Highland Council responds to parents’ group report on further delays to upgrade at Culloden Academy in Inverness

Culloden Academy has 1117 pupils according to the Highland Council website.

Highland Council has issued a statement following allegations of further delays in upgrading Culloden Academy in Inverness.

Culloden Academy Parent Council said it was “absolutely furious” that the project at one of the area’s most overcrowded schools suffered another apparent setback.

They say they were told at a meeting on Thursday that the school extension project has been postponed until 2025.

In response this afternoon, a Highland Council spokeswoman said: ‘The Culloden Academy Stakeholder Group was briefed last Thursday evening on the progress of the project and the cost pressures facing the industry construction.

“Members agreed at the June 30, 2022 council meeting to conduct a capital program review later this year, which will consider the timing of the work program for council capital projects. The board currently has 10 major school projects underway, either new builds or extensions, to be completed within the first five years (2022/23 to 2026/27) of the capital program which was approved in December 2021.

“However, members also agreed that design and planning work would continue on all major school projects at the pre-construction stage, including Culloden Academy, pending review.”

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