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

01438 871241

St Paul's Walden

Primary School

Statutory Information

The Department for Education updated their guidance on what schools like ours must publish on their website. This information is posted on our website on the pages where we think it is most helpful, but please find below additional links to the information, in case you can't find it easily.

The school's name, postal address and telephone number:


As well as being on the Contact page of the website, the address and phone number can be found by clicking on the little icons of an envelope and a telephone at the top of each page

Please go to the Admission Info page.


(It will direct you to Hertfordshire County Council's Admissions page, as they administer our school's admissions and appeals processes.


However, please contact our Headteacher via the Office if you would like to visit our school or ask any questions about us)

We have a copy of our latest Ofsted report on this page, or you can go to Ofsted's site to read it there.

Key Stage 2 (end of primary school) results


Please find these results and the DfE Performance tables here, and a link on our website here


Schools are not required to publish their assessment results from 2019 to 2020 academic year as these have not been published as performance measures by the Secretary of State (Key Stage 2 SATs were not taken in the Summer of 2020 due to Covid-19. Year 6 children will sit limited SATs in Summer 2021, and again, these will not be published.)


Instead schools must continue to publish the following information from their SATs for the 2018 to 2019 academic year. The data for primary school is:



  • progress scores in reading, writing and maths

  • percentage of pupils who achieved at least the expected standard in reading, writing and maths

  • percentage of pupils who achieved at a higher standard in reading, writing and maths

  • average ‘scaled scores’ in reading and maths



Schools must publish the content of their curriculum for each subject and the name of their phonics scheme, as well how parents can find out more about our curriculum. We must also include how we make sure that the curriculum is accessible to those with disabilities or special educational needs:


Please go to our main Curriculum page for general information.


Each class teacher publishes what they will covering during the present half term:


Oaks (Year 5 and Year 6)


Silver Birches (Year 3 and Year 4)


Rowans (Year 1 and Year 2)


Willows (Reception)



Please find our Behaviour Policy here.


Or a downloadable copy on this page

Please find our school's Pupil Premium report here



Schools must publish a strategy for their use of the pupil premium. This may be planned over 3 years. 


For the current academic year, schools must include:



  • their pupil premium grant allocation amount

  • a summary of the main barriers to educational achievement faced by eligible pupils at the school

  • how the school will spend the pupil premium to overcome those barriers and the reasons for that approach

  • how the school will measure the effect of the pupil premium

  • the date of the next review of the school’s pupil premium strategy


For the previous academic year, schools must include:



  • how they spent the pupil premium allocation

  • the effect of the expenditure on pupils


For the academic year 2019/2020, schools may wish to monitor and report on the grant’s impact at the end of the current financial year, bearing in mind their duty to update this information at least annually, covering the whole period since September 2019.

The school must publish the following information about its Coronavirus Catch-up grant:



  • how it is intended that the grant will be spent

  • how the effect of this expenditure on the educational attainment of those pupils at the school will be assessed


Please find our latest Sports Premium Report here. It covers the following information:



  • the amount of premium received

  • a full breakdown of how it has been spent

  • the impact the school has seen on pupils’ PE, physical activity, and sport participation and attainment

  • how the improvements will be sustainable in the future


As well as the percentage of pupils within our year 6 cohort who met the national curriculum requirement to:



  • swim competently, confidently, and proficiently over a distance of at least 25 metres

  • use a range of strokes effectively

  • perform safe self-rescue in different water-based situations


Please find our Equality Objectives here.



All schools must publish the following:



  • details of how our school complies with the public sector equality duty - updated every year

  • our school’s equality objectives - updated at least once every 4 years

Please find our Complaints Procedure here.


It also contains information about how parents of children with SEND at the school can complain about the support that the school provides.

Please click here for the Governors' page of our website. By exploring this page and its links to things like our Governors' Handbook, our Declarations of Interest and Attendance Record, you will find the following information: 



  • details of the structure and responsibilities of the governing body and its committees

  • the full names of the Chair of the governing body and Chair of each committee information about each governor, including their:

    • full name, date of appointment, term of office, date they stepped down (where applicable) and who appointed them (in accordance with the governing body’s instrument of government)

    • relevant business and financial interests including:

      • governance roles in other educational institutions

      • any material interests arising from relationships between governors or relationships between governors and school staff (including spouses, partners and close relatives)



    • attendance record at governing body and committee meetings over the last academic year




We also publish the same information for associate members making it clear whether they have voting rights on any of the committees to which they have been appointed.

Here is the link to our school on the financial benchmarking service.


According to the Department of Education, we must publish



  • how many school employees (if any) have a gross annual salary of £100,000 or more in increments of £10,000

  • a link to the webpage which is dedicated to your school on the schools' financial benchmarking service



Here is a link to our school's Charging and Remissions Policy.


This includes details of:



  • the activities or cases where our school will charge pupils’ parents

  • the circumstances where our school will make an exception on a payment you would normally expect to receive under our charging policy


Please go to our Contact page, where you can find how to contact our school for paper copies of the information on our website.



Please note that if you click on the little icon of a globe at the top of each page on our website, the website can be translated into many different languages. Unfortunately, we cannot offer paper copies in all these languages, but we hope it will be helpful if necessary.