Funding secured to build a new Waid Academy

The existing Waid Academy will be replaced with a new school.
The existing Waid Academy will be replaced with a new school.
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Fife Council will receive funding from the Scotland’s Schools for the Future programme to build a new school to replace the existing Waid Academy.

The funding was announced by Learning Minister Dr Alasdair Allan when he visited the Anstruther school today (Friday).

It’s included in a £330 million package of spending to rebuild or replace schools in 13 local authority areas across Scotland.

Councillor David Ross, leader of Fife Council, said: “I am very pleased by today’s announcement of further Scottish Future’s Trust funding. This investment will help us continue with our Building Fife’s Future Programme, which has already seen two new secondary schools and two primaries built in Fife, with another three underway.

“This new project at Waid will see us continue in our partnership with Scottish Futures Trust and I’d like to pay tribute to the constructive relationship between our officers and the SFT, which is at the heart of delivering these exciting school buildings.

“We have very ambitious plans for Waid Academy, to create not just a school but a whole community hub which is both innovative and inspirational in design and which will serve all the communities of the East Neuk. Today’s announcement will help us realise those ambitions much faster.”

Gemma Boggs, schools programme director at Scottish Futures Trust, added: “We are delighted with the opportunity today’s announcement brings as it allows us to build on the huge progress we’ve made in managing the Scotland’s Schools for the Future programme. Thousands of pupils across Scotland will benefit.”