Inverness High School
|Inverness High School|
View in September 2007
|Rector||John F. Rutter|
From a peak of over 1,600 pupils, the school's current roll is around 450. Its feeders are Central, Dalneigh, Bishop Eden's, St Joseph's and Merkinch Primary Schools. It is situated west of the river and west of Kenneth Street (A82).
The current Rector at Inverness High School is John Rutter, who succeeded Ritchie Cunningham who retired after 23 and a half years as Rector in April 2014. Cunningham held the title of longest serving Rector in the Highlands. Mr Rutter's two deputes are Ms. Fife and Mrs. Huggan.
After occupying various sites around the city, it moved to its current location, in Dalneigh, in 1937. At that time, it was renamed the Technical High School and specialised in providing vocational courses. It kept this name until 1959 when it adopted its current name. In 2008 there was a temporary closure when a fire started in the Assembly Hall. Luckily, it was a night time and during the Annual October break.
Notable former pupils
- Mike Edwards Inverness journalist, author and soldier
- David Mackenzie, General Secretary of the Transport Salaried Staffs' Association
- Ali Smith, author and Man Booker Prize nominee
- David Stewart, Labour MP for Inverness East, Nairn and Lochaber 1997-2005
Gary Cornish, Scottish Heavyweight Boxer.
- "Inverness High". Learning and Teaching Scotland. Retrieved 17 October 2009.