Bendish Lane, Whitwell, Hitchin, Hertfordshire. SG4 8HX

01438 871241

St Paul's Walden

Primary School



Schools have been closed to most pupils for more than two months now, but it looks as though that may be changing from 1st June. We are still loading guidance for parents onto the Coronavirus Closure pages of this website - some of it comes from outside agencies and some of it is from our teachers. The circumstances are still changing frequently so please look out for emails from school and changes to this website. Also, don't forget to look at our Virtual School Community page - there's lots of families sharing the fun learning they are doing at home.

We understand that not all families are comfortable with sending their children back to school and anyway, Years 2, 3, 4 and 5 will still be at home so we will be continuing to use Google Classroom. Please contact the school office or your class teacher if you need any help.

Circumstances and government advice are being constantly updated at the moment but our staff are working very hard to prepare the school for its partial reopening. They are adapting the building according to the latest advice as far as social distancing goes, and putting a lot of thought into how the children might be feeling at this time. As always, please let your teacher know if your child has any particular worries.

Take care, and please be patient with staff and each other as we all adjust again to a new way of educating your children together. We really are Growing and Learning Together now!

Nancy Adshead and Anne Reid (Chair of Governors)


May 2020
There's been a few emails home lately, please go to the Latest Letters Home page to check you have read them. There's a booklet to help you prepare your child for coming back to school, if they are in Reception, Year 1, Year 6 or a 'key worker child'.
Wednesday 29th April
We've had lots of information lately, which we are sharing here either on the Useful Links for Families page or Latest Letters Home page. We are also trying to share things via Twitter on @StPaulsWaldenPS and @StPaulsWaldenSchoolGB
Monday 20th April
Please find here a letter from the governing body, welcoming you back and thanking you for your support and hard work so far.
We have also been sent a letter from Hertfordshire County Council, with information about an organisation called Safer Places, which we have added to our Letters Home page.. 



For latest government information about their response to this crisis, follow the link below:

UK Government Response to Coronavirus (Covid-19)


This website is your window into St Paul’s Walden Primary School in the village of Whitwell.

Our school has four classes for children from Reception to Year 6.  (St Paul's Walden Nursery is just next door, and takes children from 2 years old to school age)  As well as the four classrooms for the Oaks, Silver Birches, Rowans and Willows classes, we have a learning Hub housing the library, a children’s kitchen and a large hall which is used for assemblies, music lessons, school lunches and our Breakfast and After School clubs.

We know that we are very lucky that our school is surrounded by its extensive grounds, with a large field, a football pitch, a willow tunnel and a wildlife pond. Our very supportive local community means that we have a fantastic spider sculpture keeping an eye on our Growing Together Garden, where the children learn to grow and enjoy fresh fruit and vegetables.

Latest St Paul's Walden Events Events

KS2 Performance dress rehearsal29Jun2020

Time to be confirmed

KS2 Performance30Jun2020

6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Don't forget your tickets! the PTA will be providing a bar for the event.

KS2 Performance02Jul2020

6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Don't forget your tickets! the PTA will be providing a bar for the event.

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