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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...

Over 30 CHAT parents/carers attend Tentants Forum

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

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, and Head of ...

CHAT's trainee teachers shine at top awards ceremony

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

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 and will be Head of Nursery for Cuckoo and Woodpecker Hall Primary Academy. 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.

FAST team graduates

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

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.

Children celebrate World Book Day dressed as their favourite characters

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

Just announced: World Book Day will be on Friday 9 March.

Cuckoo's interim headteacher, Alan Jenner, has announced that the school will hold it's World Book Day events this coming Friday. More details in a flyer that will be sent home with the children on Monday. Is everyone ready with their amazing costumes? 

Reception Year Open Day: Friday, 23 March 2018

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

Parent's mighty Ben Nevis challenge

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

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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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