Great Baddow High School
Catchment Area, Reviews and Key Information

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Duffield Road
Beehive Lane
01245 265821
11 - 18
Academy - Converter mainstream
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5+ GCSEs grade 9-4 (standard pass or above) including English and maths
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Great Baddow High School converted to become an academy school on 1 July 2011. When the predecessor school, of the same name, was last inspected it was judged to be good. This is a larger than the average-sized secondary school with a sixth form. The proportion of students eligible for the pupil premium, which provides additional funding for students known to be eligible for free school meals, children looked after by the local authority and those who have a parent in the armed forces, is lower than the national average. The school receives additional government funds for students now in Year 7 who did not achieve the expected Level 4 in English at the end of Key Stage 2. Most students are of White British heritage. The proportion of students who are from minority ethnic backgrounds and the proportion that speak English as an additional language are well below national averages. The proportion of disabled students and those who have special educational needs that are supported at school action is above average. The proportion supported at school action plus or through a statement of special educational needs is below average. There is a specialist resource base for up to 18 students with a hearing impairment. Some students attend off-site provision at Chelmsford College, Writtle College, Thriftwood Special School, Heybridge Pupil Referral Unit, the YMCA and Galleywood Youth Centre. The school meets the government’s current floor standards, which are the minimum levels expected for students’ attainment and progress.

Great Baddow High School Catchment Area Map

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The concentration of pupils shows likelihood of admission based on distance criteria

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This School Guide heat map has been plotted using official pupil data taken from the last School Census collected by the Department for Education. It is a visualisation of where pupils lived at the time of the annual School Census.

Our heat maps use groups of postcodes, not individual postcodes, and have naturally soft edges. All pupils are included in the mapping (i.e. children with siblings already at the school, high priority pupils and selective and/or religious admissions) but we may have removed statistical ‘outliers’ with more remote postcodes that do not reflect majority admissions.

For some schools, the heat map may be a useful indicator of the catchment area but our heat maps are not the same as catchment area maps. Catchment area maps, published by the school or local authority, are based on geographical admissions criteria and show actual cut-off distances and pre-defined catchment areas for a single admission year.

This information is provided as a guide only. The areas from which pupils are admitted to a school can change from year to year to reflect the number of siblings and pupils admitted under high priority admissions criteria.

3 steps to help parents gather catchment information for a school:

  1. Look at our school catchment area guide for more information on heat maps. They give a useful indicator of the general areas that admit pupils to the school. This visualisation is based on all attending pupils present at the time of the annual School Census.
  2. Use the link to the Local Authority Contact (above) to find catchment area information based on a single admission year. This is very important if you are considering applying to a school.
  3. On each school page, use the link to visit the school website and find information on individual school admissions criteria. Geographical criteria are only applied after pupils have been admitted on higher priority criteria such as Looked After Children, SEN, siblings, etc.

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News & events from Great Baddow High School

Last update: 02 May 2019

Welcome to Great Baddow High School, a happy, safe and successful 11-18 school.

At Great Baddow High School we are committed to helping our students achieve their academic potential and developing the skills and attributes that will help them follow their chosen paths and make a valuable contribution to society.

"The school is very well led. There's a real sense of purpose and high expectations among staff and students. There is no complacency." OFSTED

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