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Great Baddow High School: a happy, safe and successful 11-18 school of which we are very proud.

Whether you are a prospective parent or considering applying for a job, I hope that you will find the information on this website helpful.  However, I also strongly recommend that you visit us during the working day in order to get a real understanding of our school. We would be delighted to show you around our attractive site so that you can see students and teachers working together in well-equipped, specialist classrooms, using modern technologies and resources.


Our curriculum, enhanced by many enrichment opportunities, clubs, trips and visits, is broad and varied.  We aim to support students in achieving their potential both academically and as well-rounded, confident individuals; we are equally committed to the professional development of our staff.

Many of our students progress into our Sixth Form where they are joined by others from elsewhere.  They make an important contribution to the life of the school, involving themselves in a wide range of activities including World Challenge, and supporting younger students in a variety of ways.  Sixth formers enjoy their own common room, café and study areas.

Great Baddow High School is a ‘Specialist Science and Sports College’ and a centre of excellence.

Both science and PE are part of the core national curriculum although students can opt for more PE at Key Stage 4 and 5.

We deliver a high quality education in science that challenges and stimulates pupils. The sciences are popular A Level subjects with many students choosing science-based courses at university. We promote many vocational and enrichment opportunities, including STEM projects (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths) to enrich learning experiences.

As a specialist sports college since 2004 our sports facilities, teaching expertise and extra-curricular provision are outstanding. Our students enjoy sporting success at district and national level and benefit from an exceptional extra-curricular programme although our ethos is centred on participation for all.

We look forward to welcoming you into our school community.

Please make an appointment to visit by calling 01245 265821.

Yours sincerely,

Mr P Farmer


Year 10 – Careers Guidance

Around this time of year all year 10 students would start to have the first of their career’s guidance meetings with our independent provider, Directions. We are committed to ensuring that all our students receive the guidance they need when looking ahead to their futures after Year 11.

Firstly, we are pleased to be able to provide all year 10 students with a virtual careers support video from Directions to help support both yourself and your child. This is available to view through YouTube.

Click here to go to online YouTube version

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Survey Feedback

We are very grateful for the hard work invested in supporting your son/daughter in their learning whilst at home. We are fully aware of how tricky it is to balance your own work, schoolwork, technology, exercise and family time. We appreciate how challenging this can be and that you are all working differently with different resources. We are aiming to keep the students on track with their learning over time, ready to return.

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Latest News

Magnus April 2020

Read the latest edition of Magnus the Newsletter of Great Baddow High School.

Magnus April 2020

Parent Weekly Bulletin - March 13th 2020

Read the latest Parent Weekly Bulletin - March 13th 2020

Students play detective as part of National Careers Week

National Careers Week is a celebration of careers guidance in education across the United Kingdom to provide careers guidance at an important stage in the academic calendar.

Offering a range of careers activities across the school and curriculum areas, this year Great Baddow High School introduced their first ever “What’s my job?”, careers event as part of their National Careers Week schedule, which aimed to widen the knowledge of Year 7 students about the variety of job roles available and challenge preconceptions as to what their future might hold.

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