Heron Hall is hit with Open House fans

Tours of Heron Hall were popular as the school took part for the first time in the prestigious Open House weekend.

Headteacher, Arthur Barzey was on hand to welcome everyone.

Among our visitors were Lesley and James who met as students in 1973 when the site was a college. And they are still together!

Alexandra went to a pantomine in the main hall at the school in the 1950s.

We also had a DJ who regularly put on nights for the students in the 2000s and former lecturers from the 1980 and 1990s. All shared their memories with us. Other members of the public came to see the wonderful Grade II listed architechture.

Heron was chosen from potentially hundreds of buildings of architectural significance in London.

Originally designed as Enfield Technical College by W T Curtis and H W Burchett of Middlesex County Council Architect’s Department, the Queensway Campus in Ponders End was later used by Middlesex University and had remained derelict for a number of years before the Trust selected the site for Heron Hall Academy.

Read more about Curtis and Burchett here.

CHAT Academies Chief Executive Officer, Marino Charalambous said:

"It was brilliant news that Heron Hall had been chosen to feature during this incredibly popular weekend. We were delighted people were able to relive memories and also see how we have restored this wonderful building and brought it back into community use."