900-place school at Alderman Blaxill site gets green light
Plans to build a new school in Colchester have officially been given the go-ahead.
The former Alderman Blaxill School in Paxman Avenue has been reduced to rubble to make way for a new 900-place secondary school.
The new school, which has been officially approved by Essex County Council, could open in September 2019.
It is hoped building will start in March.
The new building will include 22 new teaching rooms, two ICT rooms, seven science classrooms, two art rooms, five design and technology classrooms, a sports hall, kitchens, external sports facilities and plenty of parking for cars, bikes and coaches.