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

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Welcome to Walden School

We expect our students to achieve and we love to celebrate their successes.  

In the senior school classes are small so teacher time and attention are plentiful, and every child is known individually by all of his or her subject staff. We expect pupils to gain at least one grade higher for each subject at GCSE than their record suggested when they joined the school.

At Walden School, your child will find a strong sense of community that unites all members of the school – boarding and day pupils, teaching and non-teaching staff – regardless of age or position. We believe that learning happens most effectively when relationships are based on mutual trust. This supportive environment results in secure, happy students who are able to meet intellectual, creative and physical challenges with confidence throughout their school career.

Individuality is cherished and pupils and staff show respect for the dignity of others.

We welcome children from all religious faiths, as well as those with none. While our assemblies are based on Quaker silent worship, they are inclusive and respect the religious backgrounds of all our pupils.


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Meet Rosa

She wants to be a marine biologist.
We’re going to help her get there.

Chess Challenge – A day of chess for beginners to the experienced!

Come along to our Chess Challenge on Sat 25th March. A free day of chess for 6-13 year olds. An event for the beginner to the experienced player with lessons, mini tournaments and prizes.


World Book Day in the Prep School

A wonderful array of finely dressed characters arrived at Walden Prep on World Book day!


Alima Takes Home Young Chef District Trophy

Congratulations to Alima who impressed the judges with her cooking to win the district round of the Rotary Young Chef Competition!