Keys to new schools at Dunfermline Learning Campus handed over

Dunfermline Learning Campus complete
Mick McGee, St Columba’s headteacher; councillor David Ross; Martin Cooper, BAM; councillor Cara Hilton; Ken Gourlay, Fife Council CEO; and Sandy Mcintosh, Woodmill headteacher

FIFE Council has officially taken ownership of the new St Columba’s RC High School and Woodmill High School at the Dunfermline Learning Campus.

The keys were ceremoniously handed over to councillor David Ross, leader of the local authority, by BAM’s construction director for Scotland, Martin Cooper, in what marked the completion of the transformative educational project.

The Dunfermline Learning Campus project was collaborative effort between Fife Council, Fife College, and the Scottish Government. The schools’ build is procured and managed by hub East Central Scotland. In time, the campus will co-locate pupils, students, and staff from St Columba’s RC High School, Woodmill High School, and Fife College, in modern, fit-for-purpose, and low-carbon facilities.

The new schools are equipped with innovative internal spaces, including a ‘Learning Lab’ with performance analysis tools, media studios, recording booths, and extensive creative project spaces. The campus also features learning plazas, breakout booths, digitally enabled learning spaces, and a range of outdoor facilities designed to promote holistic development and wellbeing.

The construction of the new schools began in September 2021, spearheaded by BAM Construction, and reached completion in June 2024. Reflecting on the project, Martin Cooper said, “It has been a privilege to work on such a forward-thinking project. The completion of the schools at Dunfermline Learning Campus is a testament to the dedication and hard work of everyone involved. We are proud to deliver these outstanding facilities that will serve the community for many years.”

Councillor David Ross added, “We’re delighted to take ownership of these exceptional new facilities. The completion of St Columba’s RC High School and Woodmill High School represents a significant investment in the future of our young people and our community. These schools will provide state-of-the-art learning environments that will inspire and support our students for generations to come.”