Inverness Royal Academy

Contract type – Design & Build

The new Inverness Royal Academy replaced the existing school building to provide a modern learning environment capable of meeting the needs of current and future pupils, as well as offering greater provision for community use during the evenings and weekends.

The new school, which is located west of the city’s Culduthel Road, has a larger pupil capacity (1,420 pupils) than the current school (1,153 pupils) in order to accommodate housing growth within the catchment area and increased uptake in Gaelic Medium education.

Consisting of 84 rooms, along with an additional six classrooms,the school also provides a number of facilities that can be used by the wider Inverness community. An additional games hall (two halls in total), a fitness suite, dance studio, gymnasium and two synthetic turf pitches are all part of the plans.

With a diverse outdoor area, enhanced Additional Support Needs provision and various improvements to public areas, the first-class facility brings major benefits to the Highlands and will provide an excellent learning environment for pupils for generations to come.


The Highland Council

Project Type

New build secondary school

Tier 1 Contractor

Morrison Construction


July 2016

I am delighted to be part of this momentous occasion as we mark this key step in delivering modern educational establishments for Inverness. This is a major milestone in our work with the Scottish Government to develop Highland Council’s programme of modern school provision in the Highlands.

Councillor Alasdair Christie
Chair of the Highland Council’s education, children and adult services committee


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