Fife Council approves consultation on proposed Dunfermline Learning Campus

The site where the proposed Dunfermline Learning Campus is expected to be located

A committee at Fife Council has approved an educational consultation on a planned Dunfermline Learning Campus.

The intention is to bring St Columba's RC and Woodmill High Schools together with Fife College.

Most children and young people are said to be in favour of the idea of having a learning campus.

According to the council, Education Scotland confirmed in a report that the local authority had set out a strong case in favour of the proposal.

They said it's a clear benefit to education, with all kids, young people, parents, carers and school staff who met with HM Inspectors being supportive of the idea. 

It's hoped that the campus with strengthen "well-established" links with the college and collaborative working, with the facilities available at the campus being available for the community to use.

The aim is for the campus to be open in the autumn of 2024.

Councillor Craig Walker, Convenor of the Education and Children’s Services Sub-Committee at the local authority, said: "This is good news for the schools involved, good news for the college and good news for Dunfermline.

"It takes us a step closer to having this proposal become a reality.

"The consultation has shown that the majority of children and young people are keen to have a learning campus, with the proposed new facilities which can be offered there, together with the opportunities to meet with old and new friends.

"The pupils are looking forward to a modern building and the new facilities that they’ll have access to.

"The close links with the college will provide them with a senior educational experience that is quite unique and will benefit both the pupils and Fife as a whole."

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