The school will be closed for key worker children on Friday, 8 May. Students can attend our other Hub school at Kingfisher Hall Academy.

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Have you seen how we can help you?

The Helping Families section of the school website contains information, advice and contact numbers for a wide range of support for you and your family at this challenging time.You can find information on: • Getting financial help from us• Keeping children safe online• Safeguarding • Child...

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

To watch the video, please click here. 

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 ma...

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....

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.

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

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...

Keep up to date with term dates!

You can stay up to date with our term dates at anytime on our website.Go to 'calendar' and then 'term dates' to view the dates.

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...

List of items banned from school.

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

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...

Keep up to date with term dates!

You can stay up to date with our term dates at anytime on our website.Go to 'calendar' and then 'term dates' to view the dates.

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

Over 30 CHAT parents/carers attend Tentants Forum

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

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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