An independent boarding and day school for boys and girls from 3 to 18

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Welcome to Walden School

We are proud to welcome you to Walden School, a diverse and vibrant day and boarding school, in the heart of Saffron Walden.

Our school has a bright new look, reflected in the new uniform and colours. Our refreshed brand is the outward face of many exciting internal changes which have been taking place over the last two years. These changes include upgrades to our magnificent Victorian buildings and 25-acre site and an enhanced and robust educational offering for all our students. I invite you to come and visit us and see for yourselves why we are creating a stir in the eastern region.

Walden School is an old Quaker foundation, resting proudly on a tradition of more than three hundred years of enlightened co-educational education from its beginnings in 1702. We provide education for both boys and girls aged 3 – 18 and we are in effect four schools in one, Walden Nursery and Pre-Prep, Walden Prep, Walden Senior and Sixth Form, all sharing the same beautiful site in the attractive old town of Saffron Walden. Transport links to London and Cambridge are excellent and because of our boarding facilities, we are able to take pupils from farther afield as well as from our own immediate locality.

We offer an excellent independent education, developing challenging and creative programmes of study to suit all our students. We offer GCSEs and A Levels and our students have a fine track record of going to their first choice of university year after year. Our old scholars go on to become lawyers, artists, architects, writers, entrepreneurs, musicians and scientists, a broad range, reflecting the wide range of talent developed here at school.

Pastoral care at the school is outstanding; relationships between staff and students are strong, founded in mutual respect and a love of learning. Students may not know all the answers by the time they leave but we will have shown them where to look and many students of former generations come back regularly to tell us what a strong start in life the school gave them.

We are confident and secure in our long tradition but we are also looking to the future. Come and be part of our journey to become one of the region’s leading schools at instilling enthusiasm for learning and developing natural abilities.  I look forward to welcoming you to Walden School.

Anna Chaudhri




Walden School Excels in Maths Challenge

Congratulations to our mathematicians who have achieved excellent results in the national Intermediate Maths Challenge.


Red Nose Day at Walden Prep

It was another fun-filled Red Nose Day at Walden Prep with an impressive amount raised for the charity.


New French Exchange Established

Students on the French Exchange enjoyed a week in Quimper, Brittany, before returning to Saffron Walden with their French partners to show them the same hospitality.