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

01438 871241

St Paul's Walden

Primary School



Our Ofsted report has finally been published. There is a letter to families on the Governors' page, along with a link to a summary of the school's plan in response to the report.


Thank you to everyone who responded to our questionnaire. As I'm sure you can imagine, it has been very complicated to organise the wider opening of the school while following the government rules and guidance. Please keep in close touch with the school, especially if anyone in your family gets symptoms and/or a test.

We are still loading guidance for parents onto the Coronavirus Closure pages of this website as we receive it - 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.

The government also regularly update their information for parents - it is worth checking the linking below occasionally.

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

Whole School Trip15Jul2020

Last day of term17Jul2020

12:00 am - 2:00 pm

Don't forget we finish at 2pm today. We hope that you all have a happy and safe summer holiday!

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