Walsden St Peter's CE (VC) Primary School

Public Contact

Mrs Janet Gilford
School Business Manager (all invoices and absence notifications to this email please)
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Mrs Hazel Stobbs
Administrator (from 11.30am only)
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The Data Protection Officer is responsible for overseeing data protection within our school so if you do have any questions in this regard, please contact them on the information below:

Craig Stilwell: Data Protection Officer

Judicium Consulting Ltd, 72 Cannon Street, London, EC4N 6AE

Email: dataservices@judicium.com

Telephone: 0203 3269174

Web: www.judiciumeducation.co.uk

Welcome to our school!

On behalf of everyone at Walsden St Peter’s we would like to extend a warm welcome to our happy, hardworking and friendly school. This website is an attempt to give you a flavour of life here.

We are very proud to be the headteachers at Walsden St Peter’s and hope you can visit us to see for yourself what a special place it is.


Mrs E Crowther and Mrs E Logue,

We hope that you, your family and loved ones are safe and well during these difficult times.  As you know, the government directed all schools to close on 20th March 2020 other than to provide emergency childcare.  The government guidance states: ‘We have asked parents to keep their children at home wherever possible, and for schools to remain open only for those children of workers critical to the COVID-19 response who absolutely need to attend.’ There is also provision where a risk assessment deems it is better for a child with an Education Health and Care Plan or one with an assigned Social Worker to attend.  The government’s message is very clear: children should stay at home if at all possible - #StayHomeSaveLives

We are currently able to offer emergency childcare for those eligible which is open 8.50 am – 3.20pm Monday to Friday (apart from bank holidays).

Whilst we are committed to providing this care for vulnerable children and those of critical workers, there may be circumstances when we are unable to do so.  Should that occur, we will work with the Local Authority to ensure that alternative provision is available.  The Local Authority can be contacted on 01422 394101 or at school.effectiveness@calderdale.gov.uk.  

Please note that safeguarding remains our key priority and it is important that you share any concerns or worries about children’s wellbeing with us.  Please contact Emma Crowther head@walsden.calderdale.sch.uk with any concerns.

During this difficult time, Free School Meals provision for those children eligible for benefits-related Free School Meals will be e-vouchers, sent directly to parents.  Please contact Hazel Stobbs on office@walsden.calderdale.sch.uk if you need any help in accessing Free School Meals. 

Further information about support available can be found on the Calderdale website at https://www.calderdale.gov.uk/v2/coronavirus/advice-and-updates where there is also the facility to request support. 

We are thinking of you all and are very much looking forward to the time when we can be fully open and return to normal service.  Please stay at home, stay safe


Goodbye Year 6 - 2020

Our School Ethos, Aims and Vision

At Walsden St. Peter’s Primary CE (VC) School we strive to challenge all to give their best and to develop an appetite for learning. Within the school community we seek to nurture individuals’ diverse talents and widen their horizons in a happy, secure and caring Christian environment.  We are aware that our pupils bring different experiences, interests and strengths, which will influence the way they learn.

We aim to:

  • introduce our children to a wide variety of experiences that will increase their understanding of themselves and the world;
  • promote high standards and expectations in all areas of school life;
  • enable each child to reach their full potential by providing a broad, balanced and relevant curriculum;
  • provide a climate where high standards are expected and rewarded and through which each child can develop physically, intellectually, morally and socially;
  • encourage parents and carers to be involved in their child’s education and foster positive links with the community;
  • provide equal opportunities for all; to treat each child as an individual and to meet these needs regardless of ability, gender, ethnic origin or religion;
  • encourage children to respect themselves, other people and the environment; 
  • encourage children to take responsibility for their own actions and develop self discipline;
  • promote appropriate training and learning opportunities to sustain the personal and professional development of all staff and governors.

Vision Statement

We will strive to make our school a place where staff, governors and parents work actively together to ensure children receive a rich, inspiring and engaging education enabling each child to become a lifelong learner.