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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...

School letter about returning to school in September

On Friday 23rd July the school will close for the summer holidays with students finishing at 12.15 pm.  Please read our school letter which contains important information on Covid-19 testing for returning to school in September. You can find it here.

Students can return their unwanted school uniform to help our families

If you have any good condition school uniform that you no longer need, including all branded uniforms items such as blazers, ties and PE kits you can drop them off to the school office. 

Happy Eid Mubarak

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

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...

Well done to our newly qualified teachers

On Tuesday, we celebrated the successes of our newly qualified teachers completing their NQT year at Heron Hall.The school would like to congratulate Max, Lusi, and Ekin (right) for all of their amazing work this year. Assistant headteacher and professional mentor, Mr. Lee organised some lovely...

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...

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.

We won't tolerate racism.

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...

A big welcome to families joining us in September

The school held a virtual welcome evening this week for families about to start their journey with us in September as their children start Year 7.Over 150 families joined us on Zoom for an hour of presentations and questions.A copy of the presentation shown is here.

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...

Subscribe to our YouTube channel.

Keep up to date with our latest videos by subscribing to North Star Community Trust. We have over 690 subscribers!Visit our YouTube channel here.  

List of items banned from school.

Do you know what is and is not allowed into the school?Does your child? Read more here.

Virtual welcome evening for year 6 parents

We will be holding a Zoom meeting welcoming our new year 6 parents on Tuesday, 6th July from 5-6 pm. There will be lots of important information shared in this meeting therefore its important parents take part. For more information, see our welcome page here.

Online health and well-being workshop

On Wednesday 7th July at 7:30 pm, Enfield’s Educational Psychology and Schools Emotional Wellbeing Service are holding an online workshop to help parents, carers and young people improve their mental well-being. If you are interested please email eps-sews@enfield.gov.uk or call 0208 379 2000&...

National charity delivering programmes for BAME students

For the last 3 weeks, the school has been working with the Black Training and Enterprise Group (BTEG) to hold some fantastic workshops for students.  The Black Training and Enterprise Group (BTEG) is a national charity delivering programmes for young black, Asian, and minority ethnic (BAME...

Deadline to return chrome books

The chrome books we have loaned out need to be returned to the school. Please see the table that shows the day each year group should return them. Students should not bring them in before this date.

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.

School letter on GCSE results

The GCSE ‘Teacher Assessed Grades’ that we have awarded students were submitted by the school on Friday 18th June. These results will now be quality assured by the individual exam boards before we release them on 12 August.We thought that at this point in time, it would be useful to provide...

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...

Mental health awareness film from Enfield youth parliament

Members of Enfield’s youth parliament and the young mayor have produced a short film to destigmatize mental health issues and recognise the differing impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on young people. The film also includes some ideas on how young people can deal with their mental health. You can wa...

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...

Your child can win a free Chromebook and headphones

As a special reward for our students who are working hard and doing well in lessons, we will be giving away a Chromebook and a pair of headphones. To be entered in the raffle your child will need to earn 15 merits or more in the last 4 weeks of term.  Parents should encourage their child to take ...

Celebrating pride month at Heron Hall Academy.

Celebrating pride month at Heron Hall

Top tips to help your child read more

Reading is a fantastic way to improve academic learning and it provides a number of benefits.By reading consistently, students can improve their vocabulary, punctuation, and grammar, which will help them excel in their academic studies. We have created a helpful video to encourage our students to r...

Celebrating pride month at Heron Hall

Pride month is dedicated to celebrating the LGBTQ+ communities all around the world. The month is about coming together and continuing to move forward in equality.To celebrate this year’s Pride Month, our school library team has put together a selection of books that are available for students in ...

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...

Heron Hall uniform expectations

We would like to reiterate some of the key messages around uniform and the importance of students being correctly dressed at all times. At Heron Hall Academy we are very proud of how smart our pupils look when they wear our uniform. Please read our school letter with information on our uniform exp...

Socially distanced send-off for our PGCE students

This morning, the school held a short socially distanced farewell gathering for our 5 students who have reached the end of their Postgraduate Certificate in Education placement (PGCE). Assistant headteacher and professional mentor to the PGCE students, Mr. Lee organised some lovely gifts to thank th...

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. 

10% off school uniform

Smith’s schoolwear has a 10 % online discount code available from 1st – 30th of June. The minimum spend is £25. You can visit their website here.

Please help us keep the school open. Vital information.

Watch a short video message from Mr. Warner on Covid -19 testing. Students should be completing two tests a week. You can watch the video here.

Celebrating Pride month at Heron Hall

Our school library team has put together a fantastic display celebrating pride month. Pride month is dedicated to celebrating the LGBTQ+ communities all around the world. The month is about coming together and continuing to move forward in equality. We have used our school STRIVE values (Support, To...

Heron Hall gifted free sanitary products from local Morrison’s

Heron Hall has been nominated by the Community Champion at Morrison’s Enfield to receive free sanitary products for our families as part of the campaign against Period Poverty. Mrs D’ogullari (pictured left) who is the Lead Medical Officer for our trust collected the donations from Morrison...

Heron Hall merits leaderboard

A look at the forms with the most merits in each year group from last term. Keep up the good work everyone.

Duke of Edinburgh award scheme praises kind-hearted student volunteers from Heron.

This week Heron Hall has been awarded a certificate from the Duke of Edinburgh’s award scheme for all of the great volunteering work we do in the community. Headteacher Arthur Barzey said: “I am proud that we have young people at the school who have still wanted to make a difference in the commu...

Joe tells us about his favourite after school clubs

Before the half-term break, we caught up with Joe in year 7 to talk about his favourite after-school clubs at Heron Hall. We have been filming Joe throughout the year in his first 12 months in the school. You can watch the latest episode here.

Heron students take part in acclaimed creative writing workshop

Fourteen year 9 students have been participating in one of England’s most renowned creative writing workshops.  As part of the “Young Writers Programme”, our fortunate year 9 students have been working with former UK poetry slam champion, Adam Kammerling.Adam Kammerling is an acclaimed po...

Uniform4kids operating times

Uniform supplier “Uniform4kids” will be operating on an appointment-only basis from the 1st of June to the 14th of August.Appointments can be booked on their website. You can find it here.

School library timetable

You can now view our school library timetable for this term. Year 9 students can search the online library catalogue for a book, you can see the page here. When your child has found the book they are interested in, please email hha-library@northstartrust.org.uk with their name, form, ...

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 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 transition period, ...

A new name for our Trust

Just to remind everyone that the educational Trust which manages our school and four others in the local area has changed its name to North Star Community Trust.It is the same Trust – just with a new name.There is new signage across the school, changes to the website and social media to reflect th...

The official Heron Hall magazine is coming soon

Madam Wootton will be putting together our first-ever school magazine! Would your child like to be a part of this? We are recruiting researchers, interviewers, editors, and much more. If your child is interested, please ask them to give their name to their English teacher. We can’t wait ...

Government asks families to test before returning to school

Dear families, The Education Secretary has today urged students and their families to take a test before returning to the classroom.Students have been asked to get tested before returning to school in order to ensure that schools are safe to reopen. It is not a requirement of returning to school but...

School letter on uniform and the use of smartphones

Please read our letter that contains important information on the use of smartphones and our school uniform expectations. You can find the letter here 

Revision guides at a discounted price for Heron students

The Science department is offering revision guides for all students at a discounted price. Parents can order a book for their child by logging into ParentPay. If your child is eligible for free school meals the books are free. You will still need to click the order button under ‘trips’...

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 11 prom: Wednesday 30th June

A reminder that the date for the year 11 prom will be Wednesday 30th June. We are really looking forward to it!You can read the school letter with more information here. 

Assessment grading system for year 11

We are all very impressed with the attitude all students are showing with the ongoing assessments and completing coursework that will help teachers grade your child’s work appropriately. We are now able to share the evidence teachers will use to grade the assessments and submit to the exam boards....

Remote learning day: Friday 21st May

On Friday the 21st May, we will be having a remote learning day. This means the school will be closed for all year groups. Students will be set work from their teachers on Google Classroom, which they will be expected to complete.As the government has cancelled GCSE examinations for 2021, teachers ...

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 local community history month at Heron Hall

This month we have been participating in local community history month. The national campaign aims to celebrate and increase the awareness of local history to members of the community. Our amazing library team has put together a brilliant display showcasing some key moments from Enfield’s history...

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...

Heron Hall receive generous donation of laptops from Asda

Heron Hall has received another donation of electrical appliances from ASDA. We have been given laptops, headphones, and various electrical equipment for students to use at school. On Friday, the equipment was delivered to the school by the manager of our local ASDA. Headteacher Mr. B...

Heron Hall reach the finals for Secondary School of the Year

We are extremely proud to have made 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 achievement. The school has made hu...

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 ...

Heron Hall Years 7s love the school library

Our year 7 students at Heron Hall have been working tremendously hard since returning to school from the Easter holidays.A large majority of them can often be seen in the library after school completing homework, enjoying some reading time, or changing their reading book. Year 7 has been demons...

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...

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...

Year 9 students to participate in creative writing initiative

Fourteen Year 9 students have been given an amazing opportunity to partake in a renowned creative writing programme. “First Story” is England’s leading creative writing charity for young people. Their “Young Writers Programme” aims to give young people the skills and confidence to tel...

Community Outreach distribute over 100 food bags to families

The Community Outreach team has done an amazing job in supporting our families during these difficult times. On Monday the team supplied over 100 food bags to our parents and carers, with each bag containing a variety of food items. The Community Outreach team has been working extremely hard to...

Covid-19 home testing for students

We have moved to the next phase of covid-19 testing, which is for students to complete the test from home.  After your child has conducted the test they need to enter their result in the form we have created. You can find it here.

Arbor parent app launches at Heron Hall.

We have now launched the parent portal application Arbor. Arbor parent portal is a free and secure network for parents. The application enables parents to access information about their children such as attendance figures, behavior logs, and report cards.By using the Arbor app parents can monitor th...

5 out of 5 for Heron Hall catering team

Our catering team at Heron Hall has seen all of their fantastic work rewarded once again. In their latest kitchen inspection, the team has been awarded 5 stars, which is the highest reward possible. Well done to the catering team for maintaining such high standards. We are all extremely proud and...

Heron Hall receive generous donation of laptops from Asda

Heron Hall was kindly gifted 10 rucksacks containing Laptops, headphones, and various IT equipment for our students to use at school. We would like to thank our parent governor Androulla for nominating our school to win this generous donation. Thank you to our local Asda for sending us the...

Successful Year 9 consultation evening at Heron Hall

Thank you to all the Year 9 families who took part in the online consultation evening. The power of technology - all done via Zoom. 

Food bag collection for families

The Community Outreach team will be distributing food bags on Tuesday 27th April from 9 am-10.00 am at Heron Hall. The school has been sent over 2000 food bags from UK charity Jedidiah.Jedidiah is a charity that provides food support to families. During this pandemic, they have been supporting scho...

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...

Price reductions on school uniform items

We are very pleased that with the support of our Trust we have been able to secure a number of uniform items at a significantly lower cost. We understand how important it is at this time to keep the cost of school uniform items as low as possible for our families. Items that have been redu...

Year 9 parents evening

We will be having our year 9 parent's evening on Thursday 22nd April from 4 pm-7 pm. The event will be taking place online via Zoom. Please visit our year 9 parent's evening page where you can find the zoom links, meeting ID, and passwords to enter the online event. You can see the page&nb...

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...

Welcoming our new families to Heron Hall

It was admissions day at the school for the year 7s joining us in September.Fantastic to see our new families and the children about to start their secondary education.A lot of nervous but also exited mums, dads and carers. 

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...

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...

Story from around the world reaches Tanzania

For World Book Day, we collaborated with 10 other schools from around the world to create a unique story. The story has now reached Kibasila Secondary School in Dar es salaam, Tanzania.Altogether the story has travelled an impressive 25,219 miles. Our Heron Hall students started the story off by wri...

£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...

Helping your child build resilience

On our website, we have information, advice, and resources to help parents and carers support their children on a variety of issues. There is a number of benefits that are associated with being more resilient. Resilience is the ability to overcome adversity during difficult times and get back to fee...

Story from around the world reaches Turkey

We teamed up with 10 other schools from around the world to create a unique story in honour of World Book Day. Our Heron Hall students started the story off by writing the first 200 words. We then sent it to a school in New Zealand to complete the next chapter.Rotorua Boys' High School in New Z...

Heron Hall gifted over 250 food packages

We have kindly been given over 250 food bags from UK charity Jedidiah. Each bag contains cereal, tins of tomatoes, chickpeas, vegetables, fruit, spaghetti hoops, tins of tuna, corned beef, minced beef pie, and a jar of curry sauce. The Community Outreach team has been distributing these ba...

Heron Hall Academy nominated for two prestigious teaching awards

We are delighted to announce that we have been nominated for not one but two awards for top Secondary school of the year in the UK.The two awards are:Making a Difference - Secondary School of the Year (Pearson awards)Secondary School of the Year (Times Education Supplement) Well done to all of ...

Information on Covid-19 home testing for students

Students should now have their Covid -19 home testing kits. The NHS has produced a video to show the home testing process. You can find it here. Please see our school letter with information on when to conduct the test and how to record your result. You can see the letter here.

Over £250 raised for Red Nose Day.

On Friday we celebrated Red Nose Day and asked students to donate £1 to wear an item of red clothing. From the day we managed to raise an amazing £274.50. We will be donating the money to Comic Relief and the Methodist Boys High School in Sierra Leone. We have been developing a part...

Life back at school featuring – Year 7 student Joe

We caught up with Year 7 student Joe to see what he has enjoyed since returning to school.You can watch the video here. 

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...

Our Covid-19 test centre at Heron Hall

Thank you to staff and parents for helping us ensure the success of our testing centre at school. In this two-week period of students returning, we have completed over 2000 tests. Well done everyone. 

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 Heron Hall

On Friday 19th of March, we will be celebrating Red Nose Day. We are asking students to donate £1 in order to wear one item of red clothing.All of the money we raise from the day will be going to Comic Relief and The Methodist Boys High School in Sierra Leone.We have been developing a partners...

Story from around the world reaches Thailand

In honour of this year’s World Book Day, we teamed up with 10 other schools from around the world to create a unique story.Heron Hall students started the story off by writing the first 200 words and then sent it overseas to a school in New Zealand to complete the next chapter.Rotorua Boys' High S...

Our new safety awareness campaign

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

After school clubs at Heron Hall Academy

From the 15th of March, our PE department will be holding some extracurricular activities after school.As the school has been closed and students have spent more time indoors it would be good for them to attend these sessions and keep active.There are some great activities for your child to particip...

Claim your child’s free reading book.

In honour of last week’s World Book Day, local booksellers are offering a book token that allows students to choose a book from an exclusive list. The book token is valid Sunday 28th March 2021. You can find the book token here.  This offer can only be used in participating boo...

The winner and runners up of our Black Excellence story competition

Last term Heron Hall students in years 7 and 8 participated in a story competition involving past and present inspirational Black figures. Well done to Aminah for winning the competition and to the runners-up Abigail, Oliver and Riona. For winning the competition Aminah won three books and a £...

Consent for Covid 19 testing

Dear families, we are looking forward to the school reopening on 8 March. If you haven’t done so already we need to know if you consent or do not consent to your child being tested for Covid 19 in school.You can find the form here.

Tonight: Zoom Meeting about covid testing of students in the school

Dear Parent/Carer. Have you got a question about covid testing of students in the school? We have at 6.30pm Zoom Meeting tonight. Join here.    

Story from around the world reaches New Zealand

For this year’s World Book Day, we teamed up with 10 other schools from around the world to create a unique story.Our students started the story off by writing the first 200 words and then sent it overseas to a school in New Zealand to complete the next chapter.The story has travelled over 11,000 ...

World Book Day at Heron Hall Academy

On Thursday 4th March, we are celebrating one of our favourite days of the year, World Book Day.We are planning our biggest ever celebration of the day with a whole series of events across the school.On the day there will be a number of activities for our students to participate in as well as some g...

Returning to school next week

We have been preparing for the return of students from Monday the 8th March.We have made arrangements to ensure the return to school is safe for our staff and students.Please read our school letter that has important information on returning to school from next week.You can find it here. 

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!

New INSET Day for Friday, 5 March - to prepare the school for re-opening

Dear families To prepare to open the school, we will be having an Inset day on Friday, 5th March to get the school ready to welcome back the students.There will be no 'live' online learning lessons or hub school. All of the student lessons on this day will be taught via materials placed on Googl...

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. ...

Heron Hall combine with schools from around the world to write a story

To celebrate this year’s World Book Day on the 4th March, we have teamed up with 10 other schools from around the world to create a unique story.Students at Heron Hall have written the first 200 words and then passed the story onto another school overseas. Each school nominates a student or studen...

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

Important notice: half day on Friday

Friday 26th February will be a half day for Heron Hall Academy students. This is because we will use the rest of the day for staff training. Remote lessons will run as normal for periods 1-3. After lunch, students will not have their period 4 or 5. Remote learning will resume as usual on Monday 1st ...

Teenage civil rights protest and arrest inspires best Heron Hall school short story.

Claudette Colvin, a pioneer of the 1950s civil rights movement, was the inspiration behind the winning entry for the school’s ‘Black Excellence’ short story competition.Author Aminah, in Year 8, imagined what it was like to be there on the day in March 1955, when Claudette was arrested at the ...

Heron Hall receive generous donation

Heron has received 13 chrome books and 3 tablets from the Revival Church in Enfield. Nick the pastor from the church came to the school to do the presentation and deliver the equipment. The school is very grateful for the additional devices. 

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...

Shortened day on Friday 26th February

We will also be operating a shortened day on Friday 26th February with students not attending their lessons in the afternoon (1pm-3pm). Students will be given work remotely to complete while staff undergo continued professional developmental training.  This is also partly in response to student...

Half term letter and new afternoon training for teachers

Please see the letter about half term letter and the new afternoon training for teachers on 26 February here.

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.

Black Excellence Short Story Competition

Heron Hall students in years 7 and 8 have participated in a story competition involving past and present inspirational Black figures. In this competition, students were shown examples of innovative and influential Black figures who share the values that Heron Hall represents. That being Support...

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...

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...

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...

Online webinar on building resilience and character

There will be an online webinar for year 10 and 11 students teaching them about building important skills like resilience and character. It will take place on Tuesday 9th February from 16:15-17:00. The online event will be led by the University of East London and our students will get to hear from...

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

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

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...

Children's Mental Health Awareness Week

Enfield libraries membership sign up

We have continued to support our children’s literacy development through online library lessons and by promoting the importance of reading and the benefits it has. During this time at home, we have also promoted online reading resources and are encouraging students to start a membership with Enfie...

Children's Mental Health Awareness Week

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 

Parents evening for Year 11 on Thursday

Everything you need to know about the online parents evening on Thursday ​ is here.

Blended learning strategy and review of remote learning published

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

Children's Mental Health Awareness Week

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...

Free online work shop for Teenagers from Enfield Council

Organised by Enfield Council join an Educational Psychologist and the Children's Wellbeing Practitioner. To book, please email: eps-sews@enfield.gov.uk or telephone 0208 379 2000. Session 1: Tuesday 9th February 4-5pm

Parent survey on online learning

Please help us and complete our online home learning survey by Friday so we can improve what we do. To complete the survey click here.

Year 11s: Consultation on GCSEs this year and what it means for you

We held an information and consultation evening this week to look at GCSEs for this year and the options for how they might be awarded.You can view the PowerPoint presentation here.

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 survivor tells his story to year 11 students

In honour of memorial day, our year 11 students were given the opportunity to benefit from hearing the story of Zigi Shipper, a holocaust survivor.We were also joined by Michelle Richaman, Zigi’s daughter. She explained Zigi’s story and the impact it had on him and his whole family. Zigi was bor...

Find out how the GCSE exam grades will be awarded this year.

Year 11 families, please join us on Zoom on Thursday at 5 pm for a very important meeting with the Headteacher. This meeting will include a presentation from our headteacher Mr. Barzey and members of the year 11 senior leadership team.Parents and carers will also have the chance to ask questions at...

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...

Online learning timetable

We have now moved to online teaching using Google Classroom.With Google Classroom, teachers will live stream lessons every day, upload work for students to complete as well as provide them with feedback. As the school is closed, we have an online learning timetable your child should be following.You...

Heron's student council holds first virtual meeting

The student council's inaugural virtual event was a roaring success! Our students contributed to various strategies we can employ to help student well-being & progress students' learning. The council was overwhelmingly positive about remote learning & came up with some brilliant ideas about ...

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...

Year 11s to hear Hollocaust survival testimony

Michelle Richaman is the daughter of Ziggy Shipper, a Polish Jew and a survivor of Auschwitz-Birkenau, and then one of the ‘Windermere Boys’ who were placed in England after liberation from Auschwitz. Next week she will tell her father's story to our Year 11s.Ziggy does still do some talks himse...

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...

Free online careers event for Year 10 and 11 students

There will be an online careers event on Thursday 28th January for students in years 10 and 11 from 16:15 pm-17:00 pm. The webinar offers GCSE students guidance and support for choosing their next steps in education. The event will also focus on the differences between school and post 16 e...

Heron Hall Academy's new student leadership team

Our new student leadership team across all the year groups has been chosen.You can meet the team here.

Year 8 Online GCSE options evening

Year 8 GCSE options evening - Thursday, 21 JanuaryOur GCSE options evening is one of the most important of the school calendar and will be held online this year because of the coronavirus restrictions.In the coming weeks students in Year 8 at Heron Hall Academy will be choosing their options for the...

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...

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.

Online reading resources for students

We have put together a list of some helpful reading resources to encourage students to continue to read every day.On the list, you can find links to online libraries, poem extracts, audiobooks and a variety of reading material. It’s so important for our students to read every day to help supp...

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...

PE Home Workout timetable for years 7-9

Despite the school being closed, our PE department has been doing a terrific job in making sure children keep active from home. Has your child been taking part in the home workout sessions? See the timetable for students in years 7-9 for week A and B above. You can see also see the week A and Week B...

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...

Urgent: Key worker places and consent for Covid-19 testing of students

Key worker family school placesWe have written to all our families today to find out which key worker parents will need places at Heron hall from 5 January. You must pre-apply for a place by filling in a survey form here.Covid-19 testing consent neededYou will probably have also seen the recent gove...

New return to school dates

Please see the letter we have sent to families about when the different year groups will be returning to school.You can read the letter here.

Key worker families apply for a place for your child at the school for next week

We have written to all our families today to find out which key worker parents will need places at Heron hall from 5 January.You can read the letter here.

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.

Letter from the Headteacher staggered return and new testing plans for students

Please see the letter sent out today.You can read it 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 ...

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.

Advice for parents on encouraging independence

We have a range of booklets on our website to support our parents and their children.There is a number of benefits that are associated with being more independent. Developing independence within children can increase academic success, improve motivation and confidence, as well as help students ...

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...

Wellbeing workshop for young people

The Educational Psychology Service will be holding a free workshop on Tuesday the 15th of December from 7:30 pm – 8.15 pm. All 13-18-year-olds attending Enfield schools and settings are welcome to join the online workshop. The workshop will be led by an educational psychologist and well-being...

School to begin re-opening from Monday

Following the announcement by the government on Friday of the reduction in the self-isolation period from 14 to 10 days, we now have enough staff to re-open the school for year groups, a staggered return starting from Monday.Please read the letter from the headteacher 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.

PE Home Workout timetable for Years 7-9

Despite the school being closed, our PE department has been doing a terrific job in making sure children keep active from home. Has your child been taking part in the home workout sessions? You can see the timetable for students in years 7-9 above

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...

We need your ideas, energy and enthusiasm.

We have an opening for a new parent governor. This is a fantastic opportunity to make a difference to the life, leadership and educational performance of the school. Don’t think this is you? This definitely could be.We need a diverse range of governors with lots of difference experiences and skill...

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...

Closure of Heron Hall Academy due to coronavirus

It is with great regret that we have had to take the decision to close the school this evening following further positive tests amongst staff.The headteacher has written to all families setting out the arrangements for remote learning for all year groups.The school will re-open after the Christmas b...

Find out more about becoming a parent governor

We are looking for a new parent governor to join the team.Have you got what it takes to be a new governor representing our parents?This is a a fantastic time to get involved in helping the school. In this short video, our chair of governors explains the role.Watch the video here.

Years 8 and 9 learning from home

Please see the letters for each year group.Year 8 will learn from home for a week from Monday, 7 December.Year 9 will learn from home for a week from Monday, 14 December.Read the Year 8 letter here and the Year 9 letter here.

Closure of Year 7 classes at Heron Hall Academy

We very much regret that we have had to close the final three year 7 classes as a preventative measure due to coronavirus.Please see our letter here.

Extra financial help this winter for our families

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...

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...

Inset day on Wednesday 4 December

A reminder that we have an Inset Day on 4 December. This means that the school will be closed to all students in Year 7-10 but remain open for those students in Year 11 who are completing mock exams. Please read the letter to families here.

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...

Advice for parents on self-care for teenagers.

We have a range of booklets on our website to help support our parents and their children.Self-care helps parents and teens deal with life’s everyday pressures in a more positive and rewarding way.Self-care can be something that you enjoy doing, which contributes to your happiness and overall heal...

Free online careers event for students

World Skills UK will be delivering an online careers event for students from the 26th – 28th of November featuring some of the UK’s biggest employers and influencers.World Skills UK is an independent charity and a partnership between employers, education, and governments. Their aim is to raise s...

Year 9 families: Important information about coronavirus

A Year 9 student has tested positive for the coronavirus. We sent home today any Year 9 students who had come into contact with this student in order to self-isolate. If you were not contacted by the school today then your Year 9 child should attend school on Monday as usual.

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 ...

School governor needed

We have a vacancy for a parent governor.Can you help take us forward? 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. Closing date: Thursday, 12 November. You can apply h...

Confirmation today of a single Covid case in Year 11.

Following Public Health England advice the small number of students who have been in direct, prolonged contact with the individual are being contacted directly and will need to stay at home for 14 days. The school remains open and your child should continue to attend if they remain well.

Year 11 mock exams postponed until Monday 23 November

Due to a case of Covid 19, the mock exams have been rescheduled until Monday 23 November.Please see the letter to parents here.

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...

New Year 7 student, Joe, lets us know how he found his first half term at Heron Hall

This year the Trust’s Communications team is following one of our new year 7s in the school over the course of their first twelve months.In this latest episode, Joe lets us know how he has found that often tricky opening few weeks of starting at a new school and how he won an Amazon voucher.You ca...

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...

Year 11 extra intervention sessions

To help students prepare for their important November mock examinations, the school is offering extra intervention sessions to Year 11 students during the October half term.For more information, please read the letter here.

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.

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...

Virtual catch up with the Community Outreach Team

Parents of Heron Hall Academy are invited to join the Community Outreach Team for a “virtual” cup of tea and catch up on Wednesday 21st October 2020 at 1.30 pm.It’s a great opportunity to talk to The Community Outreach Team and fellow parents. To join the catch-up, you will need to downlo...

Recognising the symptoms of Coronavirus

Coronavirus - two confirmed cases: letter to all our families

We have written to all our families today.We have two confirmed cases and have taken extensive advice from Public health England (PHE).Please see a copy of the letter here.

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...

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

School closure on Friday 9th October.

The school will be closed on Friday. We are training staff on home learning with our new digital systems. We are very sorry for the short notice but we need to be in the best possible position should there be another lockdown as well as to support students who need to self-isolate. Please read ...

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...

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...

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...

Online gaming event for students!

Does your child love video games? The Video Games Ambassador Network has arranged an online event to promote careers in the STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) industries. The event is free and will take place at 3 pm on Saturday 26th September. There will also be...

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

Google Classroom launch for Year 7s

From today, Year 7s will be able to use Google Classroom as part of their home learning. Google Classroom is a free and secure network for teachers, students, and schools. Your child’s homework will mainly be set using Google Classroom. Click here to read the school letter explaining important...

Year 7 student Joe’s first week at Heron Hall Academy!

Our new Year 7 student Joe talks to us about his first week at Heron Hall.  Watch the video, here.

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...

Face masks - advice to parents

The school has texted a letter to parents about face masks in the school You can read it here.

Year 7 parents - cashless payments, packed lunch for Monday

Headteacher, Arthur Barzey, has written to families regarding the cashless payments system we use in the school ParentPay. On Monday 7th September, we will be taking your child’s fingerprint in order for them to purchase food in the canteen if you previously consented to this through the admission...

Tasty new menus for the students from next week

Weekly lunch menusWe have three delicious menus which change every third week.For example, Menu 1 is available in the week beginning on 7 September. Menu 2 is then given to the students in the week beginning on 14 September and Menu 3 is given to the students in the week beginning  21 Septemb...

Returning to school - everything you need to know

Deputy Headteacher, Stephanie Simpson, explains how the school has planned for the return of students.She sets out the safety measures that have been put in place, how the schools will welcome back students, the use of facemasks, meal and break times, the staggered return and the different arrival a...

Face masks - Updated advice for parents

In light of the government advice on face coverings they will remain optional for students and at the discretion of individual parents. They are not to be used in classrooms due to the potential impact on learning and can only be used in communal spaces such as corridors and the canteen. They must b...

Information for joining Heron Hall Academy in September

We are looking forward to welcoming children into year 7 at Heron Hall Academy in September.We have created new pages on our website with lots of information about starting with us. To view the page, click here. 

Year 10s putting in the work at summer school!

Year 10s have returned to school and taken part in a two-week summer school to help them catch up on work they have missed due to the Coronavirus pandemic. These extra catch up sessions are pivotal to ensuring these students get off to a great start in September for the new academic year.It was...

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.

Questions and answers for returning to school in September

We understand the concerns of our families. We have been asked many questions about the return to school.We have put together a detailed Q&A, which will help parents better understand how the school will operate in September. See the questions and answers here. 

Congratulations to our brilliant Year 11s on a fantastic set of GCSE results!

Well done to all of our students for such great GCSE results. Once again, our students have had brilliant results. We are so proud to be able to say that every student has achieved what they need to move onto the next stage of their educationWe have many outstanding results and so many success stori...

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.

Arrangements for GCSE results day on Thursday, 20 August

Dear Parent/Carer,RE: Year 11 Results DayI am writing to confirm the arrangements for the collection of this summer’s GCSE exam results. Students will be able to collect their statement of results on Thursday 20th August 2020 any time between 10:00am and 1:00pm. We anticipate a lovely morning fill...

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...

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 ...

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 ...

Apply now: Year 10 online Summer School

Heron student earns prestigious award.

Congratulations to Ammar in Year 10 for being nationally recognised for his outstanding work in software design and being awarded an Industrial Cadet Silver Badge for his achievement. Ammar took on the role himself with the project originally meant to be completed by a team of 5-6 students.&nbs...

Online catch-up classes for Year 10s

In addition to the Summer School we are running at Heron next month, we also have online catch-up sessions. We have teamed up with the Enfield Caribbean Association to provide free, high impact, online catch-up lessons for our Year 10s. Students will receive practice questions, support &am...

Find out more about the school opening in September – Zoom meeting.

Parents and carers will have the opportunity to take part in an online Zoom meeting with our headteacher Mr Arthur Barzey and members of the school leadership team.This online meeting is a great chance to ask any questions you may have about how the school will operate in September. The meeting wil...

Important information regarding the return of pupils in September.

From September students are expected to return to school full time. Due to the current circumstances, there will be a number of changes to how the school and the school day will operate come September. Read our letter, which contains the latest information on your child’s return to schoo...

Information on further education and sixth form admissions for Year 11s.

The document contains resources that can be used to guide students who are considering progressing into a sixth form college or a further education institute. It also includes helpful resources from the National Careers Service, Department for Education, and the Apprenticeship Support and Knowledge ...

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...

Stunning mural at Heron Hall!

Last week saw the Head of Art Josie Johnson and drama teacher Abbie Regelous apply the finishing touches to a brilliant mural in the school corridors. We caught up with Josie who told us that the project started at the beginning of lockdown in March. “We’ve only just finished it this w...

Last day of school for Year 10s

Year 10 students final day will be on Friday 17th July.The last day of the school year is Tuesday 21st July. 

Staggered return for Year groups in September

When the year groups will return to school:Mon 7 September  Year 7Wed 9 September Year 10Thurs 10 September Year 9Fri 11 September Year 8Mon14 September   Year 11Dont worry - we will remind you again later in the Summer.

Summer school for Year 10 students.

Our brilliant free Year 10 Summer School takes place 17th-28th August. Let us know if you would like a place for your child so we can plan numbers. The Deadline is next Wednesday so please don't delay.Please complete the survey, here. 

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 ...

Year 7s back in the classroom and learning!

This week some of our year 7 students returned to school for the first time since March.They have quickly adjusted to the new normal and are thrilled to be back in school. It’s great to see them back in class and learning again! 

Lockdown science laboratory at home

Macy in Year 8 has been learning about chemical and physical changes in science and what happens when an explosion takes place.One of our top student scientists, Macy is enjoying her Google classroom studies from home, turning her house into a mini laboratory for her experiments.She has even produce...

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...

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 ...

The new lunchtime procedure for Year 7s.

Welcome back to our Year 7 students, it’s great to have them in school and learning again. Social distancing at lunch time for our returning Year 7 students as they enjoy their freshly made lunch packages prepared by our canteen staff. It’s great to see Year 7s eating their lunch in th...

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...

Keep your distance!

Headteacher Arthur Barzey reminding us the importance of social distancing at school.We our looking forward to welcoming back some of our Year 7 students next week!This is a reminder for them of the importance of social distancing with the many signs that can be seen throughout the school.

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. 

Online careers guidance for Year 9 & 10 students

A list of very helpful resources put together by the local authority.In response to coronavirus (COVID-19), the council is offering their careers guidance services via phone, skype and email every Wednesday from 2 June until further notice between 9am and 3pm. To request an appointment, email farah....

Year 10 pupils putting in the hard work!

Year 10 pupils have been hard at work since their return back to school. We are so pleased with their high level of focus and great work ethic in these difficult circumstances. Keep up the great work! 

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. 

Year 7 return to school survey

We would be very grateful if parents can complete the Year 7 return to school survey. Many thanks. You can view the survey here.

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...

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

Enfield Summer University 2020 is still on!

The programme is free and offers exciting summer courses and workshops for young people aged 11 to 19. Courses include: Music Production and Song Writing, fashion and design making, health and fitness activities and much more! To see the brochure with a list of the activities in full, click&nbs...

Return of Year 7s to Heron Hall Academy.

Headteacher Arthur Barzey explains how the school will look for our returning Year 7 students. To watch the video, click here. 

Launching of Google Classroom for Years 7, 8 and 9!

Google Classroom will launch on Friday 26th June for Years 7, 8 and 9 students. Google Classroom is a free and secure network for teachers, students and schools.It provides a safe way for students to connect, access homework, participate in lessons and discuss and receive class information.Using Go...

Year 10: extending the school day

We are extending the school day for Year 10s who have returned. You should have had a letter. If your Year 10 child has not returned yet they still can if you contact the school office. Read the letter here.

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 7s to return on Monday, 6 July

We cant wait to welcome back our Year 7s on Monday 6 July. See the letter home to families. Read the letter here.

Virtual afternoon tea catch up for parents!

Join the Community Outreach team for a cup of tea and a catch up on Wednesday 24th June at 1:30pm. Following our very successful afternoon tea and coffee sessions, we thought it would be a good idea to keep in contact. As there are restrictions in place we have arranged a “virtual” get together...

Google Classroom to launch for Years 7,8 and 9

We are delighted that our Year 7, 8 and 9 students will be able to do their home learning in future using Google Classroom from Friday, 26 June.Google Classroom is a free and secure network for teachers, students and schools. It provides a safe way for students to connect, access homework, participa...

The new normal at Heron Hall Academy.

The safety of students, staff and parents remains our top priority. 

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...

Welcome back to our Year 10s.

This week some of our year 10 students returned to school for the first time since March.They had an initial briefing session followed by series of 20-minute tutorials with their teachers on a range of subjects. Each group of students remained together during their time in the school. The teach...

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...

Virtual afternoon tea and catch up for parents!

To join the Community Outreach team for a cup of tea and a catch up, click here on Wednesday 24th June at 1:30pm and enter the meeting id and password stated in the poster. We can’t wait to see everybody!  

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. 

Welcome back!

Welcome back to our Year 10 students, we have missed you! 

Launching of Google Classroom for our Year 10s

Today we launched Google Classroom for our Year 10 students. Google Classroom is a free and secure network for teachers, students and schools. It provides a safe way for students to connect, access homework, participate in lessons and discuss and receive class information.To access Google Class...

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. 

Black Lives Matter.

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

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-...

Returning to Heron Hall Academy - What you need to know

See how we are making the school as safe as possible for the return of our Year 10s from 15th June. Watch the video here.  

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...

Win Amazon vouchers: Year 7 and 8 weekly science challenges at Heron Hall Academy!

Would you like to win a £10 amazon voucher? Participate in our weekly science challenge and at the end of the competition one student from year 7 and 8 will be awarded a £10 Amazon voucher. First challenge is an easy one to get you all started.Challenge one: Tornado in a bottle You ...

Letter from the headteacher about the return to school for Year 10s

To read the letter from headteacher Mr Barzey, click 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...

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

To watch the video, please click here. 

Returning to school - Year 10 parents survey

Dear Year 10 parents,Following on from the Government’s announcement regarding the Re-opening of schools, we are putting plans in place for the return of Year 10.The school intends to offer students face to face meetings with their subject teachers.  Students will be provided with a time and ...

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. 

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.

A message to our families from Headteacher, Mr Barzey.

To watch the video message, please click 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...

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...

Celebrating Ramadan

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

Learn the art of Origami with this great tutorial

Origami involves the art of paper folding and it has been apparent in Japanese culture for a number of centuries. Did you know? In Japanese “Ori” means folding and “Kami” stands for the paper. The term “Origami” then brings the two words together, to describe the folding of paper.&n...

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.

Virtual work experience opportunity for year 10 students

Year 10 students have the chance to participate in a 30 hours Learning in Lockdown virtual work experience, from the 18th – 22nd May 2020.   The session involves STEM subjects such as; construction, design/architecture, engineering and sustainability. If you would like to pursue a c...

Police response to increasing school security at Heron Hall

We have been working with local MP Kate Osamor to try and increase school security. The police have responded to our inquiry with a plan of action. Please see their response below.  “I am writing in regards to your letter in relation to Heron Hall Academy, with concerns from the Head teachers...

Important careers information for years 8, 9 and 10 students

Students from year 8, 9 and 10 should ensure they download the ‘Careers Activity ‘document from the ‘Careers’ folder on 'One Drive' on the Home Learning school website page.Each year group has its own document. The deadline for this online activity is the 20th of May. ...

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...

Heron Hall Hub school will be closed on Bank Holiday.

Heron Hall Hub school will be closed on the Bank Holiday, Friday 8th May. Key workers who require a school place can send students to our Kingfisher Hall Academy Hub school for the day. Address of Kingfisher Hall Academy: 40 The Ride, Enfield EN3 7GBTo view the location on google maps, cli...

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, ...

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 

5 great tips for young people during lockdown

A motivational speaker has provided some excellent advice to help young people during lockdown.Tip 1: “Care about yourself” to maintain a healthy appearance and feel good. Tip 2: “Check your routine” and ensure you are being productive with your time. Tip 3: Be thankful, think abou...

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...

Springpod: a free home learning resource offering guidance on careers

Springpod is a brilliant new platform that offers guidance on career choice with inspirational stories from experts who work in a variety of different fields.  On Springpod you can find advice on a range of different sectors, from technology to sport and everything in between. Springp...

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...

A inspiring message to our Year 10s from Mr Beezy.

Mr Beezy, an international motivational speaker, who has visited Heron Hall a number of times, has provided a powerful and motivational message to our year 10 students.“Tough times don’t last, tough people do” is one of many inspiring lines in this speech. Mr Beezy also discusses the impo...

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...

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...

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 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 

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

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

Friday: school only open to Year 7, 8 & 11

Due to staff shortages tomorrow (Friday), the school will only be open to Years 7, 8 & 11.Years 9 & 10 to stay at home.

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.

Heron Hall Academy will be open on Tuesday

Heron Hall will be open as usual tomorrow, 17 March, following a deep clean of the school. We can confirm that the student who was unwell over the weekend does not have the virus.

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...

School will not be open on Monday, 16 March

Heron Hall Academy will be closed tomorrow, Monday, 16 March as a precautionary measure. On Saturday a student has been reported to be unwell with symptoms that may require coronavirus testing. Unfortunately we have not been able to contact the family over the weekend. In these circumstances at this...

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...

Home learning set up for students following school closure

Sunday, 15 March 2020Dear Parents & Carers,It is with regret that we write to inform you that it is necessary to close the school on Monday 16th March for a deep clean as a precautionary measure based on the advice provided by Public Health England and their advisors. In order to mitigate ...

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...

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...

Coronavirus updated guidance - please read.

Please read the latest guidance we have produced for parents.https://www.heronhallacademy.org.uk/coronavirus

Mayor invites our headteacher for tea in her parlour

Headteacher, Arthur Barzey, had a very important appointment last week: tea with the Mayor in her parlour. Cllr Kate Anolue wanted to find out more about Heron Hall Academy, a school with a fast growing reputation under his headship. She was so impressed she accepted an invitation to visit t...

New food choices for students

From 9 March 2020, we are introducing new food menus for the students. Each of the menus will run weekly for 3 weeks and then change. This is the menu for the weeks of 9-13 March, 30 March -3 April, 4-7 May, 1-5 June, 22-26 June, 13-17 July.

World Book Day at Heron Hall Academy!

On Thursday 5th March Heron Hall Academy celebrated World Book Day.It was a fantastic celebration with a range of activities happening throughout the day. Heron Hall staff embraced the spirit of World Book Day by coming into school dressed as magnificent book characters. On World Book Day ...

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...

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...

Another successful "Parent Cafe" at Heron Hall!

On Tuesday 25th February Heron Hall hosted its second "Parent Cafe" event. It was wonderfully organised by the brilliant Community Outreach team and school and very well supported by parents.The event was perfect for allowing fellow parents an opportunity to socialise and interact with staff an...

"Parents Cafe" at Heron Hall Academy!

Our next "Parents Cafe" at Heron Hall will be on Tuesday 25th February from 1-2:30 pm. Pop in for some lovely British and Somali Pancakes or Tea and Coffee. All free of charge!This is a brilliant opportunity for fellow parents to socialise, make friends and understand the support available to them ...

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...

Brilliant Heron student earns "Jack Petchey" award

A huge congratulations to Abi of year 7 who was presented with a prestigious "Jack Petchey" award last week!Abi was given the award for outstanding achievement and contributions to good citizenship as a scout.The "Jack Petchey" awards programme targets young people aged 11-25 across London...

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

Our 'Brilliant' students graduate

Members of the school's 'Brilliant Club' graduated from the 'Scholars programme' at a very special ceremony held last week at the prestigious Goldsmith's University in London.Brilliant Club members are gifted students at Heron Hall who want to stretch themselves further with additional academic chal...

INSET days for 2020-2021 announced

Our INSET Days for the next academic year. These are for teacher training, students do not attend school:• 3rd and 4th September 2020• 2nd November 2020• 4th December 2020• 4th January 2021• 19th April 2021https://www.heronhallacademy.org.uk/term-dates-20-21

Information and advice for parents and carers on issues facing young people and what you can do to help.

7 Booklets to support you and your childSelf-care for teenagersSelf-care is anything you enjoy doing that helps make you happy and maintains your physical, mental or emotional health. Self-care helps parents and teens deal with life’s everyday pressures in a more positive and rewarding way. Recent...

Come to the next Parent cafe on Tuesday, 25 February

Don't miss the next Parent cafe on Tuesday 25th (1-2.30pm). The first one was a huge success. It was packed. Enjoy some UK and Somali pancakes. We will be making them fresh in the cafe on the day. Come for a cup of tea, coffee & a chat. Relax for an hour. Make friends. Catch up with other pare...

Lots Of Books Swapped At Heron Hall!

The school’s first book swap for Years 7-9 was a big success!It is great that many of our students love reading books.Supported by the Trust's Community Outreach team the event saw students swapping their read books for new ones. Many of the students asked if they could have a regular book sw...

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...

Enfield Caribbean Association host inspiring careers day for students

Enfield Caribbean Association hosted a truly inspiring careers day at Heron for all 240 of our Year 8s. The students were given an insight into their possible futures by members of the association.Fabulous career options for the youngsters to think about included: business, finance, the air force, m...

Packed Parent Cafe Opening!

Our brand new parent cafe opened for the first time on Wednesday!The cafe was packed full of parents enjoying coffee, tea and cake.Our cafe is a great way to relax and chat with other parents from Heron Hall.Our Parent cafe is free of charge as well!Look out for the next one!

New Lunchtime Food Kiosk Opens!

The new lunchtime food kiosk is now open!The kiosk is serving delicious meals such as pasta with barbecue chicken, macaroni cheese, and hot and spicy rice.All the food served is tasty and nutritious. Headteacher, Arthur Barzey, helped out on its opening day and gave the flavoursome food a big thumbs...

First Historian Of The Week in 2020!

Congratulations to Riley in form 7T for being awarded Historian of the Week!He is the first Historian of the Week of this decade!Riley was awarded Historian of the Week for his efforts in History lessons and his work outside the classroom, which included making amazing motte and bailey castle over t...

Amazing Clubs at Heron Hall!

Drama club is one of our most popular clubs!It takes place in the Drama studio, every Thursday at lunch time. We have such talented youngsters at Heron Hall.Also, starting back this Wednesday lunchtime' students can come along and learn how to save a life. First Aid Club is back for 2020!

We Love Reading at Heron Hall!

Our students love reading at Heron. So far 2,284 books have been borrowed from the school library!We adding library resources all the time in the school. The library is at the heart of Heron Hall.There is a massive battle of the books! Its Year 7 v Year 8. Year 7s have so far read an incredible 19,5...

Wonderful Holocaust Memorial Day Display!

A big thank you to Farida, Shaniya, Tyhanna, Zeynep and Victoria for creating a wonderful display marking Holocaust Memorial Day on 27th January.Holocaust Memorial Day is a national commemoration day in the United Kingdom dedicated to the remembrance of those who suffered in The Holocaust, under Naz...

Important Dates For Your Diary!

Dates for your diaries:Wednesday 5th Feb – Year 8 Options eveThursday 13th Feb – Year 11 parents eveThursday 27th Feb – Year 10 parents eveThursday 2nd April – Year 7 parents eveThursday 30th April – Year 9 parents eve

Read Aloud Book Swap on Wednesday 29th January!

Do you want to get a fantastic new book to read?All Heron Hall students 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 Wednesday 29th January at 12.40pm-1.20pm in the ...

Parent Cafe Starts on Wednesday 22 January!

Following our recent survey, by popular demand, we are starting a Parent Cafe in the school.This is for parents to drop in to meet other parents, have a chat, relax, enjoy a hot drink and pastries. The first one is on Wednesday 22 January , from 1pm -2.30pm. Headteacher Arthur Barzey will be serving...

Cafe to open for parents in the school

Following our recent survey, by popular demand, we are starting a parent Cafe in the school for parents to drop in to meet other parents, have a chat, relax, enjoy a hot drink and pastries. The first one is on Wednesday 22 January, 1-2.30pm. Headteacher Arthur Barzey will be serving cake! Love...

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...

Read all the latest Heron News!

Read all the latest news from the school in our Autumn newsletter here.Letter from the headteacher about the Christmas holidays, the school closes at 12.40pm on Thursday and students return to school at 8.30am on Tuesday, 7 January. To read the letter click here.

Successful Coffee Morning at Heron!

A big thank you to all the parents who attended our latest coffee morning.We value parental input very highly at Heron Hall.It was great to hear your positive comments, suggestions and questions.We hope that you all found the morning informative.Keep your eyes peeled for our next coffee morning!

Holocaust Survivor Visits Heron Hall!

Over 400 students heard Holocaust survivor Arek Hersh, 91, speak about his horrific experiences in Auschwitz today.The Holocaust, also known as the Shoah, was the World War II genocide of the European Jews. Between 1941 and 1945, across German-occupied Europe, Nazi Germany and its collaborators syst...

The Best Behaviour in the School!

Our new Year 7s are showing outstanding behaviour!They are currently leading the way in positive behaviour points.Year 7s have accumulated 3,187 positive points since September which is 800 points ahead of Year 8.Well done to our fantastic Year 7s!We are so proud of them all.

Join a Club Today!

Heron Hall offers students a wide variety of extra-curricular clubs.These clubs are available for all to get involved in.Here are just some of the school clubs students can get involved in: Business Club, Author’s Club, Netball, Football, Calligraphy, Badminton, Art, Debate, Geography, Maths, Tram...

Competition to be the Top Form!

The competition to be the top form group is starting to heat up!The form groups who have the most positive points collectively are the top forms.The top 5 form groups are:7Y 680 points 7A 600 points 8E 572 points8T 412 points 7U 408 points

Our Second Million Word Reader!

Congratulations to our second Million Word Reader -Krima! Krima received a goodie bag and met with Headteacher, Mr Barzey and Head of English Madam Davey who wanted to say 'Well done'!This is an extraordinary achievement and we are all very proud of Krima for the time she dedicates to reading.Who wi...

Attendance at School!

Attendance at school is critical. This year to date the school is averaging 95.5%. Can we get this figure higher? Year 7s lead the way with 96%.Our form class with the highest attendance in the school is Form 7E with a superb 98%.Form 7E we salute you! 

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...

Defibrillator Donated to Heron!

Heron Hall Academy were the latest academy to receive their donated defibrillator from the London Ambulance service. All academies will have a defibrillator on site which have been accredited by the London Ambulance Service which enables the community to also have access in an emergency. There ...

Coffee Morning for Year 7&8 Parents and Carers!

All year 7&8 parents and carers are invited to Family and Friends Coffee Morning on Friday 13th December.It runs from 11am-12.15pm.This is a great opportunity to make new friends with other parents.Do you have any concerns?Got a view or a suggestion for the school.Do you have any fundraising ide...

Year 8 Parents Evening!

Year 8 parents/carers are invited to Heron Hall Academy to discuss their child’s progress within their subjects on Thursday 12th December 2019.This will be an important opportunity to discuss progress and look at options for GCSE.The appointments will last for 5 minutes and will allow you to discu...

Packed careers event for our Year 10 & 11s!

There was a packed careers event for our Year 10 & 11 yesterday.The event was huge and our sports hall was full of colleges and training providers.This event displayed to our students the range of careers and further learning opportunities there is for them in their futures.It is so important th...

High-Flying Heron Students!

We always knew Heron students were high flyers! A group of lucky students recently got the chance to fly gliders in what is an experience of a lifetime.The students naturally had to overcome fear to board the gliders but had a fantastic time once in the air.Now that is a special school trip!

Hamza's a Millionaire!

Congratulations to Hamza, our first Year 7 student to reach one million words read using Accelerated Reader! Hamza has made an extraordinary achievement and effort by reading 29 books since the start of the new school year. He was awarded in assembly with a £10 voucher, lapel badges and a framed ce...

Check Out Our New GCSE Revision Resource Pages Now!

Check out our fantastic new GCSE revision resource pages now!On these pages you will find some great resources to help you revise.There is revision material on the page for all of your subjects.Keep checking back as we are adding new resources all of the time.To go to the revision pages click here.

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. ...

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.

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...

Year 10 Trip to University of Oxford!

Twelve Year 10 students enjoyed a wonderful day out at Wadham College, University of Oxford on Tuesday the 5th November. As part of a new, exciting programme taking place at Heron Hall through the 'Brilliant Club - Scholars Programme', these students will be working with a PHD student to experi...

New group for parents with teenagers

Spurs: Premier League Kicks session at Heron Hall!

Our year 7 football team was fortunate enough to receive a quality training session from the coaches at the Tottenham Hotspur Foundation.The coaches put our excited students through their paces at lunch time on Friday, with a selection of passing drills which focused on improving their first touch a...

Motivational Speaker at Heron Hall!

Heron Hall welcomed the fantastic motivational speaker, Mr Beezy, in to speak to some of our Year 10 and 11 students.Mr Beezy gave an incredible assembly which inspired the students to work her hard for their goals and dreams.He made an instant impact as students were deeply motivated by his words&n...

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...

Talking Teens Parent Group!

Parents can sign up for the Talking Teens Parent Group.The group helps deal with those  stressful family challenges so you can have a calmer happier family life.It is a tried and tested programme, it helps us think about what we do, why we do it and how it makes us feel.The sessions about being...

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...

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.

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...

World Mental Health Day at Heron Hall!

Heron Hall celebrated World Mental Health Day on Thursday 10th October.World Mental Health Day is an international day for global mental health education, awareness and advocacy against social stigma. It was first celebrated in 1992 at the initiative of the World Federation for Mental Health, a glob...

Talking Teens Parent Group!

Parents can sign up for the Talking Teens Parent Group.The group helps deal with those  stressful family challenges so you can have a calmer happier family life.It is a tried and tested programme, it helps us think about what we do, why we do it and how it makes us feel.The sessions about being...

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...

National Poetry Day celebration at Heron Hall!

We are delighted to be celebrating National Poetry Day here at Heron Hall.It is a day which celebrates excellence in poetry but most importantly it promotes the enjoyment, discovery and sharing of poetry.This year, the theme for National Poetry Day in the UK is Truth.What is your favourite poem?&nbs...

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...

Camera! Lights! Action!

Camera! Lights! Action! A huge thank you to Anita, one of our parents, for giving up her valuable time to help us to make a film for Open Evening on Tuesday, 8 October (5.30-7.30pm). Anita shared her experiences of having her son come to Heron Hall last year.

Amazing artwork on display in reception!

Take a look at the beautiful artwork on display in our wonderful school reception.These amazing pieces of work were created by our very own students and are on full display to anyone who visits Heron Hall to showcase the talent we have here at Heron.We are very proud of our students work and encoura...

Poetry Competition Winners Announced!

Well done to our three fantastic winners of our competition for best poem about Heron Hall. The winning poem will now be featured in a short film about the school. The competition for Year 7s, had two ten pounds amazon vouchers for the runners up and one 30 pounds amazon voucher for the winner. They...

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 ...

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...

Welcome to our new year 7s today!

GCSE Results day at Heron Hall

Well done to all our amazing young people for some amazing results after so much work.We wish you well in the future. PhotosSee all the photos here.

Return to school after the Summer break

There will be 3 inset days at the start of the academic year where pupils are NOT required to be in school. The inset days are: Monday 2nd, Tuesday 3rd and Wednesday 4th September 2019Different year groups will return to school on different days. On the day of return, school will start at ...

GCSE results day - Thursday 22 August.

The waiting is almost over.Students can collect their results from school 9am-12pm.If you would like someone to collect your results on your behalf you must provide that person with written consent on the day.Results not collected on the day will be posted.Headteacher, Mr Arthur Barzey, wishes every...

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

Head teacher presents awards to art winners

Head teacher Arthur Barzey awarded £30 Amazon cards to the winners of Heron's first arts show.Well done to the Year 9, 10 & 11 winning students.You can see the art on show here.

School opens stunning art gallery

A magnificent space was created in our Grade II listed old gymnasium to show case the incredible talent we have at Heron Hall across all of our age groups.We are so proud of our students we were determined that they would have a gallery as good as anywhere in London!In July 2019, we held our first e...

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...

School is open on Monday 5 July as usual

In response to queries from some parents the school is open as usual tomorrow, Monday, 5 July.

Community Outreach Team helping parents back into work

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Heron Hall seeking to appoint new parent governors

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

Heron Hall art trip

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

Local CEO to join the panel for the arts gallery competition

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

Heron's out door art display wows locals!

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

Welcome to our new community police officer

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

Annual sports day

Heron Hall Academy will be hosting our annual Sports Day at Lee Valley Sports Centre, Meridian Way, Edmonton, London, N9 0AR, on Friday 14th June 2019 (8.30am - 1pm). We ask all students to make their way to the Sports Centre directly for 8:30am in Heron Hall Academy PE kit (this includes an allocat...

'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.

Skills 4 You training programme

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

Book review of the month - June

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

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...

Interventions and library opening hours over the half term for Year 11s

Dear Parent/CarerThe school will be opening library during half term to provide a quiet learning space and computer facilities to enable students to revise.The library will be open for the year 11s to use on the following days – Tuesday 28th, Wednesday 29th 8.30am -4.30pm and Thursday 30th 8.30am ...

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...

Good luck to Heron students

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

CHAT Summer Fair 2019

CHAT Summer FairOur CHAT Summer Fair will be held on Saturday 6th July 2019.The fantastic occasion will be from 11am-3pm and involve all schools in the Trust (Cuckoo Hall, Woodpecker Hall, Kingfisher Hall, Enfield Heights and Heron Hall.Entrance to the Summer Fair will be via Nightingale Road.Please...

Heron raise over £200 for Water Aid

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

INSET days at Heron Hall

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

Heron book review of the month

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

Heron student have read of 85m words since September

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

Heron GCSE exam timetable

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

NME top 100 new artist for 2019 to visit Heron Hall

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

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.

Parents invited to online safety talk.

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

Heron students attend Alexandra Palace Children's Book Awards

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

Gender pay gap report for 2018

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

Premier League star footballer Jack Wilshere opens new 3G Astro

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

internet awareness session for Heron Hall parents

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

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. 

New YouTube video - Heron has musical talent!

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

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...

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...

Netball superstars give inspirational message to Heron students

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

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.

Heron Hall teachers get 'pied'

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

Wood Green Crown Court open day

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

World Book Day at Heron Hall

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

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

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

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

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

Enfield Council event on tackling youth violence

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

Netball superstars to visit Heron Hall

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

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...

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

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

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...

Year 10 Parents’ Evening – Thursday 28th February 2019 – 4.30pm – 7.00pm

Year 10 parents are invited to Heron Hall Academy to discuss their child’s progress on Thursday 28th February 2019.The evening will run from 4:30pm to 7:00pm and your child will be asked to book appointments with the teachers of their GCSE classes, so that they can write this onto the appointment ...

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...

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

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

Booking holidays? Important announcement

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

Student safety - Vehicle access at Heron Hall

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

Important GCSE exams information

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

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...

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...

World’s top speech writer gives Heron masterclass

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

Heron governor organizes special careers event

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

Heron Hall students interview for the Ministry of Justice

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

Heron students visit world-class charity

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

It's coming home - to Heron Hall

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

Heron's year 8 multi-millionaire

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

Heron's year 7 readers win prizes

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

Heron's year 7s reap the rewards

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

Heron early closure Christmas break

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

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

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

Heron's first year 8 multi-millionaire

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

Heron's First Year 7 Millionaire Reader

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

Students ‘take over Heron’ for the day!

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

Family & friends coffee morning at Heron

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

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

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

Heron students aiming high with top ranked university

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

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...

Heron Hall launches new literacy initiative with prizes to celebrate achievement

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

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

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

CHAT's trainee teachers shine at top awards ceremony

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

Heron Hall seeking to appoint a new parent governor

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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...

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

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

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

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

Heron Hall is hit with Open House fans

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

Record numbers flock to Heron Open Evening

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

Parents: Year 11 Mock Examinations at Heron this week

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

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

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

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

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

Heron Hall taking part in prestigious Open House event

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

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

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

GCSE results - Six of Heron's very best students

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

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

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

Heron Hall: Return to school - please read carefully.

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

GCSE results - arrangements for 23 August

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

Kind hearted Heron students support food bank

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

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.

Our first cultural evening

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

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..!

Heron Hall staff get Pretty Muddy in charity run

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

Good luck to all our Year 11 exam students

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

Grand Design

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

We are hiring!

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

Heron Hall launches new parents group

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

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

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

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 ...

'Pi'Day at Heron

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

Heron students meet prize winning authors.

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

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. ...

School of Rock

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

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...

New date: Year 10 parents evening - Thurs 15 March

Unfortunately due to the bad weather we have had to re schedule the Year 10 parents evening. This will now take place on Thursday, 15 March 4.30-6.30pm. We look forward to welcoming you on the night.Arthur Barzey, Headteacher

Parents view 20,000 web pages as freeze hits schools

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

Heron celebrates World Book Day with new film

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

Weather: Stay updated by following us on social media

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

Weather: Latest on the decision to open or close

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

Parent evening postponed due to weather

We are sorry to announce that due to the worsening weather the evening scheduled for 4.30pm today is postponed. A new date will be arranged. Arthur Barzey Headteacher 

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...

Top charity award for Heron students

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

Nursery, Reception & Secondary places available

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

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

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...

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

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