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

01438 871241

St Paul's Walden

Primary School


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


Are you looking at us as a possible school for your child for next September? Have a good look around the website, including Mrs Foster's video for this year's new Reception children. Please also call the Office to arrange a guided, Covid-safe (masked) visit to our Willows indoors and outdoors environment.


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.

Welcome back to school for Autumn term 2020!


We hope you all had a good summer, even if it was as unusual as last term. The staff have all been working hard to prepare the school for the term ahead. We are hoping that school will be familiar to everyone, but with adaptations to routines to reduce transmission of coronavirus, following the latest government guidance.  We do hope we won't have to go online again, but please be assured we are prepared to respond to any changes.

Thank you to all our families for your support last term. Situations like this pandemic highlight just how important a good community is. We look forward to your continued support and community spirit as we enter the new school year.


Nancy Adshead and Anne Reid




In order to support each other, it is very important that everyone follows government guidance, including quarantining properly if you have visited one of the countries on the government's list - and cooperating with any contact from national or local Track and Trace services.

Coronavirus travel corridors


Please stay at home and make sure you follow this NHS advice if a family member has any symptoms of coronavirus:

Coronavirus - NHS


Please download the Test and Trace App. Here is some information about it for parents and carers from the NHS.

Latest St Paul's Walden Events Events

Half Term26Oct2020

Back to School02Nov2020

We hope you have all had a great half term and are ready for an exciting half term!


12:00 am - 13 nov, 1:00 am

Pupils will be learning about Diwali this week.

Parents Evening09Nov2020

We look forward to being able to share your children's achievements with you even if it is virtually!

Parents Evening11Nov2020

We look forward to being able to share your children's achievements with you even if it is virtually!

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

    Parents Evening Booking

Please click here to access the booking sheet for Monday 9th November.

Please click here to access the booking sheet for Wednesday 11th November.


You will need to have your login details ready to be able to book a time with the appropriate class teacher. Please ensure that you only book 1 time slot per child. 


Should you have any issues please contact the school office.

Thank you for your continued support.

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