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Free school meal vouchers for the summer holiday- You need to claim by 10 September

Enfield Council will be funding summer holiday vouchers for students eligible for free school meals up till 31st August through the Covid Local Support Grant from the government.£60 vouchers will be provided per free school meal child for the summer and these will be sent out by Edenred to you dire...

Year 6 leaver’s prom at Kingfisher Hall!

Last night our fantastic year 6 children enjoyed their leaver’s prom. It was a brilliant night with lots of music, dancing and good food. Year 6 had a lovely time celebrating before they start their secondary school journey in September. We wish our year 6 children all the best for ...

Happy Eid Mubarak

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

Year 5 children have fun at our secondary school, Heron Hall Academy

Last week our year 5 children visited Heron Hall Academy to take part in a special transition day. Pupils participated in a range of sports and science activities and got to see all of the fantastic facilities at Heron Hall. They enjoyed football, trampolining, rounders and some fun science exp...

Please get vaccinated ASAP!

The Covid-19 vaccine is the best way to protect yourself and others against the virus. Please get vaccinated as soon as possible. You can see a short video from the NHS encouraging people to get vaccinated here.

School routines and Covid19 restrictions

Dear familiesSchool routines and Covid19 restrictions stay in place I wanted to write to all our families across the Trust’s schools following the latest announcement by the Prime Minister about the lifting of Coivd restrictions from Monday, 19 July.We have decided to avoid further disruptions and...

Keeping your child safe online: Internet safety resources

Today children tend to spend more time on electronic devices and browsing the internet.The internet is an amazing resource that enables children and young people to connect, communicate and be creative in a number of different ways. However, parents need to be aware of the possible threats and dang...

Our approach to blended learning

Find out about our approach to blended learning and our published review of remote education. You can see it here.

We won't tolerate racism.

School is given outstanding service award for pandemic efforts.

Last Wednesday the school took part in an online awards ceremony featuring trust CEO Marino Charalambous, trustees, and governors. It was a huge success and featured some brilliant performances from the talented children across the trust.The school was awarded a framed certificate from CEO Mari...

A great news site for the children.

We have signed up for The Day Explorer, which is a platform for our children to read child-friendly news for free. The Day Explorer is great for our pupils because it promotes independent learning and develops open-mindedness.You can visit the page here

Wonderful Van Gogh paintings from Kingfisher pupils

Year 2 children have been learning about Vincent van Gogh in their art lessons and recreated one of his most iconic paintings. The class used a variety of artistic techniques and colours to paint Vincent van Gogh's famous sunflower painting. Pupils have really enjoyed learning about the le...

Telephone support line for your child

The Enfield Education Psychology service is offering Enfield parents and carers the opportunity to speak to an Educational Psychologist about a concern or issue they may have in relation to their child.Educational Psychologists are professionals concerned with the development, learning and social an...

Subscribe to our YouTube channel.

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

Inflatable fun day at Kingfisher Hall!

Last Thursday the school treated pupils to a special fun day for all the hard work they have been doing in the classroom. You can watch a video from the day to see how much fun the children had. See some highlights from our inflatable fun day here. 

Inflatable fun day at Kingfisher Hall

On Thursday the school treated pupils to a special fun day for all the hard work they have been doing in the classroom. Headteacher, Mr. Clifford said, “The children have been working extremely hard and we wanted to reward them with this fun day”. Kingfisher pupils had a great time jum...

Keep up to date with term dates!

Stay up to date with term dates for the 2020/2021 academic year. View the term dates here. 

Important letter regarding nut allergies

Some pupils in our school have a severe peanut/nut allergy and strict avoidance of peanut/nut products is the only way to prevent a life-threatening allergic reaction for these children. Last week there were three allergic reactions in school resulting in one child going to the hospital. W...

Exploring different plants at Kingfisher Hall

In science, year 3 has been dissecting flowers to investigate all of the different parts responsible for pollination. The class were learning about how pollen transfers from a male part of a plant to a female part of a plant. During the activity, pupils carefully used scissors to dissect t...

Free school meals eligibility

Apply now if you think you could be eligible for free school meals.Your child may be able to get free school meals if you get any of the following:• Income Support• income-based Jobseeker’s Allowance• income-related Employment and Support Allowance• support under Part VI of the Immigration...

Thank you to our wonderful teachers

This week we celebrated “National Thank a Teacher Day”. We would like to say a huge thank you to all of our teachers, teaching assistants, and support staff for their amazing work all year round. We are so thankful to have such amazing teachers who continue to inspire and make a difference in ou...

Supporting our families

We have a page on our website with resources and information on how our families can gain extra help or support in these difficult times.On this section of our website, you will find information on accessing financial help, free school meals, emergency contacts, and services, safeguarding as well as...

Kingfisher Hall “MPs” meet to discuss a better future

On Thursday members from our Primary Power Parliamentarians initiative met to brainstorm ideas and discus how they can help make a difference in school and the local community. The children have been elected to be the members of parliament for the school. There are 13 “MPs” in total from years 1...

Allergies - the dos and donts

An important message to all our parents about allergies, the do's and dont's. You can watch the video here. 

Last day of term for nursery children: Friday 16th July

Please note that our nursery will close early this term. Your child’s last day at nursery will be Friday 16th July 2021. Closing on this day will allow our staff to complete stay and play sessions for our new reception starters.  

10% off school uniform

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

Kingfisher Hall pupils make their own dragon eyes in Art

In English year 4 have been reading 'How to Train Your Dragon’ by Cressida Cowell. To mark the end of their class book, the children made their very own dragon eyes. Pupils were really creative in constructing their dragon eyes. They used tools like toothpicks and clay scrapers to make the desired...

New Free school meal vouchers for May Half Term – Please don’t lose out, click your e code by 8 June!

You must redeem your Edenred ‘e code’ by 8 June.Our very strong advice is to click on it and claim it as soon as you get your email from them in the next few days.The vouchers themselves are entirely funded by the government and do not come from CHAT. Sadly, they are cancelled if they are not re...

Year 6 to 7 transition at Heron Hall

Dear families, we are delighted that you have selected our secondary school Heron Hall Academy for your child and we are excited for them to experience what life is like at the school. Transitioning from Year 6 to 7 can sometimes be an anxious time for both children and parents. To help with the tr...

A new name for our Trust

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

Kingfisher’s Yaseen is UKs best 8-year-old in global maths challenge

Yaseen, in year 3, has been crowned “top mathlete” in the UK for his age group. Over a million students from 17,000 schools across the world took part in the special competition.Yaseen had to complete 20 live games designed to make maths fun, earning a point for each question he answered correc...

Free events to enjoy in the Half term break

Enfield Council’s Dugdale Centre is inviting residents to a week-long culture festival from Monday 31st May to Sunday 6th June.Throughout the week there will be opportunities to see a variety of entertainment like giant stilt puppets, balloon artists, Sparky the Robot, and some really talented acr...

Kingfisher pupils enjoy special animal workshop

Today, children in year 1 participated in a “Animals encounter” workshop. The class was given a fantastic opportunity to see some amazing animals. They were even lucky enough to hold them and stroke them if they wanted to. They saw a chinchilla, hedgehog, gecko, and a snake! This ...

Year 3 enjoy birds of prey workshop

This term year 3 has been learning about birds of prey. In their science lessons, they have been studying owls in detail. Birds of prey, also known as raptors, include birds like eagles, hawks, vultures, and owls that primarily hunt and feed on vertebrates. Some examples of vertebrates that are...

The trust that runs our school is changing.

After just over a decade in existence, the trust feels now is a good time to renew and refresh its vision, mission and values, as it embarks on the next exciting stage of its future providing education to over 2,500 pupils.The trust will be known as North Star Community Trust from June.You can find ...

Old tech and skills harnessed at Kingfisher to help the environment

A new project has used some very old technology - sewing machines - to make a really modern environmental statement.During their design and technology lessons, year 6 made some wonderful new pillows for the school library. The children used recycled fabric and t-shirts.The pillows make sitting ...

A new future for the trust that runs our school

As respectively Chair of the Board and Chief Executive Officer of the trust that runs our family of 5 schools, we are writing to let you know that in the week commencing 31st May we are changing our name to North Star Community Trust. After just over a decade in existence, we feel now is a good...

Heron Hall reach the finals for Secondary School of the Year

We wish our secondary school Heron Hall Academy the best of luck for making it through to the finals of the Secondary school of the Year competition.The prestigious ‘Pearson Teaching Awards, which have been running for 25 years, receive hundreds of entries every year, so this is a truly brilliant ...

Celebrating mental health awareness week

This week is national mental health awareness week. Approximately one in four people in the UK will experience a mental health problem each year. Mental Health Awareness Week aims to get people talking about their mental health and reduce the stigma that can stop people from asking for help.It ...

Kingfisher Hall year 4 showcase new drawing techniques

In art class year 4 children have been implementing a range of drawing techniques like perspective, shading, and proportion.Pupils have been studying artist Paul Cezanne and recreated some of his most famous paintings using the skills they have been learning in class. Paul Cézanne was a French...

We're Hiring. Check Out Our Latest Vacancies.

We are hiring.We are looking for candidates to have a passion for helping to build and secure the future aspirations of our children as well as the energy and enthusiasm needed to meet the challenges of working in a busy London school. A genuine desire to develop and progress. A positive, can do att...

EU Settlement Scheme Application Support.

If you’re an EU, EEA, or Swiss citizen, you and your family can apply to the EU Settlement Scheme to continue living in the UK after 30 June 2021.Citizens Advice Enfield is an organisation that provides free, independent, confidential, and impartial advice to everyone on their rights and responsib...

Tips for parents to help their children eat more vegetables

Vegetables are a key part of a healthy diet and it can be difficult for parents to get their children to eat enough of them. Recent research from Leeds University found that only one in five children had any vegetables or salad in their packed lunch. Veg Power is an organisation with a mis...

Brilliant netball session at Kingfisher Hall

It’s great to see children enjoying their after-school clubs again. On Tuesday afternoon, some of our pupils participated in one of our favourite after-school clubs, netball!Netball is really fun and it’s a great way for children to keep active after such a long time at home. 

Parent Consultation Day

We will be having our parent’s consultation day on Friday the 30th of April from 8:30 am-5 pm. The school will be closed for all children on this day.The meetings will be taking place on Zoom. Parents can book their appointment times on the Arbor app from Monday 19th April until 5 pm on Thursday 2...

Year 7 student becomes the school’s first millionaire reader

Maja in Year 7 has reached an amazing milestone by reading an astonishing 1 million words. She is the school’s first millionaire reader! Heron Hall is subscribed to a reading software initiative called Accelerated Reader. This software allows the school to assess and monitor our students’ r...

Happy St. Georges Day!

Celebrating Stephen Lawrence Day

Today we are celebrating Stephen Lawrence Day. Stephen Lawrence was an inspiring young man from south-east London. Stephen juggled an active social life, school work, family commitments, and part-time employment. He had ambitions to use his talent for maths, art, and design to become an ar...

Early years parenting course

The Community Outreach Team in association with Enfield children’s centre is running a new online course for parents who have children aged 2-4 years old. The course is free and will take place every Thursday for 9 weeks from the 22nd of April. The time of the course is from 1-2:30 pm. F...

Inset day on Monday 19th of April

A reminder that we will be having an inset day on Monday the 19th of April. The school will be closed on this day. 

Help the school win a free gardening prize

Dunelm in Enfield is giving away two grow your own sunflower buckets to a local school in Enfield.  To help us win this gift all you have to do is join their page and select our school in the poll. To vote for us click here. The children really love gardening and this could be a ...

Online course - becoming a community interpreter

Are you looking to help make a difference in your community? The Workers’ Educational Association (WEA) has organised a course which outlines the role of a community interpreter and the work they do to help their community. The course will start on Wednesday the 21st of April from 9:30 a...

After school clubs summer term 2021

A reminder that parents can book their child to attend after school clubs for the 2021 summer term. We have a variety of after school clubs for children to participate in. There are fun activities like Netball, karate and dance club to help keep your child active. We also have educational clubs...

Happy Ramadan

Today marks the first day of the month-long celebration of Ramadan. We wish all of our families celebrating a happy Ramadan. 

Keeping your child safe online: Advice for parents

Children are spending a great amount of time on the internet and we want to ensure they are safe online. The internet is an amazing resource that enables children and young people to connect, communicate and be creative in a number of different ways. However, parents need to be aware of th...

Year 4 make their own Anglo Saxon stew

Last term, our year 4 children were learning about the Anglo Saxons. Through their research, they found out that the less wealthy Anglo Saxons would eat vegetables as they could not afford meat. Before breaking up for the Easter holidays, children had a go at making a Saxon stew by chopping up ...

Help keep your child active during the Easter break.

Active Enfield has teamed up with Public Health and put together some fitness activities that children can participate in during the Easter holidays. The sessions are free and include activities like Boxing, Yoga, gymnastics, and street dancing. If your child is interested, you can see the full...

Free school meal vouchers during the Easter Holidays

Parents will receive a £45 voucher during the Easter holidays for each free school meal child.  This will be sent to you by the school.  The vouchers must be redeemed by the 8th of April. 

Job vacancy for a speech and language therapist

Are you an outgoing, forward-thinking Speech and Language Therapist? Do you know someone that is? CHAT Academies are looking to appoint a Speech and Language Therapist to work across Cuckoo Hall, Woodpecker Hall, Kingfisher Hall, Enfield Heights and Heron Hall Academy. We are looking for candid...

The children have loved being back

Children are so happy to be back in school since returning on the 8th of March. We recently caught up with some of our pupils and asked them “out of 10, how happy are you to be back?” You can see just how happy they are from the pictures. One pupil said, “It’s great to back in school an...

Half-Day on Thursday

A reminder that Thursday the 1st of April will be the last day of school before the Easter holidays. On this day the school will close at 1:30 pm. 

Read Aloud competition winners

Congratulations to the winners of the latest Read Aloud competition. This competition took place during national storytelling week in February and children had to record themselves reading an extract from one of their favourite stories. The winners received a special Read Aloud book bag, w...

£500 support payment if your child has to isolate.

Low-income parents are eligible to receive £500 from the government if the school says their child has to self-isolate. This scheme is offered to parents on a low income, who are unable to work from home and need to take time off work to care for a child who is self-isolating.It is open to par...

Uploading work on Tapestry.

We have created a helpful video for our early year’s parents on using tapestry.In the video, we show you how you can upload and submit your child’s work.You can see the video here.

Information on bread making for Year 2 parents

As part of our DT curriculum, year 2 children will be tasting and creating their own loaves of bread. Throughout this unit, pupils will be sampling a variety of bread. None of these will contain nuts or are produced in factories that contain nuts. The loaves of bread are produced in factories that ...

Read our latest school newsletter

Our latest school newsletter is now available to read. You can see it here.

Community Outreach team – helping our families

The Community Outreach team has continued their brilliant work of supporting our families by providing weekly food packages. They have teamed up with The Felix Project, Enfield who are a London-based food redistribution charity that rescues good, surplus food from the food industry. By joining for...

What Kingfisher pupils love about returning to school

Children are so happy to be back. Some of our pupils have told us the best things about returning to school. To watch the video, click here.

Kingfisher Hall featured in the Times newspaper

Air quality soars in school streets that banished carsThe study is the first of its kind to show the air quality benefits of school streets.Ben Webster, Environment EditorClosing roads around schools to traffic at pick-up and drop-off times has cut toxic nitrogen dioxide levels by up to 23 per cent,...

Our new safety awareness campaign

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

Welcome back Kingfisher Hall

Fantastic to have the children back in the classroom.So many happy pupils and parents this morning. Great to meet some of you.

Can you help keep the children safe by volunteering with us?

We have seen a huge difference in the well-being and safety of our children since the Street School system was introduced in September.We are seeking volunteers to help our amazing team of parents who oversee the road closure barriers in The Ride.Unfortunately, we are in danger of losing this amazin...

Kingfisher Hall pupils attempt the extreme reading challenge

As part of World Book Week, our children participated in the Extreme Reading Challenge.In this challenge, we asked our children where is the most extreme place they have ever read a book. There were some extreme reading locations sent in by our parents. Well done everyone. 

Food for families

The Community Outreach team will be distributing food bag donations for Kingfisher Hall families on Tuesday 9th March from 1 pm-2pm.If you would like a food bag, please contact communityoutreach@chat-edu.org.uk to arrange a time slot. Please be aware that food contents may contain traces of nuts so ...

Celebrating World Book Day from home.

Today is World Book Day and our children who are working from home dressed up as a book character of their choice. Despite the circumstances, it’s great to see some of the children celebrating one of our favourite days of the academic year.Well done everyone! 

Returning to school on Monday 8th March

On Monday the 8th of March, all children will be returning to school.We have reviewed and updated our risk assessments and put in place all possible measures to ensure everyone’s return to school is safe.Please read our school letter which outlines all of the procedures we have in place to ensure ...

Welcome back!

We are looking forward to welcoming our pupils back to school from next week. We can’t wait to see you all soon!

Claim your child’s book token for World Book Day.

In honour of World Book Day, local booksellers are offering a book token for children which allows them to be gifted a book from an exclusive list. The book token is valid from Thursday 18th February – Sunday 28th March 2021.You can find the book token here. To see the full list of books...

Online safety training for parents

Today we have an online safety training course for parents from 11:30 am.With the increased use of online platforms, this session can help parents to keep themselves and their children safe online.If you are interested, click here.

Our schools are re-opening - Find out what is going to happen

Dear Parent/ Carer Our schools are re-opening I wanted to write to all of our families across the schools that we run as a Trust about the good news that schools can re-open on Monday, 8 March. We are all delighted by the Prime Minister’s statement on Monday that this is now going to happen. ...

Celebrating World Book Day at Kingfisher Hall

World Book Day will take place on Thursday 4th March and we have created some fun tasks for the children to participate in from home. For the event this year we are asking children to dress up as a character or prop from a book. The day will be very much like a normal one but tasks will be centred a...

Do you need some extra help at this time?

Our friends at Community Smiles are providing some lovely food parcels for families.You can collect a food parcel every Monday from 1-2pm until further notice. Please see the poster for full details. Collection locationThe Qube, 291 high street, Ponders End, EN3 4DN

We are here to help you

We are here to help our families in any way we can. On our website, we have a dedicated page aimed to support families during these challenging times.  On this page, you can find information, advice, and contacts on financial help, safeguarding children, and free school meals. We also have a ran...

Important notice: Inset day cancelled on 22nd of February

We will be returning to school after the half-term break on Monday 22nd of February. There will not be an inset day on the 22nd of February.On the 22nd of February, children will be expected to continue with home learning and those attending the hub will come into school.

Free school meal vouchers over February half-term

Free school meal vouchers: Enfield Council is funding free school meal vouchers for half term at £15 per eligible child per week. You do not need to do anything if you are currently entitled to the vouchers. You will receive them as usual.

Participate in the latest Read Aloud competition to win a special prize

This week is National Storytelling Week and to celebrate it the Community Outreach has organised a brand new competition for the children.In honour of National Storytelling Week, this competition revolves around your child telling a story. All your child has to do is read an extract from their favou...

Help keep your child active

During this time at home, it’s important for our children to keep as active as possible to support their mental and physical well – being.Sustrans is a charity that aims to get more people to walk and cycle across the UK, in order to better the environment and improve public health. Sustrans are...

Returning to school from 8 March

Dear Parents and Carers,As Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of CHAT Academies, the Trust that runs our family of 5 schools, I wanted to write and thank you for your incredible efforts in working with us since the outbreak of coronavirus. We hope to be able to re-open our schools from Monday, 8 March an...

Make a delicious vegetable soup for the family

Are you looking for a delicious soup to make in this cold weather?The Community Outreach team has a recipe for a vegetable soup that is healthy and simple to make.The soup is packed with vitamins and nutrients and it's perfect for the children to have in this cold weather.In this recipe, the Communi...

Home learning expectations during school closure

During this time, your child is expected to log in to a Zoom registration every weekday morning between 8:30 am to 9:45 am. You can see the exact time on your child’s DB Primary calendar along with the Zoom link.During the Zoom meeting, teachers will go through the learning for that day, check-in ...

Barclays Ponders End donates over 40 gifts to CHAT schools

A huge thank you to our very generous friends at Barclays bank, Ponders End.Kind-hearted staff donated no less than 45 gifts to children across our schools.The children were delighted and felt very special to receive them.The fantastic team at Barclays Ponders End is led by Mary Lawrence Branch Mana...

New Trust film for families - Tips on helping improve your child’s mental well-being

In honour of Children’s Mental Health Week, we have created a video featuring the Head Of Safeguarding for CHAT Academies Sarah Cook. In this video, Sarah shares her top tips for parents on how to help improve their child’s mental health. The theme of this year’s Children’s Mental Health W...

Children's Mental Health Awareness Week

BIGGEST EVER survey of our families views

Please help us with our BIGGEST EVER survey of our families views. Help us improve home learning. Tell us your experiences. Let us know if you need more support, extra devices and other help.Complete the survey here. 

Help and support for families affected by Covid-19

Covid-19 has affected people in a number of different ways and we want to ensure that our families can access as much support as they need during these difficult times.  Citizens Advice Enfield is an organisation that provides free, independent, confidential, and impartial advice to everyone on...

Free mobile data for families to help with children’s home learning

This scheme from the government is organised through the Department for Education and temporarily increases data allowance for mobile phone users on certain networks. This will allow other devices to connect to the internet via a mobile phone so children and young people can access their home learni...

Children's Mental Health Awareness Week

Children's Mental Health Awareness Week

Covid-19 testing centres in Enfield

Enfield Council has set up six community testing stations across the borough.The centres are open for rapid testing and can be used by parents and children who don’t have any symptoms.You do not need to book an appointment and you will receive your results on the same day, usually within 30 minute...

DB Primary video guides.

We have created a page on our website to help parents and children on using DB Primary for home learning. On the page, you can find useful video guides on downloading or uploading work on a phone or tablet, how to log in as well as a video explaining the common tools you can use on DB Primary. You ...

Children's Mental Health Awareness Week

Find some great resources to take part in Children’s Mental Health Week

Place2Be is a children’s mental health charity that provides counselling and mental health support and training in UK schools.The theme of this year’s Children’s Mental Health Week is “Express Yourself”.Expressing yourself is about finding ways to share feelings, thoughts, or ideas, throug...

Food bank on Turkey Street offering extra help to families.

Food bank on Turkey Street offering extra help to families. Enfield Deen and Education trust is a charity in Enfield who are running a weekly food bank for members of the Enfield community. You can pick up food supplies every Thursday from 6-7 pm. Location 1a Turkey Street EN3 5TT 

Home learning exercise books

You should have received a text about collecting exercise books for your child’s home learning. If you have not please let the school office know.You can read the school letter with more details here.

Children's Mental Health Awareness Week

Free online workshop for parents with 5-10 year olds

Find out more. All the details are on the poster.

Blended learning strategy and information for parents on remote learning

At CHAT Academies, which runs our family of 5 schools, we are committed to providing high quality 'blended learning' for all children through our home learning approach and our Covid-19 strategy.In January 2021 the government produced a new framework to support schools in England to identify the str...

Learning column subtraction: Additional Maths learning for years 2-6

Watch our primary maths consultant Sara Tilley teach the formal written method of column subtraction.In this video, Sara demonstrates how we use the ‘Build it, draw it, write it, say it’ approach as part of the journey to teaching the formal written method of column subtraction.Sara also give...

Volunteers needed

Our Secondary school, Heron Hall Academy, is looking for volunteers to help us with the testing of students, the new initiative from the government to help keep our schools safe.There are a number of different roles available.You may have a nursing or medical background or similar experience, but th...

Holocaust memorial day at Kingfisher Hall

Today is Holocaust Memorial Day and children from our key worker hub painted a candle in memory of all the people who were tragically murdered. Holocaust Memorial Day is a national commemoration day in the United Kingdom dedicated to the remembrance of the Jews and others who suffered in the Holocau...

Holocaust memorial day

Holocaust Memorial Day is a national commemoration day in the United Kingdom dedicated to the remembrance of the Jews and others who suffered in the Holocaust, under Nazi persecution.Due to the coronavirus pandemic, Enfield’s Holocaust Memorial Day commemoration will be streamed in an online event...

M & S to top up government food vouchers

Marks & Spencer will give extra support to families by funding an additional £5 per week for each £15 lunch voucher redeemed at M&S via the Government’s free school meals scheme.The additional £5 will ensure that children can receive an extra daily meal and eat both a healthy and nutritious bre...

30 ways to keep active at home.

During this time at home, it’s so important for children to be as active as they can.Taking frequent breaks throughout the day and engaging in some physical activity can benefit your child’s learning. It can help to improve their behaviour, focus, and concentration.Sitting for long periods at a ...

Fun activities for babies and young children

There is a useful page full of learning resources, ideas, and fun activities that parents can do with their children at home. On the page, there are resources available to parents suitable for new born babies up to children of 5 years old. Hungry Little Minds is an initiative launched by the De...

Generous donations from families

The residents of a road in Barnet decided they wanted to support a school and chose us.The residents had also heard of all of the amazing work the Community Outreach team has been doing to support families and wanted to share their donations to help people in these challenging times. The Community O...

Keeping your child safe online

During this time at home, it's likely children will be spending more time using electronic devices and the internet.On our website, we have a range of resources available to parents that can help keep children safe online. You can see the page here.Another helpful resource on internet safety is...

New £15 weekly free school meal vouchers for families - Everything you need to know

The new national voucher scheme for benefits related free school meals is now up and running.The government has announced that a new voucher scheme, for free school meals for pupils who are not in school, will run from 18 January.It will operate for 4 weeks up until the February half-term. We expect...

Home learning: additional tips for parents

Do you need to scan work for home learning?If you are in possession of an iPhone or iPad, you can use it to scan and send a document. You can see how to do this here.

Online course for parents of early years

Join the Community Outreach team for a free 9-week course that helps parents learn practical skills for everyday family life. It will take place every Friday from 1-2:30 pm starting from Friday the 15th of January. The course is open to all parents and carers of children aged 2-4 years and will run ...

Learning column addition: Additional Maths learning

Watch our primary maths consultant Sara Tilley teach the formal written method of column addition. In the video, Sara demonstrates how we use the ‘Build it, draw it, write it, say it’ approach as part of the journey to teaching the formal written method of column addition. She also gives an ins...

Online courses for parents

We have a variety of online courses for parents during this time at home. Courses Emotional Health Mentoring course – Monday 11th January 6.30 pm-8.30 pm (11-week course)The Workers’ Educational Association (WEA) is a charity dedicated to bringing high-quality and professional education into t...

Food for families

There will be a free food hub on Tuesday from 2 pm – 4 pm.  Fresh food and cooked meals will be available.  Location St Peters Church Hall, St Peters Road, Edmonton, N9 8JP  Please bring your own shopping bag.  

Using an internet-enabled games console for home learning.

Some families may require additional devices for home learning if they have more than one child. Do you have an internet-enabled games console like a PlayStation or Xbox? If you do it can be used as a home learning device.Below we have provided a guide to how you can access your child’s home learn...

Indoor activities for children

During these difficult times, it’s important to keep children active and exercising.Being active can help improve your child’s mood, self-esteem, and overall health.Change4Life is an initiative that aims to ensure parents have the essential support and tools they need to make healthier choices f...

Important letter on children of key workers

In line with government advice, Kingfisher Hall will only be open for children of key workers. You can see the full list of key workers here. If you are a critical worker and need your child to attend school, please email the school at kingfisher@chat-edu.org.uk with the below details included....

What the government announcement on primary schools means for us

We have now written (by text) to all our primary school parents about the delay to returning to school, key worker children places, home learning, wrap around care and free school meals. Pls see letters section of the school website: Parents/ letters

Delcious free meals to help our families at this time

Until Thursday, we still have hundreds of meals to give away in partnership with St James Church, Enfield Heighway.All the details are here.

A Christmas message from Headteacher, Matt Clifford, to our families

You can see Matt's message here.

Help with free meals over the holidays

Do you need a little extra help? The Rev Ian Gallagher is again organising free meals for families. These can be collected at St James’s church, Enfield Highway, on these dates and times:Mon 21 Dec:  1–3pmTues 22 Dec:  10.30am–12.30pmWed  23 Dec:  10.30am–12.30pmThu 24 De...

Kingfisher families donate food to those in need

We recently teamed up with The Felix Project, Enfield who is a London-based food redistribution charity that rescues good, surplus food from the food industry and delivers It to charities, vulnerable people, and schools.As our children have been learning about being a force for positive change, we w...

Great work from the Community Outreach Team

The Community Outreach team has worked hard to help families in these challenging times.They have liaised with major food companies like Tesco, Farmfoods, Greggs, and Waitrose who kindly provided weekly food donations for families.The Outreach Team also received donations from Sylvia from the Solid ...

Kingfisher pupils write letters of thanks to health workers

Our Kingfisher pupils across all years have written over 200 thank you letters to NHS health workers. Children wrote to them to tell them how thankful they are for all of their amazing work and how much they have been inspired by them. It’s great to see our children showing appreciation ...

Kingfisher pupil wins Enfield Christmas card competition

Olivia in year 4 has been named the winner of a Christmas card competition in the borough of Enfield. The competition was open to all year 4 children across the borough and Olivia’s design was chosen as the winner from the hundreds that were submitted. The competition was to design a Christma...

30 talented Reception and Nursery children win Read Aloud prizes

Well done to the winners of the latest Read Aloud competition, which was organised by the Community Outreach Team. Children had to draw a picture of their favourite nursery rhyme song to be awarded a special Read Aloud Christmas present. There were some great drawings of our favourite nursery rhymes...

Christmas jumper day at Kingfisher Hall

Today at Kingfisher Hall we had our Christmas jumper day. Children came into school dressed in their favourite Christmas jumpers and festive wear. It was great to see everyone enjoying the end of term celebrations and getting into the festive spirit.  

Last day of term.

The school will be closing for the Christmas holidays on Thursday the 17th of December.Our usual pick up times will apply on this day.  We will be returning to school on Tuesday the 5th of January.Please read the school letter here.

Christmas jumper day celebration

A reminder that tomorrow we will be having a Christmas jumper day.Children can come into school wearing their Christmas jumpers and looking festive. You can read the school letter here.

Virtual sports club for children from the Youth Sport Trust

Youth Sport Trust is a charity working to ensure every child enjoys the life-changing benefits that come from playing sports. During these challenging times, the organisation will be running a 30-minute online club for children and young people to do some sport, develop skills, and, most importantly...

Help us help others.

Can you help our Year 4, 5, and 6 children make a difference in the world? As part of our topic to become a Force for Positive Change, we have teamed up with The Felix Project, Enfield.The Felix Project is a London-based food redistribution waste charity that rescue good, surplus food from the food...

Letter to parents on preventing the spread of coronavirus

The director of Public Health for the borough of Enfield has written a letter to families on preventing the spread of coronavirus and staying safe this winter. You can read the full letter here.

Kind-hearted parent donates over 60 Christmas gifts

Rolanda is a parent at one of our schools and she has kindly donated over 60 Christmas presents with the help of donations from her family, friends and neighbours. The presents were collected by members of the Community Outreach team and will be donated to each school across the trust. In the season...

Read Aloud competition for nursery and reception - every entry gets a prize

The Community Outreach team has organised a great competition for nursery and reception children. All your child has to do is draw a picture of their favourite nursery rhyme song.  All entries will receive a special Read Aloud prize. Please email your entry to communityoutreach@chat-edu.org.uk b...

Year 5 and Year 6 return to school on Thursday 10 December

Please see the letter to families from our Headteacher.You can read it here.

Highlights from Home Learning

With the school being closed, children have continued their learning from home. From Reception to Year 6, our pupils have been completing work on Maths, English, Science as well as Religious Education and History. There have also been some great poster designs and artwork from the children.You can s...

Supporting your child with their fears and worries

The Educational Psychology Service will be holding a free workshop on Tuesday the 8th of December from 8pm – 8:45 pm. The workshop will be led by an educational psychologist and well-being practitioners who will discuss how parents can support their children with fears and worries. The workshop w...

Help and support for families affected by Covid-19

Covid-19 has affected people in a number of different ways and we want to ensure that our families can access as much support as they need during these difficult times.  Citizens Advice Enfield is an organisation that provides free, independent, confidential, and impartial advice to everyo...

Keeping your child safe online

We have a range of resources available to parents that can help keep children safe online. A simple, but very effective way to keep your child safe online is to talk to them openly and regularly.This will help children to disclose anything unusual or disturbing they may have seen on the internet. ...

Extra support for our families this winter - Please apply.

You may have seen on the news that the Government has just committed to supporting families in need over the Christmas break and to the February half term.They have put together a financial package which has been sent to each local authority to support families in need. Enfield Council has written t...

Free online cycling course for parents

Bike riding has become a very popular activity for families to do together. Transport For London has a free course available, which can help you cycle more confidently and safely as well as assist more experienced riders to learn some new skills. Halfords is currently offering a 15% discou...

School has been closed due to coronavirus

It is with great regret that we are having to close the school this evening due to coronavirus.Please read the letter here.

Home learning and registration following schoool closure

Letter from the Headteacher about home learning and registration while school is closed.Read it here.

Confirmed case of coronavirus in the school

Unfortunately, we have a confirmed case of coronavirus in the school. Please see the letter to families here.

Year 5 & 6 parents - Home learning and registration

Please see the letter to our Year 5 and Year 6 parents about coronavirus, home learning and the need for registration each morning. You can read it here.

Odd Sock Day at Kingfisher Hall.

In celebration of anti-bullying week, we asked children to come in to school today wearing different socks. Wearing odd socks to school symbolises being different and unique. Being different and unique is something that should be celebrated and empowered. Children also donated £1 towards our ...

Read Aloud competition winners!

Well done to the winners of the latest Read Aloud poem competition, which was organised by the Community Outreach Team. Children had to write a poem on legendary children’s author Roald Dahl and their favourite characters from his books. The competition was a great success with over 50 entries a...

French movie premier at Kingfisher Hall.

This week, our children have been treated to a French movie premiere of the popular animation film Shrek. The film was shown in French with English subtitles to help the children identify and become more familiar with the French words and vocabulary they have been learning in class. Childr...

Children In Need at Kingfisher Hall Academy!

Today we celebrated Children In Need and our pupils came into school dressed in yellow or spotty clothing to support the charity.The children looked great in their outfits with so many dressing up as the Children In Need mascot, the famous "Pudsey Bear"! Pupils also donated £1 towards the charity. ...

Kind hearted parent’s knit blankets and toys for babies

The Creative Hands Knitting class and Crochet group, organised by the Community Outreach Team has been meeting up virtually to continue with their wonderful knitting creations. Parents have made toys, hats, shoes, and some amazing jumpers. In these difficult times, our thoughtful parents have also ...

Design your own T-shirt competition!

Please encourage your child to enter a competition created by the mayor of Enfield Cllr Sabri Ozaydin. The competition involves designing a t-shirt on the theme of making a difference and forcing a positive change in the world. The competition created by the Mayor aims to show solidarity, frien...

Great news site for our pupils

We've signed up for a great news site for the children.The news site is called The Day Explorer and it is a daily news service for use in schools, colleges and homes.The Day Explorer is great for our pupils because it provides an additional resource which supports students’ researching, promotes i...

Kingfisher pupils demand action from the Home Secretary.

In school, our Year 5 pupils have been reading the book, “The Island”, which raises important issues relating to migration and child refugees. The book has been described as a powerful graphic novel for all ages about how human beings respond to outsiders.Headteacher, Matt Clifford has said...

PPE refresher session for our school cleaners

During the half-term break, we held a refresher session for our much valued cleaning staff on using personal protective equipment (PPE).  This extra session was extremely effective and emphasizes our ongoing commitment to safeguarding our students and staff during these unprecedented times.&nbs...

Back to school!

A reminder that school will re-open tomorrow. We hope everyone had a nice break.

We’re hiring

We are currently looking to appoint a new Head of Estates and Facilities at CHAT Academies. We are a forward thinking multi-academy trust, with exciting plans to expand our estate and educational offering to the community. This is a fantastic opportunity to lead and play a key role in this plan. T...

Great activities for parents and children

Our amazing Community Outreach team has a whole list of fun activities you can do with your child to keep busy over the half term. From the activities page you can find things like; delicious cooking recipes, how to grow food and herbs from home, tips on making the most out of your food, and a ...

Every Mind Matters

Every Mind Matters is a campaign from Public Health England that provides parents with insightful resources and information to support their child’s mental wellbeing. As parents and carers, there are ways we can support children and young people to give them the best chance to stay mentally h...

Looking for a secondary school place?

Are you looking for a secondary school place for your child? Join us at Heron Hall Academy. Watch the video here.

Free school meals to help our families.

Thanks to the Rev Ian Gallagher from St James’s Church and Barnet Sunday Football League, partnered with Arsenal footballer Mesut Özil and royal chef Stefan Pappert, the church (115 Hertford Road) will be open to distribute meals at these times over the next three days: Wednesday, from 9am t...

Black History Heroes

Throughout the month children have really enjoyed learning and studying a wide range of topics related to Black History. This half- term, we would like to know who your child’s Black History Hero is. It could be a historical figure, a leader, a sports star, an author, a scientist, or a supers...

Happy National Pumpkin Day!

Today is National Pumpkin Day.Besides being a popular Halloween symbol, they are tasty and nutritious. Pumpkins are loaded with fiber, Vitamin A, potassium, and antioxidants.Getting ready for the celebrations this weekend, one of our pupils has carved their very own Halloween pumpkin.To see som...

Black History Month at Kingfisher Hall

It’s been a fantastic Black History Month at Kingfisher Hall and our children have really enjoyed celebrating it. Throughout the month children have been studying a range of topics relating to Black History Month as well as learning about historic figures like Mansa Musa, who was the leader of the...

Updated government information for parents and carers

Information for parents and carers on keeping children safe in community activities, after-school clubs, tuition, sports training and other out-of-school settings.See it here.

Instructions on using Zoom for Parents Evening

Please read our latest school letter that has instructions on how to use the Zoom app for parents evening. You can find it here.

Free online parenting forum.

A free online parenting forum will take place on Thursday 22nd October from 6:30 pm – 8 pm.In this forum, a panel of experts will be offering advice and support for parents during the current pandemic.Topics include; education, primary to secondary transition, mental health, covid-19, and social m...

Live broadcast of popular children’s book!

There will be a live stream play of the classic children’s book “The Snail and the Whale” from the 24th October -1st November 2020. The Snail and the Whale is a 2003 children's picture book written by Julia Donaldson and illustrated by Axel Scheffler. The live broadcast will involve ...

Recognising the symptoms of Coronavirus

Online course for parents

Are you interested in becoming a parent helper? The WEA has organised an “Introduction to helping in a school” course, which aims to give parents background knowledge and confidence in becoming an effective parent helper in school. The Workers’ Educational Association (WEA) is a char...

School closure on Friday 23rd October

The school will be closed on 23rd October for parent consultations.

Exercise with the Community Outreach Team

The Community Outreach Team along with their Knitting group members and Hummingbirds volunteers who run the stay and play sessions for children organised a “Wellbeing Walk”.The group walked from Cuckoo Hall to Jubilee Park. The walks are a great opportunity for parents to improve their physi...

Virtual coffee morning with Headteacher Matt Clifford

Headteacher Mr Clifford held his first virtual coffee morning and answered a range of questions from parents about the school. You can watch the video here. 

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

Early Years parenting course

The Community Outreach Team will be running a new online course for parents who have children aged 2-4 years old. The course is free and will take place every Friday from 1-2:30 pm for a duration of 9 weeks. The Community Outreach team will also be holding a virtual coffee morning on Friday 9th Oc...

Year 6 parents: Tours of Heron Hall Academy now available to book

The school has decided to hold small, socially distanced tours.These will take place on Tues 13 - Fri 16 October at the following times: 4.30pm, 5pm, 5.30pm, 6pm.You must book in advance to go on a tour. Masks must be worn.You can book a place by contacting the Heron Hall school office on 0208 443 9...

Roald Dahl poem competition!

Win a free prize by entering the latest Read Aloud competition organised by The Community Outreach Team. All your child has to do is write a poem on their favourite Roald Dahl book and they will be awarded with a free prize.Please email your entry to communityoutreach@chat-edu.org.uk before the 16t...

Spectacular ‘Under the sea’ work of art

A very talented Year 3 pupil has created a fabulous scene from the depths of the ocean floor, featuring a large shark and an array of colourful fish and plants.There are sea horses, squid, jelly fish, and even a lobster.Using paint, paper mache and glue, the work really comes alive, as if you were s...

Important information regarding vaccinations.

We are aware that some parents may have been alarmed by a story that has been spread on social media around a child in a school  in another area who it is alleged was given a vaccination without her parent’s consent. We wish to reassure parents that for any vaccination, parents / carers ...

Meet your child’s class teacher!

We have created some useful videos introducing your child’s teacher. In these videos, the teacher will also explain what your child will be learning this academic year. Kingfisher Hall Nursery: Click here. Kingfisher Hall Reception: Click here. Kingfisher Hall Year 1: Click&nbs...

Brilliant artwork from our Year 6!

Kingfisher Year 6 pupils have been exploring the history of heraldry. What is heraldry? It’s a term used to describe symbols, patterns, and colours that are unique to a specific family or individual. Children used their impressive design skills like shading and edging and then painted a ...

Amazing knitting creations from parents.

The knitting class that is run by the Community Outreach team has been meeting up virtually to continue with their wonderful knitting creations. These online sessions have been a great opportunity for parents to continue their knitting skills from home. If anyone would like to take part in...

What Kingfisher pupils love about returning to school

Our children are so happy to be back in school and learning again. Watch a video from Kingfisher Year 5 pupils explaining the best things about being back. To watch the video, click here.

Paraent governors needed - 3 vacancies

Can you help take us forward? We have 3 vacancies for parent governors. This is a fantastic opportunity to make a real contribution to the life, leadership and educational performance of the school.Now, more than ever, schools need great governors. Could this be you? Closing date: Mon 28th September...

Adult learning course for parents

On the 21st September Barnet and Southgate College will be starting an online ESOL (English for Speakers of Other Languages) course again. The course will run from 12 - 2 pm. The aim of the course is to boost your confidence when communicating in everyday English. If our parents are i...

Appyling to Secondary school: What you need to know about.

Looking for a secondary school place for September 2021? Here is what you need to know.

Telephone support line for parents and carers

Roald Dahl celebration day at Kingfisher Hall!

On Friday the 18th of September, we will be celebrating the birthday of legendary children’s author Roald Dahl through a variety of fun activities. We would like children to come to school dressed as their favourite Roald Dahl character. Children are also encouraged to bring in a voluntary do...

Online Early Years course for parents.

Are you interested in a career in Early Years? The Workers’ Educational Association (WEA) is offering an online Early Years course that focuses on ways to promote learning and development in babies and young children.Learners will also have the opportunity to ask questions about careers in ch...

Our Primary children returning to three delicious new menus

With nutrition and health at the heart of all of our meals we offer a fantastic, tasty set of rolling menus for our pupils.With everything from sausages and mash, stacks of vegetables, Halal and vegetarian options to gateaux and salads, there's something for everyone.Children are more likely to try ...

School travel plan - Getting to Kingfisher Hall Academy

You can view the plan here.

Can you help keep the children safe by volunteering with us?

Following our successful campaign to make Kingfisher Hall Academy a “School Street”, we are now looking for parent volunteers to assist us to run the scheme.The council has organised a training session on the 3rd of September for interested parents.Making Kingfisher Hall a “School Street” wi...

Returning to school in September.

Watch headteacher Matt Clifford explain what you need to know about coming back to Kingfisher Hall. To watch the video, click here.

School uniforms: COVID-19 Update from Smiths Schoolwear

"Our stores are open for appointments and collection onlyAN APPOINTMENT MUST BE MADE BEFORE VISITINGYou can book an appointment with us via our online bookingsystem - where possible, please limit those who attend to one adult per student." For more information visit the website here.

Our new system Arbor is replacing ParentPay from Thursday, 3rd September 2020

You will not be able to use ParentPay from the 3rd of September and must create an Arbor account to pay for trips, clubs and school meals.The school offices have now sent you a letter followed by an email with your new login details for Arbor. To find out how you can create your Arbor account, plea...

Year 6 parents: Save the Date - Tuesday 6 October

Dear familiesWe will be holding a series of events on Tuesday, 6 October.This will give Year 6 parents and carers a chance to find out a lot more about our wonderful school.With Covid-19 these events are likely to be online.Normally we welcome over 500 to our two open evening events.We are a very po...

School uniforms update

An update regarding the purchasing of school uniforms from Smiths Schoolwear.The Stores are now open for appointments and collection.You must make an appointment before visiting one of the stores. To find out more information, click here.

Class teachers for the 2020/21 academic year.

Find out your child’s new class and teacher for the 2020/2021 academic year. Click here to see. Due to the current circumstances, there will be no transition afternoon. Instead, we will be posting a short welcome video of your child’s class teacher on their DB primary page. Parents will be ...

Health support for our families.

If you require any health advice throughout the summer holidays for your children, ‘the School nursing team’ who are a part of the NHS, are available to speak to. They are able to support families in Enfield with children from the age of 5 to young adults up to the age of 19. The School nursin...

Questions and answers for the return of school in September.

The government has put together a detailed Q&A about returning to school in September. See it here. 

Black Lives Matter.

“Emmanuel's Dream: The True Story of Emmanuel Ofosu Yeboah” is an inspiring book by author Laurie Ann Thompson. The book is based on the true story of Emmanuel Yeboah. Born in Ghana in 1977 with a deformed leg, he became the personification of courage, strength, mental and physical determin...

Delicious ice lolly recipe to make with your children!

Are you looking for a tasty and refreshing treat for you and your children on a hot summer’s day? Why not try this great idea from the Community Outreach team.These lollies are easy to make, healthy and much cheaper than buying from the shop. They are also vegan and gluten-free.Ingredients:5 large...

Major shoe chain offering to help with the cost of children's shoes.

Clarks are offering parents the chance to swap their child’s new Clarks shoes for free if they outgrow them in the next six months. The shoes have to be bought from a Clarks shop before September 14th of this year to qualify for the deal. Online sales do not count. Read the full details ...

Summer Holiday dates.

The school has now closed for the summer holidays. We will re-open on Monday 7th September for the 2020/2021 academic year. We hope everyone has a great summer break! 

Login details for Arbor: our new payment system.

Arbor is replacing ParentPay from Thursday, 3rd September 2020.The school offices have now sent you a letter followed by an email with your new login details for Arbor.  If you have any issues please email the school office.

Training to become a teacher with CHAT Academies

Dear families, do you know someone who might be interested in training to be a teacher with us? These are difficult times but a great opportunity to consider becoming a teacher.  A family member, a friend or a colleague? Someone graduating or looking for a career change?  For information, click ...

Black Lives Matter.

“We are proud of who we are and where we come from”. “I love my Hair!” by author Natasha Tarpley is an empowering book that teaches all children to be proud of their heritage and ethnic background. The book emphasizes how people may look different and come from a different country ...

Free online math’s event for parents.

Today at 8 pm Curious Maths is running a math’s event for parents. The event is aimed at parents of children aged 7-11 to give tips and ideas for using Numicon at homeNumicon is an approach to teaching math’s that helps your child to see connections between numbers. Join the live strea...

Pupils send heart-warming letters to Murrayfield care home.

Coronavirus has been extremely difficult for people who are living in care homes. In these tough times, our pupils decided to write to the residents of the Murrayfield care home in Enfield.Children in Year 5 and in our keyworker hub wrote some lovely letters to help spread positivity and “rai...

Year 6 leaving party at Kingfisher Hall!

Today we held a socially distanced leaving ceremony for our Year 6 pupils. Children were awarded certificates from their teachers for all their hard work this year. We were so pleased to be able to see our parents congratulate their children. Thank you to our staff for organising this...

Free online Health and Wellbeing taster courses for parents.

The Workers’ Educational Association (WEA) is a charity dedicated to bringing high-quality and professional education into the heart of communities.The WEA have organised two health and well-being taster sessions, which are all free of charge.See the courses below.Learn to boost your immune system...

Read Aloud competition winners!

Congratulations to Leonides, Sophia, Naafia, Yasmin, Kaiya, Naitik, Imanuelle, Victory, Evan, Zubair, Liyana, Tracey, Ailsa and Ayla for winning the latest CHAT wide Read Aloud competition. For this competition, we wanted to find out the favourite book and magazine characters of the children ac...

Black Lives Matter.

“I think about everyone I saw today, each one of them a beautiful color”. The Colours of Us by Karen Katz is a powerful book, which teaches children that people come in a variety of different colours and they are all beautiful. The video is a positive and affirming look at skin colour ...

Free online “Child Psychology” taster session for parents.

The Workers’ Educational Association (WEA) is a charity dedicated to bringing high-quality and professional education into the heart of communities.The WEA have a “Child Psychology” taster session available to parents. This free taster session provides parents with an insight into children's ...

Want ideas for easy and fun activities to do at home?

The Community Outreach team has put together some great activities that can be done from home with your children. From the activities page you can find things like; delicious cooking recipes, how to grow food and herbs from home, tips on making the most out of your food and a video on how to make a...

Important information regarding the final day of term.

To help us prepare for September, we have decided to close the school for children on Friday 17th July at 3pm. This will be the final day of the summer term now. It will allow us time to get our classrooms and the wider school ready for the opening of the whole school in September.

Thank you to our catering teams across CHAT Academies schools.

A huge thank you to all members of our catering staff across CHAT Academies schools who have been working tremendously hard to help us cope with the enormous challenges over the past few months due to Covid-19.Members of our catering staff also took on vital additional cleaning roles to help during ...

Online poetry classes for parents!

Would you like to try something different? “Spoken word” is a form of poetry that is read out loud and performed to an audience. This course will be facilitated by award winning poet “Ragz-CV”. Parents can learn various rhyming techniques, how to use metaphors, and it can also...

INSET training day on Monday 6th July

Dear Parents/Carers,Please note that Monday 6th July 2020 is INSET DAY, therefore there will be no school for children.

Updated guidance from the Department Of Education.

The Department for Education has published new guidance for parents and carers of children attending out-of-school settings during the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak. See the updated guidance, here. 

Home learning resources to help your child.

The government have provided a range of online educational resources for schools and parents to help children learn at home during the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak.To see the resources, click here. 

Our new book café at Kingfisher Hall!

Ms. Milligan has set up a fantastic book café at school. How does the book café work? Children will come to the book café and have a look at the “menu” and chose the book they would like to read. They will then have discussions about the book they have chosen to help promote reading at K...

20 Read Aloud prizes to be won!

A message from the Community Outreach team. Hello Parents and carers,Last week we had a Read Aloud competition and there was a great response from children telling us their favourite book they like to read.It’s great to see so many pupils continuing to read and help encourage other children to do...

Updated government information for parents and carers

What parents and carers need to know about nurseries, childminders, schools and colleges during the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak.To see the information, click here. 

Transition packs for Reception pupils starting in September.

Here is some great help to get your child ready for Reception.We have partnered with Booktrust, the UK’s largest reading charity to deliver some great transition packs to all reception pupils starting at Kingfisher Hall in September. If you are a parent of a reception child starting with us i...

Black Lives Matter.

"Children come in all the colours of the earth". A powerful video by children’s author Sheila Hamanaka, which explains how children may look different and come from different backgrounds but they should all be treated equally. The video can help parents explain to children about the trag...

Online interview workshop for parents.

We have a great online workshop on Tuesday 14th July from 2-3 pm for parents who are looking to improve their interview skills. The workshop teaches the fundamentals of a successful interview as well as tips for answering questions from the interviewer. This is a good opportunity for paren...

Now is a great time to get new employment skills

Are you aged 16-30? There is a great free online training session for our families on 2nd of July (2-3pm).We will cover writing a CV, networking, interviews and how to stand out when telling your story.Interested? Contact the Community Outreach team at communityoutreach@chat-edu.org.uk

Road safety tips from the Community Outreach team.

A reminder from the Community Outreach Team about staying safe when crossing the road.Tip 1: Find a safe place to cross - a zebra crossing, pedestrian crossing and not in between parked cars, you need to be able to see the road for traffic.Tip 2: Stand on the pavement behind the kerb.Tip 3: Stand, l...

Is your child taking part in Mrs Tilley’s weekly maths challenge?

Mrs Tilley and Curious Maths have brilliantly created a range of maths challenges for all our pupils.Each year group has their own specific challenge and it can be found on DB Primary.Thank you Mrs Tilley and the Curious Maths team for another great week of maths challenges. 

Free online learning courses for parents

Would you like to learn something new? The Workers’ Educational Association (WEA) is a charity dedicated to bringing high-quality and professional education into the heart of communities.The WEA deliver a range of online courses such as; arts and crafts, languages and writing, English and mat...

Read Aloud competition winner!

Well done to Yasmin from year 4 for being selected as one of the winners of the last Read Aloud competition. She won a Read Aloud book bag with a book inside. Enjoy reading your new book! #ReadAloud #15Mins #EveryChild #EveryDay

Black Lives Matter.

Empathy, Diversity and Unapologetically are three principles within the Black Lives Matter movement. EMPATHYWhen we think about how other people feel because different people have different feelings. Sometimes it helps to think about how you would feel if the same thing that happened to your fr...

Training to become a teacher with CHAT Academies

Dear families, do you know someone who might be interested in training to be a teacher with us?These are difficult times but a great opportunity to consider becoming a teacher. A family member, a friend or a colleague? Someone graduating or looking for a career change?  Now is a great...

Celebrate national school sports week at home with your children!

Youth Sport Trust and Sky Sports have teamed up to bring the nation together this summer with a national school sports week from home. It will take place from Saturday 20th June – Friday 26th June. The purpose is to try and unite schools, families, friends and neighbours through the power of spo...

Kingfisher pupils love their Read Aloud prizes

Naafia (Year 5) and sister Safira (R) with their prizes for winning the latest Read Aloud competition!   #ReadAloud #15Mins #EveryChild #EveryDay

11 steps to make sure your child’s bike is safe to ride

Riding a bike is fun and a great way to keep your children active. Recently, bike riding has become a very popular activity for families to do together. It’s important for parents to regularly check their child’s bike to ensure it is safe to ride. We have 11 steps  you can fo...

Return of year 5 pupils to Kingfisher Hall Academy

This week saw the return of some of our year 5 pupils to Kingfisher Hall Academy. It’s great to see them back in class and learning! 

Black Lives Matter.

Empathy, Diversity and Unapologetically are three principles within the Black Lives Matter movement. EMPATHYWhen we think about how other people feel because different people have different feelings. Sometimes it helps to think about how you would feel if the same thing that happened to your fr...

Read Aloud book bag prize!

We are Looking forward to letting our Read Aloud prize winners have their book bags. #ReadAloud #15Mins #EveryChild #EveryDay

Updated government information for parents and carers

What parents and carers need to know about schools and other education settings during the coronavirus outbreak.To see the information, click here. 

Congratulations to pupils for winning Read Aloud book bags!

We asked parents to send us a picture of their child with their favourite storybook, magazine, information book or poem for the chance to win a Read Aloud book bag with a free book inside. Well done to the following pupils from across the trust who have won a Read Aloud book bag. Adem (Year 1),...

Kingfisher parents pass first aid course with flying colours!

Belated congratulations to our parents for passing their Paediatric first aid course level 3 in February.We would like to have arranged a special ceremony to award your certificates but due to the current circumstances were unable to do so. The course was run by Southgate and Barnet collage and...

Year 6 children return to Kingfisher Hall Academy

Pupils are learning again in school and enjoying being with their friends and teachers.

Reception pupils return to Kingfisher Hall Academy

The children are learning again in school and enjoying being with their friends and teachers.

Teaching your child how to ride a bike without stabilisers

Riding a bike is fun and a great way to keep your children active. Recently, bike riding has become a very popular activity for families to do together. If your child does not know how to ride a bike, we have some useful steps you can use to teach them. To see the steps, click here. You ca...

Latest Covid-19 advice for our families

The latest Covid-19 advice from the Department for Education (DfE) and the NHS.Lets keep all our families safe whether you are at home or your children have returned to school. To see the advice, click here. 

Black Lives Matter.

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

Contacting the school office

You can now contact the school by phone and email as the office has re-opened. A big thank you to the info@Chat central team for helping us since lockdown was announced.

Welcome back!

Welcome back to our Reception and Year 6 children. We have missed you!

Let us know what your child is reading - and we will send you a Read Aloud book bag with a free book!

A message from the Community Outreach teamHello Parents and Carers, The Community Outreach team run the Read Aloud events and workshops but unfortunately, under the current circumstances are unable to do so. We would still like to be in touch with you and the children even if we can’t get togeth...

Make some delicious shortbread biscuits at home with your children

Would you like to make some mouth-watering shortbread biscuits?   The Community Outreach team have a great recipe that will delight the whole family! It’s simple to make and a nice treat for the children.You will need to preheat the oven gas mark 5 or 190cIngredients4oz butter you can use dairy-...

Preparing your child for their first day back at school

Community support – sharing food and other items

We understand more than ever the importance of feeling like a united community during these uncertain times.OLIO connects neighbours with each other and with local businesses so surplus food can be shared, not thrown away. This could be food nearing its sell-by date in local stores, spare home-grown...

Growing seeds at home - next steps

Recently, we showed you how you can grow your own food and herbs from home. Here are the next steps. If you have grown many seeds together you will need to separate them into individual pots this is called (thinning). Remember to keep them watered and not to let them dry out.When they are big enoug...

New lunchtime procedure for our year 1 pupils

This week year 1 pupils returned to school and are being given a healthy balanced meal from our catering team. Lunches are being supplied to each class bubble following the social distancing measures. Each meal is made freshly every morning after the class teacher takes the order and relays it to ...

Monday 1st June inset training day at Kingfisher Hall

Reminder that it is a INSET training day today for Kingfisher Hall Academy. The school will be 'closed' - but open to key worker children - so that we can train all of our staff on the ‘new normal’ ways of working and teaching for the return of some groups of children on 2nd June.This is to ensu...

New home learning timetable for Kingfisher Hall Academy

To see the new home learning timetable, click here. 

Returning to Kingfisher Hall Academy: what you need to know

Everything you need to know about coming back to school after half-term.Reception, year 1, year 6 and key worker children. To watch the video message from headteacher, Matt Clifford click here. 

Skills for work course for parents

A skills for work course is commencing on Monday 1st June 2020. It’s a free virtual learning course that will take place Monday - Friday, 10:00 - 13:00 PM; 1st June – 15th June 2020. The idea of this course is to give the learner all the tools required to apply for any suitable job and present...

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

To watch the video, please click here. 

Children's books: Get some recommendations!

We have provided a link to some great books for a variety of different age groups. Great books for 6-8 year olds. Read recommendations here. Great books for 9-11 year olds. Read recommendations here#ReadAloud #15minutes #EveryChild #EveryDay

Questions & Answers about returning to primary school

UPDATED: Friday 22 May.Q: Why has the school taken the decision to reopen the school?A: The government has said it expects schools in England to reopen from 1 June at the earliest for Reception, Year 1 and Year 6 children. It says it expects schools to encourage their families to attend, although at...

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. 

Letter home about the school reopening for Reception, Year 1 and Year 6 pupils

To read the letter, please 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. 2....

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.

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...

Fun animal moves to help keep children active while at home

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...

A fun activity to help keep children active while at home

Ideas for parents to help their younger children learn about shapes and colours

Here are three ideas to learn about colours and shapes with your little ones, using the resources you already have at home.Lolly sticks and pens Use 2 lolly sticks and place them next to each other. Draw half a shape on each stick using different colours and get the children to match them up!Us...

Celebrating Ramadan

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

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...

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.

Dream destinations: Ask your child to write down 5 places they would love to visit one day

Tokyo? Paris? Or Dubai? What are your child’s dream destinations to travel to? Keep your child occupied during lockdown with this fun activity. Ask them to write down on a piece of paper the 5 places they want to visit one day. If they would like to, they could also include why they want...

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...

A message to all our families from headteacher Matt Clifford

Our headteacher, Matt Clifford has recorded a video message to all of our families. To watch the video, please click here. 

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...

Arts and crafts ideas for children!

Get creative with your child by making a range of arts and crafts during lockdown. This is a great way to keep busy and get your child to use their creative skills. If you would like to see a range of video tutorials and guides of what to make using arts and crafts, click here. T...

Home schooling help for parents

Children having to learn from home is a new experience and it can be challenging. If you need some tips on home schooling, we have created a list here. If you would like support on using DB Primary, please see the video guides here. 

Get your child to write down 5 words after reading

Every time your child reads their book, ask them to write down 5 words that they just discovered from reading that book. Once your child has written the 5 words, ask them to find the definition of each word using a dictionary. If you would like to challenge your child further, get them to ...

Top 4 tips for potty training!

If you require help on potty training your child, the Community Outreach team have created a list of tips. Tip 1: Keep calm and potty train Tip 2: Know when to potty train Tip 3: Getting them ready for potty training Tip 4: PraiseTo see the tips in detail, please click here. 

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, ...

Bake a cake, pastry or make a dessert with your children

During this lockdown, why not make a delicious cake, pastry or dessert with your children.If you would like to, take a picture of your finished creation and send it to us over Facebook. We would love to share what you have made.  Don’t know what to make? Click here for a range of cake recipes....

How to download and upload work to a phone or tablet using DB Primary

A new step by step guide on how to download and upload work to a phone or tablet using DB Primary. To watch the video, click here. If you would like to see more video guides, click here. For a written guide on using DB Primary, click here.

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 

Writing a book review: Get your child to review their book!

Has your child finished reading a book recently? Why not ask them to review it once they have completed it. Children should write a short review and include what they liked or disliked about the book. In the review, children must also state how the book could be improved, provide their overall tho...

Where does your child like to read?

Have you created a comfortable place for them to read their favourite book?Or have they made their own?We would love for you to share pictures of your child’s favourite reading places with us. #ReadAloud #15minutes #EveryChild #EveryDay

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...

How to make your own playdough at home.

Playing with playdough is a great activity our younger children can do to help keep them busy whilst at home. It’s fun, calming and helps children release stress in these difficult times. If you would like to attempt to make your own playdough, see the instructions here. Lots of love from the ...

Keep children occupied in isolation with their own lockdown diary

A parent and governor has sent in this brilliant idea of children keeping a diary during lockdown to help keep them busy. In this diary, children can keep track of all the activities and productive things they have been doing during isolation. The diary is free and can be downloaded here.When comp...

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...

Clarification for our nursery parents regarding Home Learning

You will continue to have weekly tasks set on DB Primary. Additional resources can also be found on the nursery Home Learning page by clicking here. 

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...

New Home Learning arrangements and time table for the school

New Home Learning arrangements start on Monday, 20 April.All pupils are expected to participate.It is absolutely critical that every pupil completes their work each week as if they were in the classroom. This long period of lockdown is set to continue until further notice and we need the children ...

Nursery applications for Robin Hall at Cuckoo, and for Kingfisher Hall

Deadline for applications – Friday 17 April.You can email your completed applications to us at info@CHAT-EDU.org.ukWith schools being closed, applications for both Robin Hall and Kingfisher Hall can also be posted to our Hub School at Kingfisher Hall, 40 The Ride, Enfield, London EN3 7GB If y...

A brilliant musical tribute from Kingfisher pupils to teachers

Pupils of Kingfisher Hall created a music video dedicated to their teachers who they miss very much. Our children used their creative skills and designed their own posters with their teachers names on them to let them know how much they were missing them. It was lovely to see the children ...

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...

Nursery applications for Robin Hall at Cuckoo, and Kingfisher Hall.

The deadline for applications is Friday 17 April.How to get your application to us?You can email your completed applications to us at info@chat-edu.org.ukWith schools being closed, applications for both Robin Hall and Kingfisher Hall can also be posted to our Hub School at Kingfisher Hall, 40 The Ri...

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...

Lovely Day: Teachers record song for pupils

To our wonderful pupils from the staff of Kingfisher Hall. You make every day a lovely day.Dear children and families from Kingfisher Hall, I hope you are staying well during these unusual times and I want you to know that all the staff from school have been thinking of you and really miss you all. ...

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 new approach to Home Learning

Explaining our new approach to Home Learning. Over the break we will be revamping the school websites and you will have the timetable in a word/ PDF document. To watch the video of our new approach towards Home Learning, click here.

The new Home Learning timetable after Easter

New Home Learning timetable for Reception to Year 6 after Easter. This short film is a step by step guide of everything you need to know.Over the break we will be revamping the school website and you will have the timetable in a word/ PDF document.To watch the video, click here. 

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 

Useful and simple tools on DB Primary

There are a range of useful and simple tools on DB Primary. We have created a video showing you how to use them in 2 minutes. To watch the video and learn the useful tools, click here. 

How to log into DB Primary

Home learning : For a step by step guide on how to log into DB Primary, watch the video here. 

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

A letter from the headteacher

Updated home learning resources and advice on routines from headteacher Matt Clifford. Please read his letter to families below. https://www.kingfisherhallacademy.org.uk/file/5e7c69d2bbb76

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

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.

Brilliant kingfisher pupils participate in the "Great Debate"

On Tuesday 10th March Kingfisher Hall students from the school debate team participated in "The Great Debate" at George Spicer school in Enfield. We are extremely proud of our young and very talented debating team who spoke FOR on controversial topics like whether sports athletes found guilty o...

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...

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...

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...

Science gadget shop everyday after school!

Throughout science week we are selling a wide range of gadgets in the playground after school. This has been organised by our brilliant PTA team so come along and purchase a fun science gadget for under £5 #ScienceWeek #BSW2020 #Experiments

Kingfisher children getting into the spirit of science week!

From Monday 9th- Friday 13th of March Kingfisher Hall Academy will be celebrating science week! This week long celebration will give children the opportunity to partake in a range of science related experiments. On Monday we were visited by Science programs "FabScience" and "Mad Science".&...

Coronavirus - latest advice for parents

We have produced updated guidance for parents.Please read.https://www.kingfisherhallacademy.org.uk/coronavirus

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...

Kingfisher Hall celebrates World Book Day!

On Thursday 5th March Kingfisher Hall celebrated World Book Day.In celebration of the event children came into school dressed as their favourite book character! Children took inspiration from books such as Charlie and the Chocolate Factory by legendary author Roald Dahl as well as recent fictio...

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...

Year 3 trip to London's Natural History Museum!

On Monday 24th February Kingfisher year 3 children travelled to central London and visited the iconic Natural History Museum. The museum was built in 1873 and is home to some of the most famous and most valuable artifacts in world History. Our year 3 pupils were lucky enough to see these i...

Coronavirus precaution

Dear Parent/CarersAfter consultation with Public Health England (PHE) and as a precautionary measure, we have sent home a pupil today for 14 days who had recently returned from a trip to Italy. At no time did this pupil travel to an at risk area and they do not display any symptoms. We have been tol...

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...

Read Aloud Book Swap On Friday 28th February!

Want to get a fantastic new book to read?All Kingfisher Hall parents/carers and children are invited to the first Kingfisher Hall Read Aloud Book Swap of the new year! Bring a book of your own and swap for any book of your choice from the available selection.The event takes place on Friday 28th...

Kingfisher Pupils Perform At World- Famous 02 Arena!

We took 51 pupils to perform at the O2 Arena to perform in the largest school choir in the world at the amazing Young Voices 2020. The children had been rehearsing the songs for many weeks and spent the whole day rehearsing with 8500 other pupils from the south of England. After a long but rewarding...

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

£30,000 invested in new books!

Headteacher Matt Clifford has invested an additional £30,000 in new books this year.The funds have gone towards a variety of books for our children from nursery to year 6. The books are available to read at our two amazing new library facilities!At Kingfisher Hall we believe reading is a funda...

Making A Difference at Kingfisher!

Making a difference: Year 6 have started a food recycling system at Kingfisher where our food waste is separated from other waste and sent to a plant in Dagenham where it is converted into bio fertilizer for local farms and natural gas for the energy system. It also stops the CO2 that is given ...

Fantastic Trips At Kingfisher Hall!

One of the features of our curriculum is to take the learning out of the classroom as much as possible. There are literally hundreds of learning opportunities in London and we intend to make the most of them. This week Year 1 are going to Bethnal Green Toy Museum as part of their History topic. Year...

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...

Kingfisher Singing Their Way To The 02 Arena!

A highlight of the school year, the children have been very busy practising this week for the big day in a couple of weeks.Our choir has been working hard to learn their lines and perfect their singing after school on Tuesday with the help of Mr Clifford!Thousands take part in the Young Voices event...

Special Delivery of Books Arrives At Kingfisher!

Our special delivery of £8000 worth of new books has finally arrived!We have new collections of non-fiction books to help with the children’s topic learning and also hundreds of fantastic fiction books for children from Nursery to Year 6.The Year 6 librarians have been busy sorting and cataloguin...

Enormous Map Of The World In Our Cafeteria!

Headteacher Matt Clifford came in over Christmas to paste up an enormous map of the world in the school.Mr Clifford personally pasted the map, so that pupils have a greater understanding of the world they live in and the countries in it! Now, as children are queueing for dinner, they are also learni...

We Love French at Kingfisher Hall!

Mrs Molloy and the children are enjoying the French lessons she is teaching. Even though the government only make learning a language statutory from Year 3 upwards, at Kingfisher we now teach French from Nursery upwards. Headteacher Matt Clifford believes that children learn a new language more easi...

Developing Our Teachers!

We place a continued high priority on developing our staff with high quality training. We are working with a company called TT Education who are training our staff on the best practice teaching of grammar and our subject leads on developing their subjects across the school. We have also invested in ...

Sign Up For After School Clubs Now!

Kingfisher Hall offers a wide range of after-school activities.These are available for children from Reception to Year 6.After school clubs provide a fun way for children to learn new skills and enjoy new experiences.Letters have now been sent out to parents about booking after school clubs. There a...

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...

A Free ESOL Course at Kingfisher Hall!

Our Community Outreach team is running a new free ESOL course for parents beginning to learn English. This course runs every Tuesday afternoon for 11 weeks at Kingfisher Hall from January and is available to all Kingfisher parents. For more information or to sign up, please contact communityoutreach...

Special Visitors from China!

Ni hao! Headteacher Mr Clifford welcomed Chinese teachers from Beijing yesterday. They were given a tour of our wonderful school and learnt much about school life here in the UK.Our wonderful school councillors were present and spoke to the chinese delegation about their learning.They also discussed...

URGENT! TIME CHANGE-WINTER DISCO Tues 17th Dec

URGENT! TIME CHANGE-WINTER DISCO Tues 17th DecDear all, due to lower than expected ticket sales, instead of cancelling the event, we have combined the time slots. Each slot will now be for one and half hour.PLEASE NOTE- Reception, Yr 1, Yr 2 & Yr 3 will now be at 4.15-5.45 PM& Yr 4, Yr 5 &am...

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...

Kingfisher Hall Disco On Tuesday 17th December!

Everyone is invited to the Kingfisher Hall Disco on Tuesday 17th December.The disco will take place in the school hall.Reception and Year 1 Disco is from 4.00pm-5.00pm.Years 2, 3 & 4S - 5.15pm-6.15pm.Years 4W, 5 & 6- 6.30pm-7.30pm.Tickets cost £3 (Max £10 per family)Please put th...

Kingfisher Coffee Morning for Parents!

All parents and carers are invited to meet with Mr Clifford on Friday 13th December at 9am in the school hall.This will be a chance to get to hear about all the latest initiatives at Kingfisher and ask any questions you may have. We really enjoyed meeting the parents last time and listening to all t...

Fantastic Year 4 Singing Assembly!

Our super-talented Year 4 classes just received a thundering ovation for their amazing singing performance this morning.Parents and pupils were lucky enough to watch an spectacular singing assembly in which the Year 4s sang a variety of upbeat songs that they had been learning since September.This a...

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.

Year 6s deliver their own assembly!

The entire Year 6 group put on a amazing assembly yesterday for the rest of the school to enjoy.They told us all about the variety of fun activities they did on their residential trip to Danbury a few weeks ago.Danbury is a woodland haven in the heart of Essex and is located in seventy acres of prim...

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...

Knitting and Crochet Club Fun!

A popular new group for parents started this week.Parents from Cuckoo and Kingfisher enjoyed their first time in Knitting and Crochet Club.Crochet and knitting brings parents together to learn or develop existing skills. The two crafts are methods of looping yarn together.Knitting uses a pair of lon...

New Free Weekly Sewing Classes!

All parents are welcome to join our new free weekly sewing classes!This is a great opportunity to learn to cut out fabric correctly as well as try out different stitching techniques whilst making new friends.The classes are starting on Tuesday 7th January 2020.At Kingfisher Hall, it runs from 9.30-1...

New INSET Date!

New INSET date. Monday 11 November. Children will not attend school on this day due to important staff training. We are very sorry for any inconvenience.

Fantastic Debating Club at Kingfisher!

We have an amazing range of after school clubs here at Kingfisher Hall.Our clubs are extremely popular and change throughout the year.One of our most popular clubs is Debating Club, ran by the fantastic Mr De Souza, which meets up once every week to discuss the latest trending issues and topics whil...

New group for parents with teenagers

Lurine Cato Assembly at Kingfisher Hall!

We had a very special visitor come and visit Kingfisher Hall on Tuesday.MOBO award winning artist Lurine Cato came into our school and gave a fantastic assembly on her upbringing and her journey in music.Both parents and pupils watched her perform and excellent cover of 'This Is Me' which the childr...

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...

Year 6 Arrive in Danbury!

Our Year 6s arrived safely in Danbury earlier today ahead of a very busy week.There was little time to settle in as the children got straight into activities.Today they enjoyed a wide range of outdoor activities including archery and rock-climbing.The children are all getting on extremely well.They ...

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...

Award Winning Singer to Perform at Kingfisher!

Come and see the MOBO award-winning singer, Lurine Cato, perform live at Kingfisher Hall on Tuesday 29th October.The performance is part of our Black History celebration assembly which all parents and carers are invited to attend.The assembly starts at 8.50am.We look forward to seeing you then!Check...

Confidence for Work Course Completed!

A big well done to all the parents that completed the 'Confidence for Work' course.The course was designed for people returning to work after some time off.The course recognised the skills that parents had already built up and it has helped them improve their awareness, social skills and knowledge w...

Young Voices - Parent Access

Dear Parents of Young Voices Choir ChildrenYour child can access the Children's Music Room from the front page of the Young Voices website. https://www.youngvoices.co.uk/ This is your access code 'YV2020' for your child to view all the lyrics and dance moves.Have fun!

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...

Kingfisher anti bullying posters!

There are some wonderful anti-bullying posters dotted around Kingfisher.These posters were created by students to stop bullying.Kingfisher Hall has a zero bullying policy.To find out more information, see here:https://www.kingfisherhallacademy.org.uk/file/5a5609ebc539a  

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...

Year 5 British Museum Trip!

Our Year 5 pupils spent the whole of Wednesday in Central London as they were visiting the world famous British Museum.This trip was part of their learning, bringing to life many of the historical lessons from the classroom.They enjoyed many of the exhibitions and events the Museum had to offer.All ...

5 Star Kitchen Staff!

5 stars- for 5 stars.Our kitchen at Kingfisher Hall has just been awarded the top rating for food hygiene quality.This is down to the hard work of all the kitchen staff here at Kingfisher.Well done!

Read Aloud Book Swap Success!

There was a absolutely fantastic turnout at our Read Aloud Book Swap event yesterday.There were lots of amazing books to choose from.Children brought in their own books from home and swapped them with books that they liked.It was great to see so many children enjoy reading books!This event was part ...

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...

Read Aloud Book Swap!

Want to get a fantastic new book to read?All Kingfisher Hall parents/carers and children are invited to the first Kingfisher Hall Read Aloud Book Swap of the school year! Bring a book of your own and swap for any book of your choice from the available selection.The event takes place on Monday 3...

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 ...

Read our latest newsletter now - for the week ending 20 September

You can catch up with the latest news from the school here!

Roald Dahl Day - great success!

A brilliant Roald Dahl day was held at Kingfisher.The children in each year group wore amazing costumes that really captured the magic of his books.Characters featured included: Matilda, the BFG, the Oompa loompas, the Fantastic Mr Fox and the Twits.Headteacher, Matt Clifford, joined in the costume ...

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...

Roald Day on Thursday!

Children are encouraged to dress up as their favourite character.

New Deputy Headteacher "excited" by appointment.

A big welcome to Mr Desouza who joins as new deputy Headteacher for Kingfisher Hall and Enfield Heights Academy.Mr Desouza told us: "I'm excited to be the new Deputy Headteacher at both schools. It’s clear to see that both schools are already doing fantastic things to ensure all the children make ...

Kingfisher: Back to school on Thurs, 5 September.

We hope everyone is enjoying the Summer. A reminder that we look forward to welcoming the children on Thursday, 5 September.

Bonjour Kingfisher Hall!

Bonjour!The Kingfisher Hall French club were treated to delicious french pastries such as Pana au Chocolat and Croissants.The club was run by Paul Ebelebe who taught the pupils how to count, sing and speak in French.

Kingfisher Hall Prom Night 2019

A brilliant night at Kingfisher Hall!The Kingfisher Hall Prom 2019 was nothing short of incredible.There was a delicious BBQ and a live DJ.We wish the class of 2019 good luck in the future.Click here to see photos from the night.

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

CHAT parents are "keeping up with maths"

The Community Outreach Team set up a programme for all CHAT parents.Parents from all schools in the trust have been attending a 5 week work shop “Keeping up with maths” to support their children’s learning.On Friday 5th July 2019 parents had their last session and were presented with thei...

All primaries in the trust compete in finals of maths compeition

Well done to all primary academies in the trust (Cuckoo Hall, Woodpecker Hall, Kingfisher Hall and Enfield Heights)  for competing in the finals of Curious Maths Championship 2019. Over 120 children from 16 schools competed across the borough.

Community Outreach Team helping parents back into work

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Please respect our community

There have been several complaints by members of the public witnessing parents and/or carerssmoking right outside the school gates. Please respect our school as a place of learning and make sure you set an appropriate example in our community.This is a serious safe guarding concern as smoking is cle...

Urban Strides at Kingfsher Hall

Years 4, 5 and 6 at Kingfisher Hall were given a fantastic street dance masterclass by Urban Strides.The pupils learned a specific dance routine, taught by their instructor, and performed it in full at the end of the session together.The instructor created a positive and energetic atmosphe...

Kingfisher full of culture!

Kingfisher Hall PTA put on another great event for their annual cultural day.The 2019 Kingfisher Cultural Day was a huge success with brilliant performances, delicious food and fun activities.Children from Year 6 performed Fusion dance, Year 3 girl performed Ballet, a Year 6 boy performed the drums,...

Kingfisher and Enfield Heights History Off The Page workshop

Year 4s at Kingfisher Hall and Enfield Heights were transported back in time to the most famous fire ever. The children started their morning becoming apprentices on the streets of London. They learned skills that were common in that era such as barber surgeon, apothecary, leather worker, ...

Dont forget its our fabulous cultural day tomorrow

'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...

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...

New assistant headteachers at Heights and Kingfisher

"I want to formally welcome Miss Orgill and Mrs Halil, two very experienced members of staff  who have joined us at Cuckoo Hall Academy Trust as Assistant Headteachers.Mrs Halil (pictured right) is based at Enfield Heights and Miss Orgill (left) is based at Kingfisher Hall but both will be flex...

Kingfisher Cultural Day

Save the date!The Kingfisher PTA will be hosting the amazing Cultural Day on Saturday 15th June 2019 from 11am-2pm.

Confidence for work course

Confidence for workThe Community Outreach team partnered with Barnet Southgate College are putting on a course to help those looking to return to work after a break.This event is open to all CHAT parents. The course starts on Thursday 6th June 2019 from 9am-2:30pm. Please meet at the Cuckoo Hall off...

CHAT Summer Fair 2019

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

Police and fire brigade visit Kingfisher

Police and fire brigade visit KingfisherThe Nursery at Kingfisher have been learning about the people who help us, based on the story ‘Doctor Daisy’ which includes doctors, firefighters and police officers. The children have been visited by firefighters and police officers, along with their fire...

Return to school on Tuesday 23 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.

Kingfisher nursery explore Room on the Broom

Room on the Broom at KingfisherPupils in the nursery have been using talking tables while reading Room on the Broom.The pupils will be transforming their classroom around this bookThe pupils were involved in activities such as painting, learning about animals and dressing up as characters.About the ...

How to clean a hamster cage by Kingfisher pupils

How to clean a hamster cageReception pupils have a new friend called Buster in their class.Buster is a hamster so his cage needs cleaning sometimes. Click here to see the brilliant instruction video on how to clean a hamster cage by Kingfisher pupils.

Kingfisher's candy floss Fridays sold out within 15 minutes

Candy floss FridaysThe school's brilliant PTA sold out of candy floss within 15 minutes on their first ever candy floss Fridays event, which they intend to do every last Friday of the term.Both new and existing PTA members spent 90 minutes making 150 bags of candy floss."Thank you to our new PTA mem...

Kingfisher PTA bake sale sells out within the hour

Successful bake saleKingfisher's amazing PTA put on an incredible bake sale that sold out within the hour.Parents/carers and pupils crowded around the community room in order to purchase cakes such as cinnamon palmiers, banana loaf, chocolate egg cake and many more.“Thank you all for coming to buy...

Kingfisher Hall solving puzzles

The Happy Puzzle CompanyThe Happy Puzzle Company ran an amazing problem solving and team building skills workshop with all pupils from year 1 right up to year 6.The pupils used lots of hands on interactive 2D and 3D puzzles and took part in challenges to develop a whole range of skills, like visual ...

Over 100 Kingfisher parents/carers join us for family learning day

Family learning dayOver 100 parents/carers joined us for family learning day.Parents/carers came into school and participated in a half hour session with their child's class. The pupils were excited to welcome their parents/carers to school and show them their learning styles they use on a day ...

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...

*Date change* Kingfisher Hall PTA bake sale

Bake saleOur incredible PTA will be holding a bake sale on the 3rd April from 2:45-4:00PM in the community room.They will have delicious baked goods on sale for all to buy,

Kingfisher Hall e-safety training for parents/carers

Please join us for e-safety training for parents/carers.The school regard this training as essential in order to keep your child safe online. We strongly advise all parents/carers to attend.Wednesday 3rd April 8:45-9:45am & 5:30-6:30pm

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. 

Another successful Read Aloud book swap at Kingfisher Hall

Read Aloud book swapThank you to all parents/carers and pupils that attended our latest Read Aloud book swap at Kingfisher Hall.Books were swapped left, right and centre as pupils had the opportunity to bring in a book they've already read and swap it for another.

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...

Kingfisher Hall learning day

English Learning DayOn Monday 1st April the school are inviting parents/carers to an English Family Learning Day. Parents/carers will have the opportunity to come in and participate in a half hour session with their child’s class. There are both morning and afternoon ...

Reception class go on a bear hunt

Read Aloud WorkshopThank you to everyone who supported our latest Read Aloud event!Parents/carers and their children attended - with great feedback from everyone telling us it was really helpful.All the children gathered at the front of the hall for story time with their teacher. They read 'Going On...

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...

Kingfisher Hall book swap

After the success of our last book swap we invite you to Join us after school on Tuesday 26th March from 3pm-4pm for another amazing book swap,Bring a book you've read and swap it for another book.

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.

KIngfisher Hall raise over £330 for Comic Relief

Red Nose Day 2019We've raised an amazing £331.40 for Comic Relief!For Red Nose 2019 the pupils came into school in 'red' non-uniform for a £1 donation. During our Red Nose Day assembly, the teachers were set challenges and dares they had to complete. The dares involved a bowl of spaghetti hoops on...

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 ...

Reception class' amazing Read Aloud event

Read Aloud WorkshopThank you to everyone who supported our latest Read Aloud event!Parents/carers and their children attended - with great feedback from everyone telling us it was really helpful.All the children gathered at the front of the hall for story time with their teacher. They story was read...

Kingfisher Nursery explore Handa's Suprise

Handa's Surprise at KingfisherPupils in the nursery have been using talking tables while reading Handa's Suprise. They turned their classroom into an African village as the story is set in Kenya. The pupils were involved in activities such as painting, learning about animals and what fruit animals e...

Enfield Heights & Kingfisher e-safety training for parents/carers

Please join us for e-safety training for parents/carers. The school regard this training as essential in order to keep your child safe online. We strongly advise all parents/carers to attend.Enfield HeightsFriday 15th March 8:45-9:45amKingfisher HallWednesday 3rd April 8:45-9:45am & 5:30-6:30pm&...

Informed Families on Facebook

Informed Families use Facebook as a platform to promote Funded Early Education and Childcare Entitlements among Enfield families.Through their Informed Families Facebook Page, they share a range of posts with information related to Early Education and Childcare, including;• encourag...

World Book Day 2019 at Kingfisher Hall

World Book Day This year for World Book Day the pupils spent the day participating in fun and creative activities based around a book.The pupils were also set the task to design a hat which represented a book character, or setting which they then wore to school.There were some fa...

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...

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...

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...

Kingfisher Hall - Children's Mental Health Week

From 4-10 February 2019 was Children's Mental Health Week.Ms Baggaley took a whole school assembly that focused on being healthy on the inside as well as the outside. The pupils took their time to think about how they could keep their mind and their bodies healthy. This could be throu...

Kingfisher Hall new Deputy Headteacher

New Deputy HeadteacherWe have a fantastic new addition to our school leadership team. Mrs. Bacon, a very experienced Deputy Headteacher, has joined Kingfisher Hall. Mrs. Bacon will further enable us to make continual improvements for our pupils. She will be available to parents before and after scho...

Over 90 Kingfisher children and parents/carers attend latest Read Aloud book swap

The latest Read Aloud Book Swap event took place at Kingfisher Hall on Wednesday 23rd January. Over 90 children and parents attend and said it was a great event and brilliant idea, that we should continue to run this termly.All the different year groups took part.Many parents praised the s...

Enfield Heights & Kingfisher Hall new maths programme - video

Inspire MathsLast term our fantastic new inspire maths resources were distributed to each class.  Each table was given a box in order to help every pupil with their work.Watch our video explaining our successful new maths programme.Click here.Read moreInspire Maths is a whole-school primar...

Important information KS1 SATs

At the end of year 2, the pupils will take assessments in, reading, maths and spelling, punctuation and English grammar.Click here for the full presentation on important information in preparing your child for SATs.

Important imformation for Year 4 residential Tolmers Camps

Year 4 now have the incredible opportunity to go on a one-night residential trip with 2 full days of exciting activities.Click here for important information about the trip.

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...

Kingfisher Hall & Enfield Heights introduce Power of Reading for Reception

From January 2019, Reception have introduced a new literacy scheme called ‘Power of Reading’. This scheme enables schools to raise engagement and attainment in reading and writing for all pupils.Every 3-4 weeks, children will gradually be introduced to a new book and all areas of learning and ac...

8 Top tips where English is an additional language

8 Top tips – where English is an additional languageHere are some great tips from Linda Stone, Head of Curriculum Standards at Enfield Council.1. Speak to your children in your own language – it is important that you maintain a language that you can both communicate freely in and enabling your c...

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...

Kingfisher Hall and Enfield Heights part of largest school choir ever

Young Voices at The O2Over 100 KS2 pupils from Kingfisher Hall and Enfield Heights attended The O2 Arena for the Young Voices mass choir concert.They performed a variety of medleys and songs and accompanied singers and dancers as well! There were over 8000 students from hundreds of schools...

Kingfisher year 6 create clay ancient Egytian deities

Ancient Egyptian Clay Gods/GoddessesYear 6 got the chance to use clay and create Egyptian Gods/Goddesses.The pupils had to use various clay utensils to carve different features and mould limbs for their God/Goddess of  their choice. Read moreAncient Egyptian deities are the gods and goddesses w...

Kingfisher nursery explore The Gruffalo using talking tables

Nursery uses talking tablePupils in the nursery have been using talking tables while reading The Gruffalo. The talking table is a new concept used as a part of the literacy programme in the school.The nursery has just started to plan around this concept in order to make learning in nu...

Kingfisher Hall to perform at The O2 Arena

Kingfisher Hall Young VoicesFor the past 20 years, Young Voices has staged the largest children's choir concerts in the world. Over 2 million children have taken part in a Young Voices concert and are passionately inspiring the next generation to find their love for music.This year 2019 will&nb...

Kingfisher Hall Y5 act out the story of Exodus

Year 5 Rose Class Act Out ExodusThe children were acting out the story of Exodus which is the second book of the Torah and the Hebrew Bible (the Old Testament) immediately following Genesis.The book tells how the Israelites left slavery in Egypt through the strength of Yahweh, the God who had chosen...

Kingfisher Hall's Read Aloud book swap - take part!

After the huge success of our last book swap we have decided to aim for an even bigger one.All the action takes place on Wednesday 23rd January in the lower school playground 3-4pm.We expect over 300 books to be swapped!Don't miss out!

We declare the Kingfisher stage open!

Kingfisher Hall's new stageAfter a combined effort of generous parents, hardworking PTA members and school staff, our school is finally a proud owner of a new multi-level stage. Fundraising for this project was started three years ago when it was realised that we couldn’t see our childre...

Over 80 parents/carers/children at Kingfisher's latest Read Aloud event

The great big Read Aloud eventThank you to everyone who supported our latest Read Aloud event!Over 80 parents/carers and children attended - with great feedback.All the children gathered at the front of the hall for story time. They were read Monkey Puzzle with all the kids interacting with the stor...

Kingfisher Hall open day 17/12/18

Come and look around!Open days are very important opportunities for parents and carers of prospective pupils to come into the school.We love showing parents around our school!Open days will vary but could include:Tour of the school with a senior teacher/ leader Opportunity to see the school in actio...

Kingfisher summer challenge winners

Read Aloud summer challenge winnersCongratulations to all of our prize winners in the Summer Read Aloud Challenge. All the Trust's primary schools took part.Entrants were asked to successfully complete 5 Read Aloud challenges - involving reading, writing, composing a poem, and undertaking research.V...

Kingfisher Hall: Winter Fair 14/12/18

Kingfisher Hall invite you to their Winter FairVenue: Kingfisher Hall AcademyDate: Friday 14th December 2018Time: 3pm-5pmEntry: FREEThere will be lots of fun activities such as Food, Refreshments, Tombola, Face painting, Nail painting, Christmas bauble decorating, Santa’s grotto and more.

Kingfisher year 6s put on an amazing concert!

Enfield Sings Both Year 6 classes at Kingfisher Hall have been receiving special music lessons from Enfield Music Service. As they worked so hard, a concert was organised for the children to perform to their parents/ carers. This was a great way to show off everything they’ve learnt! They performe...

Kingfisher Hall Raise £413.10 for Children in Need

Children in Need at Kingfisher HallIn participation with BBC Children in Need we held a Spotty Day where both children and staff donated £1 and came into school with spotty clothes.We raised a grand total of £413.10What a fantastic effort by everyone at Kingfisher Hall. Read moreBBC Children in Ne...

Children in Need - Friday 16 November

We love to encourage children and families to support charities - this month it’s Children in Need.The children will learn about others less fortunate than themselves in an age appropriate way through fun activities.In participation with Children In Need, we will be holding a Spotty Day on Friday ...

Invitation to prospective Nursery and Reception parents on 19 November

Are you looking for Nursery or Reception place in 2019 at a school judged outstanding by Ofsted? Come and see us at 9.30am on 19 November. Head teacher Matt Clifford would love to show you arround.Open days are very important opportunities for parents and carers of prospective pupils to come into th...

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...

Year 6 learn new skills on adventure activity trip

Our Year 6s headed to Danbury in Essex for an adventure that was filled with fun and lots of outdoor activities.Here are some of the things the children got up to:• Aerial trekking• Making fires then roasting marshmallows• Obstacle courses• Wall climbing• Quiz night• Zip wire• Rock cli...

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 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...

It's the biggest BOOK Swap in our history tomorrow - take part!

Don't miss the biggest book swap in Kingfisher's history. All the action takes place tomorrow in the playground 3-4pm. We expect over 300 books to be swapped. The event follows the hugely successful book swap at Cuckoo Hall. Book swaps coming to all our primaries!

INSET date changes at Kingfisher & Enfield Heights

Please note that we have made chnages to some of our INSET days - days when pupils are nor required to attend school due to staff training.The remaining INSET dates for the rest of the academic year are:Thu 20th Dec 2018Fri 21st Dec 2018Mon 8th July 2019Please delete from your calendars 7 Jan 2019 a...

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...

Record numbers flock to Heron Open Evening

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Schools' biggest ever prize giveaway to encourage reading over the holidays

It's our biggest prize giveaway everSpectacular prizes to be won. Its so easy to enter. And fun too!Three challenges from ‘Bronze’ to ‘Gold’.Everyone who completes the first three challenges is guaranteed to win a prize. Can you then make it to Silver award and even better prizes? Can you go...

Thank you to parents for your gifts to our teaching staff

Staff in all our schools were literally overwhelmed with the generosity of parents today. They were inundated with gifts and cards. Every one was gratefully received. Chocolates, biscuits, candles and flowers were among the most popular presents.Thank you so much.We will miss your children over the ...

Kingfisher’s got talent

Well done Amelie from Year 4 who represented Kingfisher in the final of the annual Enfield Music Services Piano Competition. Amelie played brilliantly, achieving second place in the Grade 4 and above category. Everyone at the school is so proud of Amelie!Grade 4 pianoPiano Grade 4 exams consist of t...

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.

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..!

New Headteacher for Kingfisher Hall and Enfield Heights

We delighted to welcome Matthew Clifford to the CHAT family as the new Headteacher of Kingfisher Hall and Enfield Heights Academies. Matthew is currently Headteacher at St Andrew’s Primary School in Southgate. He was appointed when the school was judged as ‘requiring improvement’ and within tw...

A birth at Kingfisher Hall

Karen Albert Year 4 teacher gave birth on Wednesday to a baby girl.The birth took place in Kingfisher’s staff room just before 10 am. Her healthy baby who weighs six pounds was delivered three weeks early by ambulance crew and a midwife who attended.Both mother and new born needed no further m...

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...

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 ...

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. ...

Parent's mighty Ben Nevis challenge

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

Looking for your next job?

Teaching postsAssistant Headteacher - Maternity cover (Secondary)RE/PSHE/Sociology Teachers (Secondary) up to LB: £38,905.60Maths (Secondary, NQT position) M1: £26,661.49English Teacher (Secondary) up to M6: £37,643.65Drama teacher (Secondary) up to M6: £37,643.65Computer Science Teacher (Second...

Trust appoints new Head of HR

Welcome to Fiona Costly – our new Head of HR.    She will provide HR advice to: CHAT, Cuckoo Hall Academy, Woodpecker Hall Primary Academy, Kingfisher Hall Primary Academy, Enfield Heights Academy, and Heron Hall Academy.CHAT Academies CEO, Marino Charalambous, said:"I delighted...

Its cold and snowy - a great time to get reading!

Every study shows that children who read aloud for at least 15 mins every day do better in their exams, even in subject areas such as maths.CHAT Academies Chief Executive, Marino Charalambous, who started the successful 'Read Aloud' initiative across the Trust's primary schools last year, said:"This...

Parents view 20,000 web pages as freeze hits schools

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

Weather: Stay updated by following us on social media

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

Weather: Latest on the decision to open or close

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

No after school care or clubs today

We regret we cannot provide after school care or clubs due to the worsening weather.

All our schools are closed today, Wednesday 28 February

Lets thank our brilliant teachers

CHAT Academies CEO, Marino Charalambous, is backing the 'Thank A Teacher'  initiative which encourages parents to send a post card message free of charge to a special teacher. All parents need to do is go to the link below:http://www.teachingawards.com/thankateachercard/Marino said: "We have ma...

Read Aloud Book clubs membership cards

A sneak preview of the cards we have produced for the children.We think they will love them.They start on bronze and could earn a Gold membership.

Nursery, Reception & Secondary places available

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

School shirt sponsors meet in footie clash

Appropriate sponsorships help our schools not just financially but also by potentially increasing parental and community engagement.  So it was great to see the new football shirts for Enfield Heights and Kingfisher Hall unveiled for the first time when the teams played a friendly. The kits are...

Trust to trial book clubs in primaries

CHAT Academies Chief Executive Officer, Marino Charalambous, has announced plans to launch Read Aloud Book Clubs across the Trust's four primary schools: Cuckoo Hall, Woodpecker Hall, Kingfisher Hall and Enfield Heights. A trial will be started next month for a group of 15 Year 3 children at Cu...

Got any ideas for our Summer fair?

Each year we want to make our Summer Fair a really fantastic day for all our families. We would be very grateful if you had any suggestions on how we might improve on last year's event. So get your thinking caps on please. Send your ideas to isuggest@chat-edu.org.uk

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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