The current condition of Inverkeithing High School was highlighted by local MSP Alex Rowley when he spoke in a debate in the Scottish Parliament which was focussing on raising attainment in Scotland’s schools.
Mr Rowley expressed his disappointment that Inverkeithing High School had not been included in an announcement of replacement schools brought forward by the Scottish Government. He said; “I was disappointed that Inverkeithing High School was not one of those schools. I ask the minister to agree to visit Inverkeithing High School in my constituency; the building is in a dire state and in need of replacement”.
Speaking to the Press after the debate Mr Rowley said; “I am well aware of the excellent work by students and teachers at Inverkeithing High School but I wanted to make the point that this is made all the more difficult when you are teaching and learning in a school building that is past its sell by date.
The Cowdenbeath MSP said that Fife Council had used its capital allocation to replace schools across Fife in order of condition and must now use its voice to make the case for additional funding. He said; “I spoke again to the minster after the debate and she has agreed to visit the school to see the excellent work that goes on as well as the unacceptable condition of the building. I have also raised the condition of the school with Fife Council making the point that they must now bring forward detailed plans for its replacement so that we can collectively push for the funding to make those plans happen. We need to make sure that when the next announcement is being made about investment in new schools, a replacement for Inverkeithing High School is in that announcement”.