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Thank you for considering Great Baddow High School for your child.  This section provides all the information you will need to make an application for your child to join us in Year 7. We appreciate that choosing a school is one of the most important decisions you will make.  

Number of students as at September 2020: 1487

The school pupil admission number (PAN) for Years 7-11 is 240 per year.

Number admitted to the school in September 2020: 250

Number of applications to enter Year 7 for September 2020: 897

Application Process

If your child is in Year 6 of a primary or junior school during the 2021/22 academic year, you will need to apply for their secondary school place for September 2022.
From mid-September 2021 you can access information and apply online. The closing date for applications is 31 October 2021.

It is the responsibility of parents to make an application for their child’s secondary school place.  It is not necessary to wait to receive an application form or a letter before you apply.

For the Year 2022/2023, up to 10% of Year 7 students will be selected for places at Great Baddow High School on the basis of aptitude for sport.
The selection process will take place following the practical activities day at Great Baddow High School Sports College.  Students will be assessed for their level of speed, balance, awareness, agility, endurance, coordination and ability at two sports chosen by the student.
This practical assessment will take place on Saturday 9th October 2021.
The Supplementary Information Form must be completed and submitted to Great Baddow High School no later than 12.00 midday Friday 1st October 2021.

Admission Appeals

If your child is not offered a place at our school, you can appeal against the decision.

To find out more about the timeline and process to appeal an admission decision, please visit the Local Authority website:

Mid-year admissions: Please contact Mrs D Sanders on 01245 265821 for information and an application form.

Sixth Form admissions: Please contact Mrs J Ferguson, Head of Sixth Form, on 01245 265821


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Virtual Open Evening
28th Sep 2021
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Virtual Open Evening

As we are unable to invite you into our school for our traditional Annual Open Evening, we have created a range of videos to provide you with a virtual experience and an insight into Great Baddow High School. In addition to the Welcome Video and Virtual Tour, the Headteacher's Address provides information about what makes Great Baddow High School a special place to learn and there are also videos from some of our current students and our Head of PE about our Sports Selection Scheme. There is a range of information available to you to help you choose the right secondary school for your child, however if you would like to see our school in action, we are offering daytime tours of the school throughout September and October.  Also please have a look through our Great Baddow High School Brochure to read more about how we help our students achieve their academic potential and develop skills and attributes that enable them to follow their chosen paths. View the Headteachers Address Listen to our students’ thoughts about GBHS An insight into joining Great Baddow High School from one of our Year 7 students. Plus a video from one of our Year 13 students who has been successfully balancing her academic and sporting achievements. View our 'Welcome to Great Baddow High School' video View our 'Open Day Virtual Tour' Sports Selection Scheme Information Book yourself and your child onto a school tour; come and see us in action! Take a look around our website; you will find information about our Curriculum, Subject intent, Resource Base for Deaf Students, the vast amount of opportunities available at GBHS. Follow us on Twitter to find out what the students are up to since we have returned! If you have any questions or queries about admissions, please do not hesitate to contact us. The deadline for Sports Selection applications is Friday 1st October at 12 noon. Apply Here Please remember to complete your school application online with Essex County Council by 31st October. We look forward to welcoming your child to GBHS!
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