01245 265821  


Carrie Profile picture Jan 2017

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


Adverse Weather or School Closure arrangements

Please be assured that school will stay open if at all possible during severe weather however please be aware of the information in the 'Adverse Weather and School Closure arrangements' letter which will apply throughout the winter and could also be referred to if the school needed to close unexpectedly for any other reason.

Adverse Weather or School Closure Letter.

PhysicsFest 2017

PhysicsFest 2017, organised by the Institute of Physics, will be held at Great Baddow High School on Sunday 3rd December 2017 from 1.00 p.m. to 4.00 p.m.

It is a family fun day inspired by experiments with lots of interactive physics demonstrations and activities for all ages. FREE ENTRY


13.15 & 14.45 -  The Art of Science by Dr Jasmine Pradissitto

14.00 & 15.30 - The physics of Superheroes by Professor Alan Davies.

Register your interest at http://bit.ly/PhysicsFestatGBHS

Latest News

Essex Youth Assembly Trip

Some of our Year 7 and 8 students attended an event hosted by the Essex Youth Assembly to discuss how they get their voices heard by the police and government.

EYA 300 px

Read more ...

Vicky Ford MP visits Great Baddow High School

Great Baddow High School was pleased to welcome Vicky Ford, Member of Parliament for Chelmsford, to gain her support for plans to build a new science block and astroturf and were delighted with her positive response.

Vicky Ford Photo

Read more ...

Magnus October 2017

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

Magnus Front Cover October 2017