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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,

Carrie Lynch
Headteacher

Announcements

End of Term Arrangements July 2017

School will finish at 1.00 p.m. on Friday 21st July 2017. Contract busses will be running.

Wishing all our students and their parents an enjoyable summer holiday.

RESULTS DATES 2017

GCE Results Thursday 17th August 2017     

Year 13   8.30 am

Year 12   10.00 am

GCSE Results Thursday 24th August 2017

 Year 11   9.00 am

 Year 10   10.00 am

Start of Term Arrangements

Monday 4th September 2017: INSET DAY
Tuesday 5th September 2017: Years 7 and 12 students, plus Year 11 prefects, only. All students to arrive by 8.40am. Buses will run as normal.  This will enable us to run a full day’s induction programme for these year groups.
Wednesday 6th September 2017: All students to arrive by 8.40am.  Extended tutor time from 8.45 – 10.05 followed by normal lessons.

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Latest News

Consultation - Sale of Land

The Governing Body is currently considering selling one of our smaller, very rarely used fields to raise funds to build a new science block and full- sized astroturf pitch.

We believe that the sale of this land will enable us to build an excellent science facility whilst improving the important outdoor sports space by providing an all-weather facility for year round use, benefitting our own students and members of the community.

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Magnus July 2017

The July 2017 edition of Magnus, the newsletter of Great Baddow High School, is now available to read.

Magnus Front Cover July 2017

Gold Mark in Sport Awarded for Second Year

Great Baddow High School’s ability to ensure high level sport coupled with high levels of participation has been recognised by achieving Gold Mark status for two consecutive years.

Awarded by Youth Sports Trust, Great Baddow High School is the only secondary school in Chelmsford to have achieved this level, with the school demonstrating that it meets the challenging criteria of high levels of participation for students of all abilities.

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