We are pleased to publish our open event information for 2021. We will be holding a Virtual Open Event on 30th September and bookable tours of the school from Monday 20th September through to Friday 8th October.

Please visit the Open Events section of our website to make a booking for one of our tours. Places are limited so book early to avoid disappointment.

Year 6 applications for admission to Paxman Academy must be submitted to Essex County Council using their online portal by the national closing date of 31st October 2021.


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Mission and Values

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We are Paxman Academy

Paxman Academy is a co-educational, fully comprehensive 11-16 academy.

The Academy has a STEM focus and works with other organisations to enhance the quality of provision.

We also share our excellent facilities across Sigma schools in Colchester to enhance provision in a number of subject areas.

Paxman Academy prides itself on the quality of its staff. The combination of experience, expertise, enthusiasm and commitment ensures that students, parents and carers receive the best possible service.

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Our Journey So Far

Paxman Academy is part of The Sigma Trust a local partnership of seven academies in North East Essex. Sigma was formally established in September 2016 and currently consists of 5 secondary schools, a junior school and an infant and nursery school.

In the Press

11th March 2021
11th March 2021

Paxman Academy is one of the most popular secondary schools in Colchester   See Colchester Gazette article dated 11/03/2021  

24th March 2020
24th March 2020

Girls win Paxman Academy’s first sporting silverware   Colchester Evening Gazette article dated 24th March 2020

15th March 2020
15th March 2020

Students launch petition to get crossing outside Paxman Academy   Colchester Evening Gazette article dated March 15th 2020

10th September 2019
10th September 2019

Welcome to new £14m academy   Colchester Evening Gazette article dated 10th September 2019 Click here for more information