Plans for a new 900 place secondary school have been given the go ahead this week.
After years of debate and opinion, the new facility will sit on the old site of Alderman Blaxill on the Shrub End Estate.
Essex County Council are looking to open the school for its first intake in September 2019.
It is thought that building of the £20m project will begin in March this year.
Colchester is predicted to have a shortfall of over 700 school places within five years. Essex County Council are creating over 22,000 places county wide.
It is not known whether the school will be renamed Alderman Blaxill or will be given a new title.
(Photo Kevin Starling.)