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Great Baddow High School respects you and your child’s privacy when you use school services and is committed to complying with privacy legislation.

The information below is what is referred to as a ‘Privacy Notice’ which explains how the school uses and protects your personal information.

You will see a list of services that Great Baddow High School provides. Under each service is more detailed information about how we use and protect your personal information, simply click on the back to privacy notices link to find out more.

Great Baddow High School has a Data Protection Officer whose role it is to ensure that any personal information processed by the School is processed fairly and lawfully (respecting your rights and ensuring we follow the law). If you have any concerns or questions regarding how we look after your personal information, please contact the Data Protection Officer Lauri Almond at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or by calling 03330322970.

Why we use personal information

We may need to use some information about you to:

  • deliver services and support to you
  • manage those services
  • train and manage the employment of our workers who deliver those services
  • help investigate any worries or complaints you have about your services
  • keep track of spending on services
  • check the quality of services
  • to help with research and planning of new services.

What are our legal reasons for processing personal information?

There are a number of legal reasons why we need to collect and use personal data.  Each privacy notice from the menu on the left explains for each service which legal reason is being used. Generally, we collect and use personal information in the following circumstances:

  • Where it is necessary to perform our statutory duties
  • Where it is necessary to protect someone in an emergency
  • Where you, or your legal representative, have given consent
  • Where it is in the substantial public interest
  • Where it is necessary for employment purposes
  • Where you have made your data publicly available
  • Where it is required by law
  • Where you have made your data publicly available
  • Where you have entered into a contract with us
  • Where it is necessary to establish, exercise or defend a legal claim
  • Where it is necessary to protect public health
  • Where it is necessary for archiving public interest material, research, or statistical purposes

Where we are using your consent to process your personal data, you have the right to withdraw that consent at any time. If you wish to withdraw your consent, please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. so that your request can be dealt with.

What is Personal Information?

Personal information is often records that can identify and relate to a living person. This can also include information that, when put together with other information, can then identify a person.

What are Special Categories of Information?

This is personal information that needs more protection due to its sensitivity.  This information is likely to include:

  • sexuality and sexual health
  • religious or philosophical beliefs
  • ethnicity
  • physical or mental health
  • trade union membership
  • political opinion
  • genetic/biometric data

How we limit the use of personal information

Where necessary Great Baddow High School processes personal data to deliver our services effectively; but wherever possible, the data that we process will be anonymised, pseudonymised or de-personalised.  This means the information can no longer identify a person. 
When using personal data for research purposes, the data will be anonymised/pseudonymised to avoid the identification of a person, unless you have agreed that your personal information can be used for the research project.

We do not sell personal data to any other organisation for the purposes of selling products. 

Your privacy rights

The law provides you with a number of rights to control the processing of your personal information:

Accessing the information we hold about you

You have the right to ask for all the information we have about you. When we receive a request from you, we must normally give you access to everything we have recorded about you. However, we will not let you see any parts of your record which contain:

  • Confidential information about other people; or
  • Data an information professional thinks will cause serious harm to your or someone else’s physical or mental wellbeing; or
  • If we think that the prevention or detection of crime may be adversely affected by disclosing data to you.

This applies to paper and electronic records. If you ask us, we will also let others see your record (except if one of the points above applies). If you wish to make a request please complete the SAR - Application Form and send it, along with the appropriate documentation, to the email address below. If you cannot ask for your records in writing, we will make sure there are other ways you can apply.  If you have any queries regarding access to your information please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 01245 265821

Changing information you believe to be inaccurate

You should let us know if you disagree with something written on your file. We may not always be able to change or remove the information; however, we will correct factual inaccuracies and may include your comments in the records. Please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 01245 265821

Asking for your information to be deleted (right to be forgotten)

In some circumstances you can request the erasure of the personal information used by Great Baddow High School, for example:

  • Where the personal information is no longer needed for the purpose for which it was collected
  • Where you have withdrawn your consent to the use of your information (where there is no other legal basis for the processing)
  • Where there is no legal basis for the use of your information
  • Where erasure is a legal obligation

Where personal information has been shared with others, Great Baddow High School shall make every reasonable effort to ensure those using your personal information comply with your request for erasure.

Please note that the right to erasure does not extend to using your personal information where:

  • Is required by law
  • It is used for exercising the right of freedom of expression
  • It is in the public interest in the area of public health
  • It is for archiving purposes in the public interest, scientific or historical research purposes, or statistical purposes where it would seriously affect the achievement of the objectives of the processing
  • It is necessary for the establishment, defense or exercise of legal claims.

Restricting what your information is used for

You have the right to ask us to restrict what we use your personal data for where one of the following applies:

  • You have identified inaccurate information, and have notified us of this
  • Where using your information is unlawful, and you wish us to restrict rather than erase the information
  • Where you have objected to us using the information, and the legal reason for us using your information has not yet been provided to you

When information is restricted it cannot be used other than to securely store the data, and with your consent, to handle legal claims, protect others, or where it is for important public interests of the UK.

Where restriction of use has been granted, we will inform you before the use of your personal information is resumed.

You have the right to request that Great Baddow High School stop using your personal information for some services. However, if this request is approved this may cause delays or prevent us delivering a service to you. Where possible we will seek to comply with your request, but we may need to hold or use information in connection with one or more of the school’s legal functions.

Computer based decisions about you and if you are ‘profiled’

You have the right to object about decisions being made about you by automated means (by a computer and not a human being), unless it is required for any contract you have entered into, required by law, or you have consented to it. You also have the right to object if you are being ‘profiled’. Profiling is where decisions are made about you based on certain things in your personal information. If and when the school uses your personal information to profile you, you will be informed.

If you have concerns regarding automated decision making, or profiling, please contact the Data Protection Officer who will be able to advise you about how your information is being used. 

Who will we share your personal information with?

We use a range of companies and partners to either store personal information or to manage it for us. Where we have these arrangements there is always a contract, memorandum of understanding or information sharing protocol in place to ensure that the organisation complies with data protection law. We complete privacy impact assessments before we share personal information to ensure their compliance with the law.

Sometimes we have a legal duty to provide information about people to other organisations, e.g. Child Protection concerns or Court Orders.

We may also share your personal information when we feel there is a good reason that is more important than protecting your confidentiality. This does not happen often, but we may share your information:

  • to protect a child
  • if there are serious risks to the public, our staff or to other professionals
  • for the find and stop crime or fraud.

The law does not allow us to share your information without your permission, unless there is proof that someone is at risk or it is required by law.

This risk must be serious before we can go against your right to confidentiality.  When we are worried about physical safety or we feel that we need to take action to protect someone from being harmed in other ways, we will discuss this with you and, if possible, get your permission to tell others about your situation.

We may still share your information if we believe the risk to others is serious enough to do so. 

There may also be rare occasions when the risk to others is so great that we need to share information straight away. If this is the case, we will make sure that we record what information we share and our reasons for doing so. We will let you know what we have done and why as soon as or if we think it is safe to do so.

How do we protect your information?

We will do what we can to make sure we hold personal records (on paper and electronically) in a secure way, and we will only make them available to those who have a right to see them. Our security includes:

  • Encryption allows information to be hidden so that it cannot be read without special knowledge (such as a password). This is done with a secret code or cypher. The hidden information is said to be encrypted.
  • Pseudonymisation allows us to hide parts of your personal information from view so only we can see it. This means that someone outside of Great Baddow High School could work on your information for us without ever knowing it was yours.
  • Controlling access to systems and networks allows us to stop people who are not allowed to view your personal information from getting access to it.
  • Training for our staff allows us to make them aware of how to handle information and how and when to report when something goes wrong.
  • Ways for us to access your information should something go wrong and our systems not work, including how we manage your information in event of an emergency or disaster.
  • Regular testing of our technology and processes including keeping up to date on the latest security updates (commonly called patches).

How do we protect your information?

If your information leaves the country

Sometimes, for example where we receive a request to transfer Organisation records to a new Organisation, it is necessary to send that information outside of the UK.  In such circumstances additional protection will be applied to that data during its transfer, and where the receiving country does not have an adequacy decision from the European Commission, advice will be sought from the Information Commissioners Office prior to the data being sent.

How long do we keep your personal information?

For each reason why we use your personal information there is often a legal reason for why we need to keep it for a period of time. We try to capture all of these and detail them in what’s called a ‘retention schedule’. This schedule lists for each service how long your information may be kept for.

Where can I get advice?

You can contact our Data Protection Officer at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or by calling 03330322970.

For independent advice about data protection, privacy and data sharing issues, you can contact the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) at:

Information Commissioner's Office

Wycliffe House

Water Lane

Wilmslowhire SK9 5AF

Tel: 0303 123 1113 (local rate) or 01625 545 745 if you prefer to use a national rate number

Alternatively, visit ico.org.uk or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..  

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Cookies (electronic ones) & how you use this website

To make this website easier to use, we sometimes place small text files on your device (for example your iPad or laptop). These are known as ‘cookies’. Most big websites do this too.

 They improve things by:

  • remembering the things you’ve chosen, so you don’t have to keep re-entering them whenever you visit a new page
  • remembering data you’ve given (for example, your address) so you don’t need to keep entering it
  • measuring how you use the website so we can make sure it meets your needs.

By using our website, you agree that we can place these types of cookies on your device. 

We do not use cookies on this website that collect information about what other websites you visit (often referred to as privacy intrusive cookies).

Our cookies aren’t used to identify you personally. They’re just here to make the site work better for you. Indeed, you can manage and/or delete these files as you wish.

To learn more about cookies and how to manage them, visit AboutCookies.org or watch a video about cookies.

How you use this website (something called ‘Google Analytics’)

We use Google Analytics to collect information about how people use this site. We do this to make sure it’s meeting peoples’ needs and to understand how we can make the website work better. 

Google Analytics stores information about what pages on this site you visit, how long you are on the site, how you got here and what you click on while you are here. We do not collect or store any other personal information (e.g. your name or address) so this data cannot be used to identify who you are.



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We also collect data on the number of times a word is searched for on the site and the number of failed searches. We use this information to improve access to the site and to identify gaps in the content and see if it is something we should add to the site.

 Unless the law allows us to, we do not:

  • share any of the data we collect about you with others, or
  • use this data to identify individuals.

Other people’s cookies

We use videos from YouTube and feeds from other websites such as Facebook and Twitter. These websites place cookies on your device when watching or viewing these pages.

Below are links to their cookie policies:

Turning off cookies

You can stop cookies being downloaded on to your computer or other device by selecting the appropriate settings on your browser. If you do this, however, you may not be able to use the full functionality of this website.

There is more information about how to delete or stop using cookies on AboutCookies.org. If you wish, you can also opt out of being tracked by Google Analytics.

Further guidance on the use of personal information can be found at ico.org.uk

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Our school motto translates as ‘Always striving for higher things’ which encapsulates our vision for our students and our staff.


  • support students in achieving their academic potential and to develop as well-rounded, confident young people who can make a positive contribution now and in the future;
  • provide outstanding educational experiences and opportunities for success within the classroom, through trips, visits and a wide range of extra-curricular activities;
  • ensure that all students feel happy and safe, knowing that they are supported within a secure, caring learning environment;
  • develop individuals with a life-long understanding of how to keep themselves healthy and safe and to appreciate the benefits of an active lifestyle;
  • promote outstanding personal development opportunities for all students through a rich and varied programme of extra-curricular activities and student leadership;
  • provide leadership at all levels which inspires, motivates, challenges and supports; and
  • share our values and aspirations with parents so that we work together to achieve the best for our students.


We believe that our core purpose is to enable each student to achieve their academic potential so that they can progress to university, further education or training. We also place great value on providing a vast range of opportunities through which students experience success, develop transferable skills and learn to value team-work, creativity, commitment and resilience. We believe strongly in the benefits of extending learning beyond the classroom and support this through a wide range of trips, visits, workshops and other enrichment activities.

Our staff are well trained and our own professional development is important to us. We believe in sharing good practice and evaluating all aspects of our work in order to continue to develop and improve.

“Expectations of pupils are high” Ofsted 2017


None of the above can be achieved without a fair, consistent approach to discipline, mutual respect and an acceptance of the rules and procedures which are designed to maximise the benefits of school life for all members of the school community. In a large school it is necessary for all students, parents and staff to share an understanding that all students are expected to:

  • work hard to achieve their full academic potential in class and through homework;
  • respect others and themselves;
  • attend regularly, except when ill, and be punctual;
  • wear uniform correctly;
  • be properly equipped for all lessons;
  • follow the code of conduct and accept correction without argument;
  • take advantage of the opportunities available to them; and
  • approach any teacher, group tutor or head of year with any concern that they have.

Teachers are expected to:

  • treat the students with the respect they deserve;
  • have high expectations of their students and encourage them to have high expectations of themselves;
  • maintain commitment to their own professional development; and
  • encourage students to participate in the extra-curricular life of the school.


Open Evening

Open Evening takes place on Tuesday 1st October 2019 from 6.00 p.m. to 9.00 p.m. (Students finish school at 12.30 p.m.)

The Headteacher's presentations will take place at 6.15 p.m, 7.00 p.m and 7.45 p.m. Entry to presentations is by ticket only, therefore please collect a ticket on arrival.

Wednesday 2nd October 2019 is an Inset Day (Non Pupil Day)

Dangerous or inconsiderate cycling

All cyclists should be encouraged to wear cycle helmets although the school cannot enforce this rule and we rely on parental influence. Students have been told to cycle safely and considerately. They should not cycle on school site when arriving or leaving: in the morning the drive way is busy and after school buses and heavy traffic obscure cyclists’ view when coming onto the road, so pushing their bikes up to this point reduces the chances of an accident or a driver needing to swerve or brake suddenly.  Students must not give each other rides on their bikes as this is also potentially dangerous and increases drivers’ anxiety about likely accidents.

Students have been told about the sanctions they would receive should they ignore these instructions. We hope that we will have parental support with these actions, all of which are designed to keep children safe and reduce the risk of them becoming involved in any antisocial or otherwise unacceptable behaviour.

Sixth Form Notice

Wednesday 18th September: Year 13 Parents Meeting at 7.00 p.m. 'Empowering You'

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Building on the sustained excellent outcomes in physics, chemistry and biology, Great Baddow High School entered 119 students for Triple Science this year – significantly more than the national average.

The decision more than paid off with an outstanding 28 grade 9s achieved and 35% of grades at 7 or above. 70% achieved all three sciences at grade 5 or above and 92% at grade 4 or above


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