Jim Leishman opens ‘flagship’ Dunfermline High School

(From left) Head Boy Alexander Johnstone, Provost of Fife Jim Leishman, and Head Girl Amber Russell.
(From left) Head Boy Alexander Johnstone, Provost of Fife Jim Leishman, and Head Girl Amber Russell.

Dunfermline High School was officially opened by provost Jim Leishman and head boy and head girl, Alexander Johnstone and Amber Russell.

“Dunfermline High is the flagship school in the Building Fife’s Future programme, which will see seven new schools built around Fife,” the provost said.

From its ultra-modern yet functional design to its eco-credentials, it was a building of which to be proud, he added.

“Dunfermline High has a long history and has always enjoyed a great reputation, this new building gives the staff and pupils the facility they need to build on that reputation and be all they can be by taking full advantage of the state of the art building and everything it has to offer.”

Fife Council leader Alex Rowley said: “I want to take this opportunity today to thank the people of Fife, who, through their taxes, will be paying for this new school for many generations to come.

“This £40 million investment in young people, along with the many other new schools being built across Fife, is a testament to the value the people of Fife put on education and sets the high standards we want for all our school buildings.”

Built in partnership with BAM Construction, the school has a number of features that depart from tradition. Its main feature is the transparency of every area. To see and be seen is the key, a design which has been proven in other schools to improve behaviour and decrease bullying.

Headteacher Brian Blanchflower said of the school: “We are all so proud of it and honoured to be able to work in a building which has been almost tailor-made for us.”

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