Construction work has started on a new secondary school in Colchester

Construction work has started on a new secondary school as the Council pushes ahead with plans to spend £104 million creating thousands of new school places in Essex.

Work has officially started on the brand new 900-place secondary school after demolition finished on the site of the former Alderman Blaxhill School in Colchester.

The new school will be sponsored by The Sigma Trust, which already sponsors three secondary schools and two primary schools in the town, including The Stanway School, Thomas Lord Audley School and St Helena School.

The work forms part of the Council’s budgeted plans to spend £104m this year to create 2,750 new school places.

The new building, which will be completed in time for the first cohort of pupils in September 2019, will house more than 20 classrooms, a sports hall, library and a suite of science labs and technology workshops.

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