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.
It is with regret that we are unable to offer an Open Evening this year, however from Thursday 10th September 2020 we are offering school tours every Tuesday and Thursday until half term to parents and students looking at Great Baddow High School for their child for September 2021. A Virtual Tour will be available on our website in due course.
Parents will need to book a school tour in advance and numbers are limited to two family members per household (either one adult and one child or two adults). We cannot accommodate small children accompanying the tour who are not Year 6.
Parents will need to arrive between 9.20 and 9.30 and sign in at reception (please note that there is no parking on site). Tours will be approximately one hour and will be followed by a talk from the Headteacher with an opportunity to ask questions.
All adults will be required to wear a face mask on site and when moving around the school.
Please telephone 01245 265821 to book your school tour.
We hope you will visit our school by arranging an individual visit.
Number of students as at September 2019: 1478
The school pupil admission number (PAN) for Years 7-11 is 240 per year.
Number admitted to the school in September 2019: 250
Number of applications to enter Year 7 for September 2019 (as at October 2019): 873
For further information regarding admissions to Great Baddow High School please see:
Great Baddow High School Prospectus
If your child is in Year 6 of a primary or junior school during the 2020/21 academic year, you will need to apply for their secondary school place for September 2021.
From mid-September 2020 you can access information and apply online. The closing date for applications is 31 October 2020.
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 entry to Great Baddow High School through the Sport Selection Scheme, the Supplementary Information Form (SIF) must be completed and submitted to Great Baddow High School by NO LATER THAN Friday 2nd October 2020.
If you qualify for criterion 1, 2, 3 or 4 outlined in our Admission Policy, you do not need to apply for the Sports Selection Day.
The selection day will take place on Saturday 10th October 2020, starting at 9.00 am and finishing by 3.00 pm. On submission of the form, further details regarding this day will be emailed or posted to parents by Wednesday 7th October 2020.
If your child is not offered a place at our school, you can appeal against the decision. You need to make an appeal within 20 days of receiving the decision letter or email.
To find out more about appealing an admission decision, please visit the Local Authority website:
Mid-year admissions: Please contact Mrs 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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|SIF Sports Selection details 2021 22||06th Jul 2020||Download|
|Mini Magnus - Admissions 2021||14th Jul 2020||Download|
|Great Baddow High School Brochure 2020||12th Aug 2020||Download|
|Great Baddow High School Prospectus September 2020||12th Aug 2020||Download|
|GBHS Priority Admission Area||14th Sep 2020||Download|