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

01438 871241

St Paul's Walden

Primary School



As you know, all schools are now closed to most pupils, in response to the Coronavirus/Covid-19. Please be assured that staff were making preparations for this and we have started to load guidance for parents onto the Coronavirus Closure pages of this website. The circumstances are changing rapidly at the moment so please look out for emails from school and changes to this website. 

The governing body held its first virtual meeting on Thursday 19th March - and obviously the school's Coronavirus response was the most important item on the agenda. Circumstances and government advice are being constantly updated at the moment but our staff are working very hard (both in school and in isolation, as necessary). 

Take care, and please be patient with staff and each other as we all adjust 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)


Monday 30th March
Welcome to the second week of the school's Coronavirus response.
It is great to see so many children accessing Reading Eggs - don't forget to tell your teacher how it's going! If you've lost your log-in, contact the school office.
Finally, we have been sent a long list from the Hitchin Partnership of organisations who should be able to help and support you during this time, including Family Lives, NHDC, SEND, financial, business, housing and some educational ideas. It's on the Useful Links for Families page. We are in very difficult times at the moment, and it's OK to ask for help.
Watch out for scammers - please read this letter from Herts County Council about a Free School Meal scam doing the rounds
Tuesday 24th March
We were informed by a few parents  that the class emails were not working. Sorry for any inconvenience this may have caused. Our IT support has hopefully rectified this - he's certainly working very hard for us, so thanks Gareth!  If you still have problems, please let the office know.


Herts for Learning has asked us to pass on guidance about keeping your children safe online. And the Herts School Nurse Service have also sent you an email. Please find them on the Latest Letter Home page


Please click here for the latest letter about the school's care and education for vulnerable children and the children of key workers for the foreseeable future. Please contact the office as soon as possible if, after speaking to your management, you fit the criteria for frontline worker and you can't keep your child at home. This will help us to plan staffing and resources on an ongoing basis. We understand that for many people the situation is very fluid at the moment - just keep in touch with us, so we can work together.


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

Parents Consultation Evening01Apr2020

4:00 pm - 7:00 pm

We look forward to talking about your child and their achievements.

Last day of term02Apr2020

12:00 am - 2:00 pm

Don't forget that we finish at 2pm today!

Tag Rugby02Apr2020

11:00 am - 2:30 pm

Year 3 & 4 Children will be taking part in the tournament today, good luck everyone!

Inset Day03Apr2020

School Holidays06Apr2020

Calendars page(s): St Paul's Walden Events >>

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