If you are considering Great Baddow High School for your child please have a look through our Great Baddow High School Brochure and the Great Baddow High School Prospectus 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 and watch our ‘welcome to Great Baddow High School’ film.
Number of students as at September 2023: 1528
The school pupil admission number (PAN) for Years 7-11 is 250 per year.
Number admitted to the school in September 2023: 251
Number of applications to enter Year 7 for September 2023: 990
For places in 2025, applications must be made by 31st October 2024.
If your child is in Year 6 of a primary or junior school during the 2024/25 academic year, you will need to apply for their secondary school place for September 2025 via Essex County Council Admissions | Essex County Council.
The closing date for applications for Year 7 in September 2025: 31st October 2024.
Applications for the 2024 school year are now closed.
For information about making a late application for a secondary (Year 7) school place, please refer to the admissions information at Essex County Council Admissions | Essex County Council.
Please note: All applications received after the closing date will be treated as late by Essex County Council and will only be processed after all on-time applications. You are less likely to get a place at one of your preferred schools if you apply late.
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.
We also offer a Sports Selection Scheme for students who do not meet criteria 1,2, 3 or 4 in our admission policy. Up to 10% of Year 7 students are selected for places at Great Baddow High School on the basis of aptitude for sport.
The selection process takes place following a practical activities day at Great Baddow High School. Students are assessed for their level of speed, balance, awareness, agility, endurance, coordination and ability at two sports chosen by the student.
For further information about entry to Great Baddow High School through the Sport Selection Scheme visit our Sports Selection Scheme page on our website here.
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 G Justier on 01245 265821 for information and an application form.
Sixth Form admissions: Please contact Mrs J Ferguson, Head of Sixth Form, on 01245 265821
|Great Baddow High School Brochure||18th Sep 2023||Download|
|Great Baddow High School Prospectus||18th Sep 2023||Download|
|Admission Policy 2024-25||07th Dec 2022||Download|
|Sports Selection Scheme Supplementary Information Form 2024-25||07th Dec 2022||Download|
|Admissions Policy 2023-24||11th Mar 2022||Download|
|Sports Selection Information Form 2023-24||11th Mar 2022||Download|
|Admissions Policy 2022-2023||22nd Feb 2021||Download|
|GBHS Priority Admission Area||14th Sep 2020||Download|