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The closing of Cuckoo Hall social media platforms

We will shortly be closing all of our Cuckoo Hall social media platforms.Cuckoo Hall Academy has now amalgamated and become Woodpecker Hall Academy.Please connect with us on all of our Woodpecker Hall social media platforms. 

Children release balloons on the last day at Cuckoo Hall Academy

On Wednesday Cuckoo Hall pupils released over a hundred red balloons in honour of Cuckoo Hall Academy. After 73 years the school will officially be amalgamating with Woodpecker Hall in September. The school will be known as Woodpecker Hall Academy.  We were also joined by CEO Marino Charal...

Goodbye year 6!

Yesterday we said goodbye to our year 6 children who will be starting secondary school in September. They wrote some lovely goodbye messages on each other’s shirts. We would like to wish all of our Year 6 pupil’s good luck for the future, it’s been a joy to have you at our school! 

Free school meal vouchers for the summer holiday- You need to claim by 10 September

Enfield Council will be funding summer holiday vouchers for students eligible for free school meals up till 31st August through the Covid Local Support Grant from the government.£60 vouchers will be provided per free school meal child for the summer and these will be sent out by Edenred to you dire...

Goodbye Cuckoo Hall!

Today we said goodbye to our beloved Cuckoo Hall after 73 years. Cuckoo Hall Academy and Woodpecker Hall Academy are officially amalgamating to create one school from September 2021. The school will be known as Woodpecker Hall Academy. This morning pupils were given a red balloon and released i...

School letter on the amalgamation and classes for 2021-2022

Please read our school letter which contains information on the amalgamation of Woodpecker and Cuckoo Hall as well as the classes for next year. You can read it here.

Happy Eid Mubarak

Happy Eid to all of our families celebrating. We hope you enjoy your day. 

Year 5 children have fun at our secondary school, Heron Hall Academy

Last week our year 5 children visited Heron Hall Academy to take part in a special transition day. Pupils participated in a range of sports and science activities and got to see all of the fantastic facilities at Heron Hall. They enjoyed football, trampolining, rounders and some fun scienc...

Year 3 learn about the story of “Mama Miti”

Pupils in year 3 have been learning about a story called “Mama Miti”, which is about a woman who planted vegetables and fruits to help people in need in Kenya. Children have been inspired by the example of the life of Wangari Maathai, who was the first African woman to win the Nobel Peace P...

Please get vaccinated ASAP!

The Covid-19 vaccine is the best way to protect yourself and others against the virus. Please get vaccinated as soon as possible. You can see a short video from the NHS encouraging people to get vaccinated here.

School routines and Covid19 restrictions

Dear familiesSchool routines and Covid19 restrictions stay in place I wanted to write to all our families across the Trust’s schools following the latest announcement by the Prime Minister about the lifting of Coivd restrictions from Monday, 19 July.We have decided to avoid further disruptions and...

Last day of term: Wednesday 21st July

A reminder that the last day of term will be Wednesday the 21st of July. 

Keeping your child safe online: Internet safety resources

Today children tend to spend more time on electronic devices and browsing the internet.The internet is an amazing resource that enables children and young people to connect, communicate and be creative in a number of different ways. However, parents need to be aware of the possible threats and dang...

We won't tolerate racism.

Our approach to blended learning

Find out about our approach to blended learning and our published review of remote education. You can see it here.

School is given outstanding service award for pandemic efforts.

Last Wednesday the school took part in an online awards ceremony featuring trust CEO Marino Charalambous, trustees, and governors. It was a huge success and featured some brilliant performances from the talented children across the trust.The school was awarded a framed certificate from CEO Mari...

Annual School Report

Today parents will receive their child’s annual school report. This report is designed to let parents know how their child is performing in school and if they are at the expected level for their year group. For more information on the annual school report, please read our school letter h...

Sports day 2021 at Cuckoo Hall

This week we held a fantastic sports day for each year group in our school. The children were so pleased to be able to participate in sports day again. Throughout the week pupils have been competing in a variety of events like 100 metre sprint, relay race, long-distance running, sack race,...

Year 2 are off on a summer holiday!

In Geography, the class has been learning all about the beautiful island Trinidad and Tobago. To celebrate their learning, pupils came into school on Tuesday dressed in their favourite summer holiday clothes. They have also been looking at the differences between Trinidad and Tobago and the UK....

Welcome to Robin Hall: a tour of our nursery

Join us for a virtual tour of our nursery and see all of our amazing facilities. Watch the tour of our fantastic nursery and meet our wonderful and dedicated teachers, see some of the activities we do with the children and get a real glimpse of why our children enjoy coming to Robin Hall.Take the v...

Free reading resources

On our website, we have a list of free reading resources for our children to use. It’s very important for your child to continue to read every day during this time at home. Reading is a fantastic way to improve academic learning and it provides children with a number of benefits.By reading consis...

Telephone support line for your child

The Enfield Education Psychology service is offering Enfield parents and carers the opportunity to speak to an Educational Psychologist about a concern or issue they may have in relation to their child.Educational Psychologists are professionals concerned with the development, learning and social an...

Handcrafted pottery from year 3

This afternoon Cuckoo Hall pupils have been practising their pottery skills in art. The children have been using clay to produce their own handmade pots. There were some really creative designs. The class experimented with different techniques like rolling, coiling, pinching, and they also...

Keep up to date with term dates!

Stay up to date with term dates for the 2020/2021 academic year. View the term dates here.

Find out what your child is studying this term.

Your child will study a wide range of subjects during their time at primary school and develop the skills they need for life and to take them onto secondary school.On our website, we have a page to show parents what their child is studying. To find out what your child is learning in class, visit ou...

Sports day 2021

We are delighted to announce we will be holding our competitive sports day in the coming weeks. We will be complying with all COVID-19 restrictions to ensure the day goes safely for the children and team. Due to COVID-19 we are sadly not allowing parents to attend this year’s sports day.For m...

Free school meals eligibility

Apply now if you think you could be eligible for free school meals.Your child may be able to get free school meals if you get any of the following:• Income Support• income-based Jobseeker’s Allowance• income-related Employment and Support Allowance• support under Part VI of the Immigration...

Fix, buy or sell your child's bike!

There will be a second-hand bike market on Saturday 26th June from 10 am-4 pm. At this market, parents can sell a bike or even purchase a new one. There will also be a free repair service to fix any minor faults on your bike. Location Edmonton Green shopping centre, the concourse...

Thank you to our wonderful teachers

This week we celebrated “National Thank a Teacher Day”. We would like to say a huge thank you to all of our teachers, teaching assistants, and support staff for their amazing work all year round. We are so thankful to have such amazing teachers who continue to inspire and make a difference in ou...

Update on the amalgamation, school uniform, and trust rebranding

Please read our school letter that contains important information on the amalgamation, school uniform, and the rebranding of our trust. You can read the letter here.

Pupils create ancient masks in art

In History Year 5 have been learning about the Maya civilisation. The Maya were an ancient civilisation of people who lived in an area that used to be known as Mesoamerica. Today this area is now known as Mexico and parts of central America. In their art lessons, the class made their own Mayan mask...

Stay updated with all the news and learning from the nursery

On these website pages, you can find information on the nursery curriculum we are following, what your child will be learning in class and the latest news from the nursery team. There are also activities that parents can do with their children at home to support their development. You can view the...

Supporting our families

We have a page on our website with resources and information on how our families can gain extra help or support in these difficult times.On this section of our website, you will find information on accessing financial help, free school meals, emergency contacts, and services, safeguarding as well as...

Allergies - the dos and donts

An important message to all our parents about allergies, the do's and dont's. You can watch the video here. 

Impressive Egyptian artwork from year 5

Year 5 has been learning about the ancient Egyptians in their history class.  They have been studying their beliefs and have been looking at historic artefacts from over 4000 years ago. Pupils Melanie and Arun also constructed their own spectacular designs on the Egyptian pyramids. Did you know...

Online parent Q & A meeting: ‘Relationships, Sex and Health Education’

Families have received curriculum information about what each year group is learning this term. We understand there may be some fears around the teaching of ‘Relationships, Sex and Health Education’. We have organised a Zoom meeting on Friday, 18 June at 9.15 am, which will aim to alleviate any ...

Fun in the sun at Robin Hall Nursery

Robin Hall children have been enjoying the lovely weather. They have had lots of fun playing in our amazing outdoor area. We hope everyone is having a lovely day! 

Ancient Greece day at Cuckoo Hall

Year 3 has been learning all about Greek mythology and the history of ancient Greece. Children came into school today dressed up in ancient Greek clothing to celebrate what they have been learning in class. Pupils have been studying the ancient Greek figure Medusa, who in ancient Greek myt...

Fantastic reception artwork inspired by the ocean

Cuckoo Hall reception children have been learning about the ocean and the different types of animals that live there. As part of their topic “Under the sea”, pupils were set a project to complete during the half-term break. They had to design their take on the ocean using a shoebox as the base. ...

Top tips to help your child transition into Reception

We have some great tips and activities that our nursery parents can do with their children to help them for their transition into reception in September.These activities can help your child develop independence and improve their language and communication skills. Attempting the activities will help...

New Free school meal vouchers for May Half Term – Please don’t lose out, click your e code by 8 June!

You must redeem your Edenred ‘e code’ by 8 June.Our very strong advice is to click on it and claim it as soon as you get your email from them in the next few days.The vouchers themselves are entirely funded by the government and do not come from CHAT. Sadly, they are cancelled if they are not re...

Year 6 to 7 transition at Heron Hall

Dear families, we are delighted that you have selected our secondary school Heron Hall Academy for your child and we are excited for them to experience what life is like at the school. Transitioning from Year 6 to 7 can sometimes be an anxious time for both children and parents. To help with the tr...

Robin Hall children set their beautiful butterflies free

The children in the nursery were learning about the journey of a caterpillar to butterfly. The class was given baby caterpillars and they got to watch them grow into butterflies. After 4 weeks the caterpillars transformed into some beautiful butterflies. Before the half term break, pupils said goo...

Free events to enjoy in the Half term break

Enfield Council’s Dugdale Centre is inviting residents to a week-long culture festival from Monday 31st May to Sunday 6th June.Throughout the week there will be opportunities to see a variety of entertainment like giant stilt puppets, balloon artists, Sparky the Robot, and some really talented acr...

Year 3 learn about the story of “Mama Miti”

Children in year 3 have been learning about a story called “Mama Miti”, which is about a woman who planted vegetables and fruits to help people in need in Kenya. In their art lesson, children had to create their face using different materials. Pupils then decorated their designs with fruit,...

Amazing space project from year 5 pupil

In class year 5 was learning about space and the solar system. The solar system consists of eight planets Mercury, Venus, Earth, Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, and Neptune. Children created some fantastic artwork to showcase what they had learnt. Year 5 pupil Arun constructed an impressive...

The trust that runs our school is changing.

After just over a decade in existence, the trust feels now is a good time to renew and refresh its vision, mission and values, as it embarks on the next exciting stage of its future providing education to over 2,500 pupils.The trust will be known as North Star Community Trust from June.You can find ...

Celebrating Plant and Share month at Robin Hall Nursery

This month the children have been taking advantage of the lovely sunshine in the school garden. They have been participating in ‘Plant and Share’ month, which began on the 19th of April and ends tomorrow. As part of ‘Plant and Share’ month, the children joined a national competition lau...

The journey of a caterpillar to butterfly: Robin Hall Nursery project

In class, Robin Hall children have been learning about the journey of a caterpillar to butterfly. Last month the class received some baby caterpillars and they have been watching them closely as they transform into butterflies. After nearly 4 weeks the caterpillars will be turning into but...

A new future for the trust that runs our school

As respectively Chair of the Board and Chief Executive Officer of the trust that runs our family of 5 schools, we are writing to let you know that in the week commencing 31st May we are changing our name to North Star Community Trust. After just over a decade in existence, we feel now is a good...

Year 4 families - We are taking part in the 2021 Multiplication tables check

Do you have a child in year 4?If so, they will have the opportunity to take the government's optional multiplication tables check (MTC), in June 2021.Cuckoo and Woodpecker will be taking part in this excercise.The purpose of the check is to determine whether pupils can fluently recall their times ta...

Let us know what after school activity your child would enjoy

Dear Cuckoo Hall & Woodpecker Hall parents and carers,We are looking to provide high quality after school activities at the school and would like you and your child/ren to spend a minute to complete this survey, telling us what after school activities you would like to be available. Please click on...

Heron Hall reach the finals for Secondary School of the Year

We wish our secondary school Heron Hall Academy the best of luck for making it through to the finals of the Secondary school of the Year competition.The prestigious ‘Pearson Teaching Awards, which have been running for 25 years, receive hundreds of entries every year, so this is a truly brilliant ...

Celebrating mental health awareness week

This week is national mental health awareness week. Approximately one in four people in the UK will experience a mental health problem each year. Mental Health Awareness Week aims to get people talking about their mental health and reduce the stigma that can stop people from asking for help.It ...

We're Hiring. Check Out Our Latest Vacancies.

We are hiring.We are looking for candidates to have a passion for helping to build and secure the future aspirations of our children as well as the energy and enthusiasm needed to meet the challenges of working in a busy London school. A genuine desire to develop and progress. A positive, can do att...

Exploring our Forest Garden at Robin Hall Nursery

Watch a short video of our Forest Garden at Robin Hall Nursery. Our Forest Garden follows the Forest School ethos that offers a unique way of building confidence, boosting self-esteem, learning new life skills, and promoting independence through hands-on learning experiences outdoors.Every week, ou...

The journey of a Caterpillar to Butterfly: Robin Hall Nursery project

The children at Robin Hall nursery were given some baby caterpillars and they have been watching them grow into butterflies. The caterpillars are now entering the chrysalis stage. This is where the transformation from caterpillar to adult occurs.The children are really enjoying watching the bab...

Cuckoo Hall pupils cook delicious meals from home

The school has been given meal kits from an organisation called “BreadnButter”.Each meal kit contains a different recipe along with ingredients for the children to make a healthy and nutritious meal with an adult.Our pupils have really enjoyed this experience. With the meal kits, they have made ...

Middlesex Cricket club visit Cuckoo Hall Academy

On Tuesday pupils from Cuckoo Hall Academy enjoyed some Cricket lessons delivered by Middlesex Cricket club. Throughout the day each year group had the opportunity to participate in the lessons to help promote the sport and get more children playing it outside of school. Our pupils had som...

EU Settlement Scheme Application Support.

If you’re an EU, EEA, or Swiss citizen, you and your family can apply to the EU Settlement Scheme to continue living in the UK after 30 June 2021.Citizens Advice Enfield is an organisation that provides free, independent, confidential, and impartial advice to everyone on their rights and responsib...

Tips for parents to help their children eat more vegetables

Vegetables are a key part of a healthy diet and it can be difficult for parents to get their children to eat enough of them. Recent research from Leeds University found that only one in five children had any vegetables or salad in their packed lunch. Veg Power is an organisation with a mis...

Unforgettable opportunity to watch caterpillars turn into butterflies.

The children at Robin Hall nursery have been given some baby caterpillars. This will make a fascinating classroom project as it allows children to watch caterpillars develop into butterflies, before being released in the school grounds.Learning about the life cycle of butterflies helps children...

Parent Consultation Day for Cuckoo and Woodpecker

Parent consultation day will take place on Friday the 30th of April via Zoom. The school will be closed on this day. 

Run, run, run!

This week our Reception children will be getting involved in a new initiative that focuses on improving the physical and mental health of children.“A Daily Mile” aims to improve the well-being of children by getting them to run or jog, at their own pace, for 15 minutes each day. Being more activ...

Happy St. Georges Day!

Celebrating Stephen Lawrence Day

Today we are celebrating Stephen Lawrence Day. Stephen Lawrence was an inspiring young man from south-east London. Stephen juggled an active social life, school work, family commitments, and part-time employment. He had ambitions to use his talent for maths, art, and design to become an ar...

School curriculum: summer term 1

Have you seen what your child will be learning about in class this term? Visit our curriculum page and see the work your child will be doing this summer term. You can see the page here. 

Robin Hall pupils to enter gardening competition

Robin Hall Nursery is celebrating Plant and Share Month from the 19th April-19th May. Plant and Share Month celebrates planting and growing your own seeds. To celebrate Plant and Share Month, Robin Hall Nursery is entering a national gardening competition launched by Soil Association’s Food for Li...

Early years parenting course

The Community Outreach Team in association with Enfield children’s centre is running a new online course for parents who have children aged 2-4 years old. The course is free and will take place every Thursday for 9 weeks from the 22nd of April. The time of the course is from 1-2:30 pm. F...

Inset day on Monday 19th of April

A reminder that we will be having an inset day on Monday the 19th of April. The school will be closed on this day. 

Online course - becoming a community interpreter

Are you looking to help make a difference in your community? The Workers’ Educational Association (WEA) has organised a course which outlines the role of a community interpreter and the work they do to help their community. The course will start on Wednesday the 21st of April from 9:30 a...

Happy Ramadan

Today marks the first day of the month-long celebration of Ramadan. We wish all of our families celebrating a happy Ramadan. 

Keeping your child safe online: Advice for parents

Children are spending a great amount of time on the internet and we want to ensure they are safe online. The internet is an amazing resource that enables children and young people to connect, communicate and be creative in a number of different ways. However, parents need to be aware of th...

Bella and Teddy love helping the children

Our school dogs Bella and Teddy are a special part of Cuckoo and Woodpecker Hall. Pupils love spending time with Bella and Teddy, especially during their weekly reading sessions where they get to read with the dogs. Our school dogs really help to calm the children. We are so lucky to have them....

Help keep your child active during the Easter break.

Active Enfield has teamed up with Public Health and put together some fitness activities that children can participate in during the Easter holidays. The sessions are free and include activities like Boxing, Yoga, gymnastics, and street dancing. If your child is interested, you can see the full...

Free school meal vouchers during the Easter Holidays

Parents will receive a £45 voucher during the Easter holidays for each free school meal child.  This will be sent to you by the school.  The vouchers must be redeemed by the 8th of April. 

Job vacancy for a speech and language therapist

Are you an outgoing, forward-thinking Speech and Language Therapist? Do you know someone that is? CHAT Academies are looking to appoint a Speech and Language Therapist to work across Cuckoo Hall, Woodpecker Hall, Kingfisher Hall, Enfield Heights and Heron Hall Academy. We are looking for candid...

The children have loved being back

Children are so happy to be back in school since returning on the 8th of March. We recently caught up with some of our pupils and asked them “out of 10, how happy are you to be back?” You can see just how happy they are from the pictures. One pupil said, “It’s great to back in scho...

Reading time at Cuckoo Hall

Our Year 3 pupils Boran and Muhammed enjoyed a reading session this week with some very special guests.  Bella and Teddy really enjoyed their first reading session since returning to school.  We can’t wait for the next one!  #ReadAloud #15minutes #EveryChild #EveryDay

Read Aloud competition winners

Congratulations to the winners of the latest Read Aloud competition. This competition took place during national storytelling week in February and children had to record themselves reading an extract from one of their favourite stories. The winners received a special Read Aloud book bag, w...

£500 support payment if your child has to isolate.

Low-income parents are eligible to receive £500 from the government if the school says their child has to self-isolate. This scheme is offered to parents on a low income, who are unable to work from home and need to take time off work to care for a child who is self-isolating.It is open to par...

Letter to parents on parking restrictions

We have received information about parking restrictions from Enfield and Haringey Police. Our priority is to ensure that all of our families are safe when dropping off and collecting from school. Read our school letter that explains the parking restrictions as well as how to report a parki...

Welcome to our Forest Garden

Our Forest Garden follows the Forest School ethos that offers a unique way of building confidence, boosting self-esteem, learning new life skills, and promoting independence through hands-on learning experiences outdoors.Every week, our Robin Hall Nursery children visit our Forest Garden and explore...

Marc May nominated for Teaching Assistant of the Year

We would like to congratulate Marc May who has been nominated for a prestigious Pearson teaching award.The Pearson teaching awards were established in 1998 and are an annual celebration of excellence in education, recognising the amazing work of teachers across the UK.He has been nominated for the c...

Cuckoo Hall pupil makes a delicious pasta

Last week we were given 20 Meal kits from an organisation called “BreadnButter”.Each meal kit contains a different recipe along with ingredients for the children to make a healthy and nutritious meal with an adult.Year 6 pupil Sayanson made a tasty vegetable pasta using his meal kit.  ...

Red Nose Day at Cuckoo Hall.

Today we celebrated Red Nose Day and children donated £1 in order to wear something funny. We have raised over £750 and will be donating the money to comic relief. Well done everyone. 

Community Outreach team – helping our families

The Community Outreach team has continued their brilliant work of supporting our families by providing weekly food packages. They have teamed up with The Felix Project, Enfield who are a London-based food redistribution charity that rescues good, surplus food from the food industry. By joining for...

Expanding the Trust’s Robin Hall Nursery

We would like to expand the Trust’s wonderful Robin Hall Nursery in Cuckoo Hall Lane for children who are 2-years-old from Sept 2021. Do you know someone who might be interested? A family member? A friend or work colleague? Could you please forward this to them? We have a short questionnaire so ...

Red Nose Day at Cuckoo Hall and Woodpecker Hall

On Friday 19th of March, we will be celebrating Red Nose Day. Children are to come into school and donate £1 in order to wear something funny! They could wear different coloured socks, a jumper on back to front, or something red.All of the money raised will be going to Comic Relief. 

What Cuckoo and Woodpecker Hall pupils love about returning to school

Our children are so happy to be back in school and learning again. We wanted to find out what they have loved most about returning to school. Watch a video of some of our pupils from Cuckoo Hall and Woodpecker Hall explaining the best things about being back in school. To watch the vi...

Update on the amalgamation of Cuckoo and Woodpecker Hall/ school uniforms

Last year we announced exciting plans for Cuckoo and Woodpecker Hall to amalgamate. Since then, we have already undertaken many actions to bring the schools closer together such as a single teaching leadership team and a curriculum for both. Read the letter to parents with an update as wel...

Our new safety awareness campaign

We have launched a new safety awareness campaign across our school. The campaign includes new posters, training and information.

Our chicks have hatched at Robin Hall Nursery

This week we received 10 eggs from the Happy Chick Company who specialises in providing a chick hatching experience for nurseries.After 3 days, our chicks have now hatched at Robin Hall Nursery. The children have been learning about animals and their topic for this term is called “At the Farm”.P...

Our new friends at Robin Hall Nursery

This week, we received eggs from the Happy Chick Company who specialise in providing a chick hatching experience for Nurseries. We have been sent 10 eggs in a special incubator and the children will observe the eggs every day as they are ready to hatch. Once the chicks are born the childre...

Welcome back Cuckoo Hall

Today we welcome back all children from our school. It’s great to have everyone back in school and learning again. We have missed you all very much. 

Getting the school ready to open on Monday with Snow White and the 7 Dwarfs

As children will be returning to school on Monday, we needed some extra help to ensure it is ready to re-open.Thank you to Snow White and the 7 Dwarfs for all your help in making sure the school is ready for the children.Watch Snow White and the 7 Dwarfs get Cuckoo Hall and Woodpecker Hall prepared ...

Welcome to Robin Hall nursery

Do you know someone who is looking for a place at a fantastic nursery? Robin Hall is an amazing nursery for your child to join. We have a brilliant indoor and outdoor nursery setting, which is accompanied by our wonderful and dedicated teachers who have a real passion for teaching. Your child will ...

Inset day on Friday 5th March

On Friday, 5 March there will be an INSET day for Cuckoo and Woodpecker staff to allow the school to prepare to re-open.There will be no online learning or access to the hub school. 

World Book Day celebration

Keyworker children from our hub school love World Book Day!Pupils came into school today dressed up as a book character of their choice.Despite the circumstances, it’s great to see some of the children celebrating one of our favourite days of the academic year.Well done everyone.   

Children get creative and design their own reading "den"

This week we have been celebrating our love for reading by participating in World Book Week. As part of Book Week, the children have been designing their own relaxing, reading dens in a space in their home where they can enjoy getting lost in a good book.We can’t wait to celebrate World Book Day t...

Online safety training for parents

Children are spending an increased amount of time on electronic devices and we want to help keep parents and carers informed of current trends and dangers to ensure the safety of our children.We have organised online safety training for parents this week. The session will only be live until 7th Marc...

Returning to school on Monday 8th March

On Monday the 8th of March, all children will be returning to school.We have reviewed and updated our risk assessments and put in place all possible measures to ensure everyone’s return to school is safe.Please read our school letter which outlines all of the procedures we have in place to ensure ...

Welcome back!

We are looking forward to welcoming our pupils back to school from next week. We can’t wait to see you all soon!

Claim your child’s book token for World Book Day.

In honour of World Book Day, local booksellers are offering a book token for children which allows them to be gifted a book from an exclusive list. The book token is valid from Thursday 18th February – Sunday 28th March 2021.You can find the book token here. To see the full list of books...

Celebrating World Book Day

We will be celebrating World Book Week from the 1st – 5th March. It’s one of our favourite weeks in the academic year. Throughout the week children will be participating in a range of fun activities. On World Book Day, which takes place on the 4th March children are to dress up for their zo...

Our schools are re-opening - Find out what is going to happen

Dear Parent/ Carer Our schools are re-opening I wanted to write to all of our families across the schools that we run as a Trust about the good news that schools can re-open on Monday, 8 March. We are all delighted by the Prime Minister’s statement on Monday that this is now going to happen. ...

Top tips for effective home learning

We have created a list of our top tips to help make home learning as effective as possible for our children. We hope you can use the list we have created and apply it to your child’s home learning to support them during this time at home. View our top tips for home learning here.

Cuckoo Hall pupil generously cuts hair for charity

Oguz in year 4 has cut his hair and donated it to The Little Princess Trust. They are a UK charity that provides real hair wigs free of charge to children and young people who have lost their hair as a result of cancer, treatment, or other illnesses.Oguz had seen an advert on TV involving children w...

Do you need some extra help at this time?

Our friends at Community Smiles are providing some lovely food parcels for families.You can collect a food parcel every Monday from 1-2pm until further notice. Please see the poster for full details. Collection locationThe Qube, 291 high street, Ponders End, EN3 4DN

Half term message to the children from Headteacher, Nicky Ross

Watch a special message from our headteacher Nicky Ross, wishing the children a happy half term.In the video, Miss Ross also reads one of her favourite books ahead of World Book Day on the 4th March.You can watch it here.

We are here to help you

We are here to help our families in any way we can.On our website, we have a dedicated page aimed to support families during these challenging times. On this page, you can find information, advice, and contacts on financial help, safeguarding children, and free school meals. We also have a range of...

Important notice: Inset day cancelled on 22nd of February

We will be returning to school after the half-term break on Monday 22nd of February. There will not be an inset day on the 22nd of February.On the 22nd of February, children will be expected to continue with home learning and those attending the hub will come into school.

Free school meal vouchers over February half-term

Free school meal vouchers: Enfield Council is funding free school meal vouchers for half term at £15 per eligible child per week. You do not need to do anything if you are currently entitled to the vouchers. You will receive them as usual.

Participate in the latest Read Aloud competition to win a special prize

This week is National Storytelling Week and to celebrate it the Community Outreach has organised a brand new competition for the children.In honour of National Storytelling Week, this competition revolves around your child telling a story. All your child has to do is read an extract from their favou...

Help keep your child active

During this time at home, it’s important for our children to keep as active as possible to support their mental and physical well – being.Sustrans is a charity that aims to get more people to walk and cycle across the UK, in order to better the environment and improve public health. Sustrans are...

Returning to school from 8 March

Dear Parents and Carers,As Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of CHAT Academies, the Trust that runs our family of 5 schools, I wanted to write and thank you for your incredible efforts in working with us since the outbreak of coronavirus. We hope to be able to re-open our schools from Monday, 8 March an...

Bella and Teddy have some fun in the snow.

The school dogs Bella and Teddy at Cuckoo Hall and Woodpecker are really missing the children.To watch the video of Bella and Teddy click here.

Read the latest Robin Hall nursery newsletter - out now

Have you read the latest Robin Hall Newsletter?In this week’s newsletter, we are celebrating Chinese New Year which takes place on Friday the 12th of February. In celebration of Chinses New Year, Mrs. Field shows us how to make a traditional Chinese lantern out of paper.You can find the activity ...

Make a delicious vegetable soup for the family

Are you looking for a delicious soup to make in this cold weather?The Community Outreach team has a recipe for a vegetable soup that is healthy and simple to make.The soup is packed with vitamins and nutrients and it's perfect for the children to have in this cold weather.In this recipe, the Communi...

Home learning expectations during school closure

Children from Reception-Year 6 will be expected to log in to a Zoom registration every day at 9 am. Children who do not log on will be contacted by the school.During the Zoom meeting, teachers will go through the learning that will be set for that day and children will then have the rest of the morn...

Barclays Ponders End donates over 40 gifts to CHAT schools

A huge thank you to our very generous friends at Barclays bank, Ponders End.Kind-hearted staff donated no less than 45 gifts to children across our schools.The children were delighted and felt very special to receive them.The fantastic team at Barclays Ponders End is led by Mary Lawrence Branch Mana...

Year 4 enjoy home learning challenge

Pupils have been learning about goal setting and finding ways to achieve their goals and aspirations. The pupils’ challenge was to plan, gather materials and design a potato man. How they achieved their final goal was up to them, which involved critical thinking in order for them to successfully m...

New Trust film for families - Tips on helping improve your child’s mental well-being

In honour of Children’s Mental Health Week, we have created a video featuring the Head Of Safeguarding for CHAT Academies Sarah Cook. In this video, Sarah shares her top tips for parents on how to help improve their child’s mental health. The theme of this year’s Children’s Mental Health W...

Children's Mental Health Awareness Week

Blended learning stategy and remote education review published for parents

We are committed to providing high quality blended learning inside and outside of the classroom for all children.Our aim is to ensure:•    All students have access to the internet, when this becomes more freely available through government initiatives.•    All famil...

BIGGEST EVER survey of our families views

Please help us with our BIGGEST EVER survey of our families views. Help us improve home learning. Tell us your experiences. Let us know if you need more support, extra devices and other help.Complete the survey here. 

Staying active at home.

We have created a page with a variety of resources and links to help children keep active during this time at home. In this challenging time, it’s so important for our children to keep physically active as it will also help with their mental well-being.On our “Staying active” page we will be ...

Help and support for families affected by Covid-19

Covid-19 has affected people in a number of different ways and we want to ensure that our families can access as much support as they need during these difficult times.  Citizens Advice Enfield is an organisation that provides free, independent, confidential, and impartial advice to everyone on...

Free mobile data for families to help with children’s home learning

This scheme from the government is organised through the Department for Education and temporarily increases data allowance for mobile phone users on certain networks. This will allow other devices to connect to the internet via a mobile phone so children and young people can access their home learni...

Children's Mental Health Awareness Week

Robin Hall nursery - Meet our Headteacher and Associate Headteacher.

A message to the parents and children of Robin Hall nursery, from our headteacher miss Ross and associate headteacher miss Vincent. You can watch the video here.

Children's Mental Health Awareness Week

Covid-19 testing centres in Enfield

Enfield Council has set up six community testing stations across the borough.The centres are open for rapid testing and can be used by parents and children who don’t have any symptoms.You do not need to book an appointment and you will receive your results on the same day, usually within 30 minute...

The new Robin Hall nursery newsletter is out now

Have you read the latest Robin Hall Newsletter? In our newsletter, we have so many fantastic activities for your child to do during this time at home. In this week’s newsletter, there is a great numbers activity to help get your child counting up to the number 20. You can find the activity and our...

Children's Mental Health Awareness Week

Read the latest Robin Hall nursery newsletter - out now

The new newsletter for the nursery is out and has lots of activities for your child to do, as well as videos and stories.You can read it here.

Find some great resources to take part in Children’s Mental Health Week

Place2Be is a children’s mental health charity that provides counselling and mental health support and training in UK schools.The theme of this year’s Children’s Mental Health Week is “Express Yourself”.Expressing yourself is about finding ways to share feelings, thoughts, or ideas, throug...

Food bank on Turkey Street offering extra help to families.

Food bank on Turkey Street offering extra help to families. Enfield Deen and Education trust is a charity in Enfield who are running a weekly food bank for members of the Enfield community. You can pick up food supplies every Thursday from 6-7 pm. Location 1a Turkey Street EN3 5TT 

Children's Mental Health Awareness Week

Free online workshop for parents with 5-10 year olds

Find out more. All the details are on the poster.

Blended learning strategy and information for parents on remote learning

At CHAT Academies, which runs our family of 5 schools, we are committed to providing high quality 'blended learning' for all children through our home learning approach and our Covid-19 strategy.In January 2021 the government produced a new framework to support schools in England to identify the str...

Staying active competition

Are you ready to complete Mr. May’s latest challenge and help your school to win? Our PE teacher Mr. May has organised a friendly school competition involving Cuckoo Hall, Woodpecker Hall, St Peter & St Paul Catholic primary, and Holy Innocents Catholic Primary.  Children will need t...

Learning column subtraction: Additional Maths learning for years 2-6

Watch our primary maths consultant Sara Tilley teach the formal written method of column subtraction.In this video, Sara demonstrates how we use the ‘Build it, draw it, write it, say it’ approach as part of the journey to teaching the formal written method of column subtraction.Sara also give...

Volunteers needed

Our Secondary school, Heron Hall Academy, is looking for volunteers to help us with the testing of students, the new initiative from the government to help keep our schools safe.There are a number of different roles available.You may have a nursing or medical background or similar experience, but th...

Holocaust memorial day

Holocaust Memorial Day is a national commemoration day in the United Kingdom dedicated to the remembrance of the Jews and others who suffered in the Holocaust, under Nazi persecution.Due to the coronavirus pandemic, Enfield’s Holocaust Memorial Day commemoration will be streamed in an online event...

M & S to top up government food vouchers

Marks & Spencer will give extra support to families by funding an additional £5 per week for each £15 lunch voucher redeemed at M&S via the Government’s free school meals scheme.The additional £5 will ensure that children can receive an extra daily meal and eat both a healthy and nutritious bre...

30 ways to keep active at home.

During this time at home, it’s so important for children to be as active as they can.Taking frequent breaks throughout the day and engaging in some physical activity can benefit your child’s learning. It can help to improve their behaviour, focus, and concentration.Sitting for long periods at a ...

Home Learning tips from the headteacher

Our headteacher Nicky Ross has created a video explaining her top 5 tips for online learning.This video is helpful to ensure your child is learning as best as they can during this time at home.You can watch it here.

Fun activities for babies and young children

There is a useful page full of learning resources, ideas, and fun activities that parents can do with their children at home. On the page, there are resources available to parents suitable for new born babies up to children of 5 years old. Hungry Little Minds is an initiative launched by the De...

Year 5 Haiku poem inspired by the Amazon Rainforest

Sofia in year 5 has written a powerful haiku poem on the Amazon rainforest and the current threats it faces. Sofia expresses her sadness and devastation due to all of the damage being done to the rainforest by companies for their own greed. She says “Wherever my sore, aching head turned,...

Generous donations from families

The residents of a road in Barnet decided they wanted to support a school and chose us.The residents had also heard of all of the amazing work the Community Outreach team has been doing to support families and wanted to share their donations to help people in these challenging times. The Community O...

Keeping your child safe online

During this time at home, it's likely children will be spending more time using electronic devices and the internet.On our website, we have a range of resources available to parents that can help keep children safe online. You can see the page here. Another helpful resource on internet safety i...

Year 5 pupil performs poem inspired by the Amazon rainforest

Mathew in Year 5 has written a passionate haiku poem on the Amazon rainforest.A Haiku poem is a form of Japanese poetry where the words don’t necessarily need to rhyme and it is shorter than a traditional poem. Haiku poems try to create a picture inside of the reader’s mind by using descriptive ...

Year 5 write Haiku poems inspired by the Amazon rainforest

“Leaves gracefully dance, as if the wind tickled them”. Year 5 pupil Siham has written a powerful haiku poem on the Amazon rainforest.A Haiku poem is a form of Japanese poetry where the words don’t necessarily need to rhyme and it is shorter than a traditional poem. Haiku poems try to create a...

How to use Zoom on DB primary

Watch our short film on how you can log into a Zoom meeting from DB Primary here.

New £15 weekly free school meal vouchers for families - Everything you need to know

The new national voucher scheme for benefits related free school meals is now up and running.The government has announced that a new voucher scheme, for free school meals for pupils who are not in school, will run from 18 January.It will operate for 4 weeks up until the February half-term. We expect...

Year 5 write poems inspired by the Amazon rainforest

Recently, our year 5 pupils have started learning about their new topic, the Amazon rainforest.As part of their learning, the children have written poems describing the rainforest and its unique characteristics.“The leaping green frogs go side to side” while the “snakes slither about”. In t...

Year 5 write poems inspired by the Amazon rainforest

Recently, our year 5 pupils have started learning about their new topic, the Amazon rainforest.During their online English lesson, children wrote a poem describing the rainforest and its unique characteristics.The children used such creative and powerful language in their poems. You can also see a v...

Home learning: additional tips for parents

Do you need to scan work for home learning?If you are in possession of an iPhone or iPad, you can use it to scan and send a document. You can see how to do this here.

A message to the children of Cuckoo and Woodpecker Hall

Watch a special video message to the children of Cuckoo and Woodpecker Hall from the headteacher, Nicky Ross.In the video message, our headteacher gives a special mention to the children for how well they have adjusted to home learning. To watch the video message, click here.

Remote learning – Everything you need to know

Please read an important letter on home learning. The letter has information on home learning devices, how we can support you with online learning as well as a link to additional learning resources.You can read the letter here.

Online course for parents of early years

Join the Community Outreach team for a free 9-week course that helps parents learn practical skills for everyday family life. It will take place every Friday from 1-2:30 pm starting from Friday the 15th of January. The course is open to all parents and carers of children aged 2-4 years and will run ...

Learning column addition: Additional Maths learning

Watch our primary maths consultant Sara Tilley teach the formal written method of column addition. In the video, Sara demonstrates how we use the ‘Build it, draw it, write it, say it’ approach as part of the journey to teaching the formal written method of column addition. She also gives an ins...

Online courses for parents

We have a variety of online courses for parents during this time at home. Courses Emotional Health Mentoring course – Monday 11th January 6.30 pm-8.30 pm (11-week course)The Workers’ Educational Association (WEA) is a charity dedicated to bringing high-quality and professional education into t...

Food for families

There will be a free food hub on Tuesday from 2 pm – 4 pm.  Fresh food and cooked meals will be available.  Location St Peters Church Hall, St Peters Road, Edmonton, N9 8JP  Please bring your own shopping bag.  

Using an internet-enabled games console for home learning.

Some families may require additional devices for home learning if they have more than one child. Do you have an internet-enabled games console like a PlayStation or Xbox? If you do it can be used as a home learning device.Below we have provided a guide to how you can access your child’s home learn...

Nursery Home Learning

We have weekly home learning activities for all our nursery families. There is a newsletter, videos and story time.You can visit the home learning page here.

Indoor activities for children

During these difficult times, it’s important to keep children active and exercising.Being active can help improve your child’s mood, self-esteem, and overall health.Change4Life is an initiative that aims to ensure parents have the essential support and tools they need to make healthier choices f...

New Year message to all our families

See the New Year message to families from Headteacher Nicky Ross.You can watch it here.

What the government announcement on primary schools means for us

We have now written (by text) to all our primary school parents about the delay to returning to school, key worker children places, home learning, wrap around care and free school meals. Pls see letters section of the school website: Parents/ letters

Delcious free meals to help our families at this time

Until Thursday, we still have hundreds of meals to give away in partnership with St James Church, Enfield Heighway.All the details are here.

Help with free meals over the holidays

Do you need a little extra help? The Rev Ian Gallagher is again organising free meals for families. These can be collected at St James’s church, Enfield Highway, on these dates and times:Mon 21 Dec:  1–3pmTues 22 Dec:  10.30am–12.30pmWed  23 Dec:  10.30am–12.30pmThu 24 De...

Great work from the Community Outreach Team

The Community Outreach team has worked hard to help families in these challenging times.They have liaised with major food companies like Tesco, Farmfoods, Greggs, and Waitrose who kindly provided weekly food donations for families.The Outreach Team also received donations from Sylvia from the Solid ...

The Community Outreach team spreading Christmas joy.

A parent took this lovely photo of the Outreach team giving out Christmas gifts to families.

Merry Christmas and a happy new year to all Cuckoo and Woodpecker Hall families.

Watch a special Christmas message from the school on the last day of term.To watch the video, click here.

30 talented Reception and Nursery children win Read Aloud prizes

Well done to the winners of the latest Read Aloud competition, which was organised by the Community Outreach Team. Children had to draw a picture of their favourite nursery rhyme song to be awarded a special Read Aloud Christmas present. There were some great drawings of our favourite nursery rhymes...

Closure of Cuckoo and Woodpecker Hall Academies

It is with great regret that we have had to close both schools today until after the Christmas break.Please see the letters to Cuckoo families here and Woodpecker families here.

Virtual sports club for children from the Youth Sport Trust

Youth Sport Trust is a charity working to ensure every child enjoys the life-changing benefits that come from playing sports. During these challenging times, the organisation will be running a 30-minute online club for children and young people to do some sport, develop skills, and, most importantly...

Read our latest school newsletter.

Our school newsletter for December is now available to read. Catch up on all the latest news from the school here.

Five out of Five for our catering teams

Our catering teams at Cuckoo and Woodpecker Hall have seen all of their fantastic work rewarded, both kitchens have now earned a brilliant 5-star rating. Enfield Council gave them the highest rating possible after an unannounced inspection.Well done to the whole team. Getting that top rating require...

Cuckoo and Woodpecker Year 5 and 6 maths winners

As part of Maths week England, some of our year 5 and 6 children from Cuckoo and Woodpecker Hall took part in the primary maths challenge. This is a national challenge for years 5 and 6 with children entering from schools across England. The children had to complete a test paper, which involved an...

Last day of term.

The school will be closing for the Christmas holidays on Thursday the 17th of December. Our usual pick up times will apply on this day.  We will be returning to school on Tuesday the 5th of January. Please read the school letter here.

Letter to parents on preventing the spread of coronavirus

The director of Public Health for the borough of Enfield has written a letter to families on preventing the spread of coronavirus and staying safe this winter. You can read the full letter here.

Kind-hearted parent donates over 60 Christmas gifts

Rolanda is a parent at one of our schools and she has kindly donated over 60 Christmas presents with the help of donations from her family, friends and neighbours. The presents were collected by members of the Community Outreach team and will be donated to each school across the trust. In the season...

Read Aloud competition for nursery and reception - every entry gets a prize

The Community Outreach team has organised a great competition for nursery and reception children. All your child has to do is draw a picture of their favourite nursery rhyme song.  All entries will receive a special Read Aloud prize. Please email your entry to communityoutreach@chat-edu.org.uk b...

Supporting your child with their fears and worries

The Educational Psychology Service will be holding a free workshop on Tuesday the 8th of December from 8pm – 8:45 pm. The workshop will be led by an educational psychologist and well-being practitioners who will discuss how parents can support their children with fears and worries. The workshop w...

Community Outreach providing extra support for families

The Community Outreach team has been supporting families who need a little extra help thanks to Tesco and Greggs.Tesco has donated bread, drinks, frozen foods, and pastries. Sandwiches and baguettes from Greggs are available on a Tuesday.  As well as food, the Community Outreach team has clothes, s...

Vacancy for a school governor - great opportunity for a parent

Can you help take our school forward? We have a vacancy for a parent governor. This is a fantastic opportunity to make a real contribution to the life, leadership and educational performance of the school. Now, more than ever, schools need great governors. This could be you. Closing date: Friday, 4 ...

Help and support for families affected by Covid-19

Covid-19 has affected people in a number of different ways and we want to ensure that our families can access as much support as they need during these difficult times.  Citizens Advice Enfield is an organisation that provides free, independent, confidential, and impartial advice to everyo...

Keeping your child safe online

We have a range of resources available to parents that can help keep children safe online. A simple, but very effective way to keep your child safe online is to talk to them openly and regularly.This will help children to disclose anything unusual or disturbing they may have seen on the interne...

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas at Cuckoo Hall

Yesterday we put up our Christmas tree with the help of our after school club children. It’s great to see everybody getting into the festive spirit. The children really enjoyed decorating the tree with a variety of decorations. 

Extra support for our families this winter - Please apply.

You may have seen on the news that the Government has just committed to supporting families in need over the Christmas break and to the February half term.They have put together a financial package which has been sent to each local authority to support families in need. Enfield Council has written t...

Free online cycling course for parents

Bike riding has become a very popular activity for families to do together. Transport For London has a free course available, which can help you cycle more confidently and safely as well as assist more experienced riders to learn some new skills. Halfords is currently offering a 15% discou...

Year 6 pupils learn about the use of propaganda in times of war

Propaganda is communication that is used to influence an audience and further an agenda by using selective information and facts to encourage a specific perception. The information can often be biased, misleading, or used to promote a political point of view. Pupils this week have been researching p...

Year 2 having fun with maths

We absolutely love our maths at Cuckoo Hall. So we try and make every lesson as interesting as possible. Working with our fabulous friends from Curious Maths we devise great ways of helping the children learn that is also fun. Here is Year 2 teacher Miss Abdi this morning with 'build it, draw...

£726 raised for Children in Need

Our brilliant kind hearted families helped us raise a fantastic £726 for Children in Need. Thank you so much for your generosity at this time.

What our pupils love about reading

We recently caught up with some of our children and asked them why they love reading and how it helps them academically.  Pupils also shared with us the book they're currently reading and why they are enjoying it. Watch the video here.  

Nursery pupils enjoy outdoor learning sessions

This term children from Robin Hall nursery have been participating in an initiative called ‘forest school sessions’.Forest School aims to raise self-awareness and self-esteem in the children, through learning regularly in a woodland or any outdoor environment.Wrapped up nice and warm, the childr...

Pupil wins P.E award for a third time!

Well done to Muhamed in Year 3 who has been named the P.E star of the week for a third time this year. For being crowned P.E star of the week for a third time, Muhammed has been awarded with a special certificate. Muhamed has been selected as P.E star of the week for showing great teamwork...

Important school letter on wearing face masks

We would like to thank all of our families for working with us over the past few months and following our safety measures to help keep everyone safe. As an additional safety measure, we are asking that all parents wear a face mask from Monday 16th November 2020 (unless you are exempt) to and fr...

Read Aloud competition winners!

Some of the winners from the latest Read Aloud competition, which was organised by the Community Outreach Team. Children had to write a poem on legendary children’s author Roald Dahl and their favourite characters from his books. The competition was a great success with over 50 entries a...

Children In Need at Cuckoo Hall Academy!

Today we celebrated Children In Need with a pyjama day.Children came into school dressed in their favourite pyjamas and donated £1 towards Children In Need. Children In Need is a charity from the BBC and it was first broadcast in 1980. The charity’s mission is to ensure every child in t...

Kind hearted parent’s knit blankets and toys for babies

The Creative Hands Knitting class and Crochet group, organised by the Community Outreach Team has been meeting up virtually to continue with their wonderful knitting creations. Parents have made toys, hats, shoes, and some amazing jumpers. In these difficult times, our thoughtful parents have also ...

PPE refresher session for our school cleaners

During the half-term break, we held a refresher session for our much valued cleaning staff on using personal protective equipment (PPE).  This extra session was extremely effective and emphasizes our ongoing commitment to safeguarding our students and staff during these unprecedented times.&nbs...

Back to school!

A reminder that school will re-open tomorrow. We hope everyone had a nice break.

We’re hiring

We are currently looking to appoint a new Head of Estates and Facilities at CHAT Academies. We are a forward thinking multi-academy trust, with exciting plans to expand our estate and educational offering to the community. This is a fantastic opportunity to lead and play a key role in this plan. T...

Great activities for parents and children

Our amazing Community Outreach team has a whole list of fun activities you can do with your child to keep busy over the half term. From the activities page you can find things like; delicious cooking recipes, how to grow food and herbs from home, tips on making the most out of your food, and a ...

Every Mind Matters

Every Mind Matters is a campaign from Public Health England that provides parents with insightful resources and information to support their child’s mental wellbeing. As parents and carers, there are ways we can support children and young people to give them the best chance to stay mentally h...

Looking for a secondary school place?

Are you looking for a secondary school place for your child? Join us at Heron Hall Academy. Watch the video here.

Black History Heroes

Throughout the month children have really enjoyed learning and studying a wide range of topics related to Black History. This half- term, we would like to know who your child’s Black History Hero is. It could be a historical figure, a leader, a sports star, an author, a scientist, or a supers...

Updated government information for parents and carers

Information for parents and carers on keeping children safe in community activities, after-school clubs, tuition, sports training and other out-of-school settings.See it here.

Year 2 end of term performance

Watch a special end of term music performance from Cuckoo Hall Year 2 children. You can see it here.  

Free online parenting forum.

A free online parenting forum will take place on Thursday 22nd October from 6:30 pm – 8 pm.In this forum, a panel of experts will be offering advice and support for parents during the current pandemic.Topics include; education, primary to secondary transition, mental health, covid-19, and social m...

Cuckoo and Woodpecker Hall poppy sale

This week at school we are accepting donations for the Poppy Appeal campaign that is part of the Royal British Legion’s charity. The charity provides lifelong support to serving and ex-serving personnel and their families.Children can make a donation and in return collect a poppy. The sa...

Cuckoo Hall and Woodpecker hall uniform list.

Our school uniforms are available to parents for purchase. Parents can print off an order form below or collect one at the school office. Please note the office will only be accepting cash payments.Orders will take about a week to arrive and the office will contact you when to collect. Cuckoo Hal...

Live broadcast of popular children’s book!

There will be a live stream play of the classic children’s book “The Snail and the Whale” from the 24th October -1st November 2020. The Snail and the Whale is a 2003 children's picture book written by Julia Donaldson and illustrated by Axel Scheffler. The live broadcast will involve ...

Important letter to parents

Read the school letter regarding important information about a confirmed case of Covid 19 at Woodpecker Hall and Cuckoo Hall Academy. Click here to read.  

Recognising the symptoms of Coronavirus

Online course for parents

Are you interested in becoming a parent helper? The WEA has organised an “Introduction to helping in a school” course, which aims to give parents background knowledge and confidence in becoming an effective parent helper in school. The Workers’ Educational Association (WEA) is a char...

School closure on Friday 23rd October

The school will be closed on 23rd October for parent consultations.

Exercise with the Community Outreach Team

The Community Outreach Team along with their Knitting group members and Hummingbirds volunteers who run the stay and play sessions for children organised a “Wellbeing Walk”.The group walked from Cuckoo Hall to Jubilee Park. The walks are a great opportunity for parents to improve their physi...

Online safety for your children - hints and tips at a glance

Early Years parenting course

The Community Outreach Team will be running a new online course for parents who have children aged 2-4 years old. The course is free and will take place every Friday from 1-2:30 pm for a duration of 9 weeks. The Community Outreach team will also be holding a virtual coffee morning on Friday 9th Oc...

Year 6 parents: Tours of Heron Hall Academy now available to book

The school has decided to hold small, socially distanced tours.These will take place on Tues 13 - Fri 16 October at the following times: 4.30pm, 5pm, 5.30pm, 6pm.You must book in advance to go on a tour. Masks must be worn.You can book a place by contacting the Heron Hall school office on 0208 443 9...

Roald Dahl poem competition!

Win a free prize by entering the latest Read Aloud competition organised by The Community Outreach Team. All your child has to do is write a poem on their favourite Roald Dahl book and they will be awarded with a free prize.Please email your entry to communityoutreach@chat-edu.org.uk before the 16t...

Read our latest school newsletter

Our latest school newsletter is now available to read. You can read it here

Celebrating National Poetry Day and Black History month.

Today is National Poetry Day and the start of Black History Month. What better way to start the month by looking back at one of our favourite poems from our Year 6 class of last year. We are so proud of our pupils for producing this inspiring piece of poetry. 

Important information regarding vaccinations.

We are aware that some parents may have been alarmed by a story that has been spread on social media around a child in a school  in another area who it is alleged was given a vaccination without her parent’s consent. We wish to reassure parents that for any vaccination, parents / carers ...

Amazing knitting creations from parents.

The knitting class that is run by the Community Outreach team has been meeting up virtually to continue with their wonderful knitting creations. These online sessions have been a great opportunity for parents to continue their knitting skills from home. If anyone would like to take part in...

What our pupils love about returning to school

It’s great to have our children back in school again. Watch a video from Cuckoo Hall and Woodpecker Hall Year 6 pupils explaining the best things about being back. To watch the video, click here.

Applying to secondary school

Looking for a secondary school place for September 2021?Watch a short video we have made for our families that explains everything you need to do to successfully apply for a place.To watch the video, click here.

Adult learning course for parents

On the 21st September Barnet and Southgate College will be starting an online ESOL (English for Speakers of Other Languages) course again. The course will run from 12 - 2 pm. The aim of the course is to boost your confidence when communicating in everyday English. If our parents are i...

Appyling to Secondary school: What you need to know about.

Looking for a secondary school place for September 2021? Here is what you need to know.

Telephone support line for parents and carers

Online Early Years course for parents.

Are you interested in a career in Early Years? The Workers’ Educational Association (WEA) is offering an online Early Years course that focuses on ways to promote learning and development in babies and young children.Learners will also have the opportunity to ask questions about careers in ch...

Return to school times for Cuckoo Hall & Woodpecker Hall

Please see the return to school times for Monday.View Cuckoo Hall here.View Woodpecker Hall here.

Our Primary children returning to three delicious new menus

With nutrition and health at the heart of all of our meals we offer a fantastic, tasty set of rolling menus for our pupils.With everything from sausages and mash, stacks of vegetables, Halal and vegetarian options to gateaux and salads, there's something for everyone.Children are more likely to try ...

Breakfast Club and After School Care - new arangements

For both Breakfast Club and After School Care: Woodpecker Hall and Cuckoo Hall will jointly be running this provision from the beginning of the new academic year. Both of these provisions will take place in the Cuckoo Hall dinner halls.Children will be organised into two groups. Group 1: Nursery, Re...

Letter to parents about the re-opening of the school for all children.

Please read our letter to parents that contains important information about the re-opening of the school for all children in September.To read the letter, please click here.

School uniforms: COVID-19 Update from Smiths Schoolwear

"Our stores are open for appointments and collection onlyAN APPOINTMENT MUST BE MADE BEFORE VISITINGYou can book an appointment with us via our online bookingsystem - where possible, please limit those who attend to one adult per student." For more information visit the website here.

Looking for a great nursery place?

At Robin Hall we have:- 15 hours and 30 hours funded childcare places available with intakes through the year- We can take children in the term before they are 3 years old- Flexible and affordable childcare 8-6 pm, Monday-Friday- Qualified teachers and highly skilled nursery staff- Large, modern ind...

Our new system Arbor is replacing ParentPay from Thursday, 3rd September 2020

You will not be able to use ParentPay from the 3rd of September and must create an Arbor account to pay for trips, clubs and school meals.The school offices have now sent you a letter followed by an email with your new login details for Arbor.  To find out how you can create your Arbor account, pl...

Helping families get new items of uniform they need: Monday 24 August

On Monday, 24 August only (10am-1pm), we are offering the parents of both Cuckoo Hall, Woodpecker Hall and Robin Hall the chance to order new items of uniform for each school if they are struggling to get to the shop, Smiths Schoolwear.We will get them for you directly.You will then be able to retur...

Year 6 parents: Save the Date - Tuesday 6 October

Dear familiesWe will be holding a series of events on Tuesday, 6 October.This will give Year 6 parents and carers a chance to find out a lot more about our wonderful school.With Covid-19 these events are likely to be online.Normally we welcome over 500 to our two open evening events.We are a very po...

School uniforms update

An update regarding the purchasing of school uniforms from Smiths Schoolwear.The Stores are now open for appointments and collection.You must make an appointment before visiting one of the stores. To find out more information, click here.

Health support for our families.

If you require any health advice throughout the summer holidays for your children, ‘the School nursing team’ who are a part of the NHS, are available to speak to. They are able to support families in Enfield with children from the age of 5 to young adults up to the age of 19. The School nursin...

Questions and answers for the return of school in September.

The government has put together a detailed Q&A about returning to school in September. See it here. 

Black Lives Matter.

“Emmanuel's Dream: The True Story of Emmanuel Ofosu Yeboah” is an inspiring book by author Laurie Ann Thompson. The book is based on the true story of Emmanuel Yeboah. Born in Ghana in 1977 with a deformed leg, he became the personification of courage, strength, mental and physical determin...

Delicious ice lolly recipe to make with your children!

Are you looking for a tasty and refreshing treat for you and your children on a hot summer’s day? Why not try this great idea from the Community Outreach team.These lollies are easy to make, healthy and much cheaper than buying from the shop. They are also vegan and gluten-free.Ingredients:5 large...

The newest member of the Cuckoo and Woodpecker Hall family.

Introducing Bella! She is our school dog teddy’s little sister. Bella is a Cockapoo like her big sister Teddy and she and has just recently turned 8 weeks old. Teddy can’t wait to show her around the school in September and meet all of the children. 

Major shoe chain offering to help with the cost of children's shoes.

Clarks are offering parents the chance to swap their child’s new Clarks shoes for free if they outgrow them in the next six months. The shoes have to be bought from a Clarks shop before September 14th of this year to qualify for the deal. Online sales do not count. Read the full details ...

Summer Holiday dates.

The school has now closed for the summer holidays. We will re-open on Monday 7th September for the 2020/2021 academic year. We hope everyone has a great summer break! 

Login details for Arbor: our new payment system.

Arbor is replacing ParentPay from Thursday, 3rd September 2020.The school offices have now sent you a letter followed by an email with your new login details for Arbor.  If you have any issues please email the school office.

Training to become a teacher with CHAT Academies

Dear families, do you know someone who might be interested in training to be a teacher with us? These are difficult times but a great opportunity to consider becoming a teacher.  A family member, a friend or a colleague? Someone graduating or looking for a career change?  For information, click ...

Black Lives Matter.

“We are proud of who we are and where we come from”. “I love my Hair!” by author Natasha Tarpley is an empowering book that teaches all children to be proud of their heritage and ethnic background. The book emphasizes how people may look different and come from a different country ...

Year 2 pupil creates brilliant Ragnoli pattern.

Congratulations to Liyana in Year 2 who designed her very own Rangoli pattern and had it featured on the ‘Maths on Toast’ website. Maths on Toast are a maths charity and created a competition asking children to design their own Rangoli pattern.What is a Rangoli pattern? It is a colourful de...

Home learning during the summer holidays.

As the 2019/2020 Academic year comes to an end, we would like to wish all of our pupils a healthy and happy summer holidays.During the holidays, your child should still be doing some work so they are prepared for the next academic year.Please complete the work that you have been given and we hope...

Free online math’s event for parents.

Today at 8 pm Curious Maths is running a math’s event for parents. The event is aimed at parents of children aged 7-11 to give tips and ideas for using Numicon at homeNumicon is an approach to teaching math’s that helps your child to see connections between numbers. Join the live strea...

Amazing skyline paintings from our Year 6 pupils.

In their last week at school, Year 6 have constructed some beautiful skyline paintings to take home with them.Our departing pupils used their impressive design skills and have been working hard to complete them before they leave. Well done year 6! 

Leaving party for our Year 6 pupils

Today we held a special leaving party for our Year 6 pupils to celebrate the end of the school Year. The party was great fun and it was filled with snacks, games and lots of music. It was a great send off for our Year 6 pupils who will be starting secondary school in September. Good l...

New classes, Summer learning and the return to school in September.

Read our letter containing information on staffing for the 2020-2021 academic Year, Summer learning and information on returning to school in September. Read the letter here. 

Brilliant Cuckoo pupils crowned “Sport performers of the year”.

Well done to Marleo in Year 5 and Shenel in Year 6 who have been named the male and female sports performers of the year in the borough of Enfield. We are so proud of their hard work in P.E and sports in school. Keep up the great work! 

Free online Health and Wellbeing taster courses for parents.

The Workers’ Educational Association (WEA) is a charity dedicated to bringing high-quality and professional education into the heart of communities.The WEA have organised two health and well-being taster sessions, which are all free of charge.See the courses below.Learn to boost your immune system...

Cuckoo Hall Year 6 advance in poetry competition.

Cuckoo Hall pupils in class bubble 6A have progressed to the second round of the “500 Words” poetry competition. The competition is dedicated to the Black Lives Matter movement and helps children spread the message of racial equality through poetry. Well done to bubble 6A for progressing in...

Read Aloud competition winners!

Congratulations to Leonides, Sophia, Naafia, Yasmin, Kaiya, Naitik, Imanuelle, Victory, Evan, Zubair, Liyana, Tracey, Ailsa and Ayla for winning the latest CHAT wide Read Aloud competition. For this competition, we wanted to find out the favourite book and magazine characters of the children ac...

Black Lives Matter.

“I think about everyone I saw today, each one of them a beautiful color”. The Colours of Us by Karen Katz is a powerful book, which teaches children that people come in a variety of different colours and they are all beautiful. The video is a positive and affirming look at skin colour ...

Free online “Child Psychology” taster session for parents.

The Workers’ Educational Association (WEA) is a charity dedicated to bringing high-quality and professional education into the heart of communities.The WEA have a “Child Psychology” taster session available to parents. This free taster session provides parents with an insight into children's ...

Want ideas for easy and fun activities to do at home?

The Community Outreach team has put together some great activities that can be done from home with your children. From the activities page you can find things like; delicious cooking recipes, how to grow food and herbs from home, tips on making the most out of your food and a video on how to make a...

Important information regarding the final day of term.

To help us prepare for September we have decided to close the school for children on Friday 17th July at 1:15pm.This will be the final day of the summer term now.It will allow us time to get our classrooms and the wider school ready for the opening of the whole school in September.

Thank you to our catering teams across CHAT Academies schools.

A huge thank you to all members of our catering staff across CHAT Academies schools who have been working tremendously hard to help us cope with the enormous challenges over the past few months due to Covid-19.Members of our catering staff also took on vital additional cleaning roles to help during ...

Tasty treats at lunchtime!

Our catering team made some mouth-watering chocolate cornflake cakes earlier today. A delicious treat to go along with the freshly prepared lunches that are made every day for pupils. Well done team, the children loved them! 

Online poetry classes for parents!

Would you like to try something different? “Spoken word” is a form of poetry that is read out loud and performed to an audience. This course will be facilitated by award winning poet “Ragz-CV”. Parents can learn various rhyming techniques, how to use metaphors, and it can also...

A powerful Black Lives Matter poem from our Year 6 pupils.

Our brilliant Year 6 pupils have entered a competition surrounding the Black Lives Matter movement. We are extremely proud of our pupils for their hard work and effort in spreading the message of racial equality through this powerful poem. What is Happening to Our World?Today I saw people protesti...

INSET training day on Monday 6th July

Please note there is an INSET training day on Monday 6th July. The school will be closed but open to key worker children.

Updated guidance from the Department Of Education.

The Department for Education has published new guidance for parents and carers of children attending out-of-school settings during the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak. See the updated guidance, here. 

Home learning resources to help your child.

The government have provided a range of online educational resources for schools and parents to help children learn at home during the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak.To see the resources, click here. 

Headteacher appointed for the amalgamation of Cuckoo and Woodpecker Hall Academies

Nicky Ross appointed Headteacher for the amalgamated school at Cuckoo Hall and Woodpecker Hall AcademiesI am delighted to be able to tell you that Nicky Ross, currently the Headteacher of Cuckoo Hall Academy and the Leader of Primary Education for the Trust, has been appointed as the Headteacher of...

20 Read Aloud prizes to be won!

A message from the Community Outreach team. Hello Parents and carers,Last week we had a Read Aloud competition and there was a great response from children telling us their favourite book they like to read.It’s great to see so many pupils continuing to read and help encourage other children to do...

Updated government information for parents and carers

What parents and carers need to know about nurseries, childminders, schools and colleges during the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak.To see the information, click here. 

Robin Hall nursery newsletter for families.

Have you seen our Robin Hall newsletter? In our weekly newsletter, parents can find some great home learning activities to help their young children during these difficult times. We also have some brilliant storytime videos read by our teachers to help promote reading from home. Stay ...

The new way of exercising for Year 6 pupils!

This afternoon Year 6 pupils participated in a beep test while keeping socially distanced. The beep test is a great activity that tests aerobic endurance levels. Participants have to run a duration of 20 metres before the beep goes off to make it to the next level. The timing of the beeps get sho...

Black Lives Matter.

"Children come in all the colours of the earth". A powerful video by children’s author Sheila Hamanaka, which explains how children may look different and come from different backgrounds but they should all be treated equally. The video can help parents explain to children about the trag...

Meet Bella, our school dog Teddy’s new sister!

Teddy our school dog will be joined by her little sister, a Cockapoo named Bella. She can’t wait to meet all the children! 

Online interview workshop for parents.

We have a great online workshop on Tuesday 14th July from 2-3 pm for parents who are looking to improve their interview skills. The workshop teaches the fundamentals of a successful interview as well as tips for answering questions from the interviewer. This is a good opportunity for paren...

Now is a great time to get new employment skills

Are you aged 16-30? There is a great free online training session for our families on 2nd of July (2-3pm).We will cover writing a CV, networking, interviews and how to stand out when telling your story.Interested? Contact the Community Outreach team at communityoutreach@chat-edu.org.uk

Road safety tips from the Community Outreach team.

A reminder from the Community Outreach Team about staying safe when crossing the road.Tip 1: Find a safe place to cross - a zebra crossing, pedestrian crossing and not in between parked cars, you need to be able to see the road for traffic.Tip 2: Stand on the pavement behind the kerb.Tip 3: Stand, l...

Is your child taking part in Mrs Tilley’s weekly maths challenge?

Mrs Tilley and Curious Maths have brilliantly created a range of maths challenges for all our pupils.Each year group has their own specific challenge and it can be found on DB Primary.Thank you Mrs Tilley and the Curious Maths team for another great week of maths challenges. 

Free online learning courses for parents

Would you like to learn something new? The Workers’ Educational Association (WEA) is a charity dedicated to bringing high-quality and professional education into the heart of communities.The WEA deliver a range of online courses such as; arts and crafts, languages and writing, English and mat...

Year 3 survey - please complete.

We are looking forward to welcoming our Year 3s back to school. Please complete the survey we texted out to parents today by Wednesday to secure a place Year 3 surveyYou can also find a copy of the survey here.https://forms.gle/Be8Msy3jHZFWDYHz7

Year 6 present special art works to the Trust celebrating sustainability and the environment

Marino Charalambous, the CEO of CHAT Academies, the Trust which runs local schools including Cuckoo Hall, was delighted to receive two fantastic pieces of art this week from Year 6 pupils at the school.Year 6 have been actively trying to persuade the Trust to do even more to protect the environment ...

Cuckoo Hall Academy win a second sports award!

We have been recognised by the Enfield PE team for our ongoing commitment and achievement in the School Games Programme during the Autumn & Spring Terms.We are delighted to win another sports award and see that our hard work is being recognised within the Enfield borough during these difficult t...

Black Lives Matter.

Empathy, Diversity and Unapologetically are three principles within the Black Lives Matter movement. EMPATHYWhen we think about how other people feel because different people have different feelings. Sometimes it helps to think about how you would feel if the same thing that happened to your fr...

Training to become a teacher with CHAT Academies

Dear families, do you know someone who might be interested in training to be a teacher with us?These are difficult times but a great opportunity to consider becoming a teacher. A family member, a friend or a colleague? Someone graduating or looking for a career change?  Now is a great...

Celebrate national school sports week at home with your children!

Youth Sport Trust and Sky Sports have teamed up to bring the nation together this summer with a national school sports week from home. It will take place from Saturday 20th June – Friday 26th June. The purpose is to try and unite schools, families, friends and neighbours through the power of spo...

11 steps to make sure your child’s bike is safe to ride

Riding a bike is fun and a great way to keep your children active. Recently, bike riding has become a very popular activity for families to do together. It’s important for parents to regularly check their child’s bike to ensure it is safe to ride. We have 11 steps  you can fo...

Cuckoo Hall and Woodpecker Hall Academies set to amalgamate

Today we are announcing an exciting new future for two of our schools and their families.Amalgamation will produce significant savings which will make the new combined school sustainable in the long term to ensure that we can provide the best possible education to the children in this area.The decli...

Year 5 pupils return to Cuckoo Hall Academy

This week saw the return of some of our year 5 pupils to Cuckoo Hall Academy. It’s great to see them back in class and learning! 

Cuckoo Hall Academy win sports award!

We have been recognised by the Enfield PE team for our support, commitment and engagement of virtual programs during the summer term.We are extremely proud to see our hard work is being recognised within the Enfield borough during these difficult times.Thank you to the Enfield PE team for the award!...

Black Lives Matter.

Empathy, Diversity and Unapologetically are three principles within the Black Lives Matter movement. EMPATHYWhen we think about how other people feel because different people have different feelings. Sometimes it helps to think about how you would feel if the same thing that happened to your fr...

Read Aloud book bag prize!

We are Looking forward to letting our Read Aloud prize winners have their book bags. #ReadAloud #15Mins #EveryChild #EveryDay

Last opportunity to send YR, Y1, Y5 & Y6 child back

Dear Parents, We are continuing to risk assess the school to ensure everyone’s safety and to assess if it’s possible to bring back other year groups.For us to know if we can open to more year groups will depend on the number of children still to return in YR, Y1, Y5 and Y6.If you have a child in...

Updated government information for parents and carers

What parents and carers need to know about schools and other education settings during the coronavirus outbreak.To see the information, click here. 

Congratulations to pupils for winning Read Aloud book bags!

We asked parents to send us a picture of their child with their favourite storybook, magazine, information book or poem for the chance to win a Read Aloud book bag with a free book inside. Well done to the following pupils from across the trust who have won a Read Aloud book bag. Adem (Year 1),...

Lunchtime at Cuckoo Hall

Our brilliant catering team making lunches for the children today. 

The new normal at Cuckoo Hall Academy.

lunches prepared, collected and then delivered to the classrooms for the children to eat in their 'bubble'.

Cuckoo parents pass first aid course with flying colours!

Belated congratulations to our parents for passing their Paediatric first aid course level 3 in February.We would like to have arranged a special ceremony to award your certificates but due to the current circumstances were unable to do so. The course was run by Southgate and Barnet collage and...

Reception pupils return to Cuckoo Hall Academy

Since their return to school, our reception pupils have been working really hard. 

Year 6 children return to Cuckoo Hall Academy

Its great to see some of our Year 6 pupils back in the school.

Teaching your child how to ride a bike without stabilisers

Riding a bike is fun and a great way to keep your children active. Recently, bike riding has become a very popular activity for families to do together. If your child does not know how to ride a bike, we have some useful steps you can use to teach them. To see the steps, click here. You ca...

Latest Covid-19 advice for our families

The latest Covid-19 advice from the Department for Education (DfE) and the NHS.Lets keep all our families safe whether you are at home or your children have returned to school. To see the advice, click here. 

Year 2 pupil creates magnificent animation video!

Joey from year 2 has created a brilliant animation video singing along to the children’s classic nursery rhyme, twinkle twinkle little star!The video is extremely impressive with a range of stunning visual effects, graphics and brilliant animation seen throughout, not to mention it also has over 7...

Black Lives Matter.

“The colour of your skin should be of no more significance than the colour of your eyes". At Cuckoo Hall Academy, we belong to one Family and one Race - the Human Race.

Contacting the school office

You can now contact the school by phone and email as the office has re-opened. A big thank you to the info@Chat central team for helping us since lockdown was announced.

Welcome back!

Welcome back to our Reception and Year 6 children. We have missed you!

Let us know what your child is reading - and we will send you a Read Aloud book bag with a free book!

A message from the Community Outreach teamHello Parents and Carers, The Community Outreach team run the Read Aloud events and workshops but unfortunately, under the current circumstances are unable to do so. We would still like to be in touch with you and the children even if we can’t get togeth...

Make some delicious shortbread biscuits at home with your children

Would you like to make some mouth-watering shortbread biscuits?   The Community Outreach team have a great recipe that will delight the whole family! It’s simple to make and a nice treat for the children.You will need to preheat the oven gas mark 5 or 190cIngredients4oz butter you can use dairy-...

Preparing your child for their first day back at school

Community support – sharing food and other items

We understand more than ever the importance of feeling like a united community during these uncertain times.OLIO connects neighbours with each other and with local businesses so surplus food can be shared, not thrown away. This could be food nearing its sell-by date in local stores, spare home-grown...

Growing seeds at home - next steps

Recently, we showed you how you can grow your own food and herbs from home. Here are the next steps. If you have grown many seeds together you will need to separate them into individual pots this is called (thinning). Remember to keep them watered and not to let them dry out.When they are big enoug...

New lunchtime procedure for our year 1 pupils

This week year 1 pupils returned to school and are being given a healthy balanced meal from our catering team. Lunches are being supplied to each class bubble following the social distancing measures. Each meal is made freshly every morning after the class teacher takes the order and relays it to ...

Monday 1st June inset training day at Cuckoo Hall Academy

Reminder that it is a INSET training day today at Cuckoo Hall Academy. The school will be 'closed' - but open to key worker children - so that we can train all of our staff on the ‘new normal’ ways of working and teaching for the return of some groups of children on 2nd June.This is to ensu...

New home learning timetable for Cuckoo Hall Academy

To see the new home learning timetable, click here. 

Returning to school and home learning from next week

Please see the arrangements for returning to school from next week and the new home learning timetable.Read the full letter here. 

Skills for work course for parents

A skills for work course is commencing on Monday 1st June 2020. It’s a free virtual learning course that will take place Monday - Friday, 10:00 - 13:00 PM; 1st June – 15th June 2020. The idea of this course is to give the learner all the tools required to apply for any suitable job and present...

Returning to Cuckoo Hall Academy: what you need to know.

Everything you need to know about coming back to school after half-term.Reception, year 1, year 6 and key worker children.To watch the video message from headteacher Nicky Ross, click here. 

Important information for children of our key workers

From the 1st of June you will be returning to Cuckoo Hall Academy. On 1st of June you will no longer need to go to the hub school at Kingfisher. You must come to Cuckoo Hall Academy.To see a video message from headteacher Nicky Ross, click here. 

One of our CHAT families sends Eid greetings to everyone across our schools

To watch the video, please click here. 

Children's books: Get some recommendations!

We have provided a link to some great books for a variety of different age groups. Great books for 6-8 year olds. Read recommendations here. Great books for 9-11 year olds. Read recommendations here#ReadAloud #15minutes #EveryChild #EveryDay

Questions & Answers about returning to primary school

UPDATED: Friday 22 May.Q: Why has the school taken the decision to reopen the school?A: The government has said it expects schools in England to reopen from 1 June at the earliest for Reception, Year 1 and Year 6 children. It says it expects schools to encourage their families to attend, although at...

The importance of reading and the benefits it provides

Reading is a fantastic way to improve your academic learning and it provides children with a number of benefits. By reading consistently, pupils can improve their vocabulary, punctuation and grammar, which will help them excel with their academic studies. We continue to ask our parents and carers to...

Financial support is available to our families.

We may be able to help you at this challenging time.To see how, click here. 

Updated government advice for parents and carers

What parents and carers need to know about schools, colleges and other education settings during the coronavirus outbreak. To see the advice, click here. 

Letter to Reception, Year 1 & Year 6 parents about the reopening of the school

To read the letter, please click here. 

Its National Thank A Teacher Day!

Today we join together to say a HUGE thank you to teachers, teaching assistants, and all support staff for their amazing work, not only in these challenging times but all year round.Do you have a STAR teacher? Do you miss seeing them every day? Let them know by leaving a message on one of our social...

How to make home schooling a success – top 5 tips

We understand learning from home can be difficult, therefore we have created a list of tips to help. Our parents and children can use the tips below to help them make the home schooling experience a success. 1. Stay in routine and treat it like a school day with frequent breaks and a lunch break....

The government's Covid-19 advice for schools

The DfE has issued a lot of advice to schools and parents. It can be found here.

Anniya wins the “Design your own board game” contest

Anniya, a Year 3 pupil at Woodpecker Hall Academy, has won the Trust's competition to design a board game with a clever take on Snakes & Ladders. She beat entries from 4 other primary schools and our secondary academy. Anniya's game involves rolling a dice to move across the board to reach the fini...

A thank you message from Tottenham Hotspur football club

Tottenham Hotspur football club have shown their appreciation to local schools and teachers who have been working tremendously hard during these difficult times.  The video message is full of Spurs superstars from Hugo Lloris, Toby Alderweirel and female stars Becky Spencer and Jenna Schillaci. To...

Fun animal moves to help keep children active while at home

How to make a time capsule with your children

Here is another great idea from the Community Outreach team.What is a time capsule?A time capsule is a container storing a selection of objects chosen as being a typical of the present time and buried for discovery in the future.It's typically hidden away for your future self or someone of your choo...

A fun activity to help keep children active while at home

Ideas for parents to help their younger children learn about shapes and colours

Here are three ideas to learn about colours and shapes with your little ones, using the resources you already have at home.Lolly sticks and pens Use 2 lolly sticks and place them next to each other. Draw half a shape on each stick using different colours and get the children to match them up!Us...

Celebrating Ramadan

A message from the Community Outreach team.Please read it here.

Make some delicious scones at home with your children

Would you like to make some mouth-watering scones?  The Community Outreach team has a great recipe that will delight the whole family! It’s simple and very easy to follow. To see the recipe, click here. 

Win a £30 voucher by designing a family board game

Has your child got a great idea for a family board game?Do they love playing board games? Are they bursting with ideas for one? Make or draw the game and win a £30 Amazon or Tesco voucher for the best game.Things to consider when designing your game: How do you play it? How many people can play? W...

Some great tips for making the most out of your food.

Carrot tops and celery leaves Carrot tops and celery leaves are edible. Chop and use in stir fries and casseroles. If carrots have gone soft trim ends and put in iced water to re-hydrate.Fruit zest You can use the zest of fruit over salads or drinks. You can also freeze fruit and use them later in s...

Grow your own at home

Growing food and herbs without a garden Would you like to do some 'gardening'?Even if you don’t have a garden you can grow something at home.Let’s get started.You will need some seeds. But don’t worry if you don’t have any seeds at home or you can’t get to the shops to buy some. You can co...

Does your child play a musical instrument? We would love to know what they play!

A guitar, piano or trumpet? Does your child play a musical instrument? We would be fascinated to know which one they can play. If you would like to, get your child to take a picture of the instrument they play and send it to us over social media. This lockdown is a great chance for ch...

Re-opening schools following the Prime Minister's announcement

As you will have seen, the Prime Minister has announced that from 1 June, schools may be able to re-open for some year groups.In opening our schools, we will be guided by two key principles: The obligation to ensure the safety, welfare and well-being of pupils, parents and staff; and making the best...

The latest Online classes for parents and carers from Barnet & Southgate College.

A message to our early years fathers at Cuckoo Hall and Robin Hall nursery - from the Community Outreach team

We hope everyone is safe. You told us you really enjoyed the last event for ‘Dads and Lads’, which was absolutely packed. Everyone had such a great time. We laughed a lot and made some fantastic things. We promised you another one.So, once the lockdown is over we look forward to seeing you all a...

Dream destinations: Ask your child to write down 5 places they would love to visit one day

Tokyo? Paris? Or Dubai? What are your child’s dream destinations to travel to? Keep your child occupied during lockdown with this fun activity. Ask them to write down on a piece of paper the 5 places they want to visit one day. If they would like to, they could also include why they want...

A survey for parents is launching on Friday to help improve Home Learning

On Friday we will be launching our biggest ever survey of parents views. We want to know about your experiences of home learning. What is working? What isn't? What are your main issues? How can the school support you better? Please take part in the survey as it will be used as the bas...

Create a scrumptious restaurant or café menu!

Get creative during lockdown with this fun idea to help keep children busy choosing dishes for the perfect place to eat. Ask your children to devise their very own restaurant or café menu, choosing their favourite mouth watering foods.Things to consider before you create your menu: What type of fo...

Arts and crafts ideas for children!

Get creative with your child by making a range of arts and crafts during lockdown. This is a great way to keep busy and get your child to use their creative skills. If you would like to see a range of video tutorials and guides of what to make using arts and crafts, click here. T...

A message to all our families from headteacher, Nicky Ross.

Our headteacher, Nicky Ross has recorded a video message to all our families. To watch the video, please click here. 

Home schooling help for parents

Children having to learn from home is a new experience and it can be challenging. If you need some tips on home schooling, we have created a list here. If you would like support on using DB Primary, please see the video guides here. 

Get your child to write down 5 words after reading

Every time your child reads their book, ask them to write down 5 words that they just discovered from reading that book. Once your child has written the 5 words, ask them to find the definition of each word using a dictionary. If you would like to challenge your child further, get them to ...

Top 4 tips for potty training!

If you require help on potty training your child, the Community Outreach team have created a list of tips. Tip 1: Keep calm and potty train Tip 2: Know when to potty train Tip 3: Getting them ready for potty training Tip 4: PraiseTo see the tips in detail, please click here. 

Keep busy during lockdown by creating a scrapbook with your children

Parents and children can keep occupied during lockdown by going through old photos and memories and placing them into a scrapbook. In this scrapbook, you can add photos you may have from past holidays, birthdays, Christmas or even school events. It’s entirely up to you what photos you us...

Make a delicious vegetable stir-fry for the family

Are you not sure what meal to make next in lockdown? Why not make a delicious vegetable stir-fry with noodles?It’s simple, quick and tastes amazing!If you would like to make it for the family, click here to see the recipe. Lots of love from the Community Outreach team, Juliet, Beleyu and Gurji...

Bake a cake, pastry or make a dessert with your children

During this lockdown, why not make a delicious cake, pastry or dessert with your children.If you would like to, take a picture of your finished creation and send it to us over Facebook. We would love to share what you have made.  Don’t know what to make? Click here for a range of cake recipes....

How to download and upload work to a phone or tablet using DB Primary

A new step by step guide on how to download and upload work to a phone or tablet using DB Primary. To watch the video, click here. If you would like to see more video guides, click here. For a written guide on using DB Primary, click here

The Community Outreach team are here to help

Need to talk to someone about an issue or a problem? Just need to talk? The Community Outreach team - Juliet, Beleyu and Gurjit - are here to help. You can call 07538251628 or email communityoutreach@chat-edu.org.uk 

Cuckoo and Woodpecker parents on the “Good Enough Parent” course continue their studies from home

The “Good Enough Parent” is a great course, which is run by the Community Outreach team.It is an 8-week parent led program that can help parents and carers develop practical communication skills for everyday life to help bring up confident, happy and co-operative children. Topics covered on the...

Writing a book review: Get your child to review their book!

Has your child finished reading a book recently? Why not ask them to review it once they have completed it. Children should write a short review and include what they liked or disliked about the book. In the review, children must also state how the book could be improved, provide their overall tho...

Where does your child like to read?

Have you created a comfortable place for them to read their favourite book?Or have they made their own?We would love for you to share pictures of your child’s favourite reading places with us. #ReadAloud #15minutes #EveryChild #EveryDay

Stay in touch with our video messages

Stay in touch with our short video messages for our families.Go to YouTube and type in CHAT Academies and SUBSCRIBE #StaySafe #StayInformed #KeepUpToDateTo be taken straight to our YouTube page click here 

StarLine: a free home learning telephone helpline for parents

Home learning can be challenging for both children and parents. StarLine is a new service that supports parents and carers nationwide by providing home learning advice directly from qualified teachers and education experts. The service can provide parents or carers with strategies to help ...

Advice from the MET police on phone scams and how to protect yourself

Due to current circumstances there has been an increase in phone related scams. According to the met, the most common way individuals choose to lure people in is by the three methods listed below.  1. Your computer has a problem2. A fraud investigation3. An investment opportunity We are urging ou...

How to make your own playdough at home.

Playing with playdough is a great activity our younger children can do to help keep them busy whilst at home. It’s fun, calming and helps children release stress in these difficult times. If you would like to attempt to make your own playdough, see the instructions here. Lots of love from the ...

Keep children occupied in isolation with their own lockdown diary

A parent and governor has sent in this brilliant idea of children keeping a diary during lockdown to help keep them busy. In this diary, children can keep track of all the activities and productive things they have been doing during isolation. The diary is free and can be downloaded here.When comp...

Free food collection available to those in need, organised by Enfield Council

Free food parcels are available to anyone in need and you can also collect for those who are not able to travel. The parcels can be collected from the food stalls at the locations listed below. The time of the food stalls are from 3-5 pm. Monday: Saint Monica’s Church 1 Stonard Rd, Palme...

Pupils show appreciation for NHS and key workers

Two proud pupils showed their gratitude and appreciation for our health service and key workers at the weekend with a colourful piece of artwork. Perhaps one of the positives to come out of the coronavirus crisis is children having a real understanding of the importance of our health service and al...

New Home Learning arrangements and time table for the school

New Home Learning arrangements start on Monday, 20 April.All pupils are expected to participate.It is absolutely critical that every pupil completes their work each week as if they were in the classroom. This long period of lockdown is set to continue until further notice and we need the children ...

Nursery applications for Robin Hall at Cuckoo, and for Kingfisher Hall

Deadline for applications – Friday 17 April.You can email your completed applications to us at info@CHAT-EDU.org.ukWith schools being closed, applications for both Robin Hall and Kingfisher Hall can also be posted to our Hub School at Kingfisher Hall, 40 The Ride, Enfield, London EN3 7GB If y...

Information regarding free school meal vouchers

The government appointed a company to manage the new school vouchers.Edenred is still providing schools and parents with a very poor service, with the delays continuing, phone calls going unanswered, its website going down.All the schools in Enfield have been complaining and called for immediate imp...

Nursery applications for Robin Hall at Cuckoo, and Kingfisher Hall.

The deadline for applications is Friday 17 April.How to get your application to us?You can email your completed applications to us at info@chat-edu.org.ukWith schools being closed, applications for both Robin Hall and Kingfisher Hall can also be posted to our Hub School at Kingfisher Hall, 40 The Ri...

Free School Meals update from the goverment

The latest information regarding free school meal vouchers for pupils who are eligible. The government recently appointed a company called Edenred to provide the vouchers as its new national scheme. Unfortunately, the company has struggled to provide the vouchers to hundreds of schools. Thankfu...

Virtual Easter egg hunt: Can you find the 10 eggs.

Headteacher Nicky Ross has hidden 10 Easter eggs in her house.Can you find them?Watch the video here.

Story time with Headteacher Nicky Ross

A lovely story for our younger children read by Headteacher Miss Ross.Watch the story here.

Free school meal vouchers over Easter

The government is not funding free school meals over the Easter break. We know this will cause extra hardship for our families at this difficult time. This is not something we are going to allow to happen. So, as a Trust, we are announcing today that we are going to pay for the free school meals vou...

A new approach to Home Learning

Explaining our new approach to Home Learning. Over the break we will be revamping the school websites and you will have the timetable in a word/ PDF document. To watch the video of our new approach towards Home Learning, click here.

The new Home Learning timetable after Easter

New Home Learning timetable for Reception to Year 6 after Easter. This short film is a step by step guide of everything you need to know.Over the break we will be revamping the school website and you will have the timetable in a word/ PDF document.To watch the video, click here. 

A huge thank you to the NHS and key workers

We would like to thank our families who have key worker members and to our own staff too. When the schools return we will plan something to properly acknowledge you #thankyou #heroes

Internet safety

Families have been asking us a lot of questions about internet safety. On Tuesday, we will be conducting a short interview with our Head of Safeguarding, Sarah Cook on keeping children safe.We would love to hear your questions. If you have a question to put to her send it to info@chat-edu.org.uk 

Useful and simple tools on DB Primary

There are a range of useful and simple tools on DB Primary. We have created a video showing you how to use them in 2 minutes. To watch the video and learn the useful tools, click here. 

How to log into DB Primary

Home learning : For a step by step guide on how to log into DB Primary, watch the video here. 

Board of Trustees discuss key topics to help support our families

The Board of Trustees which helps to manage each school in the CHAT trust met today via Zoom to review the home learning so far, the experience of our parents to date, the provision of free school meals vouchers and what else we can do to support our families at this time.

Free School Meals helpline

A new Free School Meals helpline - 020 8344 9890 - was set up on Monday. Many parents have still not verified their emails with us. Other parents have questions about if they qualify for the vouchers. The helpline is available Monday to Friday, 9.30am-2.30pm.

A message from the Community Outreach team

The Community Outreach team is here to support families. Watch a short message from Juliet here. 

School update for our families from the CHAT CEO

An update from CHAT CEO Marino Charalambous to all our families regarding latest information on the schools, home learning and free school meals. You can view the message here. 

Keeping a regular daily routine with your child.

See some advice from the Community Outreach team on daily routines for children, love to our families, Juliet, Beleyu and Gurjit. Read it here.Need help? Call the Outreach team. More details are here.

A message from the headteacher

Please see a short video message update from our headteacher to our families.You can watch it here

A letter from the headteacher

A letter from Miss Ross (and Teddy) to all the Cuckoo Hall children. Click the link below to read the letter. https://www.cuckoohallacademy.org.uk/file/5e7c9c0782fdc

Free school meal vouchers

Free school meal vouchers. For our eligible families you will shortly be receiving vouchers from us. £25 each fortnight. 

CHAT Hub school update: opening Kingfisher for primary chikdren

CHAT School Hub UPDATE: Please note that from tomorrow the CHAT school hub for primary school children will relocate to Kingfisher Hall Academy: 40 The Ride, EN3 7GB and open at 9am and close at 3pm. A huge thank you to all those parents who were able to keep their children at home today #StaySafe

Keyworker children - a place at the Hub School

Dear parents and carers We cannot stress enough that children should ONLY attend the CHAT Hub School at Heron Hall if it is absolutely necessary and you have NO OTHER OPTIONS.  It is NOT compulsory for keyworker's children to attend next week. This is emergency provision.  We mus...

Update from the school - please watch

Latest update for families from the school. Please watch. 2 minutes https://youtu.be/Hv6ON2XDX2M

Update: Home learning and free school meals

Dear parents and carersHome learningChildren were sent home with work packs last week. We have also created home learning sections on all of our websites.  The links are below but you can also find them by clicking on the Home Learning banners on the front page of all our websites. Th...

Key worker child announcement later today

We will get sending a message later today about parents who have applied for key worker status at the CHAT hub school. We are still, in accordance with national advice, urging everyone who can to stay at home. 

Key worker children - they should only attend school is ABSOLUTELY ESSENTIAL

Key workers - school places for your children

From Monday 23 March schools will be closing but the government expects us to provide places for these children.On Monday we will open Heron Hall Academy as the CHAT Hub School for eligible children. Address 46 Queensway, Ponders End, Enfield. See map here.The CHAT Hub School will be open from 9am-3...

Urgent survey for our key worker parents

Please complete this survey.You can find it here.

Important message to all parents and carers from the CHAT CEO

Marino Charalambous, the CEO of CHAT Academies has provided an update to all CHAT parents regarding school closures, key workers, free school meals, and home learning arrangements. To view the video click the link below.  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a6Y692tLpxI

The school will be closed from Monday, 23 March

We will close at the end of the school day on Friday, 20 March.The level of staff and pupil absences means that the headteacher has had to reluctantly take the decision to close the school.We plan to re-open the school on Monday, 27 April.We will shortly be announcing home learning arrangements.We w...

Community Outreach cancellations!

From Friday all Community Outreach events are cancelled until further notice.

Important announcement!

Headteachers from across our Trust met this morning. With immediate effect we are introducing additional measures to help to keep staff and children safe. We have therefore cancelled the following: class assemblies, events involving parents or others coming into the school, concerts, participat...

Sport Relief success at Cuckoo Hall Academy!

On Friday 13th March Cuckoo Hall celebrated Sport Relief.Children came into school dressed up in sporting clothes and donated £1. Overall a fantastic £321 was raised, which will be going to Sport Relief! Well done and thank you to children who dressed up and were able to donate money. We would ...

Gadget Shop success at Cuckoo Hall Academy!

During science week there was a gadget shop held after school everyday selling a range of science toys and experiments. This was organised by the PTA and raised a brilliant £348. Proceeds will be going to the school.Well done to the brilliant PTA team for organising and thank you to those who pur...

Siblings of Heron Hall children

Siblings of Heron Hall childrenSome parents have asked what they should do if they have a child at Heron Hall and another at one of our primary schools? We have closed Heron Hall Academy as a precautionary measure. There is no confirmed case of coronavirus.Please read our statement which explai...

Sport Relief at Cuckoo Hall Academy!

On Friday 13th March Cuckoo Hall Academy held its annual Sport Relief event. It was a fun and hugely successful event.Children came into school dressed up in sporting clothes and donated £1 towards Sport Relief. Sports Relief is a brilliant event that helps raise money for charity while bringing pe...

A fantastic Science week at CHAT Academies!

From Monday 9th March – Friday 13th March over 2000 students across the trust participated in science week. Each child had the opportunity to participate in a range of scientific experiments throughout the week. Every year group from our schools had their own designated topic for science week. T...

Keeping Our Children Safe From Drugs Meeting on Thursday 26th March

Keeping our children safe from drugs. How the infamous 'County Lines' gangs operate. Date for your diaries: Thursday, 26 March (6.15-8.15pm). All the schools in our trust- Heron Hall, Cuckoo Hall, Woodpecker Hall, Kingfisher Hall and Enfield Heights- are coming together to hold a meeting and informa...

Sports Relief at Cuckoo Hall Academy!

On Friday 13th March we are celebrating Sports Relief!Children are to come into school wearing something sporty and in return donate £1.  We are also hosting a sponsored run amongst staff with all proceeds going to Sports Relief. Sports Relief is a brilliant event that helps raise money for cha...

"Dr Bike" to visit Cuckoo Hall Academy!

On Wednesday 24th March We have acquired the services of a certified bike mechanic for the day. All children can bring their bike in the morning and the mechanic who goes by the name "Dr Bike" will fix minor repairs on it. All free of charge!Children should leave their bicycles by the astro turf pi...

Advice regarding water bottles for our Reception primary pupils

Reception pupils are receiving a free water bottle as part of Science Week. With the coronavirus outbreak you may want to use the bottles after this has subsided. If using now, please wash the bottles thoroughly after use and children should follow government guidelines for handwashing, touching the...

Science gadget shop everyday after school!

Throughout science week we are selling a wide range of gadgets in the playground after school. This has been organised by our brilliant PTA team so come along and purchase a fun science gadget for under £5 #ScienceWeek #BSW2020 #Experiments

Coronavirus updated guidance - please read.

Updated guidance for parents - pls read https://www.cuckoohallacademy.org.uk/coronavirus

Cuckoo Hall kicks off science week in style!

On Monday 9th March Cuckoo Hall academy started its week long celebration of science. Throughout the week children will get to participate in a range of fun scientific experiments and workshops.Today year 1 children participated in a "FabScience" led workshop.  The company run science work...

CHAT Academies Science Week!

Over 2,000 young people across the 5 schools in our Trust will be taking part in Science Week 9-13 March.Pupils from Reception all the way up to Year 10 are excited to be taking part!This is a massive week long celebration of science.Take a look at our Science Week page here.Or check out a brief vid...

World Book Day at Cuckoo Hall Academy!

On Thursday 5th March Cuckoo Hall Academy celebrated World Book Day. Children came into school dressed in honour of their favourite book character! From Harry Potter to Snow White, there was a broad range of fictional book characters recreated by the children. All pupils looked fantas...

Year 6 girls put in brilliant netball performance!

This week our fantastic year 6 girls netball team delivered two amazing netball performances. The girls were triumphant and displayed a very convincing 7-0 win against their opponents. In their next match, the team showed great teamwork and spirit when they came up against the league leaders. The gi...

Great PTA meeting at Cuckoo Hall!

On Wednesday 4th March our brilliant PTA members held a tea and coffee morning. There was a great discussion on a range of upcoming events at the school. PTA events like this are a great opportunity to become more involved in the school as well as socialise with fellow parents. Well d...

CHAT Parents Tenants Forum On Wednesday 4th March!

On Wednesday 4th March CHAT parents who live in “rented accommodation” in Enfield are invited to a free tenants forum at Cuckoo Hall from 9:15am-10:15am. This forum is a great opportunity to learn more about:Your rights as a tenanthomes fit for human how you protected the Tenant Fee Actlegislat...

PTA Coffee and Tea Morning At Cuckoo Hall Academy!

On Wednesday 4th March there will be a tea and coffee morning at Cuckoo Hall Academy!All parents and carers are welcome to join the PTA team from 9am-10am. Attendees should meet at the Cuckoo Hall lower school office. These gatherings are a great opportunity to become more involved in the school a...

Mayor of Enfield visits Cuckoo Hall Academy!

On Monday 24th February the mayor of Enfield Cllr Kate Anolue (centre) came to visit us. With all the impressive work done by the Community Outreach team, the mayor wanted to see for herself. Unsurprisingly she was not disappointed! The mayor was very impressed with the Community Outreach ...

Brilliant "Big Bang" Electricity workshop at Cuckoo Hall!

On Monday 24th February year 4 children took part in the "Big Bang" workshop where they learnt about electricity. It was led by "FabScience" who teach Science workshops and holiday camps across England. The purpose of the event was to get children excited for the work on electricity and Sc...

Governors' training night success

Thank you to our wonderful governors who came for training this evening. All the schools in the CHAT Trust took part and came together. A great chance to catch up and exchange views and information.The role of governorJoining the advisory committee as a governor offers you the opportunity to ma...

Girls Football Team Meet Spurs Legend At Football Tournament!

Spurs legend Ledley King wanted to congratulate our amazing girls on some outstanding performances in their tournament last Friday. Ledley, who played 270 times for Spurs, was very impressed with our girls team.Our team attended the second stage of their football tournament at Tottenham Hotspur's st...

Are You Looking To Train As A Teacher!

Are you looking to train as a teacher with a full salary while you are training with us? Know of someone who might be interested in this opportunity? Train with us in partnership with Warwick University. Find out more by clicking here.

Fantastic Facilities Available to Let!

We have fantastic facilities at Heron Hall, which are available to let at competitive prices.The facilities include a hall with a stage and a world-class astro turf football pitch.To find out more information or to enquire, please contact us via email at lettings@chat-edu.org.uk

Cuckoo becomes founder member School Improvement Club

TTEducation, the UK's leading school improvement organisation,has created a School Improvement Club.We are very proud to be founder members.TTEducation works with schools, academies and trusts in the United Kingdom and beyond to improve the quality of children's education. As a member of the School ...

Cuckoo Pupils Meet Olympic Hero!

Last week Cuckoo Hall pupils visited the Lee Valley Athletics centre in Enfield. The children loved exploring the state of the art centre, which is the largest athletics facility in London. Our pupils got lucky and bumped into a former British Olympian, Dwain Chambers! The former British s...

Disco Fever Is Back At Cuckoo Hall!

Disco Fever is back at Cuckoo Hall!We hosted two fabulous disco nights for our pupils from Years 1-6.It was lovely to see so many children having fun.There was loads of crisps, biscuits and squash for everyone to enjoy as well as great music.We even had a special guest DJ! Do you recognise him?

Parent Governor Wanted!

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?Join the advisory committee. As a governor you will have the opportunity to make a real contribution to the life and leadership o...

Busy Dads And Lads Workshop At Cuckoo!

The Community Outreach team organised one of their most popular events of the year so far for men and boys in the school.A large number of dads, uncles and grandads came into the school and worked with their children to create some fantastic model cars and houses.The models they made were created en...

Teddy And Nursery Pupils Meet Fire Brigade!

The Fire Brigade came into Cuckoo Hall this week to meet with our nursery children.The Firefighters explained what their job is to the nursery pupils.The Firefighters drove their Fire Engine into the playground for all our pupils to see.Our school dog, Teddy, thyen go to climb aboard and explore!She...

Sign up for the half term CHAT Sports & Arts Camp now!

CHAT Academies are running a sports and arts camp over half term for children aged 5 to 14.The camp offers an attractive,rewarding and fun experience and runs from 10am to 4pm.It is held at Heron Hall which has some of the best facilities in the borough.The children will take part in a wide range of...

Another Successful Book Swap At Cuckoo!

There was a absolutely fantastic turnout at our Read Aloud Book Swap event on FridayThere were lots of amazing books to choose from.Children brought in their own books from home and swapped them with books that they liked.It was great to see so many children enjoy reading books!There was 80+ childre...

Cuckoo Hall Spring Discos!

 Everyone is invited to the Cuckoo Hall Spring Discos!Years 1-3 on Wednesday 5th February at 4.15-5.15pm.Years 4-6 on Friday 7th February at 4.00-5.00pmTickets cost £2 and include entrance, DJ, snacks and soft drinks.Tickets can be purchased from the school office.

Book Swap on Friday 24th January!

Do you want to get a fantastic new book to read?Cuckoo Hall Year 2,3 & 4 children are invited to the first Heron Read Aloud Book Swap of the year!Bring a book of your own and swap for any book of your choice from the available selection.The event takes place on Friday 24th January at 3pm-4pm in ...

Teddy Joins Pupils On Library Visit!

Our best behaved class in the entire school, 3O, was rewarded with a very special trip to the school library!The lucky pupils picked out books to read and then were joined by our lovely school dog, Teddy!The children were thrilled to see Teddy and they all enjoyed reading to her and playing with her...

A Royal Visitor at Cuckoo Hall!

We had a very special visitor at Cuckoo Hall on Friday! Our lucky Year 2s were joined by Her Majesty, the Queen at their fabulous tea party!Students greeted the Queen with "Rule Britannia"  when she arrived. Selected pupils read out their poems, "If I was King/Queen for the day" to the Que...

Two Amazing Workshops at Cuckoo Hall!

What a busy start to 2020 here at Cuckoo Hall!There were two workshops for our pupils to enjoy yesterday.The first workshop was the "Rainforest Explorer" and it was conducted inside an massive inflatable dome.Our pupils went inside and learnt all about rainforests, which is one of our planets great ...

Embracing Family Lives Course Every Thursday!

Embracing Family Lives gives parents and carers an opportunity to share experiences and gain confidence in their abilities.This helps you to meet the ongoing challenges of parenting in an ever-changing community.Advice, information, strategies and resources will be shared over the 6 weeks with the v...

Fantastic Range of External Clubs Available to Pupils!

Cuckoo provides a fantastic range of external clubs for our children to enjoy.There is a wide variety of clubs for pupils to choose from.Clubs:CheerleadingSpanishArtDramaStreet DanceBalletKarateAfter school clubs provide a fun way for children to learn new skills and enjoy new experiences.For more i...

Coffee Morning for Nursery Parents & Carers!

All nursery parents and carers are invited to our latest coffee morning on Monday 13th January from 9-10am.Coffee mornings are a great opportunity to meet other parents and make friends.Our coffee mornings are free of charge.

Christmas Door Competition Winner Revealed!

Our 2019 Christmas door competition was a fiercely contested event.Every single classroom and office door was beautifully decorated.Our Year 6s school councillors had the difficult job of picking a winner in each category.After much deliberation, here are there chosen winners:Reception-Year 3: Class...

Thank You!

There is an amazing group of people we rarely say thank you to. But they are so important in the lives of our children. Who are we talking about? Grandmothers, grandfathers and carers! Often the unsung heroes, we know so many of our children rely on you for so much. So from all of us: 'Thank you for...

The school will be open today Friday) The power failure was fixed.

School as usual today. 

Reception Open Day!

Looking for a place in Reception in September 2020? Come and have a look around our wonderful school on Friday, 6 December (9.30-11am). Take a tour. Ask questions. Join us for tea and cake. Meet the headteacher.For more information click here.

Cuckoo New Arrival!

Cuckoo's latest recruit also looks like being one of the most popular.This week, Teddy, aka Theodora, an 11 week Cockapoo puppy, proudly took up her place. She will be based in headteacher, Nicky Ross’s office.Teddy will undergo training and will be in the school every day. Children will lear...

Donations for Winter Fair Wanted!

To help us run a successful Winter Fair, we are asking for donations of jars filled with treats which can be used on one of our stalls.In return for this, your child can come to school on that day in non-uniform.Please can all donations be brought in on Monday 2nd December.Remember, our joint Winter...

After School Care at Cuckoo!

Did you know that Cuckoo Hall runs After School Care every day?We provide a safe, structured and closely supervised environment for the children of working parents at great value for money. Children are able to play a variety of activities, including different sports and arts and crafts.We also...

Visit Our Wonderful Nursery- New Dates Announced

Our next open days, come and see us for a visit.- Wednesday 4th December 9-10 am- Wednesday 11th December 9-10 am.If you cannot make one of these days, just contact us and we will arrange a visit that is convenient for you 0208 804 4126.Our nursery, Robin Hall, the joint nursery of Cuckoo Hall Acade...

Winter Fair on Thursday 5th December!

This is an important date for your diary!The Cuckoo Hall and Woodpecker Hall joint Winter Fair will take place on Thursday 5th December.It will run from 3.30-5.30pm.Look out for announcements with more information!

Cuckoo Girls Tournament Success!

Our incredible girls football team attended their first matches of the season yesterday as part of a football tournament with other Enfield schools.The team performed excellently in the tournament group stages, finishing a respectable second in their group. They played 5 games and lossed 1, drew 2 a...

Road Safety Advice That All Children Need To Know!

We are celebrating Road Safety Week across all the CHAT schools.This is the UK's biggest road safety event.Every 24 seconds someone is killed on a road. More than 1.3 million people die on the world’s roads every year. Road crashes are the leading cause of death for young people aged 5–29. ...

Kind Hearted Parents Raise Over £500 For Children in Need!

Cuckoo Hall celebrated Children in Need Day in style on Friday.Children in Need is one of the biggest charity events in the UK.Celebrations began at the start of the day, as everyone came to school in spotty or yellow clothing.Children were asked to donate £1 to dress up which helped raise mon...

Donations for Winter Fair Wanted!

To help us run a successful Winter Fair, we are asking for donations of jars filled with treats which can be used on one of our stalls.In return for this, your child can come to school on that day in non-uniform.Please can all donations be brought in on Monday 2nd December.Remember, our joint Winter...

Winter Fair on Thursday 5th December!

This is an important date for your diary!The Cuckoo Hall and Woodpecker Hall joint Winter Fair will take place on Thursday 5th December.It will run from 3.30-5.30pm.Look out for announcements with more information!

Thank You to All Our Parent Volunteers!

A big thank you to all our wonderful parent volunteers.Your selfless work at our schools is invaluable.We now have over 100 parent volunteers at our schools!If you would like to get involved, please speak to your local School's office.

New Newsletter!

Check out the lastest Cuckoo Hall news in our latest newsletter.Make sure you stay in touch with everything that is happening at the school.In the newsletter you find out about out about the impending arrival of our new therapy dog as well as christmas fete dates. To read the newsletter click h...

Confidence for Work Course!

Our Community Outreach team is working hard to provide parents with help if they want to return to work.In partnership with Barnet College, we are running a free course run designed for those parents wanting to return to work after some time off.The venue for this course is Cuckoo Hall Academy and i...

Knitting and Crochet Club Fun!

A popular new group for parents started this week.Parents from Cuckoo and Kingfisher enjoyed their first time in Knitting and Crochet Club.Crochet and knitting brings parents together to learn or develop existing skills. The two crafts are methods of looping yarn together.Knitting uses a pair of lon...

New Free Weekly Sewing Classes!

All parents are welcome to join our new free weekly sewing classes!This is a great opportunity to learn to cut out fabric correctly as well as try out different stitching techniques whilst making new friends.The classes are starting on Tuesday 7th January 2020.At Kingfisher Hall, it runs from 9.30-1...

Over £500 Raised by the School Disco!

We are delighted to announce that our school disco raised £513!This is a tremendous effort and we would like to say a big thank you to everyone who contributed to this fantastic event.We hope all the children enjoyed and had a wonderful time.This money will go towards learning resources and upgradi...

Children in Need Day!

To raise money for Children in Need, Cuckoo Hall is inviting all pupils and staff to wear something yellow or spotty to school!We encourage all children to bring in a £1 donation.There will  be an after school bake sale, with cakes made by the cooking club. If parents would also like to b...

New INSET Date!

New INSET date. Monday 11 November. Children will not attend school on this day due to important staff training. We are very sorry for any inconvenience.

Children in Need Day!

To raise money for Children in Need, Cuckoo Hall is inviting all pupils and staff to wear something yellow or spotty to school!We encourage all children to bring in a £1 donation.There will  be an after school bake sale, with cakes made by the cooking club. If parents would also like to b...

Fantastic Year 3 Gardening Club!

We have a fantastic year 3 gardening club here at Cuckoo Hall.Our amazing year 3s take great pride in looking after the plants in our school.This week the gardening club has been very busy planting pansies using old plastic containers.The garden is now maintained all year round thanks to our green f...

Amazing Nursery Open Day!

A massive thank you to all the parents who came to our amazing nursery open day!We hope you enjoyed the chance to look around our fantastic new outdoor facilities and speak to our highly qualified staff about the potential development of your child, at Robin Hall.It was a fabulous event, with lots o...

Bag 2 School Collection!

The Bag 2 School collection has been rearranged for Tuesday 10th December.Please bring in any unwanted clothes in a bag to school on Thursday 7th November so that they can be safely stored.All the donated clothes get weighed, and the school gets paid 40p per kilogram!This is a great way to re-use ou...

Robin Hall Nursery Open Day!

Nursery Open Day, Wednesday 6 November 10-11am.Meet Chase from Paw Patrol.Free gift, cake and refreshments.For more information read: https://www.cuckoohallacademy.org.uk/nursery

New group for parents with teenagers

Children in Need Day!

To raise money for Children in Need, Cuckoo Hall is inviting all pupils and staff to wear something yellow or spotty to school!We encourage all children to bring in a £1 donation.There will  be an after school bake sale, with cakes made by the cooking club. If parents would also like to b...

Nursery Book and Reading Packs!

Children at our joint nursery, Robin Hall, will all receive a FREE book and reading pack this week.We are delighted to be able to offer this to the children who attend our wonderful nursery.Reading with your child is one of the most important things a parent can do to help their child learn at home....

Ofsted Meeting for Parents

All Cuckoo Hall parents are invited to our Ofsted meetings on Thursday 14th November at 9am and 6pm.This is great opportunity for the school to go through and explain the recent Ofsted report findings as well as talk about how to further improve the school going forward.If you have any questions reg...

Winter Disco!

Everyone is invited to the Cuckoo Hall Winter Disco on Friday 8th November.This has been rearranged due to a fault with the fire alarm on Friday 1st November.Years 1-3 at 4.30-5.15pmYears 4-6 at 5.30-6.15pmTickets cost £2 and include entrance, DJ, snacks and soft drinks.Tickets can be purchased fro...

Update: School will be open as normal on Monday

The fire alarm system has been fixed.We look forward to seeing the children on Monday.Apologies for the inconvenience.

CHAT Social Media Champion!

Here is the CHAT social media champion, Natalie Cunningham, receiving her prize for winning with CEO of the trust Marino Charalambous.Natalie won the £30 pounds Amazon gift voucher for her outstanding work to ensure that we have photo and stories to celebrate the success of the children and th...

Urgent - the school will be closed on Friday, 1 November.

We regret that Cuckoo Hall will not open tomorrow, Friday 1st November. Testing the fire alarms this afternoon led to the discovery of a major fault. We will not be able to fix this overnight, having worked with our contractor to rectify the fault for the past 5 hours. We will keep you updated over ...

Recommend Robin Hall!

Recommend us and get a £10 voucher.If one of our parents/ carers recommend our Robin Hall nursery to a new parent, we will give them a £10 voucher when the child takes up their place with us.You can recommend more than one potential parent/ carer.For more information read: https://www.cuckooh...

Winter Disco!

Everyone is invited to the Cuckoo Hall Winter Disco on Friday 1st November.Years 1-3 at 4.30-5.15pmYears 4-6 at 5.30-6.15pmTickets cost £2 and include entrance, DJ, snacks and soft drinks.Tickets can be purchased from the school office.Parents are invited to stay for refreshments.

Secondary School Deadline Approaching!

The deadline for applying for secondary schools is fast approaching.Year 6s must have applied for secondary school by Thursday 31st October 2019.Parents must apply online for a school place. You can view a step by step guide on how to apply here. You can watch a short film by our secondary acad...

Allergies- Important Message to Parents!

We have produced a important new short film for parents about allergies.Allergic reactions can be potentially life threatening and we want to keep our schools free of a reactions.If a person comes into contact with something that they are allergic too, they may suffer severe swelling or serious reac...

Year 6s Celebrate 'Restart A Heart Day'!

Ten Year 6 children from Cuckoo Hall went to North Middlesex University Hospital to attend a workshop learning CPR last Wednesday.The workshop taught pupils how to use CPR to restart hearts and save lives.The Restart a Heart campaign (RSAH) is an annual initiative led by the Resuscitation Council (U...

New INSET Date!

New INSET date. Monday 11 November. Children will not be attending school on this day due to important staff training. We are very sorry for any inconvenience.

Recommend Robin Hall!

Recommend us and get a £10 voucher.If one of our parents/ carers recommend our Robin Hall nursery to a new parent, we will give them a £10 voucher when the child takes up their place with us. You can recommend more than one potential parent/ carer.For more information read: https://www.cuckoo...

Robin Hall Nursery Open Day!

Nursery Open Day, Wednesday 6 November 10-11am.Meet Chase from Paw Patrol.Free gift, cake and refreshments.For more information read: https://www.cuckoohallacademy.org.uk/nursery

New books incoming?!

A big thank you to all the parents and children who bought book from the Book Bus last Friday.It was great to see so many of our pupils enjoy reading.We have earned £148 in commission from the book bus!This money will now be invested in wonderful new books for our pupils to enjoy.Keep an eye o...

Halloween Bake Sale a Huge Success!

What a spook-tacular Halloween bake sale!The Year 3s and their teachers did an amazing job selling delicious cakes on Friday to the whole school.They all dressed up in spooky Halloween Costumes and spent the whole day preparing for the big bake sale by baking and decorating cakes and biscuits.Just b...

Confidence for Work Course Completed!

A big well done to all the parents that completed the 'Confidence for Work' course.The course was designed for people returning to work after some time off.The course recognised the skills that parents had already built up and it has helped them improve their awareness, social skills and knowledge w...

New Education Director visits Cuckoo Hall!

Peter Nathan, who has just taken up his post as Director of Education at Enfield Council, made CHAT one of his first fact finding visits as he gets to the know the schools in the borough.Peter met Cuckoo Hall parents on one of our community outreach programmes getting help with their English languag...

Fantastic Book Bus at Cuckoo!

The much-anticipated book bus arrived in the Cuckoo Hall playground yesterday afternoon.It was great to see so many of our pupils buying and enjoying reading books at very substantial discounted prices.The bus had a wonderful collection of books for the children to choose from.The bus was open from ...

Bag 2 School Collection!

There is going to be a Bag 2 School collection on Friday 1st November!Please bring in any unwanted clothes in a bag to school.All the donated clothes get weighed, and the school gets paid 40p per kilogram!This is a great way to re-use our unwanted clothes and earn the school some money.

Halloween Bake sale

Everyone is welcome to our year 3s halloween bake sale on Friday 18th October at 3.15pm in the main playground.There will be lots of Halloween themed savoury snacks on sale!Do you want to try a creepy cupcake or a blood-curdling brownie?Money is being raised by the year 3s so that they can go on int...

Cuckoo Netball Team Success!

A big well done to our fantastic Cuckoo Hall netball team who performed excellently in their league matches last night.Cuckoo unfortunately lost their first game 2-0 vs Houndsfield before bouncing back brilliantly to secure a 3-0 win vs St Mary's.For most of their children it was their first experie...

Cuckoo Hall's Outstanding Teacher Nominated for Award

Congratulations to our amazing Cuckoo Hall teacher Yasmine Mochar-Jerome.Yasmine was nominated at an illustrious ceremony held at the university of  Warwick. Yasmine who is a trainee teacher was a finalist in the outstanding category for her work at Cuckoo Hall. A celebratory dinner was held th...

All Parents Welcome to Afternoon Tea Crochet Class!

All Cuckoo Hall parents are invited to an Afternoon tea/coffee Crochet class.The class takes place on Monday 28th October 2019 1.30pm-3pm.This is a great opportunity to meet and chat with friends at your child's school as well as a chance to take part in a fun activity.You can recycle your old jumpe...

Visit our wonderful new nursery- new dates announced

Come and see us for a visit.- Friday 1st of November 9-10 am- Friday 8th November 9-10 am- Thursday 21st November 9-10 am- Wednesday 4th December 9-10 am- Wednesday 11th December 9-10 am.If you cannot make one of these days, just contact us and we will arrange a visit that is convenient for you 0208...

Sign up for the half term CHAT Sports & Arts Camp now!

CHAT Academies are running a sports and arts camp over half term for children aged 5 to 14.The camp offers an attractive,rewarding and fun experience and runs from 10am to 4pm.It is held at Heron Hall which has some of the best facilities in the borough.The children will take part in a wide range of...

The Book Bus is Coming!

The Book Bus is coming!The book bus will be present in the school playground between 2-6pm on Thursday 17th October.School finishes at 1.15pm on Thursday for Parents Consultations so make sure you stick around for the book bus.This is an great opportunity to get yourself a fantastic brand new book t...

Cuckoo Hall Parents' Consultations!

Parent Consultation Afternoon takes place on Thursday 17th October at 1.30pm till 6.30pm.This is a great opportunity to speak to your child's teacher about their learning and progress.In order to ensure the best experience for staff and parents, children should be collected that day at 1.15pm.To boo...

Amazing CHAT Employee Qualifications!

Our wonderful Senior Finance Officer, Sabba Asif, has received her latest qualifications.We are one big family here at CHAT and we are extremely proud of Sabba for gaining these qualifications.As an employer we do everything we can to support the development of our staff.

School Team Wins Once Again!

Our brilliant Cuckoo Hall School football team played again this week, this time in a tough clash against Hounsfield Primary School.Our outstanding boys ran out 4-1 winners in a testing game in which they performed excellently and once again represented our school very well. Their league campai...

Heron Hall Open Evening Success!

Heron Hall's Open Evening on Tuesday night was a roaring success with over 600 people visiting our fabulous school.It was great to see so many CHAT academy families at the event.We had record numbers on the evening for the presentation and tours.We hope to see you again for our Open Mornings next we...

Commonwealth Medallist Visits Cuckoo Hall!

Cuckoo Hall welcomed Team GB star and Commonwealth medallist Montell Douglass yesterday.The world-class sprinter and bosleigher gave our Yr4,5&6s an amazing assembly about well-being and  fitness.Douglass then carried out workshops with our year 4 pupils about mental well-being and physical...

Outstanding School Governors!

These wonderful people are our governors. They do such a great job.All of the trust's governors came to together to network and to take part in a training session.  Great schools need great governors. If you see them-say hi! 

Visit our wonderful new nursery- new dates announced

Come and see us for a visit.- Monday 14th October 9-10 am- Friday 1st of November 9-10 am- Friday 8th November 9-10 am- Thursday 21st November 9-10 am- Wednesday 4th December 9-10 am- Wednesday 11th December 9-10 am.If you cannot make one of these days, just contact us and we will arrange a visit th...

Sign up for the half term CHAT Sports & Arts Camp now!

CHAT Academies are running a sports and arts camp over half term for children aged 5 to 14.The camp offers an attractive,rewarding and fun experience and runs from 10am to 4pm.It is held at Heron Hall which has some of the best facilities in the borough.The children will take part in a wide range of...

MacMillan bake sale success!

Thank you to everyone who brought in or baked a cake to be sold at yesterday's bake sale.The sale was an enormous success which raised £191 for MacMillan Cancer Research.There was brownies, cupcakes, muffins and cookies all on sale for £1 or less.Thank you once again to everyone who cont...

Hummingbird Stay and Play!

Everyone is welcome to Hummingbird Stay and Play, the new group created by parents from Cuckoo and Woodpecker! Sessions take place every Tuesday and Wednesday.It runs from 9.30-11.30am and is open to all children aged between 0-5 years.It is an opportunity for children to do arts and crafts and play...

Amazing Enfield Food Bank Donation!

We are so proud of our children for donating all this food for the Enfield Food Bank as part of our 'Harvest Assembly'.There was a massive amount of food including tinned food, pasta, rice and other non-perishables.  A big thank you to all the wonderful parents/carers that helped too.Cuckoo Hal...

Sign up for the half term CHAT Sports & Arts Camp now!

CHAT Academies are running a sports and arts camp over half term for children aged 5 to 14.The camp offers an attractive,rewarding and fun experience and runs from 10am to 4pm.It is held at Heron Hall which has some of the best facilities in the borough.The children will take part in a wide range of...

MacMillan bake sale on Thursday!

Are you a talented cook? Or do you just love sweet treats?Because we are hosting a great bake sale on Thursday 3rd October featuring lots of delicious cakes!Please bake or bring a cake to be sold. No nuts and all homemade cakes should be labelled.Please bring all cake donations to the  main off...

Harvest Assembly food bank donation!

Attention all parents/carers.It would be greatly appreciated if you could make a donation for our food bank that we are doing for our 'Harvest Assembly'. Please bring your donation in on Wednesday 2nd October.Donations should be: Tinned Food/ Rice/ Pasta or other non-perishable food.Please ask your ...

MacMillan bake sale on Thursday!

Are you a talented cook? Or do you just love sweet treats? Because we are hosting a great bake sale on Thursday 3rd October featuring lots of delicious cakes! Please bake or bring a cake to be sold. No nuts and all homemade cakes should be labelled.Please bring all cake donations to the  main o...

Early Years Read Aloud Event Success!

Thank you to all the parents/carers and children who attended our amazing Early Years Read Aloud event at Cuckoo Hall on Tuesday afternoon.It was amazing to see so many people in the hall. There were over 90 parents and children!The theme for this event was 'The very hungry caterpillar' which p...

Look out for postcards from school!

Postcards are being sent home from school to keep parents informed on their amazing work in school.Exceptional work, behaviour and attitude to learning amongst other things can earn a postcard home to parents/carers.We believe hard work should be celebrated and praised.So keep your eye out for these...

Cuckoo Nursery and Reception Parents Coffee Morning!

All Cuckoo Hall nursery and reception parents are invited for morning coffee,tea and biscuits on Friday 27th September.Coffee mornings are a fantastic way to meet other parents and to make friends.Our coffee mornings are free of charge.

Delighted to announce partnership with Arsenal women sister school programme!

Cuckoo Hall is pleased to announce a great partnership with Arsenal Women Sister School Programme which aims to support schools in developing girls sport and foster and inspire a love of football.The key aims of this partnership are not only to inspire every girl to love the game but also support te...

Year 6 open evening inviatation to visit Heron hall Academy on 8 October 2019

Tuesday, 8 October 2019 5.30pm to 7.30pm - An invitation to Heron Hall's Open EveningWe understand that you are about to make one of the biggest decisions in your child’s education.At Heron Hall, we have high expectations and high standards to ensure that our Academy is a happy, friendly and safe ...

Visit our wonderful nursery - new dates announced

Come and see us for a visit.- Monday 30th September 9-10 am- Monday 14th October 9-10 am- Friday 1st of November 9-10 am- Friday 8th November 9-10 am- Thursday 21st November 9-10 am- Wednesday 4th December 9-10 am- Wednesday 11th December 9-10 am.If you cannot make one of these days, just contact us...

School Football Team Kicks Off New Season!

A big well done to all the boys that represented the Cuckoo Hall football team who performed excellently as they kicked off their new league campaign in style. The team started off the new season last night with two big matches versus St Matthews and Churchfield schools. It ended with one win and on...

Children Create Beautiful Art Work To Decorate The Canteen

We are very proud of the wonderful artwork on display in our canteen. Our fantastic pupils have worked together to create these massive, beautiful pieces of work which are on display for all children and teachers to enjoy whilst they eat their packed lunch or delicious school dinner, courtesy of the...

Key Stage 1 Read Aloud Book Swap!

Want to get a fantastic new book to read? All Key Stage 1 Cuckoo Hall parents/carers and children are invited to the first Key Stage 1 Read Aloud Book Swap. Bring a of your own book and swap for any book of your choice! The event takes place on Monday 23rd September at 3-4pm in the playground.

Big success of first Read Aloud Book swap of the year

It was fantastic to see so many children at our first book swap of the year!A great selection was on offer in the Key Stage 2 playground today.Children brought in their books and swapped them for new ones they wanted to read. The event was part of the ever popular Read Aloud initiative. Watch our fo...

See how the school is using its PE and Sport premium

Schools get special funding from the government "to make additional and sustainable improvements to the quality of Physical Education, Sport and Physical Activity (PESPA) they offer". The Primary PE and Sport Premium is used to:•    Develop or add to the PESPA activities on offer in...

Coffee morning for Cuckoo parents - Monday, 16th at 9am

Our popular coffee mornings are back!All the details are here.

Free 'Confidence to work' course

A free course run for us by Barnet College, designed for those parents wanting to return to work after some time off.This course will run at Cuckoo Hall Academy and is open to parents from all of our schools - Woodpecker Hall, Kingfisher Hall, Enfield Heights, Heron Hall. It recognises the skills th...

Read Aloud Book swap is back!

Due to popular demand and in support of our Read aloud campaign, we will be holding another HUGE book swap on Monday 16 September 3-4pm for Key Stage 2 families.It's free - just bring a book, or plenty of books, and swap away to your heart's content.Over the past year, several thousands of books hav...

Invitation to meet the teachers

Parents can come and meet their children's class teachers next week.This is a great opportunity to ask questions and to find out more about the year ahead.

Cuckoo: Back to school on Thursday, 5 September

A reminder that we are looking forward to seeing the children back at school for the new academic year starting on Thursday, 5 September.Hope everyone is enjoying the break.See you soon.

CHAT Summer Holiday Camp

CHAT Summer Holiday CampTime: 10.00am-4.00pm Date: Monday 12th August – Friday 23rd August 2019 Venue: Heron Hall Academy, 46 Queensway, Enfield EN3 4SADaily child rate £15.002nd child £12.503rd child £10.00Weekly child rate £50.00 2nd child £25.003rd child £15.00Please email activities@chat...

Community Help Point Scheme

Community Help Point Scheme known locally are locations that are identified by the blue H, and are safe places where children and young people can get help if they feel in danger. Click here to see CHiPs Help Point locations.For more information:Call: 020837732711eMail: chipsenfield@gmail.com

Hummingbird's Stay and Play

Cuckoo Hall and Woodpecker Hall parents received certificates for completing the Community Outreach Team organised ‘Doing it for yourself’ training course.The parents celebrated with a big party with lots of cakes, pastries and sweet treats.The group will now run their own stay and pla...

Cuckoo pupil solves Rubik's Cube in under 90 seconds

Click here to see Cuckoo pupil solve Rubik's Cube in under 90 seconds.

Cuckoo Year 6 girls relay team go out in style

The Year 6 girls relay team took 1st place in the relay competition at Lea Valley Athletics Centre.The girls went out in style by claiming gold in their last ever competition.

CHAT parents are "keeping up with maths"

The Community Outreach Team set up a programme for all CHAT parents.Parents from all schools in the trust have been attending a 5 week work shop “Keeping up with maths” to support their children’s learning.On Friday 5th July 2019 parents had their last session and were presented with thei...

All primaries in the trust compete in finals of maths compeition

Well done to all primary academies in the trust (Cuckoo Hall, Woodpecker Hall, Kingfisher Hall and Enfield Heights)  for competing in the finals of Curious Maths Championship 2019. Over 120 children from 16 schools competed across the borough.

Community Outreach Team helping parents back into work

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Cuckoo grow their own potatoes

Cuckoo Hall took part in the Grow Your Own Potatoes project with the help of Kellie Lockyer and the Community Outreach Team.The children grew over 200 potatoes and then used them to make a delicious potato salad for all to enjoy."It was lovely working with the children and teaching them how to grow ...

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...

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...

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.

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.

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!

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...

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.

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.

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...

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...

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...

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.

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...

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...

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.Entrance to the Summer Fair will be via Nightingale Road.Please...

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 ...

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...

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....

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...

Return to school on Wednesday 24 April 2019

Back to schoolWe look forward to welcoming back all our pupils and staff. We hope you all had a lovely and restful Easter break and now ready for this new exciting summer term ahead.

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...

Read our latest newsletter

The March edition of our newsletter for parents is out now.Find out about our latest Ofsted inspection, the brilliantly succcessful Red Nose Day, reading at the school, the government's new sex and relationship guidance and much more.Read it here.

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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

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...

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.

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 ...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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.

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...

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...

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...

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...

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

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...

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...

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 ...

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...

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...

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...

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.

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

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...

New INSET date for Cuckoo Hall - Friday, February 15th

We have added a new INSET day for important teacher training.Children will not be required to attand school on this day.Many thanks for your understanding.

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...

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...

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...

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.

Myleene Klass - watch her video in our school!

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

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 ...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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 ...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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....

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...

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, sets out 4 t...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Tours for children applying for a Reception place in 2019

Tours for children applying for Reception in 2019 will be taking place on a number of Tuesdays & Thursdays 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 schoo...

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...

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...

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

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...

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...

Read the latest edition of our newsletter Cuckoo Calling

Now available, the final edition of  Cuckoo Calling is available here.

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...

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).

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. Welcome Hatice!

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...

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 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..!!!

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 

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...

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.

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...

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.

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...

Looking for your next job?

Teaching postsAssistant Headteacher - Maternity cover (Secondary)RE/PSHE/Sociology Teachers (Secondary) up to LB: £38,905.60Maths (Secondary, NQT position) M1: £26,661.49English Teacher (Secondary) up to M6: £37,643.65Drama teacher (Secondary) up to M6: £37,643.65Computer Science Teacher (Second...

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...

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.

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.

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...

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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