Baddow Blog

‘Festive Woollies Day’ Raises Over £600 On Last Day of Term!

Following the success of the Christmas Shoebox appeal this year, students and staff at Great Baddow High School raised over £600 for charity on the last day of term this Christmas, wearing their festive woollies for the ‘Text Santa Christmas Jumper Day’. Great Baddow High School supported the event last year, with teachers and support…

Santa Is Coming To Great Baddow on Saturday 5th December!

Santa in Great Baddow Havens

Little Havens Hospice charity shop, which raises money for seriously ill children from across Essex, will be holding a Christmas Fun Day next weekend. On Saturday 5th December the Little Havens Hospice charity shop in The Vineyards will have a visit from Santa for its annual festive fun day. The popular annual event sees the…

Huge Success For Operation Christmas Child

Record Breaking Number of Shoeboxes Collected for Operation Christmas Child by Staff and Students at GBHS Excellent news from our local secondary school – they have managed to fill 615 shoe boxes with Christmas presents for children! Great Baddow High School has once again smashed its target for this year’s Operation Christmas Child shoebox appeal…

Top Fear At Great Baddow High School

Andrew Hammond

You will be forgiven for mistaking the man in the photo as the famous Top Gear presenter, Richard Hammond. It is, in fact, the Hamster’s younger brother, and horror author, Andrew Hammond. GBHS students captivated by ‘CRYPT’ author Andrew Hammond Students in Year 7 and 8 at Great Baddow High School were captivated by tales of…

Great Baddow Student Voted Young Sports Leader of the Year

Niall Pollinger, sixth form student at Great Baddow High School and Young Leader for the Chelmsford School Sports Partnership, was voted ‘Young Leader of the Year’ at the Chance to Shine Awards in London, in recognition of his commitment to developing and supporting the Chance to Shine programme through leadership over the last four years.…

Child Snatchers or Lost Driver?

Baddow Hall Junior School has warned parents of an incident close to the school on Thursday 3rd September. “Please be aware that an incident occurred yesterday at the park in New Road whereby a child was approached by 4 men in a white Mercedes with a foreign number plate and blacked out windows. The child…

Google Satellite Maps Updated Over Great Baddow

Great Baddow from the air

In the last few months Google updated its satellite images over Great Baddow. You can see the Bringey Cottage development underway, which means that the maps were updated in around May 2015. These images are a great way to see what is happening in the village and also show how the village is changing. Google…

Great Baddow’s Tony Appleton Announces Birth of Royal Baby

The Duchess of Cambridge has given birth to a girl, Kensington Palace has announced. Tony Appleton announced the birth outside St Mary’s Hospital this morning. The royal baby was born at 8.34 am and weighs 8lbs 3oz (3.7kg). Both Catherine and her newborn daughter are “doing well”. The birth was in the Lindo Wing at St Mary’s Hospital, which…

Sad News – The Beehive Pub Closes Its Doors

We heard today that The Beehive on Beehive Lane has called last orders for the final time. At the moment there is no other news, no sign on the pub. It has been closed for around two weeks – its windows are boarded up. The only announcement is one line on the Beehive Facebook page: The…

Great Baddow Open Gardens Sunday 14 June 2 – 5pm

English backgarden

Once again Great Baddow is opening it’s garden gates to visitors to raise funds for Farleigh Hospice. Farleigh Hospice is looking for more gardens to open so if you are proud of your garden and would like the opportunity to show it off, now is your chance! It does not have to be a large…