Alderman Blaxill School

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Alderman Blaxill School
Established 1920
Closed 2014
Type Academy
Location Paxman Avenue
C02 9DQ
Coordinates: 51°52′23″N 0°52′06″E / 51.872984°N 0.868431°E / 51.872984; 0.868431
DfE URN 115380 Tables
Ofsted Reports
Gender Coeducational
Ages 11–16

Alderman Blaxill School was a secondary school with academy status in Colchester, Essex, and was the town's smallest secondary school. It closed in 2014.


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.[1] It became an academy in 2012, and closed in 2014. The majority of the students transferred to The Stanway School and Thomas Lord Audley School, with which Alderman Blaxill was federated.


The school buildings are being maintained for educational purposes following the closure of the school in July 2014. In September 2014 two other schools were sharing the buildings; the Stanway Federation Learning Centre and Market Field School, whose own school building is being rebuilt.[2]

Temporary Use[edit]

As work in 2014-2015 was undergoing at the Market Field School in Elmstead Market, children from the school temporarily used Alderman Blaxill as a site for education. Market Field School specialises in disabled and disadvantaged students.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Blaxill
  2. ^ Brading, Wendy (9 September 2014). "Alas Smith and Jones - but we're getting on fine". Colchester Daily Gazette (Newsquest). Retrieved 27 November 2014. 

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