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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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