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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 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.

The application process to Great Baddow High School through the Sport Selection Scheme is now complete for September 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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Headteachers Commendation: Freya 8A2
14th Jan 2021
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Headteachers Commendation: Freya 8A2

We are always pleased when we hear about some of the amazing things our students do outside of school and it was fantastic to receive an email from a volunteer at the Maldon Vaccination Clinic about Freya in Year 8 who has been helping her mum at work. "I am writing to let you know about one of your lovely pupils that I met yesterday. I am working as a volunteer at the Maldon vaccination clinic and Freya and her older brother had decided to come and help. I had a chat with her about school and she was very positive and working hard on her online lessons and then during this weekend she was helping as a volunteer. She was confident, kind and caring towards patients. I thought it was important to let you know that not only is she credit to her own family, she is also a credit to her school family."   Mr Farmer awarded Freya with a Headteachers Commendation for her services to the community and for her willingness to help others during this difficult time. Well done Freya. "Freya has gone out of her way to make sure the vulnerable over 80’s have been greeted with a smile, clear instructions on the process to follow too ensure they are kept safe whilst receiving their vaccine and teaching others the computer booking in system. She has even been making phone calls to patients booking them in for their appointments with some very detailed questioning beforehand. My eldest son Joel, who was also a GBHS student, returned from university in June and he has also be working over twelve hour shifts to ensure maximum vaccine uptake. " Parent Quote
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