Alderman Blaxill School
The site was developed as Hamilton Road Central School in 1914, but was used as a military hospital during World War I, and did not open until 1920. Following the Education Act 1944, it became a secondary modern school. In 1955, the school moved to a new building in Walnut Tree Way, Shrub End, and was renamed Alderman Blaxill after a former Mayor of Colchester and chairman of the education committee. In 1976, it became a comprehensive school. It became an academy in 2012, and is due to close this year .The majority of the students have been transferred to The Stanway School and Thomas Lord Audley School, with which Alderman Blaxill was federated.