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).

Please contact our Headteacher via the Office if you would like to arrange to visit the school.

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 2021 academic years 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 or 2021 due to Covid-19. 

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

SATs Results

We are very pleased to be able to share our end of Key Stage 2 results with you. 

We are very proud of all the pupils; they have worked incredibly hard to achieve such fantastic results.  As you know all pupils have had considerable disruption to their schooling in the last few years. This only makes their achievements more remarkable. I would like to say thank you to the pupils, parents and staff for all the time, effort and hard work from everyone involved.

Please click here to see our results for 2022 compared to 2019.

Key stage 2 comparative report


This information allows you to compare your child’s performance at the end of key stage 2 with the attainment of other year 6 pupils in our school this year, and across England in 2019*.


Percentage of pupils achieving at least the expected standard: school (2022)

Percentage of pupils achieving at least the expected standard: nationally (2019)[1]

Average scaled score: school (2022)[2]

 Average scaled score: nationally (2019)[3]

English reading





English grammar, punctuation and spelling










English writing (teacher assessment)






(teacher assessment)






* Please note, national data is from 2019 (the most recent year in which national figures were published). National data for 2022 will be published in the autumn term. 


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.

Please find our curriculums for the subjects taught at our school here.

We use the Read Write Inc phonics scheme across the school.

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

Schools must publish a strategy for their use of the pupil premium.  

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.

Please find our here our 3 year Pupil Premium Strategy

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

Our plan can be read or downloaded here

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 latest SEND Information Report here.

Please find our latest Accessibility Plan here.

Please find a link to the SEND policy on our policies page.

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)

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

  • governance roles in other educational institutions

  • 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.

Please find attached here our statement of written behaviour principles.

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

According to the Department of Education, we must publish

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.

Please go to this page to see the remote learning provided by our school, either for most pupils when school has restricted opening, or for pupils who are self-isolating when school is open.

On this page, you will find the class timetables during remote learning.

Our Accessibility Policy and Plan can be found here  Accessibility-Policy-Plan.pdf

Please find attached here our attendance policy.

We also have an attendance page to support you and your child in understanding the importance of attendance that can be found here.