Building work at new Paxman Academy is completed
BUILDING work had been completed at a new secondary school in Colchester.
Paxman Academy in Shrub End has been built by Essex County Council on the site of the former Alderman Blaxill School.
The 900-place school will open in September with 180 Year 7 students and is already oversubscribed.
The academy, which will be run by the Sigma Trust, incorporates a three-storey building with 20 classrooms, a library, a suite of science laboratories, technology workshops, and a sports hall. READ MORE: First look inside the new Paxman Academy as it rises from the ashes
To mark the completion of works a MAN marine engine was installed at entrance of the school.
MAN Energy Solutions, based in Hythe Hill, was formerly known as Paxman’s and donated the engine to the school in recognition of it being called after the Paxman engineering dynasty.
The firm said it will now work closely with the school to encourage pupils to take up careers in engineering.