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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.   We hope you will visit our school by attending our Open Evening or arranging an individual visit.  Many families like to do both.  We hold our Open Evening in the Autumn Term and offer tours of our school during the working day throughout September and October, by appointment.  We feel this is the best way to experience first-hand our outstanding facilities and to meet the students and staff.

Number of students as at September 2019: 1478

The school pupil admission number (PAN) for Years 7-11 is 240 per year.

Number admitted to the school in September 2019: 250

Number of applications to enter Year 7 for September 2019 (as at October 2019): 873

Admission Policy

For further information regarding admissions to Great Baddow High School please see our  Admission Policy 2020/21 and Admission Policy 2021/22.

Great Baddow High School Prospectus

Great Baddow High School Brochure

Great Baddow High School Prospectus

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.

For entry to Great Baddow High School through the Sport Selection Scheme, the Supplementary Information Form (SIF)  must be completed and submitted to Great Baddow High School by NO LATER THAN Friday 2nd October 2020.

The selection day will take place on Saturday 10th October 2020, starting at 9.00 am and finishing by 3.00 pm. On submission of the form, further details regarding this day will be emailed or posted to parents by Wednesday 7th October 2020.

Admission Appeals
If your child is not offered a place at our school, you can appeal against the decision. You need to make an appeal within 20 days of receiving the decision letter or email.
To find out more about appealing an admission decision, please visit the Local Authority website: www.essex.gov.uk/Admissions/Appeals

Mid-year admissions: Please contact Mrs Sanders on 01245 265821 for information and an application form.

Sixth Form admissions: Please contact the Head of Sixth Form on 01245 265821