Inverness High School

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Inverness High School
Montague Row

Dalneigh, Inverness

Coordinates 57°28′34″N4°14′10″W / 57.476°N 4.236°W / 57.476; -4.236 Coordinates: 57°28′34″N4°14′10″W / 57.476°N 4.236°W / 57.476; -4.236
TypeState comprehensive
Local authorityHighland
RectorJohn F. Rutter
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Inverness High School is a secondary school on Montague Row in Inverness, Scotland.



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).

In 2005, it became one of the first twenty eight schools in Scotland to be awarded Schools of Ambition status. [1]

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

Gary Cornish, Scottish Heavyweight Boxer.

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