• Saffron Walden County High School
  • Audley End Road
  • Saffron Walden
  • Essex, CB11 4UH





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2016 ‘A’ level results are in and they exceeded those of 2015 and our expected predictions. 100% of students passed, an impressive 41% of all grades were at A* or A grade, 74% at A* to B grade and 92% at A* to C.  A fifth of all students achieved 3 or more A/A* grades. These are some of the schools best ever results and they confirm County High’s status as an outstanding Sixth Form provider.
The vast majority of Year 13 will be able to progress to their first choice of university. All of the Oxbridge students achieved their required grades and 5 students got in to medical school.
Congratulations to the ‘A’ level class of 2016 and thanks to the wonderful sixth form team of teachers and tutors who supported them so magnificently during their time at SWCHS Sixth Form.


Welcome from the Headteacher

Welcome to Saffron Walden County High School. Whether you are a prospective parent, a current parent, a student, a member of staff, looking for a position at this school, or interested in the school in another professional capacity I hope you enjoy these pages and find what you are looking for.

To be Headteacher at County High is a considerable privilege. I passionately believe that every child deserves to go to an excellent school. It should be a school that understands them, allows them to flourish and be happy, helps them to achieve and to make the best possible progress whatever their ability or circumstances. It can do this by providing them with high quality teaching, expert support and guidance, and a broad range of enrichment opportunities. Our objective is to develop the skills, talents and values of the individual so that they can achieve personal success and go on to make a positive contribution to society. All the evidence demonstrates that SWCHS is such a learning environment and can confidently call itself a local school of exceptional quality.

A strong, supportive partnership between the home and the school is fundamental to the success of any child in education. It is vital that communication between home and school, and with the student themselves, is clear and regular. Parents need to remain closely involved in their son or daughter’s academic progress and the school should share concerns about progress if they arise. If parents have a question about any aspect of their child’s education then they are strongly encouraged to contact the school at the earliest opportunity.
Caroline Derbyshire