Tours for children applying for Reception in 2019 will be taking place on a number of Tuesdays & Thursdays in October, November and December. See 'Open Days' on the website for more info.

Latest news

News

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...

Don't miss our Summer Fair on 7 July!

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

Big plans for cherished Cuckoo garden

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

Good luck to all our Year 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...

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...

New programme to support parents

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

Families celebrate with special awards

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

Council Leader message of support to our schools

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

Car free day - Friday 22 September

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

Open evening for our secondary academy - Monday, 18 September

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

Come to the Winter Fair on 9 December!

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

Popular poet visits Cuckoo for a day of pure poetry!

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

40 bikes at Cuckoo get a good servicing

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

We use cookies to help this site function better - to read more about or cookie and privacy policy     click here