Bendish Lane, Whitwell, Hitchin, Hertfordshire SG4 8HX
10 reasons to choose St Paul's Walden Primary School
St Paul’s Walden Primary School has a Schoolsmith Score® of 67. It is one of the best state primary schools in Hitchin and one of the 4 best independent or state primaries within 5 miles.
St Paul’s Walden Primary School is a state primary school for boys and girls (70%/30%) between the ages of 4 and 11 years. It is a community school. Reception places are usually oversubscribed every year, on first preference.
Average class size
St Paul’s Walden Primary School has four mixed-age classes and an average class size of 21 pupils.
Average Year 6 SATS results from 2016-19 and 2022 show that St Paul’s Walden Primary School achieves varied attainment scores, from the top 10% nationally to below the national average. By the same measure, progress scores have been variable around the national average, possibly reflecting different cohorts’ ability profiles.
The St Paul's Walden Primary School curriculum
School curriculum also includes PSHE, French. The curriculum is subject based, and foundation subjects are organised by half-termly topics. Enquiry skills are developed within the subjects and with some cross-curricular projects. The school offers each child a handful of extra-curricular academic activities or hobby clubs.
More on the curriculum
There are regular educational trips for all year groups and visiting speakers.
Most lessons are taught by the class teacher with some peripatetic and specialist teaching.
Sport at St Paul's Walden Primary School
School offers between 10 and 15 different sports over the course of the year. Representative teams in some sports from Year 3.
The Arts at St Paul's Walden Primary School
Art and music are taught as discrete subjects to all pupils. DT, drama, dance integrated into other subjects. Choir. There are some extra-curricular creative and performing arts clubs.
School hours are from 9.00am to 3.15pm. Before and after school clubs can extend the day from 8.00am to 4.15pm.
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