A north-east secondary school building has been branded “not fit for purpose” – by its head teacher.
Shona Sellers made the comments as the co-leaders of Aberdeenshire Council made a fact-finding visit to Peterhead Academy.
Some of the buildings at the town-centre sire are more than a century old.
Parts of the town-centre building are over 100-years-old, and calls have been made for a new school to be built since councillors
Some rooms have been described as being “too hot” in the summer, but cold enough in the winter to leave pupils “shivering”.
One member of staff even had to take time off work because the conditions affected their asthma.
The local authority’s co-leaders Martin Kitts-Hayes and Richard Thomson visited the school as part of an exercise deigned to identify where money should be spent to improve it.
Mr Thomson said last night: “It was good to be able to see for ourselves the good work that’s been going on in the academy.
“There’s been some fantastic improvements over the last few years and there is clearly a very strong leadership team.
“But there are some challenges associated with the building, which we saw first-hand.
“It is good to see a head teacher who is committed to the school and pupils but also tells it like it is.”
A consultations with staff, parents and pupils is currently ongoing.
Mr Kitts-Hayes said a good school would “improve the whole town”.
Chairwoman of the council’s Education committee, Alison Evison, said the local authority’s leadership wanted to see children “flourish” at the academy.