against 25 teams in events like 50m, 60m, 80m, 150m, 600m and relay and finished the day in 1st place. Well done to all pupils and teachers invol...

Thank you Ikea!

Thank you to IKEA Tottenham for donating books to the school.They donated sets for all KS1 classes, sets for the library and sets for the summer fair.

Kingfisher full of culture!

Kingfisher Hall PTA put on another great event for their annual cultural day.The 2019 Kingfisher Cultural Day was a huge success with brilliant performances, delicious food and fun activities.Children from Year 6 performed Fusion dance, Year 3 girl performed Ballet, a Year 6 boy performed the drums,...

Cultural Cuckoo Hall!

The wonderful Cuckoo Hall PTA put on another brilliant evening displaying our cultural diversity at the school.The sold out evening had delicious food and fantastic performances from around the world, Thank you to the PTA for making this event a success once again, and showcasing our cultural divers...

Local CEO to join the panel for the arts gallery competition

We are delighted to announce that Despina Johnson has agreed to chair our arts gallery competition panel on 5 July.Despina is the CEO of Enterprise Enfield & North London Chamber of Commerce and Enterprise.Click here to find out more about the competition.

New Head of School for Enfield Heights

Jade-Simone Bacon, the current deputy head teacher, is the successful candidate for the new, senior position of Head of School at Enfield Heights. The Head of School will have responsibility for devising and agreeing the school improvement plan, allocating resources, managing staff and leading on th...

Cuckoo non-unform day

On Friday 28th June 2019 there will be a non-uniform day.Children will be asked to donate an unopened bottle of their choice, which will then go onto the PTA stall at this year’s Summer Fair.

Woodpecker sex and relationship coffee morning

The school will be running a sex and relationships workshop for all year groups. Before the workshops there will be two coffee mornings on the Friday 28th June 2019 at 8.45am and 6.00pm that will explain what each year group will be taught.Parents will be given an opportunity to ...

Enfield Heights visits the zoo

Year 1 had lots of fun at ZSL Whipsnade Zoo this week.They enjoyed looking at all the animals from penguins to bears.One of the highlights of was the bear laying on his back playing with a ball.  Read moreZSL Whipsnade Zoo, formerly known as Whipsnade Wild Animal Park, is a zoo a...

Enfield Heights quiz night

Due to popular demand the Enfield Heights PTA will be holding another quiz night and jingle mingle. Join other parents and carers at the school on Thursday 11th July 2019 between 7pm-9pm. Tickets are £3 each and £15 for 6.Nibbles will be provided.

Cuckoo team win every game at Tottenham Hotspur competition

Well done to our KS1 boys team who won every game at the recent tournament at Tottenham Hotspur's training ground.Well done!

Don't miss the Cuckoo Hall book swap

Join us for another book swap at Cuckoo Hall on Monday 24th June 2019.This book swap is for parent, carers and children of nursery, reception year 1 and year 2.Bring a book and swap it for any book of your choice.

Heron's out door art display wows locals!

Our talented year 9 art students took part in a hoarding competition at Lovell’s Electric Quarter (just behind the 3G pitch). They came up with a great idea: to create a gallery space by painting frames around their most accomplished piece of artwork this year.The results are stunning.

Cuckoo team reaches final four in Spurs competition

Fantastic performance from the Cuckoo boys. Fourth place at the big Spurs tournament last week. Well done!

Woodpecker year 1 and 2 cook up a storm!

Over 60 year 1 and year 2 parents and children were in attendance at the recent Read Aloud event.The theme for this fantastic event was cooking so the children had to read the recipe and make a colourful couscous salad."This was such a good idea as my child like to read cooking recipes. A brilliant ...

Another successful book swap at Cuckoo Hall

Over 75 parents year 4, 5 and 6 parents, carers and children attended the school's latest Book Swap.Loads of books were swapped with children bringing in an old one and swapping it for a new one."We can’t wait for book swap next time. My favourite book is Horrid Henry, I read it last tim...

Kingfisher and Enfield Heights History Off The Page workshop

Year 4s at Kingfisher Hall and Enfield Heights were transported back in time to the most famous fire ever. The children started their morning becoming apprentices on the streets of London. They learned skills that were common in that era such as barber surgeon, apothecary, leather worker, ...

PTA bake sale a huge success!

It’s a sell out! Over £240 was raised from the PTA bake sale.Thank you to our wonderful PTA, parents and staff members!The profits will be going towards the year 6 prom. #WoodpeckerFamily

Cultural evening is sold out!

We are very sorry but all the tickets for Friday's event are now gone. Apologies to anyone who is disappointed.There will be no ticket sales on the door.

Hugely successful 'Every child is an artist' night

Our wonderful PTA organised a fabulous 'Every child is an artist' night at the school to explore the creative sides of the children. With a big turn out for the event, the children were shown four different artistic styles, ranging from the  from the tradional to the modern. They were then chal...

Dont forget its our fabulous cultural day tomorrow

Welcome to our new community police officer

Welcome to PC Sophie Healy, our new community police officer, who will be based at Heron Hall Academy one day per week. She takes over from PC Hana who has done such a great job at the school. We work closely with the police  to ensure our students are as safe as possible.

Visit to Lords - the home of cricket for these lucky youngsters.

Its the cricket world cup. Children from Cuckoo were lucky to get a VIP visit to Lords! We're told they had a fabulous time visiting one of the world's iconic sporting venues.

Woodpecker crowned borough Glee champions!

For the second time in three years, the children have been named the best Glee club in the borough.Competing at the world famous Hackney Empire theatre, the 30-strong Woodpecker team was up against very stiff opposition - including fellow CHAT school, Cuckoo Hall, the reigning Glee champions.Headtea...

Cuckoo Hall glee team judged 'pitch perfect'

Well done Cuckoo Hall for performing to such a high standard at the world famous Hackney Empire theatre this week. The amazing youngsters were awarded a 'Pitch Perfect' certificate and Nazil won first place in the Music Theatre category, beating every other contestant! Wow!We are all very prou...

Bake Sale and Book Swap on Monday 17 June after school.

Nursery parents invited to coffee on 17 June at 8.30am

'Skills for you' training programme has been cancelled

Unfortunately the company running the 'Skills for you' training programme has cancelled upcoming events. The following courses will not now be taking place: 11-14 June, 18-21 June, and 24 June-12th July.

Egyptian Day at Cuckoo

Year 5 Egyptian DayThe years 5s at Cuckoo took part in some fantastic activities for Egyptian Day.The day began with children learning how to make Egyptian bread dough. They followed a recipe to create their Egyptian dough.While their Egyptian dough was proving the children took part in an exciting ...

Skills 4 You training programme

4 day courseFree 4 day course for parents/carers of all schools in the trust which include Cuckoo Hall, Woodpecker Hall, Kingfisher Hall, Enfield Heights and Heron Hall.The 4 day courses will be held on 11th-14th June or 18th-21st June 2019.- Free Amazon Voucher- Achieve CV Boosting Qualif...

Book review of the month - June

The Teenage Guide to Friends By Nicola Morgan‘If you don’t have a reliable and trusted adult to give you advice, this book certainly will!’This book is a guide to friendships and it includes methods to sort out difficult scenarios. It will help teenagers who are struggling to manage and create...

Cuckoo Hall raise over £800 for Year 6 trips

Car washThe Year 6 children at Cuckoo Hall have been raising money for amazing trips like watching The Lion King in the west end, a drama workshop with professional dancer/actor, trip to Southend's Adventure Island and a trip to the cinema. Two of the Year 6 classes ran a successful car wa...

Keeping up with Children in Numeracy course

Keeping up with Children in NumeracyAll parents from all five schools in the trust, Cuckoo Hall, Woodpecker Hall, Heron Hall, Kingfisher Hall and Enfield Heights are invited to join the five week course to help them understand how numeracy is taught in school and enable parents to further support th...

The mega bake sale is coming on 17 June!

Lets make this the best event yet.We need your cakes.Bring them in on the morning of Monday 17 June.The selling and eating starts after school  on the same day.Love Rochel and ValentinaJoint Chairs, PTAPS - No nuts.

Cuckoo Hall Year 4/5/6 book swap

Book swapAfter the success of the last book swap, the Community Outreach Team are hosting another one for parents/carers and children in Years 4, 5 and 6 on Wednesday 5th June 2019. You are invited to bring in a book and swap it for any book of your choice from 3:15-4:15 in the playground.

PTA raises cash with tasty cakes

Our brilliant PTA raised a lot of cash with a fabulous bake sale. The cakes, donuts and biscuits were all delicious. Children, staff and parents alike wasted no time tucking into some mouth watering treats, with the monies raised going towards the Year 6 leaving party in a few weeks time. Thank you ...

New assistant headteachers at Heights and Kingfisher

"I want to formally welcome Miss Orgill and Mrs Halil, two very experienced members of staff  who have joined us at Cuckoo Hall Academy Trust as Assistant Headteachers.Mrs Halil (pictured right) is based at Enfield Heights and Miss Orgill (left) is based at Kingfisher Hall but both will be flex...

Woodpecker's Maths Week

Math weekOn Friday 7th June Woodpecker pupils will be dressing up as a famous mathematician or as a mathematical concept to celebrate Maths Week.

PTA Summer events meeting - all welcome

Our enthusistic new PTA Chairs Raquel and Valentina are organising a meeting after school on Wednesday to plan some new events.We want as many parents as possible to get involved. Raquel and Valentina, pictured with headteacher Sharon Parson, have brilliantly come forward to take on the role of lead...

Kingfisher Cultural Day

Save the date!The Kingfisher PTA will be hosting the amazing Cultural Day on Saturday 15th June 2019 from 11am-2pm.

Cuckoo Hall Cultural Evening

Save the dateOn Friday 21st June 2019 from 5pm-7pm the Cuckoo Hall PTA will be hosting their annual Cultural Evening.There will be Greek Dancers, Turkish Folk Dancers, Bollywood, African Drumming, Jamaican singers, African Dancers and much more.

Cultural Diversity Day at Woodpecker

Cultural Diversity DayFor Cultural Diversity Day children came into school in their cultural wear wearing dresses from Romania, India, Egypt and many more.The children were excited to spend the afternoon learning about different cultures clothing, food, dance and songs.They learnt about cu...

Stay and play group to open in September

Doing it for yourself graduation A huge congratulations to the graduates from the doing it for yourself 12 week workshop.The group will now start their very own stay and play group in order to complete their training and accreditation. "Well done to all the parents/carers that completed the course a...

Woodpecker's Great Big Read Aloud Event

The Great Big Read Aloud EventOn Tuesday 4th June parent/carers of year 1 and year 2 children are invited to a very special Read Aloud event.The event will be from 3pm-4pm and is themed around cooking with activities such as book mark making, recipe book making, read a recipe book to make food and a...

Inspire Maths at Enfield Heights

Inspire Maths This week Inspire Maths trainer, Peter Warwick visited Enfield Heights to give parents an informed demonstration on Inspire Maths, how it works and how parents can help children.Over 30 parents attended the informative workshop.Our marketing and communications team created a film with ...

Confidence for work course

Confidence for workThe Community Outreach team partnered with Barnet Southgate College are putting on a course to help those looking to return to work after a break.This event is open to all CHAT parents. The course starts on Thursday 6th June 2019 from 9am-2:30pm. Please meet at the Cuckoo Hall off...

Cultural diversity day at Woodpecker

Cultural Diversity dayOn the 21st May 2019 we will be hosting a Cultural Diversity day .Children may wear their ethnic costume to school that day and will spend the afternoon learning about different cultures clothing, food, dance and songs.

Good luck to Heron students

Good luck to all Heron students starting their exams this week.Click here to see the exam timetable.

CHAT Summer Fair 2019

CHAT Summer FairOur CHAT Summer Fair will be held on Saturday 6th July 2019.The fantastic occasion will be from 11am-3pm and involve all schools in the Trust (Cuckoo Hall, Woodpecker Hall, Kingfisher Hall, Enfield Heights and Heron Hall).The Summer Fair will be held at Cuckoo Hall Academy, Cuckoo Ha...

Over 45 parents and children at latest Read Aloud event

Read AloudThere were over 45 parents and children at our latest Read Aloud event at Cuckoo for early years.The theme for the event was The Gruffalo with nursery class teacher Miss Idziaszczyk reading the book to the  children, which they enjoyed.The ...

Heron raise over £200 for Water Aid

Heron Saves Lives!The Year 9 Duke of Edinburgh Fundraising Team’s recent endeavours has raised over £200 for the charity Water Aid. The team organised form-time sports activities for KS3 who offered donations for their participation; Year 9 alone raised over £100! ‘We would like to thank all s...

Over 130 tickets sold for Enfield Heights school disco

Enfield Heights school disco The PTA at Enfield Heights put on a successful school disco for children in all year groups.Over 130 tickets were sold as the children enjoyed lots of dancing, party games and snacks.The children enjoyed the music especially from Ariana Grande, Bruno Mars and George Ezra...

Police and fire brigade visit Kingfisher

Police and fire brigade visit KingfisherThe Nursery at Kingfisher have been learning about the people who help us, based on the story ‘Doctor Daisy’ which includes doctors, firefighters and police officers. The children have been visited by firefighters and police officers, along with their fire...

Woodpecker jumping with joy

Jump In tripYear 4 at Woodpecker Hall went on a school trip to Jump In, a trampling and adventure park in Enfield.The children had a wonderful day at the indoor trampling park, which is filled with activity areas, trapeze, dodgeball.Read moreA jumpin’ story from the get-go. Jump In thoug...

Important dates for Woodpecker parents/carers

Dates for the diary 26th June 2019 Coffee morning sex and relationship workshop for parents 8:45 and 6pm28th June 2019 Year 6 movie afternoonJuly2nd July 2019 KS2 Sports day    4th July 2019 Year 6 parent consultations 5th July 2019 Career day for students6th July 2019 CHAT Summer Fai...

Snakes and Ladders at Woodpecker Hall

Snakes and ladders at WoodpeckerYear 6 classes at Woodpecker welcomed some exotic animals into the school.The pupils and staff welcomed crabs, a chinchilla, a terrapin, a bullfrog and a 7ft boa constrictor snake into the school.Not only is this very educational for the Year 6s but it has been shown ...

Cuckoo parent volunters graduate from First Aid course

QA Level 3 Award in Pediatric First Aid Parent volunteers graduated from their QA Level 3 Award in Paediatric First Aid.The 6-week programme designed specifically to meet the DFE's EYFS Framework, is run free with Barnet and Southgate College and aims to help with parent volunteering and give s...

INSET days at Heron Hall

Our remaining INSET days are: Monday 22nd July 2019Tuesday 23rd July 2019.Click here to see our term dates.

Heron book review of the month

Book review of the monthBook Review: The Novice by Taran Matharu“An incredible magical book filled with stories of friendship and wars!”The book is set in a mystical land filed with humans, dwarves, elves, orcs and magical demons.The main characters are: Fletcher: a startled young boy who recent...

Heron student have read of 85m words since September

Words readThrough our Accelerated Reader programme, which logs how much is being read, since September 2018 our students have read..... 85,077,172 words

Cuckoo girls football team crowned champions

We are champions!Cuckoo Year 5/6 girls football team were crowned league champions this week,The girls won every single game this season and ended it with a 3-1 victory against Raglan."I’m so proud of the girls for winning the league. They showed great desire, talent and that Cuckoo Hall...

Great Read Aloud Event

Great Read Aloud EventOn Wednesday 8th May 2019 between 3pm-4pm we will be holding the Great Read Aloud Event for Nursery, Reception and Year 1 parents/carers. There will be a special story telling and a lot of fun activities for the children such as making props for their favourite storie...

Dads and lads at Cuckoo Hall

Dads and ladsOver 45 Dads, lads and children of year 5/6 attended a fun learning session that involved building their very own vehicle with their children out of boxes, cardboard and tape.There were some brilliant vehicles on show from brilliant boats, amazing aeroplanes, and terrific trains....

Woodpecker curriculum overviews

Curriculum overviews Please see the curriculum overviews for years 1-6Click here to view.

Enfield Heights' school D-I-S-C-O

School discoOn Friday 3rd May our amazing PTA are putting on a spectacular school disco.Reception/Y1/Y2/Y3 will be from 5pm-6:30pmY4/Y5/Y6 will be from 7pm-8:30pmTickets will only be £2 (including snacks) due to the huge success of the PTA's recent bake sales.

Over 25 Woodpecker Dads, lads and children at fun learning session

Dads and ladsOver 25 Dads, lads and children of year 5/6 attended a fun learning session that involved building their very own vehicle with their children out of boxes, cardboard and tape.There were some brilliant vehicles on show from amazing aeroplanes, terrific trains and even flyi...

Heron GCSE exam timetable

Exam timetableClick here to see the GCSE exam timetable.Good luck to all students taking exams.

NME top 100 new artist for 2019 to visit Heron Hall

Honey Gentry at Heron HallThe NME100, singer-songwriter, Honey Gentry will be visiting Heron Hall this week.The Fleetwood Mac, Led Zeppelin and Lana Del Ray inspired artist will be meeting with students, answering questions and performing songs from her debut EP, Moonlight.

Woodpecker visits the Iron Ages

Prehistory at Woodpecker HallLast term, year 1, learnt about the Iron Age as a part of them learning about the prehistoric ages. As a part of their homework, pupils were tasked with building Celtic Forts as the Celts lived in Britain at the time and made weapons that were us...

Staying safe online

Staying safe onlineTalking to your child - openly, and regularly - is the best way to help keep them safe online.You might find it helpful to start with a family discussion to set boundaries and agree what's appropriate. Or you might need a more specific conversation about an app or website your chi...

Parents invited to online safety talk.

We are organising an Online Safety talk for parents on Thurs 25 April in the school, 8.40-9.35am. Technology is changing so fast its hard to keep up.Thats why we have organised an expert talk so that our parents can stay on top of keeping their children safe.On this day the whole school will be lear...

Kingfisher nursery explore Room on the Broom

Room on the Broom at KingfisherPupils in the nursery have been using talking tables while reading Room on the Broom.The pupils will be transforming their classroom around this bookThe pupils were involved in activities such as painting, learning about animals and dressing up as characters.About the ...

Trust chair praises progress at Cuckoo Hall Academy

Dr Donald Graham, Chair of the Board of Trustees said: “We are delighted for our parents, pupils and staff that Ofsted has formally recognised the huge progress being made to improve the school under new headteacher Nicky Ross and her team.  This is a very positive report, demonstrati...

Enfield Heights' street dancers - video

Street dancing at Enfield HeightsKey stage 2 at Enfield Heights were given a fantastic street dance masterclass by Urban Strides.The pupils learned a specific dance routine, taught by their instructor, and performed it in full at the end of the session together.The instructor created a positive and ...

How to clean a hamster cage by Kingfisher pupils

How to clean a hamster cageReception pupils have a new friend called Buster in their class.Buster is a hamster so his cage needs cleaning sometimes. Click here to see the brilliant instruction video on how to clean a hamster cage by Kingfisher pupils.

Dads and lads at Woodpecker Hall

Dads and lads at Woodpecker HallAt Woodpecker Hall Academy, we realise the importance of engaging families, making thema part of our school. We would like to take this opportunity to invite any dads, uncles, grandads or carers of year 5/6 pupIls into school to participate in a fun learning sess...

Dads and lads at Cuckoo Hall

Dads and lads at CuckooAt Cuckoo Hall Academy, we realise the importance of engaging families, making them a part of our school. We would like to take this opportunity to invite any dads, uncles, grandads or carers of year 5/6 pupils into school to participate in a fun learning session with the pupi...

Another successful Read Aloud book swap at Enfield Heights

Book swapOver 45 parents/carers and pupils attended the latest Read Aloud book swap at Enfield Heights.Books were swapped all over the place as pupils had the opportunity to bring in a book they've already read and swap it for another. “We love book swap getting another book for free.”...

Enfield Heights PTA bake sale sells out on both days

Bake sale a huge successThe amazing PTA at Enfield Heights raised an outstanding total of £268 from their incredible bake sale that sold out on both days.Generous parents/carers baked and bought goodies like delicious doughnuts, marvellous muffins and champion cookie."Thank you everyone for all you...

Kingfisher's candy floss Fridays sold out within 15 minutes

Candy floss FridaysThe school's brilliant PTA sold out of candy floss within 15 minutes on their first ever candy floss Fridays event, which they intend to do every last Friday of the term.Both new and existing PTA members spent 90 minutes making 150 bags of candy floss."Thank you to our new PTA mem...

Cuckoo hold daffoldil breakfast to celebrate the beginning of spring

Daffodil breakfast Reception, year 1 and year 2 were a part of a sensational daffodil breakfast to celebrate spring and Easter for Christians. The dining hall looked amazing filled with all the beautiful bright daffodils and the pupils enjoyed boiled eggs, bread, jam and honey for their daffodil bre...

Kingfisher PTA bake sale sells out within the hour

Successful bake saleKingfisher's amazing PTA put on an incredible bake sale that sold out within the hour.Parents/carers and pupils crowded around the community room in order to purchase cakes such as cinnamon palmiers, banana loaf, chocolate egg cake and many more.“Thank you all for coming to buy...

10 Cuckoo families graduate from Families Connect programme

Families ConnectA huge congratulations to the 10 families that have graduated from the Families Connect programme. The Community Outreach Team run the fantastic Families Connect programme in partnership with Save the Children.The programme is for 8 weeks covering areas of social and emotional d...

Kingfisher Hall solving puzzles

The Happy Puzzle CompanyThe Happy Puzzle Company ran an amazing problem solving and team building skills workshop with all pupils from year 1 right up to year 6.The pupils used lots of hands on interactive 2D and 3D puzzles and took part in challenges to develop a whole range of skills, like visual ...

Heron students attend Alexandra Palace Children's Book Awards

Heron students at Children's Book AwardsHeron Hall Academy's year 7 students joined 500 students, from schools in North London, who attended the Alexandra Palace Children's Book Awards (APCBA).Over the spring term, a group of positive readers committed to join Md. Morris & Md. Senussi ...

Over 100 Kingfisher parents/carers join us for family learning day

Family learning dayOver 100 parents/carers joined us for family learning day.Parents/carers came into school and participated in a half hour session with their child's class. The pupils were excited to welcome their parents/carers to school and show them their learning styles they use on a day ...

Cuckoo girls netball team crowned champions

Cuckoo netball triumph A huge congratulations to our year 5/6 girls netball team for being crowned league champions after beating Eldon 13-2.Our amazing netball stars have an incredible 100% win record which means they have won every single game they've played.  Cuckoo Hall have retained t...

Woodpecker pupils interview Olympic medalist

Interview with Olympic medalistOlympic medalist Desirèe Henry led our International Women’s Day celebrations by presenting an amazing assembly to the pupils.An interview, hosted by year 5 pupils, then took place with the sprinter.Click here to watch the interview.

Gender pay gap report for 2018

CHAT is made up of four primary academies and one secondary academy. In line with most education organisations, female staff make up the majority of the primary school workforce at CHAT.A significant number of female staff across CHAT work in school support roles, such as business admin, teaching as...

Premier League star footballer Jack Wilshere opens new 3G Astro

Jack Wilshere at Heron Hall AcademyJack Wilshere of England and West Ham visited our secondary academy Heron Hall Academy to open the new state of the art 3G Astro!Click here to find out what he had to say.

*Date change* Kingfisher Hall PTA bake sale

Bake saleOur incredible PTA will be holding a bake sale on the 3rd April from 2:45-4:00PM in the community room.They will have delicious baked goods on sale for all to buy,

Enfield Heights solving puzzles

The Happy Puzzle CompanyThe Happy Puzzle Company ran an amazing problem solving and team building skills workshop with all pupils from year 1 right up to year 6.The pupils used lots of hands on interactive 2D and 3D puzzles and took part in challenges to develop a whole range of skills, like visual ...

Nursery parents/carers attend Change 4 Life programme

Change 4 LifeNursery parents/carers have been attending the Change 4 Life programme that offers a range of fun activity sessions while providing education and advice regarding a range of healthy lifestyle issues.So far the parents/carers have been learning about sugar swap, food labels, cooking...

internet awareness session for Heron Hall parents

Internet Awareness Session for ParentsThe school are organsing a session for parents on the subject of online safety.The session will help parents understand the wide array of games, apps and websites.The session will also talk about how children are taught to be safe online, whilst also g...

Kingfisher Hall e-safety training for parents/carers

Please join us for e-safety training for parents/carers.The school regard this training as essential in order to keep your child safe online. We strongly advise all parents/carers to attend.Wednesday 3rd April 8:45-9:45am & 5:30-6:30pm

Enfield Council’s Schools and Early Years’ Improvement Service

Enfield Council’s Schools and Early Years’ Improvement Service provide information to families living in Enfield about seeking additional support with childcare costs and funded Early Education and Childcare entitlements. 

Cuckoo girls claim 3rd place in football tournament

Cuckoo footballThe school's girls football team played in the St Johns Girls Football Tournament. They played amazingly and won their first 5 games scoring 13 and conceding 0.The girls were then through to the semi-finals, however, missed out on getting to the final on penalties. The scoresCuck...

Another successful Read Aloud book swap at Kingfisher Hall

Read Aloud book swapThank you to all parents/carers and pupils that attended our latest Read Aloud book swap at Kingfisher Hall.Books were swapped left, right and centre as pupils had the opportunity to bring in a book they've already read and swap it for another.

New YouTube video - Heron has musical talent!

Its no wonder Heron Hall Academy is becoming such a popular school with great academic results and an ethos which encourages all our students to explore their artistic talents. One afternoon we sent our cameras along to the school and found these amazing young people playing away in the studio.W...

Maths, maths, maths at Woodpecker Hall

Maths coffee morningWoodpecker parents/carers attended a fantastic workshop on maths led by Deputy headteacher, Michelle Griffin and maths consultant, Sara Tilly.A variety of methods and calculations that the pupils would be taught were shown and explained to the parents/carers.T...

Nursery places available apply NOW!

Robin HallOur wonderful nursery provides 120 fully funded pre-school places for 3 year olds.We offer flexible days and also additional hours at a highly competitive rate.Our nursery children are happy, love coming to our provision and have an excellent relationship with our amazing team. Children le...

Once upon a time at Woodpecker Hall

Fairy tale dayYear 2 pupils dressed up as fairy tale characters for fairy tale day.The pupils dressed up as characters from fairy tales such as Snow White, Beauty and the Beast and The 3 Little Pigs.All pupils were split into four groups with each group having the opportunity to partake in activitie...

Enfield Heights count money

Year 2 counting moneyAs a part of their SATs preparation year 2 have been using fake coins and cash to make different amounts of money.If the amount is £17.60 they would need to find out different ways they can make this figure.One way may be...1x £10 note1x £5 note1x £2 coin1x 50p coi...

Heron Hall v The Rest of CHAT footbal match

Match of the dayOn Friday, 29 March the Trust will be holding a Heron Hall v The Rest of CHAT football match (kick-off 5pm) to inaugurate the fantastic new 3G pitches at Heron Hall.We invite all parents/carers and pupils/students across all our schools to come and support th...

Parent consultations Thursday 28th March 2019

Parent Consultations Parents consultations will be on Thursday 28th March 2019 between 1:30pm and 6:30pmEntry will be via Dartford Avenue entrance for Reception-Year 2, and through the main hall for Years 3-6.In order to ensure the best experience for staff and parents, children must be collected th...

New books at Cuckoo Hall

Reading at homeCuckoo Hall has been purchasing lots of new, high quality and engaging texts for children to read in school and at home.Your child will be able to bring home a book to read every evening. These books will be matched to their reading stage in order for them to consolidate the reading s...

Kingfisher Hall learning day

English Learning DayOn Monday 1st April the school are inviting parents/carers to an English Family Learning Day. Parents/carers will have the opportunity to come in and participate in a half hour session with their child’s class. There are both morning and afternoon ...

Enfield Heights parent consultations - Thursday 4th April 2019

Parent Consultations Parents consultations will be on Thursday 4th April2019 between 1:00pm and 6:00pmIn order to ensure the best experience for staff and parents, children must be collected that dayat 12:30pm.There will be no school for children that afternoon. However, you are encouraged to bring ...

Reception class go on a bear hunt

Read Aloud WorkshopThank you to everyone who supported our latest Read Aloud event!Parents/carers and their children attended - with great feedback from everyone telling us it was really helpful.All the children gathered at the front of the hall for story time with their teacher. They read 'Going On...

Amazing courses available for CHAT families

Always wanted to work with children? Then now's your chance!Courses are now open to all CHAT families.Please come to our information event on 1st April 2019 at 1pm-3pm at Cuckoo Hall Academy.For more information please see our community outreach team or email Wendy at wbowstead@chat-edu.org.uk

Enfield Heights raise over £140 for Comic Relief

Red Nose Day 2019Thank you all for your donations for Red Nose Day 2019.We raised an amazing £141.07 for Comic Relief.The pupils came to school dressed in red for a donation of £1.In year 2. during their English lesson, they wrote and performed their very own jokes to the class.Miss Whitby said he...

New fantastic vacancy portal now LIVE!

All our vacancies are now displayed on our new professional, easy to use, vacancy portal.If there aren't any vacancies advertised at the moment that are right for you, why not set up an account and sign up for job alerts by clicking here.To narrow the list of vacancies that you are interested in, pl...

Kingfisher Hall book swap

After the success of our last book swap we invite you to Join us after school on Tuesday 26th March from 3pm-4pm for another amazing book swap,Bring a book you've read and swap it for another book.

Enfield Heights street dance masterclass

Urban Strides at Enfield HeightsKey stage 2 at Enfield Heights were given a fantastic street dance masterclass by Urban Strides.The pupils learned a specific dance routine, taught by their instructor, and performed it in full at the end of the session together. The instructor created a positive and ...

Netball superstars give inspirational message to Heron students

For International Women's Day students and staff were excited to welcome international netball superstars Sasha Corbin and Kadeen Corbin to the school.Click here to watch the inspirational message they left for Heron students.

Cuckoo teachers get pied for Comic Relief

Comic Relief: Red Nose Day 2019For Red Nose Day 2019 on Friday 15th March the pupils dressed in non-uniform for a donation of £1 for Comic Relief. We raised a total of £1430!The pupils were also asked to prepare their best jokes in class and then some were chosen to say it...

CHAT News - Issue 1

CHAT NewsWelcome to the first edition of CHAT News.The brand new newsletter features, resources and tips to help parents at home, a celebration of achievements in the trust's schools and plans for the future.To read the first edition of CHAT News click here.

Governors explore Enfield Heights

Governors Learning WalkGovernors took part in a learning walk of the school this week, a critical and very valuable exercise.They went into classrooms and observed how subjects were taught, including the school’s new maths programme, Inspire Maths. Governors also got the opportunity to meet some o...

Woodpecker's Read Aloud story box

Story BoxThe Read Aloud workshop at Woodpecker was enjoyed by children and parents creating a magical box of their favourite story.The thrilled pupils created a story with just a shoe box, materials and, most importantly, their imagination.Shoe boxes were turned into marvellous settings su...

KIngfisher Hall raise over £330 for Comic Relief

Red Nose Day 2019We've raised an amazing £331.40 for Comic Relief!For Red Nose 2019 the pupils came into school in 'red' non-uniform for a £1 donation. During our Red Nose Day assembly, the teachers were set challenges and dares they had to complete. The dares involved a bowl of spaghetti hoops on...

Heron Hall teachers get 'pied'

Pi DayNow a very popular and established feature of the school year, Pi day at Heron Hall, saw students compete across the day for 10 golden tickets to allow them to choose to foam pie a teacher of their choice!Pi Day stems from the celebration of the ratio of a circle’s circumference to...

Wood Green Crown Court open day

On Thursday 18 April 2019 Wood Green Crown Court will be letting people in to visit their cells, take part in a mock trial, meet a police dog, Easter egg hunt and lots more. It is from 10am-3pm and admission free.Address  Wood Green Crown CourtWoodall HouseLordship LaneWood GreenLondonN22 ...

Woodpecker teachers get sponged for Comic Relief

Red Nose Day 2019The pupils wore read for Red Nose Day this year as a return we asked for £1 for Comic Relief.During our Red Nose Day assembly, the teachers performed some gruesome dares such as eating a raw onion, a spoon full of marmite and a spoon full of hot sauce. A few of the male teachers ha...

Reception class' amazing Read Aloud event

Read Aloud WorkshopThank you to everyone who supported our latest Read Aloud event!Parents/carers and their children attended - with great feedback from everyone telling us it was really helpful.All the children gathered at the front of the hall for story time with their teacher. They story was read...

Cuckoo Hall - Red Nose Day 2019

Red Nose DayFriday 15th March is Red Nose Day and pupils are being asked to dress in non- uniform and bring in donations of £1 or more to class. Children can buy their red noses in school at a cost of £1.25. The class that raises the most money will see their class teacher ‘g...

Enfield Heights - Red Nose Day 2019

Friday 15th March is Comic Relief (Red Nose Day) in which pupils can come into school in non-uniform but must include something red.The school are asking for a £1 donation, in order to raise money for Comic Relief.The day will begin with a whole school assembly, where children and teachers fro...

Kingfisher Nursery explore Handa's Suprise

Handa's Surprise at KingfisherPupils in the nursery have been using talking tables while reading Handa's Suprise. They turned their classroom into an African village as the story is set in Kenya. The pupils were involved in activities such as painting, learning about animals and what fruit animals e...

Enfield Heights & Kingfisher e-safety training for parents/carers

Please join us for e-safety training for parents/carers. The school regard this training as essential in order to keep your child safe online. We strongly advise all parents/carers to attend.Enfield HeightsFriday 15th March 8:45-9:45amKingfisher HallWednesday 3rd April 8:45-9:45am & 5:30-6:30pm&...

World International Day at Enfield Heights

World International DayThank you to everyone that joined us for the PTA's wonderful World International Day!There was a great variety of international foods on show from colourful curry and rice to cheesy pizza.Headteacher, Mr Clifford, painted pupils' faces with superheroes, animals and patterns. C...

Olympic medalist visits Woodpecker Hall for International Women's Day celebrations

International Women's DayOlympic medalist Desirèe Henry led our International Women’s Day celebrations by presenting an amazing assembly to the pupils The assembly focused on International Women’s Day and was hugely inspirational for all the pupils.The athlete spoke about her journey to get to ...

World Book Day at Heron Hall

World Book Day at Heron HallWorld Book Day on Thursday 7th March at Heron Hall brought out both students’ and staff’s competitive spirit. An action –packed day included staff trying to outshine each other in fancy dress – as their favourite book character; form competitions to create the mos...

Heron Hall's book review of the month - March edition

The School for Good and Evil by Soman Chainani‘Try to escape you’ll always fail, the only way out is through a fairy tale.’Best friends Agatha and Sophie get whisked away into the deathly secretive world of fairy tales – at the School for Good and Evil. An enchanted institution, where childr...

Woodpecker Hall's Year 5/6 Read Aloud workshop

Read Aloud WorkshopJoin us for our latest Read Aloud workshop for year 5/6. Tomorrow (12 March 2019) from 3pm-4pm.The creative workshop will challenge parents/carers and pupils to build a story from a shoe box using only materials and their imagination.Shoe boxes can be turned into marvellous s...

Cuckoo Hall's International Women's Day celebrations

International Women's DayFor International Women's Day children took part in activities that involved talking about women who inspire them and what jobs they want to do when they grow up.Some of the pupils want to be mathematicians and marine biologists whilst others hope to become do...

Informed Families on Facebook

Informed Families use Facebook as a platform to promote Funded Early Education and Childcare Entitlements among Enfield families.Through their Informed Families Facebook Page, they share a range of posts with information related to Early Education and Childcare, including;• encourag...

Change 4 Life Nursery Parent Programme

We are running a FREE healthy lifestyle and activity programme for all Nursery parents.The programme offers a range of fun activity sessions, while providing education and advice regarding a range of healthy lifestyle issues. The course sessions will take place once a week at your school, for 5 week...

Robin Hall places available apply NOW!

Robin HallOur wonderful nursery provides 120 fully funded pre-school places for 3 year olds.We offer flexible days and also additional hours at a highly competitive rate.Our nursery children are happy, love coming to our provision and have an excellent relationship with our amazing team. Children le...

Netball superstars visit Heron Hall for International Women's Day celebrations

Netball stars visit Heron HallStudents and staff were excited to welcome international netball superstars Sasha Corbin and Kadeen Corbin to the school.The amazing netball sisters, as a part of International Women's Day, gave a superb netball master class to year 8, 9 and 10. The girls took...

Brilliant book week at Woodpecker Hall

Book WeekThis week we have had some fantastic reading inspired activities across the school for Book Week. We had parents come in to read, staff from the Trust come in to read and pupils dressing up as their favourite characters.Parents read to classesStarting off the week we had 14 Woodpecker paren...

World Book Day 2019 at Kingfisher Hall

World Book Day This year for World Book Day the pupils spent the day participating in fun and creative activities based around a book.The pupils were also set the task to design a hat which represented a book character, or setting which they then wore to school.There were some fa...

Wonderful World Book Day at Enfield Heights

World Book Day This year for World Book Day the pupils spent the day participating in fun and creative activities based around a book.The pupils were also set the task to design a hat which represented a book character, or setting which they then wore to school.There were some fantastic costumes and...

World Book Day at Cuckoo Hall

World Book DayFor World Book Day 2019 there was a range of fun activities happening throughout the day in order to raise the importance of reading for fun. This World Book Day pupils brought in their favourite book, poem, comic to share with the class. This morning the pupils had to listen out for a...

Olympic Medalist to visit Woodpecker Hall

Tomorrow, 8 March 2019, Olympic medalist Desirèe Henry will be coming to Woodpecker Hall for International Women's Day. Desirèe Henry has won an Olympic bronze medal in the 4 x 100 metres relay at the 2016 Rio Games, and a silver medal in the 4 × 100 m relay at the World Athletics Championships i...

Year 3 flip pancakes on Shrove Tuesday

Enfield Heights Pancake DayOur lucky year 3s enjoyed delicious pancakes on Shrove Tuesday. The pancakes were hot and filled with chocolate spread, The class also learned about what Shrove Tuesday is and what it signifies. Read moreShrove Tuesday is the day before Lent starts on Ash Wednesday. The na...

Enfield Council event on tackling youth violence

The Lead member for Community Safety and Cohesion, Councillor Keazor would like to invite Enfield residents to attend a community event on 23rd March 2019 at 12:00 at Community House, 311 Fore Street, Edmonton N9 0PZ.This is an event organised by the Council for residents of Enfield to rec...

Netball superstars to visit Heron Hall

Heron Hall excited to welcome Netball superstarsSasha Corbin and Kadeen Corbin will visit Heron Hall tomorrow (Wednesday 6th March) as a part of International Women's Week.For International Women's Week the Netball superstar sisters will be giving a Netball masterclass to a selected group of girls. ...

Cuckoo Hall early years book swap

Join us in the early years playground on Thursday 7th March from 3pm-4pm for a book swap for Cuckoo Hall early years, Nursery, reception and year 1.Make sure you bring a book to swap.

Woodpecker parents read to classes for book week

This morning 14 parents volunteered to read to a class as a part of our book week activities.Thank you to all the parents that volunteered. All classes were able to have a parent read to them due to the Woodpecker family coming together for this event.

Reports have suggested 'Momo' was a hoax

Reports have now suggested 'Momo' was a hoax.The Samaritans and the NSPCC have dismissed the claims, saying that there is no evidence that the Momo challenge has initially caused any harm.The NSPCC said there is no confirmed evidence that the phenomenon is actually posing a threat to British childre...

What is the most read book in schools?

Pupils' favourite books revealed. Most-read book in primaries1. Bad Dad by David Walliams Most-read book in secondary schools1. Gangsta Granny by David WalliamsFavourite book in primary schools1.Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone by J K RowlingFavourite book in secondary schools1. Harry Pott...

15 Cuckoo parent volunteers start First Aid qualification

QA Level 3 Award in Pediatric First Aid15 excited parent volunteers took part in their very 1st session of their QA Level 3 Award in Paediatric First Aid.This is a 6-week program ending on the 3rd of April.The course, designed specifically to meet the DFE's EYFS Framework, is run free with Barn...

Ready, steady, cook...Heron's junior chefs cook up a storm!

Heron Hall's Very Own MasterChefsThis week the talented budding Year 11 chefs at Heron Hall cooked up some tasty creations for their mock examinations.Our brilliant junior chefs took to the kitchen with a limited amount of time and created restaurant quality dishes.These dishes included As...

Cuckoo year 1 healthy cultural food tasting

Year 1 healthy cultural food tastingYear 1 took part in a delicious healthy cultural food tasting. Parents were asked to join us and bring a sample of a fruit or vegetable dish prepared in a traditional way.There were foods from all over the world. Some had spinach cake, vegetable bir...

Enfield Height's reception class go on a bear hunt

A Brave BearThe creative reception class from Enfield Heights read the book ‘A Brave Bear' and learnt all about where they live, created and built an incredible cave.The children also went to the park to go on an exciting bear hunt,This is following on from the Blue Penguin book which sa...

*UPDATE* Phonics coffee morning 6 March

*UPDATE*Our phonics coffee morning on Wednesday 6th March will be at 9am and 2:30pm NOT 5pm as originally stated. Topics include:Providing knowledge on how our phonics programme works (read, write Inc).Understanding how you can support your child at home to develop their reading skills.We look forwa...

Cuckoo's brilliant book fair

Cuckoo Book FairAfter school over the past 2 days (27th February and 28tth February) we have held a marvellous book fair in the lower hall. Over £300 worth of books have been sold within the first 2 days and with 1 day still to go we hope to add to that total.Each book sold can ...

IMPORTANT: What you need to know about The Momo Challenge

The Momo ChallengeWe have become increasingly aware of some horrific videos circulating the internet that our children may be watching. These videos are appearing on many social media sites and YouTube (including YouTube Kids).  'MoMo' which shows a warped white mask which is pro...

Woodpecker Year 1 phonics workshop

Are you a year 1 parent/carer?On 27th February we will be running a phonics workshop for year 1 from 8:45am-10am and 5pm-6pm.No need to book. Please come to the year 1 classrooms at the times above.

The Dark Ages come to Cuckoo

'History Off The Page' Our Year 4s took part in one of the most impressive workshops we have ever seen at the school. ‘History Off The Page’, a group of highly skilled, qualified teachers, that bring to life a selective part of history, put on a daylong event of exceptional quality.&nb...

Cuckoo's big half term clean up

Cuckoo clean upThis week our pupils were welcomed back to a beautiful clean and tidy school.Over the half term, a huge job was undertaken to reduce the school of clutter and freshen it up.An amazing team effort from the SLT, teachers and TAs meant in total we filled 8 skips of rubbish and unwanted i...

Mayor of Enfield will be attending Enfield Heights PTA event

For our PTA World International Day on Saturday 9th March we have a special guest.The Mayor of Enfield, Cllr Saray Karakus, will be attending. Entry for this event is FREE.Expect activities such as: Bouncy castle, football shootout, food & drink, dance performance and much more.

Over 100 pupils at PTA film nights

Our incredible PTA have put on yet another amazing event.The PTA movie and pj night was a huge success with over 100 pupils attending over 2 showings.Year 2-4 watched Small Foot, an animated musical comedy-adventure film.Year 5-6 watched Wonder, an American comedy-drama film."It was amazing seeing t...

Cuckoo Hall girls football team beat local 2 rivals

Cuckoo win derby games against 2 local rivalsA massive well done to the Cuckoo Hall girls football team who won both their league matches a day before they played at Tottenham Hotspur's training ground. Cuckoo Hall 6-0 Edmonton CountyCuckoo Hall 12-1 Hazelwood

Enfield Heights PTA art night a success!

Art night at Enfield HeightsOur amazing PTA put on a fantastic art night for reception and year 1 pupils. The pupils got the opportunity to learn from local artist Lisa Howe from Art Stop who spoke to them about the famous Mona Lisa and gave them a lesson on how to use a paintbrush. The le...

Aliens invade Enfield Heights!

Aliens invade Enfield Heights!An invasion took place at the school with scenes which would not have looked out of place in a Star Wars movie, as the year 1s went all alien!In a brilliant initiative held across the day, ‘alien maths’ involved solving addition and subtraction in order to get the p...

Kingfisher Hall - Children's Mental Health Week

From 4-10 February 2019 was Children's Mental Health Week.Ms Baggaley took a whole school assembly that focused on being healthy on the inside as well as the outside. The pupils took their time to think about how they could keep their mind and their bodies healthy. This could be throu...

Cuckoo play at world class Premier League training ground

Football team play at Tottenham's training groundCuckoo Hall girls football team earned the opportunity to play at Tottenham Hotspur's world class Premier League training ground. Back in January the girls done incredibly well in a tournament and were told they finished 2nd. However, they r...

Enfield Heights PTA announce 3 exciting new events

Exciting PTA events upcoming After the recent success of the art night and movie night the Enfield Heights PTA have announced 3 exciting new events.The first event is World International Day on Saturday 9th March.Entry for this event is FREE.Expect activities such as: Bouncy castle, football shootou...

Cuckoo Hall & Heron Hall interact for magnet session

Year 3 magnet sessionEach year 3 class did an hour long session exploring magnets and magnetic fields with Heron Hall Science teacher Mr. Wellard. They did several exciting experiments (including What things are magnetic?, magnetic field patterns and What affects magnetic fields?) interspe...

Huge arts display at Woodpecker's hall gallery

Parents were able to see a large display of paintings, drawings and craft made objects in a special exhibition the school put on. The large Woodpecker Hall looked fantastic.It was lovely to see so many proud children excitedly showing parents their work. A huge well done to Ms Hamza and her team for...

Calling on all our parents. We need your help to boost reading at home

Helping your children to read for 30 mins at home every day will have huge benefits.These include: Better outcomes in exams, An increase in relaxation and mental well-beingA big improvement in literacy skills: reading, writing, listening & speaking. See our letter to parents here.

Booking holidays? Important announcement

GCSE Exams at Heron Hall AcademyThe last possible date for exams is 19th June 2019.Parent/Carers are advised not to book any holidays prior to this date

Great Fire of London comes to Cuckoo

Year 1 'History Off The Page' workshop Our Year 1s took part in one of the most impressive workshops we have ever seen at the school. ‘History Off The Page’, a group of highly skilled, qualified teachers, that bring to life a selective part of history, put on a daylong event ...

Enfield Heights new Deputy Headteacher

We have a fantastic new addition to our school leadership team. Mrs. Bacon, a very experienced Deputy Headteacher, has joined Enfield Heights. Mrs. Bacon will be in school for 4 days a week and will further enable us to make continual improvements for our pupils. She will be...

Kingfisher Hall new Deputy Headteacher

New Deputy HeadteacherWe have a fantastic new addition to our school leadership team. Mrs. Bacon, a very experienced Deputy Headteacher, has joined Kingfisher Hall. Mrs. Bacon will further enable us to make continual improvements for our pupils. She will be available to parents before and after scho...

Do it for yourself workshop

Doing it for yourself!A supportive tutor group where you will build a team to provide a fun, safe atmosphere in your own new STAY & PLAY group.Previous participants are now running their own groups. Many have also gone on to become moreactive in their local community, have taken on other trainin...

Enfield Heights celebrate Chinese New Year

Enfield Heights Chinese New YearOn Tuesday 5th February it was the Chinese New Year.Chinese New Year is the Chinese festival that celebrates the beginning of a new year on the traditional calendar. The festival is usually referred to as the Spring Festival in mainland China.Year 3 Snow Class celebra...

Woodpecker Hall celebrate Chinese New Year

Woodpecker Hall Chinese New YearOn Tuesday 5th February it was the Chinese New Year.Chinese New Year is the Chinese festival that celebrates the beginning of a new year on the traditional calendar.The festival is usually referred to as the Spring Festival in mainland China.Year 4 presented a ve...

Student safety - Vehicle access at Heron Hall

Important Information As the school population increases, Heron Hall is indebted to keeping children safe, both in and out of school.Queensway has become heavily congested with lorries and cars of late, which makes managing children on the pavements a challenge.In addition, parents and visitors leav...

Important GCSE exams information

GCSE Exams – The last possible date for Exams is 19th June 2019 – Parent/Carers are advised not to book any holidays prior to this date – Thank you

Over 90 Kingfisher children and parents/carers attend latest Read Aloud book swap

The latest Read Aloud Book Swap event took place at Kingfisher Hall on Wednesday 23rd January. Over 90 children and parents attend and said it was a great event and brilliant idea, that we should continue to run this termly.All the different year groups took part.Many parents praised the s...

Woodpecker show racism the red card

Show Racism The Red CardAnti-racism educational charity 'Show Racism The Red Card' delivered an informative, powerful and educational workshop to Woodpecker year 5/6. The 1996 established charity work in schools throughout England, Scotland and Wales and present to over 50,000 young people ever...

Over 30 CHAT parents/carers attend Tentants Forum

Over 30 CHAT parents/carers attend our Tenants Forum event held at Cuckoo Hall Academy. The trust organised a special event for all parents that live in rented accommodation in Enfield. The event was in partnership with Citizens Advice Enfield, Trust for London and Enfield Council.The topics di...

Enfield Heights & Kingfisher Hall new maths programme - video

Inspire MathsLast term our fantastic new inspire maths resources were distributed to each class.  Each table was given a box in order to help every pupil with their work.Watch our video explaining our successful new maths programme.Click here.Read moreInspire Maths is a whole-school primar...

Cuckoo class 1M parent consultation date change

Parents’ Consultation Afternoon – Online Appointment Booking SystemWe have rescheduled Parents’ Consultations for 1M.Meet with Miss Woloshyn on Tuesday 12 February between 1.00pm-6.30pm, entrancewill be via the Dartford Avenue entrance to lower school office.Children will remain in school as n...

Important information KS1 SATs

At the end of year 2, the pupils will take assessments in, reading, maths and spelling, punctuation and English grammar.Click here for the full presentation on important information in preparing your child for SATs.

Important imformation for Year 4 residential Tolmers Camps

Year 4 now have the incredible opportunity to go on a one-night residential trip with 2 full days of exciting activities.Click here for important information about the trip.

Cuckoo Hall year 6 pupil makes England netball squad

Zaneya makes England teamZaneya, in year 6 has made it into England's under 13s team netball team.Cuckoo's Zaneya played her 1st match with the under 13s team, even though she's only 11. She was supposed to only play one quarter, as her trial,  but she impressed so much that she ended...

Children's Mental Health Week

Children's Mental Health WeekFrom 4-10 February 2019 is Children's Mental Health Week.Place2Be who provide emotional and therapeutic services in primary and secondary schools are encouraging children, young people and adults to look after their bodies and their minds. Believe Perform, who bring...

Police officer talks to Woodpecker parents on Safer Internet Day

Safer Internet Day at Woodpecker HallTuesday 5th February was Safer Internet Day.All pupils, in assembly, were given a presentation suited to their age group, about being safer on the Internet. A coffee morning was held at 8:45am - 10am and 5pm - 6pm in the hall educating parents on how to make sure...

Woodpecker attendance coffee morning

On Tuesday 12th February we will be holding a coffee morning from 8:45am-10am and 5pm-6pm in the hall all about attendance.The presentation will be showing how good attendance is important.We look forward to seeing you there!

Working as a teaching assistant - free taster session

Allison McClean from the WEA will be running the 'working as a teaching assistant' - Pathways taster at Garfield Primary School on the morning of Wednesday 13th February 2019.  This taster session is free and will start at 9.30am.  Click here for the online version of this taster sess...

Our brilliant Cuckoo Hall gymnastics team - video

Our brilliant year 5/6 gymnastics team performed a selection of their routines in assembly after achieving a bronze medal at the gymnastics festival held at Edmonton Leisure Centre.Click here to watch video.

Kingfisher Hall & Enfield Heights introduce Power of Reading for Reception

From January 2019, Reception have introduced a new literacy scheme called ‘Power of Reading’. This scheme enables schools to raise engagement and attainment in reading and writing for all pupils.Every 3-4 weeks, children will gradually be introduced to a new book and all areas of learning and ac...

8 Top tips where English is an additional language

8 Top tips – where English is an additional languageHere are some great tips from Linda Stone, Head of Curriculum Standards at Enfield Council.1. Speak to your children in your own language – it is important that you maintain a language that you can both communicate freely in and enabling your c...

Instrumental and vocal lessons applications now open

Is your child interested in music?Enfield Music Service now offer group, paired and individual lessons on a wide range of instruments including violin, viola, ’cello, double bass, recorder, flute, clarinet, saxophone, oboe, bassoon, trumpet, trombone, horn, tuba, guitar, ukulele, piano, keyboard, ...

Listen to headteacher Nicky Ross discuss the school's latest Ofsted report

Find out how the school is doing.https://soundcloud.com/user-549889514/cuckoo-headteacher-nicky-ross-on-our-latest-ofsted-report

Community police join us for Safer Internet Day coffee morning at Woodpecker

Safer Internet DayOn Tuesday 5th February it's Safer Internet Day and we will be holding a coffee morning from 8:45am-10am and 5pm-6pm in the hall all about being safe on the Internet.The community police will be with us during the coffee morning at 9.00am.Topics will include:Managing your chil...

Tenants Forum 2019

The trust has organised a special event for all parents that live in rented accommodation in Enfield.The event is in partnerships with Citizens Advice Enfield, Trust for London and Enfield Council.Come and join us at the Tenants Forum 2019 which will be held at Cuckoo Hall Academy on Tuesday 5th Feb...

Woodpecker Hall year 2 SATs consultations

With SATs approaching we will be holding parent consultations for year 2 on Thursday 7th February.This will the perfect opportunity to discuss your child's progress and what you can do to further support your child.Please visit https://parents-booking.co.uk/Woodpeckerhall to book your time slot.

Woodpecker Hall D-I-S-C-O

Woodpecker Hall D-I-S-C-OAll year groups enjoyed food, music and dancing at the Woodpecker Hall disco.There was face painting, face glitter and impressive decorations.Thank you to Bespoke by Enamor for our amazing balloons."The pupils had a great time at the disco, many had glitter and face paint an...

Enfield Heights learn about belonging to a group

Sham, who is part of the Kingfisher Hall PTA, visited Enfield Heights to talk to pupils in year 1 about what it means to belong to a group.He spoke about the values of Islam, who the leader of the religion was and what Muslim people do when they get together. He explained to the children how the rul...

A parent governor is needed for Woodpecker Hall

Can you help to take us forward at what is a very exciting time for the school?We currently have a vacancy a parent governor.Our parent governors are critical to the successful running of the school. The importance of the parent voice cannot be over stated.The role of a governorJoining the advi...

Kingfisher Hall and Enfield Heights part of largest school choir ever

Young Voices at The O2Over 100 KS2 pupils from Kingfisher Hall and Enfield Heights attended The O2 Arena for the Young Voices mass choir concert.They performed a variety of medleys and songs and accompanied singers and dancers as well! There were over 8000 students from hundreds of schools...

Kingfisher year 6 create clay ancient Egytian deities

Ancient Egyptian Clay Gods/GoddessesYear 6 got the chance to use clay and create Egyptian Gods/Goddesses.The pupils had to use various clay utensils to carve different features and mould limbs for their God/Goddess of  their choice. Read moreAncient Egyptian deities are the gods and goddesses w...

Kingfisher nursery explore The Gruffalo using talking tables

Nursery uses talking tablePupils in the nursery have been using talking tables while reading The Gruffalo. The talking table is a new concept used as a part of the literacy programme in the school.The nursery has just started to plan around this concept in order to make learning in nu...

World’s top speech writer gives Heron masterclass

Simon Lancaster, who has written speeches for world leaders and who is the author of award winning books on communication, gave a master class at the school this week. It was a privilege to introduce him to our year 10 and 11s. I am so plessed we are able to attract people of the caliber of Simon to...

Heron governor organizes special careers event

Oveta McInnis, one of our new governors at the school, used her contacts with the Enfield Caribbean Association, to bring in a group of 20  people from the local community to get our year 8s thinking about their options for the future careers. The group included an accountant, solicitor, p...

Kingfisher Hall to perform at The O2 Arena

Kingfisher Hall Young VoicesFor the past 20 years, Young Voices has staged the largest children's choir concerts in the world. Over 2 million children have taken part in a Young Voices concert and are passionately inspiring the next generation to find their love for music.This year 2019 will&nb...

Kingfisher Hall Y5 act out the story of Exodus

Year 5 Rose Class Act Out ExodusThe children were acting out the story of Exodus which is the second book of the Torah and the Hebrew Bible (the Old Testament) immediately following Genesis.The book tells how the Israelites left slavery in Egypt through the strength of Yahweh, the God who had chosen...

From Enfield heights to Antarctica

Blue PenguinThe creative reception class from Enfield Heights read the book ‘Blue Penguin’ and learnt all about where they live, created their own aurora lights and built an incredible igloo. "The children have loved the Blue Penguin book and have seen their classroom transform into a scene from...

Cuckoo Hall Kinder Kitchen winners AGAIN!

Cuckoo Hall win Kinder Kitchen Dragon's Den eventOur spirited year 5s at Cuckoo Hall brought home the winning trophy, and a £100 cheque for the school, after their amazing cookies competed against 6 schools at Millfield Theatre for the Kinder Kitchen Dragon's Den event.They delivered an informative...

Heron Hall students interview for the Ministry of Justice

Mock InterviewsThe year 11 pupils took part in arranged mock interviews where they gained real-life experience on how to prepare for an interview, the questions asked in an interview and what is expected in an interview. The interviewers were from The Ministry of Justice which included people f...

The Woodpecker Hall spelling bee!

Year 2 Spelling BeeOver Christmas all children were sent home with the 64 common exception words to learn.Common exception words are high-frequency words that KS1 children are most likely to encounter. They were then tested on 40 of them. The top 4 from each class then competed in a spelling bee whe...

Cuckoo netball team continue 100% win record

Cuckoo Netball TeamLast time out saw the year 5/6 Netball Team fight back from 4-2 down to win 5-4 in a victory that meant their 100% win record continued. This time out they faced St John at home and secured ANOTHER victory to extend their 100% winning streak this seas...

Heron students visit world-class charity

Year 9s visit Save the Children HQStudents from Heron Hall got the rare opportunity to visit the headquarters of a world-class charity in Save the Children as part of a career day visit.They walked around the office, talking to people about their roles and what skills they n...

Kingfisher Hall's Read Aloud book swap - take part!

After the huge success of our last book swap we have decided to aim for an even bigger one.All the action takes place on Wednesday 23rd January in the lower school playground 3-4pm.We expect over 300 books to be swapped!Don't miss out!

Woodpecker Hall's Read Aloud book swap - take part

Our last book swap saw over 200 books swapped in the October sunshine.We have decided to aim for even more books swapped this time.All the action takes place on Tuesday 22nd January in the main hall between 3-4pm.Don't miss out!

Cuckoo's Read Aloud story box

Over 25 parents/carers/children attended our latest fantastic Read Aloud event.The thrilled pupils created a story with just a shoe box, materials and, most importantly, their imagination.Shoe boxes were into marvellous settings such as, under the sea, space and jungles. Read moreWe also h...

Cuckoo Hall at Disney on Ice

Over the Christmas break, pupils were chosen to go see Disney On Ice.They all had a fantastic time seeing their favourite characters skate around in front of their very own eyes.Thank you to all staff that made this happen.Read moreDisney On Ice, originally Walt Disney's World on Ice, is a series of...

It's coming home - to Heron Hall

Thank you to R&J Hill Engineering Limited for installing our incredible goals on our new state of the art 3G pitch.Could we see a future Premier League star come out of Heron Hall Academy?

Heron's year 8 multi-millionaire

Year 8 students were recognised for their reading achievements using Accelerated Reader during the end of term celebration assembly.  There was even more excitement with a live prize draw for this large group of achievers to win a Kindle e-reader! The lucky winners were drawn at random by ...

Two parent governors needed for Woodpecker Hall

Can you help to take us forward at what is a very exciting time for the school?We currently have vacancies for two parent governors.Our parent governors are critical to the successful running of the school. The importance of the parent voice cannot be over stated.The role of a governorJoining the ad...

Two parent governors needed for Enfield Heights

Can you help to take us forward at what is a very exciting time for the school?We currently have vacancies for two parent governors.Our parent governors are critical to the successful running of the school. The importance of the parent voice cannot be over stated.The role of a governorJoining the ad...

Year 5 art exhibition

Year 5 showcased their space themed art from last term.Parents were invited to view the incredible art work and take pictures.Well done to all the children and thank you to Jane Andrew for organising and setting up the show. For more photos click here.

Heron's year 7 readers win prizes

Twenty Year 7 students were recognised for their reading achievements using Accelerated Reader during the end of term celebration assembly.  Our twenty students consisted of our: first word millionaire; ‘Golden Fortnight’ winners; students with the most words read and those with positive at...

Myleene Klass - watch her video in our school!

See what Myleene got up to when she came to our school.Watch the video here

Woodpecker Hall's reverse advent calendar

Woodpecker advent calendar We have been collecting reverse advent calendars for local homeless charity, TODOS. The charity are collecting the donated, food, clothes, shoes etc from the school and will be distributing them to the homeless within our local area. Pictured, helping pack the boxes, ...

Heron's year 7s reap the rewards

Year 7 awardsOur year 7 students celebrated the end of their first term in school with an award assembly.Awards were presented based on attendance, achievement, progress and attitude to learning.They were also treated to a Christmas medley performed by our school band and some members of staff.Thank...

125 Woodpecker pupils attend PTA cinema night

The Grinch at Woodpecker HallWe had over 125 children attend the PTA KS1 cinema night! They enjoyed pizza, popcorn and a drink while watching The Grinch.Thank you to the PTA for putting on such a great event.We've had some great feedback from the event."Please do something like that again & than...

Heron early closure Christmas break

We will close half day, on Friday 21st December 2018 to allow for staff training. Students will therefore be dismissed at 12:40pm. Students will be required to go to their form for registration during period 4 and will then be dismissed by their class teacher. If your child is entitled to free schoo...

Cuckoo generosity sees over 100 shoe boxes donated

Shoebox gift appealWe took part in the shoebox appeal for International Aid Trust. We collected over 100 shoeboxes full of toys, teddys, clothes and sweets. Once again we have shown how much we can achieve with our Cuckoo spirit. Read moreWhen you send a shoebox you are sending more than just a box ...

Heron pupils raise money for Cancer Research as part of their DofE Award

As part of The Duke of Edinburgh's Award scheme, Year 9 girls Lisa, Vida, Michaela, Kirsty, Saskia, Neli and Ilyda have been working hard undertaking fund raising for Cancer Research. They baked cakes and sold them to students during break time and raised over £100.  Well done girls!Read moreT...

Myleene Klass visits Cuckoo Hall

Myleene Klass visits Cuckoo Hall AcademyThe children of Cuckoo Hall Academy were excited to see musician, actress, presenter and model, Myleene Klass in school today. Myleene spent three hours with children, parents and teachers to see how the school was supporting parents with its Community Outreac...

We declare the Kingfisher stage open!

Kingfisher Hall's new stageAfter a combined effort of generous parents, hardworking PTA members and school staff, our school is finally a proud owner of a new multi-level stage. Fundraising for this project was started three years ago when it was realised that we couldn’t see our childre...

Santa gives out over 130 books to Heights pupils

Enfield Heights presents winter wonderlandThank you all for coming to our wonderful winter wonderland.There was biscuit decorating, bauble making, Santa's grotto, Tombola raffle, guess the teddy bears birthday and lots to do. Santa even gave out over 130 books to children.Excited Zane from year 2 wo...

Enfield Heights church singers

Our year 1s and 2s at Enfield Heights performed their fantastic Christmas show at St James’s Parish Church. Parents and carers gathered at the church and were treated to a lovely exhibit of the amount of talent here at Enfield Heights Academy.Read moreSt James’ Church, is an activ...

Cuckoo's year 6 scientists

Year 6 science workshop A science visitor came in from 9am on two days to conduct a variety of workshops around the year 6 learning journey theme for this half term which was evolution and inheritance. The year 6s looked at how fossils are formed, recorded data on worksheets, conducted scientific in...

Over 80 parents/carers/children at Kingfisher's latest Read Aloud event

The great big Read Aloud eventThank you to everyone who supported our latest Read Aloud event!Over 80 parents/carers and children attended - with great feedback.All the children gathered at the front of the hall for story time. They were read Monkey Puzzle with all the kids interacting with the stor...

Kingfisher Hall open day 17/12/18

Come and look around!Open days are very important opportunities for parents and carers of prospective pupils to come into the school.We love showing parents around our school!Open days will vary but could include:Tour of the school with a senior teacher/ leader Opportunity to see the school in actio...

Kingfisher summer challenge winners

Read Aloud summer challenge winnersCongratulations to all of our prize winners in the Summer Read Aloud Challenge. All the Trust's primary schools took part.Entrants were asked to successfully complete 5 Read Aloud challenges - involving reading, writing, composing a poem, and undertaking research.V...

Cuckoo Hall secure bronze

Gymnastics festival Congratulations to our year 5/6 gymnasts who brought home a bronze medal from the gymnastics festival held at Edmonton Leisure Centre.Pictured (from left to right) is Emir, Oscar, Ezgi and Zaneya.A fantastic achievement, they should all be proud. Could we see a Cuckoo Olympian in...

Cuckoo's year 6 ambassadors collect jar donations for non-uniform day

Non-uniform dayWe'd like to thank all the parents/carers that gave their child a jar to bring to school in for Cuckoo PTA tombola at the winter fair.Thank you to the year 6 ambassadors that helped collect these delightful jars from each classroom.Read moreAlongside the PTA tombola stall there w...

There'll be 10 green bottles in Woodpecker Hall

Non-uniform dayWe'd like to thank all the parents/carers that brought in a bottle to school for the PTA tombola stall at the winter fair. We received an incredible amount of bottles from champagne to shampoo. Once again the Woodpecker family have come together. Read moreAlongside the PTA stall ...

Heron's first year 8 multi-millionaire

Multi-millionaire readerWe are extremely proud to celebrate our latest reading achievements, this term, using Accelerated Reader with our Year 8 students. Samatar, is our newest word millionaire, having read over one million words. Alisha, is our first word multi-millionaire and is reading the equiv...

Reminder: Cuckoo non-uniform day Friday 30th November

Reminder: Tomorrow is non-uniform day.Please bring in a jar that is filled with sweets, small stationery, small toys etc in exchange of wearing non-uniform.The jar  will be used for our PTA stall at the Winter Fair. Read moreCuckoo Hall & Woodpecker Hall invite you to their joint...Winter F...

Reminder: Woodpecker non-uniform day Friday 30th November

Reminder: Tomorrow is non-uniform day.Please bring in an unopened bottle in exchange for wearing non-uniform. The bottles will be used for our tombola stall at the Winter Fair.Read moreCuckoo Hall & Woodpecker Hall invite you to their joint...Winter FairVenue: Cuckoo Hall Academy, Lower Sch...

Over 90 parents/carers/children at Woodpecker's latest Read Aloud event

The great big Read Aloud eventThank you to everyone who supported our latest Read Aloud event! Over 90 parents/carers and their children attended - with great feedback from everyone telling us it was extremely useful. All the children gathered at the front of the hall for story time with Ms Gibson. ...

Kingfisher Hall: Winter Fair 14/12/18

Kingfisher Hall invite you to their Winter FairVenue: Kingfisher Hall AcademyDate: Friday 14th December 2018Time: 3pm-5pmEntry: FREEThere will be lots of fun activities such as Food, Refreshments, Tombola, Face painting, Nail painting, Christmas bauble decorating, Santa’s grotto and more.

Kingfisher year 6s put on an amazing concert!

Enfield Sings Both Year 6 classes at Kingfisher Hall have been receiving special music lessons from Enfield Music Service. As they worked so hard, a concert was organised for the children to perform to their parents/ carers. This was a great way to show off everything they’ve learnt! They performe...

Pantomime fever hits Cuckoo Hall

The pantomime The whole school enjoyed a fabulous Beauty and the Beast pantomime by M&M Theatrical Productions. All pupils experienced a real panto being performed in their own school hall. M&M Theatrical Productions will be back in June to do Charlotte’s Web and will be helping the Year 6...

Heron's First Year 7 Millionaire Reader

Millionaire ReaderWe are extremely proud to announce that we have our first Year 7 Millionaire Reader. Luke, has read 1.2 million words since the start of term using Accelerated Reader. He is a ferocious reader and has read the whole Harry Potter series this term. He and has now moved onto the 13-bo...

Cuckoo Hall Goes on a Bear Hunt

Thank you to everyone who supported our latest Read Aloud event! We had 70 parents/carers and their children attend - with great feedback from everyone telling us they enjoyed it.Frank, from Nursery's Rosen class read a fabulous story to the children 'We are going on a bear hunt'. A speake...

Students ‘take over Heron’ for the day!

A group of 10 students shadowed members of the school’s senior leadership team on Friday. They took part in meetings, delivered briefings and helped with a whole range of other tasks, from lesson planning to being ‘on duty’ at break times. The students were selected from membership of...

Family & friends coffee morning at Heron

Family & Friends Coffee MorningYou are invited to our informal Coffee Morning which will be taking place on Wednesday 5th December 2018 at 9.30am until 10.30am.This will be the perfect opportunity for you to meet Mr Barzey (Head Teacher), Mr Warner (Head of Year 7) Madame Walters (Head of Maths)...

Cuckoo & Woodpecker make decorations for Ayse's garden

Christmas activity The Community Outreach Team have organised a Christmas activity that involves all children in Cuckoo Hall Academy and Woodpecker Hall Academy. Year 4, 5 & 6 got to make salt dough shapes then they were decorated by children in Nursery, Reception and Years 1, 2 and 3 with ...

Two students tell us what it was like to 'take over' Heron Hall

We asked two of our students to give us their thoughts on student take over day.A group of 10 students shadowed members of the school’s senior leadership team on Friday. They took part in meetings, delivered briefings and helped with a whole range of other tasks, from lesson planning to being ‘o...

Snakes at Cuckoo Hall!

Cuckoo Hall Reception Children Hold SnakesOur reception classes were visited by ZooLab where they got to see some amazing animals, from slimy snails to slivering snakes.This was about creating a fun learning environment which involves gaining the immediate interest of the pupils, exciting their...

Woodpecker Hall Raise £252 for Children in Need

Children in Need at Woodpecker HallIn participation with BBC Children in Need we held a Silly Hair Day where both children and staff donate £1 and came into school with silly hair.In the morning we received a visit from a wonderful big yellow bear called Pudsey. The children were elated.We raised a...

Enfield Heights Reception Open Days

Open days for New reception ChildrenMonday 10th December 9.30 and 5.30Thursday 13th December 9.30Come and look around!Open days are very important opportunities for parents and carers of prospective pupils to come into the school.We love showing parents around our school!Open days will vary but coul...

Enfield Heights Raise £158.50 for Children in Need

Children in Need at Enfield HeightsIn participation with BBC Children in Need we held a Spotty Day where both children and staff donated £1 and came into school with spotty clothes.We raised a grand total of £158.50!!What a fantastic effort by everyone at Enfield Heights. Read moreBBC Children in ...

Kingfisher Hall Raise £413.10 for Children in Need

Children in Need at Kingfisher HallIn participation with BBC Children in Need we held a Spotty Day where both children and staff donated £1 and came into school with spotty clothes.We raised a grand total of £413.10What a fantastic effort by everyone at Kingfisher Hall. Read moreBBC Children in Ne...

Cuckoo Hall Invest In Maths

New Maths ResourcesWe have invested money on fantastic new maths resources to support learning in maths from nursery to year 6.These are important practical resources that help children master complex maths ideas by using manipulatives to help them understand the links between the practical, the pic...

Enfield Heights Summer Challenge Winners

Read Aloud Summer Challenge WinnersCongratulations to (from left to right) Zane, Rhea, Jasmina and Nyashia our prize winners in the Summer Read Aloud Challenge. All the Trust's primary schools took part. Entrants were asked to successfully complete 5 Read Aloud challenges - involving reading, writin...

Cuckoo Hall Raise £1259 for Children in Need

Children in Need at Cuckoo HallIn participation with BBC Children in Need we held a Pyjama Day where both children and staff donate £1 and came into school in their PJs.Throughout the past week we have been selling Pudsey wristbands that change with body temperature for £1 and held a fabulous...

Over 30 FAST Parents and Children Visit Paradise Wildlife Park

Paradise Wildlife ParkLast year the award-winning FAST program from Save The Children created a team of FAST parents and children. The FAST Works team went to Paradise Wildlife Park during the half term. Over 30 parents and children got to see animals such as tigers, meerkats and emus. They also cel...

The Great Big Read Aloud Event comes to Cuckoo Hall

The Great Big Read Aloud EventWe're excited to announce that The Great big Read Aloud Event will be happening on Tuesday 20th November in the nursery hall. All Cuckoo Hall nursery, reception, year 1 and year 2 parents/carers and children are invited to come to this fabulous event that starts at...

Woodpecker Summer Challenge Prize Winners

Read Aloud Summer ChallengeCongratulations to Malikai and Ioannis for winning prizes in the Summer Read Aloud Challenge. All the Trust's primary schools took part. Malikai was the overall winner, with the best entry for completing all 5 challenges and won a Kindle and a book voucher worth £10 (Gold...

Enfield Heights Inspired by Maths

Inspire MathsLast month our incredible new inspire maths resources were distributed to each class.  Each table was given a box in order to help every pupil with their work.Pictured is Enfield Heights Headteacher Matt Clifford with pupils from year 1 who are showing him how Numicons can help wit...

Year 4 take The Polar Express

The Polar ExpressAs a part of their curriculum Year 4 are reading and studying The Polar Express by Chris Van Allsburg. The book tells of the dramatic story of a young boy who is awakened on Christmas Eve by the sound of a train waiting for him. The train was called Polar Express, journeying to the ...

Year 5 explore the solar system

Did you know one millions Earths cold fit inside the sun – and the sun is considered an average-size star? The Year5’s half term project involved a series of challenges. They had a choice of four tasks, two written, two creative with a written element. The aim was to encourage home learning on t...

Summer Challenge Winners

Read Aloud Summer Challenge WinnersCongratulations to Nazli and Sayanson for winning prizes in the Summer Read Aloud Challenge. All the Trust's primary schools took part. Entrants were asked to successfully complete 5 Read Aloud challenges - involving reading, writing, composing a poem, an...

Cuckoo Hall commemorates 100 year WW1 anniversary

Remembrance DayOn the 11th of November every year is a memorial day to remember the fallen soldiers in the armed forces. This year marks 100 years since the end of WW1. It formally ended “at the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month”, in accordance with the armistice that was signed. We ha...

Cuckoo Hall & Woodpecker Hall: Winter Fair

Cuckoo Hall & Woodpecker Hall invite you to their joint...Winter FairVenue: Cuckoo Hall Academy, Lower School Hall Date: Friday 7th December 2018Time: 3pm-5pmEntry: FREEThere will be lots of fun activities such as Food, Refreshments, Santa’s Grotto, Raffles & Prizes, PTA Stalls and many mo...

Year 6 learn about Mexican holiday: Dia de los Muertos

Dia de los Muertos (Day of the Dead)Both Year 6 classes took part in a project on Dia de los Muertos, Day of the Dead. The pupils created an incredible poster outside their classrooms. This project links to art, math and history. The Day of the Dead festival or Dia de los Muertos begins on October 3...

Smoothie success for year 6

Enterprise WeekThis year, the year 6’s that weren’t on the residential trip got to partake in Enterprise Week. They got the opportunity to be involved in creating their very own flavour smoothie and then selling it.They started off going through their price list of ingredients which li...

Year 3 put on an incredible Diwali show

Diwali CelebrationsOur fantastic Year 3s showed an incredible display of art, singing, drama, speaking skills in their highly informative Diwali Assembly.The children reenacted the story of Rama and Sita, which is about Rama rescuing Sita from a demon King Ravana with the help of Hanuman and his mon...

PTA KS1 Cinema Night

PTA KS1 Cinema NightBy popular demand, your newly relaunched PTA are excited to announce a cinema night for KS1 on Friday 14th December.Please VOTE:Our PTA are giving YOU the chance to decide which film will be shown at the KS1 Cinema Night on Friday 14th December.1. The Grinch2. Alvin & The Chi...

Enfield Heights presents Winter Wonderland

Enfield Heights Academy presents... Winter WonderlandVenue: Enfield Heights Academy, 1-3 Pitfield Way, Enfield EN3 5BYDate: Saturday 8th December 2018Time: 11am-2pmEntry: FREEThere will be lots of fun activities such as Food, Drinks, Doughnut Wall, Biscuit Decorating, Selfie Frame, Santa...

Year 2 create Rangoli patterns for Diwali

Diwali CelebrationsThe Year 2s learnt about how and why people celebrate Diwali.The children got to decorate their classrooms and got to draw their own Rangoli patterns which are traditional Indian patterns, usefully placed on the floor to bring good luck for the Hindu new year.Miss Whitby adde...

Children in Need - Friday 16 November

We love to encourage children and families to support charities - this month it’s Children in Need.The children will learn about others less fortunate than themselves in an age appropriate way through fun activities.In participation with Children In Need, we will be holding a Spotty Day on Friday ...

150 Heights parents/carers and children attend book swap

Thank you to the 150 parents/carers and children who attended our Read Aloud Book Swap yesterday.We had really positive comments about the event such as, "This is a great idea and a fantastic way to share and change your books at no cost. This should be done more regularly

Heights commemorate 100 year WW1 aniversary

Remembrance Day 2018The whole school gathered for an assembly to recognise 100 years since WW1 ending. Each child in the school decorated a Poppy and to add to our fabulous Enfield Heights whole school Poppy. Miss Williams played the Last Post on a cornet to signify the beginning and end of the sile...

Heron students aiming high with top ranked university

A party of students from the school visited the University of Warwick this week to see the potential opportunities on offer to them from one of the world’s leading universities.  The group, which was hosted by Board of Trustees member, Professor Des Hewitt, toured the fabulous campus, giving ...

Invitation to prospective Nursery and Reception parents on 19 November

Are you looking for Nursery or Reception place in 2019 at a school judged outstanding by Ofsted? Come and see us at 9.30am on 19 November. Head teacher Matt Clifford would love to show you arround.Open days are very important opportunities for parents and carers of prospective pupils to come into th...

Cuckoo generosity to help feed local people.

A very big thank you to our parents and pupils who generously brought in food to donate to North Enfield Food Bank at Harvest festival.Once again the kind heartedness of Cuckoo families has shone through.From boxes of cereals to packets pasta, tolilet roll, soups, tins of vegeatables and baked beans...

Children in Need at Cuckoo Hall - Friday 16 November

In participation with BBC Children in Need we will be holding a Pyjama Day on Friday 16th November 2018.We encourage all children and staff to donate £1 and come to school in their PJs.

Trust schools are part of solar power revolution

The AGM of Solar for schools, which brings together schools, investors and installers, enabling schools to produce low-cost solar electricity and benefit from financial savings, was hosted this year by CHAT Academies at Heron Hall.All CHAT schools have installed solar panels - one of the biggest sch...

Woodpecker vacancy for a parent governor

Can you help take us forward in the future and shape the school?We have a vacancy for a parent governor.Do you have what it takes to be a champion for parental engagement?Joining the advisory committee as a governor offers you the opportunity to make a real contribution to the life, strategic leader...

Popular parent consultation day a great success

It was great to see the school full of our parents at the recent consultation day. Feedback is so important in helping the children to achieve the best possible outcomes. We need the strongest possible partnership between the school and our families. CHAT Academies Chief Executive Officer, M...

Year 6 learn new skills on adventure activity trip

Our Year 6s headed to Danbury in Essex for an adventure that was filled with fun and lots of outdoor activities.Here are some of the things the children got up to:• Aerial trekking• Making fires then roasting marshmallows• Obstacle courses• Wall climbing• Quiz night• Zip wire• Rock cli...

Year 6 learn new skills on adventure activity trip

Our Year 6s headed to Danbury in Essex for an adventure that was filled with fun and lots of outdoor activities.Here are some of the things the children got up to:• Aerial trekking• Making fires then roasting marshmallows• Obstacle courses• Wall climbing• Quiz night• Zip wire• Rock cli...

Heron Hall launches new literacy initiative with prizes to celebrate achievement

Accelerated Reader, an online reading assessment and progress tracker, has been launched at Heron Hall Academy. Accelerated Reader gives teachers the information they need to monitor students’ reading practice and make informed decisions to guide their future learning.A comprehensive set of report...

Woodpecker Hall Celebrate Black History Month

This year we decided to integrate Black History Month into learning throughout the school. Each year group had a choice of which area they were focusing on.We decided to combine Black History Month with typical school lessons. For example, the Year 6’s worked on the history of the Apartheid which ...

Build your own volcano!

The Year 4/5’s arts and crafts class took part in a fantastic project that included building volcanoes with plastic bottles and papier-mâché, painting them then erupting them.Not only did this project involve building and painting their volcanoes but the pupils used science to create a chemical ...

120 budding Cuckoo authors read their out their fantastic fantasy stories

We might just have the next JK Rowling at Cuckoo Hall after the entire Year 5 group were set the task of writing  their own Harry Potter story.Once they had finished putting pen to paper, they were then asked to read their story to a member of Year 1.This was a great opportunity for the year groups...

Cuckoo netball team follows in footsteps of the ‘legends’

Our Year 5/6 Girl’s Netball Team faced local rivals Raglan with both teams going into the match with a 100% win record.  Cuckoo Hall started off brightly with Zaneya putting us 1-0 up. However, Raglan came back strong and were 3-2 up at half time and made it 4-2 within seconds of the restart....

Olympic medalist's uplifting message to Heron students on Black History evening

Thank you to everyone who came to our fabulous evening of entertainment to celebrate Black History Month at Heron Hall.We enjoyed a spectacular 2-hour event packed with music, dance performances and poetry readings. Families were treated to a brilliant and very entertaining look at the history of Hi...

Cuckoo parent gives fascinating World War 1 talk

Year 6 pupils had a special assembly today, when Cuckoo parent, Edwina Osborne, came into the school to do a presentation on aspects of the First World War. Edwina's curiosity was sparked by a war memorial near by where she worked. It contained the names of 305 young men who sadly died in what was k...

Starting in Reception at Cuckoo Hall - 3 must see films

We have produced 3 short films with tips on preparing your child for their move from nursery into Reception, what starting in reception at Cuckoo Hall is like, and a parent explains why she chose the school for her child and thinks it was a great decision.Watch the YouTube videosStarting in Receptio...

Woodpecker PTA card swap event a great success

The newly relaunched PTA at the school got off to a great start by organising an after school playground Lego card swap in the lovely October sunshine. Not only did the kids get a chance to swap those annoying doubles for cards they needed - but money was raised for the school.Woodpecker pupil, Dejo...

Over 200 books exchanged in school book swap

The latest Read Aloud Book Swap event took place in the playground at Woodpecker on a very sunny October Tuesday.More than 200 books were swapped for free by the eager pupils.All the different year groups took part.Many parents praised the school and the Community Outreach team for organising such a...

Top tips for preparing your child for Reception year

With 15 January, the closing date to apply for a place in Reception, looming there is still time to prepare your child for the big (and exiting) change as they go from nursery school onto the next, key stage of their education.Hatice Murat, Assistant Head teacher at Cuckoo Hall Academy, and Head of ...

CHAT's trainee teachers shine at top awards ceremony

Congratulations to Amy McGuffog from Kingfisher Hall, pictured 4th left, for winning the prestigious Nesta Howells Awards for Outstanding Endeavour at the University of Warwick on Friday night. Congratulations also to Eleanor Babbs from Enfield Heights, pictured 3rd left, for being shortlisted in no...

Heron Hall seeking to appoint a new parent governor

Have you got what it takes to be a new governor representing our parents?This is a fantastic time to get involved in helping the school. After great first CGCSE results and with the school growing in reputation and popularity, the parent voice is critical.More informationRead the letter to par...

Cuckoo kids swap over 500 books

It was billed as thre biggest book swap in the history of the school - and so it proved. Close to 600 books changed hands in just over an hour in the Key Stage 2 playground.This was the latest of the school's very popular Read Aloud initiative - which is encoraging parents to read daily with their c...

Invitation to our Year 11 parents to our 'Help your child reach their full potential'

We are inviting our Year 11 parents to come to our 'Help your child reach their full potential' event on Tuesday 16 October 5-7pm. One of the key features of the school's excellent recent GCSE results was the active engagement of our parents.Give us two hours of your time and we will show you how, t...

Join Olympic star to celebrate Black History Month with us on Thurs 18th Oct

Dear parents, please join us to celebrate Black History Month on Thursday 18th October at 5:30pm for a special 2-hour event of music performances, poetry readings, speakers, artwork displays, refreshments and much more! We are delighted our special guest is Olympic medallist, European and Wo...

Heron students and teachers are moved by the muse to celebrate Poetry Week

There were plenty of budding poets at the school in recognition of national poetry day. Students were asked to pen their very own poems. Heron teachers had earlier chosen their own poems.  There were prizes a plenty. Two members of Mr Lee’s Class 7E, Annalisa and Iqra scooped book tokens for thei...

Dont forget Lego card swap on Tuesday at Woodpecker Hall

By very popular parental demand, as part of Book Swap on Tues (3-4pm), the newly relaunched Woodpecker Hall Academy PTA is organising what we think will be an amazingly busy Lego Card Swap for the children! And the 1st 10 children get a free pack! Its just 50p to take part in Lego Card Swap: all mon...

Parents win lunch with head teacher

The Hasan family got the chance to tuck into a roast dinner with Woodpecker’s Sharon Parson. They attended the recent mett the new head teacher evening and won the lunch with Sharon in a prize draw.After the roast there was fruit and small cakes to follow.The Hasan family declared the lunch a ‘f...

Woodpecker's relaunched PTA has big plans for the year

30 parents turned out to the first planning meeting of the re-launched PTA. There is a lot of enthusiasm to get an active PTA up and running again, a move which is being strongly supported by new head teacher, Sharon Parson.Chair Tara Gordon and Woodpecker parent governor Mehmet Hasan listened to th...

Kind hearted Woodpecker families provide 600 food bank meals

When new head teacher, Sharon Parson, asked parents to help make a food collection to support the North Enfield Food Bank, the school was inundated with donations.Pupils brought in a staggering 700 kg in weight of tinned goods, boxes of cereals, packets of pasta, biscuits and other non-perishable it...

Heron Hall students planning bright futures

The school’s first dedicated college and further education fair was a huge success this week. The school sports hall was the main venue for a packed and lively event with a host of education and apprenticeship providers offering courses from studying every A level you can think of, to digital mark...

Cuckoo says sorry to parents - appointments system now working

Apologies to our parents who experienced problems logging into make parent evening appointments. Unfortunately, the external software company had problems with its system - with many schools affected. The Cuckoo office say the problem is fixed and they will texting parents shortly. Once again, sorry...

Heron head teacher asks for parents support with use of social media

Arthur Barzey, our head teacher has asked Heron parents for support in ensuring that 'our students do not use social media to undermine, threaten or abuse each other or post images/videos of themselves or each other that could have lasting consequences.' Whilst there is much to commend social media,...

It's the biggest BOOK Swap in our history tomorrow - take part!

Don't miss the biggest book swap in Kingfisher's history. All the action takes place tomorrow in the playground 3-4pm. We expect over 300 books to be swapped. The event follows the hugely successful book swap at Cuckoo Hall. Book swaps coming to all our primaries!

Become a parent governor at Cuckoo Hall and help shape our future

We are looking for new parents to become champions for other parents on our new governing body, the Academy Advisory Committee.Over the autumn term, Cuckoo Hall Academy’s Rapid Improvement Board will be transferring its functions over to an Academy Advisory Committee so we’re looking to appoint ...

Enfield Council leader visits Cuckoo Hall

Enfield Council leader Cllr Nesil Caliskan visited Cuckoo on Thursday.She had heard about our very successful Read Aloud initiative and was briefed on how we are encouraging all our families to read aloud to their children for 15 mins every day.Cllr Caliskan was especially keen to hear first-hand ab...

INSET date changes at Kingfisher & Enfield Heights

Please note that we have made chnages to some of our INSET days - days when pupils are nor required to attend school due to staff training.The remaining INSET dates for the rest of the academic year are:Thu 20th Dec 2018Fri 21st Dec 2018Mon 8th July 2019Please delete from your calendars 7 Jan 2019 a...

Woodpecker's Reception Open days announced

Tours for children applying for Reception in 2019 will be taking place in October, November and December. Please  book through school office.Open days are very important opportunities for parents and carers of prospective reception pupils to come into the school and to talk to staff.We love sho...

Year 6 parents: Heron Hall to host Open Morning tours 1-5 October.

Come and look around!Open mornings are very important opportunities for parents and carers of prospective students to come into the school.We love showing parents around our school!We had record numbers visiting the school at our recent Open Evening - reflecting the increasing popularity and growing...

Heron Hall is hit with Open House fans

Tours of Heron Hall were popular as the school took part for the first time in the prestigious Open House weekend. Headteacher, Arthur Barzey was on hand to welcome everyone.Among our visitors were Lesley and James who met as students in 1973 when the site was a college. And they are still together!...

Hundreds of books for you - on book swap day

We expect it to be a record breaking book swap on Monday in the Key Stage 2 playground (3-4pm).Back by popular parent demand, it looks like we will have a round 500 books for you to choose from.But to take part you need to bring your books in to swap for others.Book swap is a fantastic way to get gr...

Record numbers flock to Heron Open Evening

Record numbers visited the school on a wonderful evening on Monday.Around 500 family members and young people attended.The increasing popularity and growing reputation of Heron Hall Academy was clear to see as headteacher Arthur Barzey and his team opened the doors to the school at 5.30pm, with long...

Parents: Year 11 Mock Examinations at Heron this week

Dear parents and carersOur Year 11 pupils will be taking mock examinations this week, from Wednesday until Friday, across all subjects. We would be very grateful if you could ensure that your child is well rested and prepared for their exams. Please ensure they are in school on time.These results an...

Heron Hall: Our secondary academy holds its Open Evening on Monday 17 September

Our secondary academy Heron Hall is having an open evening on Monday 17 September 5.30-7.30pm. Come and see why we believe it is a great first choice for your child.An invitation to Heron HallWe understand that you are about to make one of the biggest decisions in your child’s education.At Her...

Film: Students tell us what it is like going to Heron Hall Academy

We are looking forward to welcoming Year 6 parents to the Open Evening of our secondary academy, Heron Hall, on Monday 5.30-7.30pm. Watch a short film about Heron students answering questions about the school. You can watch the film on YouTube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CcjI5lFnEn0

Heron Hall taking part in prestigious Open House event

Heron Hall Academy is delighted to have been chosen to take part in the prestigious Open House weekend.We were chosen from potentially hundreds of buildings of architectural significance.Originally designed as Enfield Technical College by W T Curtis and H W Burchett of Middlesex County Council Archi...

A chance to meet our new headteacher Nicky Ross on 27 September

A messsage from Nicky Ross:"I’d like to meet with you so that I can hear your views on our school as well as share my plans for Cuckoo Hall with you. In order for us to thrive, we need to work in together to achieve the best possible outcomes for our children. Therefore, I have arranged a meeting ...

Free Open Evening cafe will serve up French and Spanish classics!

This year, for one night only, the Modern Languages department will be running a cafe serving delicious French and Spanish food to our Open Evening guests.There will be a selection of some of your French and Spanish mouthwatering favourites.Take a break while you are touring the school and sample so...

GCSE results - Six of Heron's very best students

Many congratulations to Kirsten, Yvette, Emmanuel, Jacob, Danita and Gangandeep.Kirsten Kamantu performed brilliantly scoring the perfect 9 in four subjects: Maths, Biology, Chemistry and Physics, fantastic 8s in three subjects and completed her results with four grade 7s.Yvette Amankwah-Baidu was e...

So proud of our students on GCSE results day at Heron Hall.

We are extremely proud of the achievements of our fantastic students today as we welcomed them back into the school to collect their GCSE results.Many of our students have done extremely well. It was also understandably emotional day for everyone involved - students, parents, carers and teaching sta...

Heron Hall: Return to school - please read carefully.

Please note the different dates that our year groups are due to return:The school will reopen for Year 7 only on Wed 5 September 2018The school will open for Year 7 and Year 11 on Thurs 6 September 2018The school will open for Years 7,8,9,10 and 11 on Fri 7 September 2018The school will open for Yea...

GCSE results - arrangements for 23 August

Dear parent, carer and studentsGCSE Results day is taking place at Heron Hall Academy on Thursday 23rd August at 9.30am - 12pm.During this time students will be able to come into the school to collect their provisional results and address any issues or concerns they may have.We would like every stud...

Schools' biggest ever prize giveaway to encourage reading over the holidays

It's our biggest prize giveaway everSpectacular prizes to be won. Its so easy to enter. And fun too!Three challenges from ‘Bronze’ to ‘Gold’.Everyone who completes the first three challenges is guaranteed to win a prize. Can you then make it to Silver award and even better prizes? Can you go...

Cuckoo Hall parent governors needed to champion engagement

We are recruiting to our new Academy Advisory Committee which will meet  for the first time in the Autumn term.We are on the look out for three parent governors who will lead on issues including parental and community engagement. This is a major role which will have a big impact on the school g...

Thank you to parents for your gifts to our teaching staff

Staff in all our schools were literally overwhelmed with the generosity of parents today. They were inundated with gifts and cards. Every one was gratefully received. Chocolates, biscuits, candles and flowers were among the most popular presents.Thank you so much.We will miss your children over the ...

Freestyle at Cuckoo

Professional BMX Freestyler Matti Hemmings and his crew gave our all of pupils an amazing demonstration of their tricks and skills this week. The school took part in a nationwide Big Pedal Event earlier this year and this show was part of our winning prize. A HUGE thank for all those children who di...

Trust Chair, Donald Graham, praises Cuckoo ambition at concert with 1,200

Trust Chair Dr Donald Graham, former Enfield Council leader Doug Taylor & Trust Chief Executive Officer, Marino Charalambous enjoying Cuckoo Hall’s huge outdoor concert on Tuesday. Donald praised the ambition of the school to put on an outdoor concert of this scale. He also thanked Cllr Taylor for...

1,200 attend outdoor Cuckoo birthday concert

Cuckoo Hall celebrated its 70th birthday on Tuesday with a spectacular afternoon of singing  as each year group, from nursery to Year 6, chose a song from each of the past 7 decades, while a dozen of their classmates danced to the music in costumes and props on stage. With the weather cool...

Kind hearted Heron students support food bank

Heron headteacher Arthur Barzey (far left, below) joined Year 7s this week who had collected an impressive ten bags of dried and canned foods to donate to the North Enfield Food Bank. The charity did a presentation at the school explaining the importance of food banks in the local community. Well do...

Kingfisher’s got talent

Well done Amelie from Year 4 who represented Kingfisher in the final of the annual Enfield Music Services Piano Competition. Amelie played brilliantly, achieving second place in the Grade 4 and above category. Everyone at the school is so proud of Amelie!Grade 4 pianoPiano Grade 4 exams consist of t...

INVITATION TO TENDER (ITT) for the childrens photography package across the entire trust Academy schools

The Trust is looking for a provider of photography services for all of its schools.A copy of your tender must be received by Wendy Bowstead, wbowstead@chat-edu.org.uk no later than 5pm Wednesday 18th July 2018.Tender document.You can view the tender document here.

PGCE students graduate with CHAT and the University of Warwick

Many congratulations to CHAT’s first Primary and Secondary PGCE graduates in partnership with the University of Warwick. All the students who started completed the course.

750 Cuckoo children rehearse outdoor concert

Extraordinary scenes in the Cuckoo playground today as 750 children rehearsed singing and dancing for the huge outdoor concert to celebrate our 70th anniversary on 10 July. It starts at 2.30pm.Get there early. We expect several hundred to attend. This is going to be incredible!

Get your free cup cake to celebrate our 70th

To celebrate our 70th anniversary we will be baking 1,500 cup cakes for our children and families! Make sure your family gets theirs. Every child will take one home and we will have over 400 to give away at the outdoor concert on 10 July (2.30-3.30pm).

Our first cultural evening

We are delighted that we are holding our first cultural evening on Thursday, 5 July 5-7pm. We will be hosting the evening with our new parental group – The Family and Friends of Heron Hall. The event will include food from around the globe, song and dance. Please join us for this amazing...

Interview with our new headteacher Nicky Ross

Hear an exclusive interview with Nicky Ross as she prepares to lead the school from September.What does she think about the Ofsted report? Where next for the school in terms of improvement?What is her leadership style?What is she speaking about what she refers to 'awe and wonder'?How does she relax ...

Stunning Cuckoo performance wins Glee competition

A spectacular performance by Cuckoo Hall meant there was only going to be one winner at the Edmonton Glee competition today.The Cuckoo Hall team danced their way to the silver trophy with a routine that was loudly cheered and judged the best of the competition.Flo Shamolli, Deputy Headteacher said: ...

Please help us - Non uniform day: donate a raffle prize for the Summer Fair

Can you help us? We are calling on all our wonderful parents to see if they could help the school by donating a prize for the PTA stall at the Summer Fair.All you need to do if drop it off at the office.We'll be extremely grateful and you will be raising much needed funds for the school.We are makin...

Headteacher leading the life scientific

The Trust is developing a new science teaching and learning strategy for next year.Our four headteachers met up this week for a session on developing our new science learning strategy across the Trust.Thank you to Richard Wellard at Heron for putting them through their paces with a range of scienti...

Only 18 days to go...

Remember our Summer Fair is on the 7th of July, 11am - 3pm. Keep this date free and in your diaries for a super fun day out...Tell everyone..!

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...

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 Parson, 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...

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

The school 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 day with short stories about 100 i...

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.

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 ...

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...

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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