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

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Welcome to Walden Prep School

Delivering a superb all-round education in an inspiring setting.

Within the classroom and outside in our wonderful grounds, we seek to motivate, inspire and challenge the children in all areas of the curriculum, providing them with the knowledge, skills and confidence with which to embark on a lifetime of learning.

Here at Walden Prep children are nurtured, supported and encouraged to develop their potential in all aspects of school life.  In keeping with our Quaker ethos, staff promote every child’s strengths, building self-esteem and confidence, developing their skills and challenging them to stretch themselves in the pursuit of excellence.

Opportunities abound in Music, Sport and Forest School, encouraging team work, respect for each other, personal responsibility and care for the wider community. With our comprehensive range of clubs and activities we encourage the children to seize opportunities to widen their interests and challenge their abilities.

Our school is one that values each child and the contribution they make to the school.  In an environment of respect and endeavour, our children grow into responsible, intelligent, caring individuals, who are socially and intellectually confident, and ready to take on the challenges of the next stage in their education.

Please come and visit the school. Meet our children and staff and discover for yourself what makes Walden Prep School so special. You can be assured of a warm welcome.

Sally Meyrick

Head of Walden Prep School


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The Good Schools Guide review

"We couldn't have asked for a better start for our daughter. She has thrived here."

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.