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





It has been brought to our attention that the BBC will be filming an episode of “Antiques Roadshow” at Audley End House on Thursday 26th May. It is likely that there could be increased traffic in the area during the morning ‘rush hour’ period. We advise, therefore, allowing more time for your journey to school on Thursday – you may also want to consider dropping your child further away from school so that they can walk the last part of the journey, particularly if they have an exam in the morning. 

This is our temporary website - our new site will be launched in the summer. Meanwhile, if you are unable to find the information you need please contact our staff in the main office on 01799513030, who will be happy to help 


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