Highlands & Islands

Plans for new Inverness Royal Academy approved

The proposed new £34m, 1,420-pupil Inverness Royal Academy has been given planning permission by Highland councillors.

Work is expected to start in July and, when completed, it will be the biggest school in the Highlands.

The new school will be built close to the site of the academy building it is to replace.

Currently, the academy has a roll of about 940 pupils. The new building should be ready to open in August 2016.

As well as mainstream classrooms, it will have additional support needs accommodation, a Gaelic zone, an outdoor classroom, learning garden and two all-weather football pitches.

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