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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 2018: 1478

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

Number admitted to the school in September 2018: 250

Number of applications to enter Year 7 for September 2018 (as at December 2017): 895

Admission Policy

For further information regarding admissions to Great Baddow High School please see our  Admission Policy 2018/19 and Admission Policy 2019/20

The proposed Admission Policy for 2020-21 is currently under consultation. Proposed Admission Policy 2020-21

The consultation period runs from Thursday 15 November 2018 to Thursday 10 January 2019.  Any responses to this proposal should be sent to Mrs Deborah Sanders, via any of the following methods:
•             By email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
•             By post to: Mrs Deborah Sanders, PA to Headteacher, Great Baddow High School, Duffield Road, Chelmsford CM2 9RZ

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 2018/19 academic year, you will need to apply for their secondary school place for September 2019.
From 12 September 2018 you can access information and apply online. The closing date for applications is 31 October 2018.

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.
Link to Essex County Council school admissions http://www.essex.gov.uk/Education-Schools/Schools/Admissions/Pages/Admissions.aspx

For mid-year admissions please contact the school office on 01245 265821

For Sixth Form admissions, please contact Mr Andy Barker on 01245 265821