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Good news for Wick (28/09/09)
The Highland Council has warmly welcomed news that Wick High School is to attract significant funding from the Scottish Government.
The school is one of 14 secondary schools in Scotland to attract funding in recognition of its condition and suitability, which were highlighted in the Council’s annual report on the condition of its school estate to the Scottish Government.
The Council recently commissioned a technical feasibility study into the major upgrade of the school and architects, LDN, from Forres, are examining three options, which comprise (a) a new build; (b) refurbishment, partial demolition and new build and (c) refurbishment.
Councillor Bill Fernie, Chairman of the Education Culture and Sport Committee, said: “This is excellent news for Wick High School and will be warmly welcomed by the staff and pupils and everyone who has been campaigning so hard for investment in the school. The outcome of the feasibility study should be available in January next year. It will involve close consultation with the school community.”