Join Olympic star Asha Philip at our Black History Month celebration on Thursday 18th October - for a special 2-hour event of music performances, poetry readings, speakers, artwork displays, refreshments and much more!

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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.

Don't miss our Summer Fair on 7 July!

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

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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