WOODMILL High School's senior pupils will resume their education at Fife College and St Columba's High School on Monday, it has been confirmed.

S5 pupils will go to Fife College's Halbeath campus while S6 students will attend St Columba's High.

Parents and pupils were told of the decision at a meeting at Dunfermline High School.

Today (Friday), parents of kids who attended the school's Department of Additional Support (DAS) where last Sunday's fire started, will meet to discuss future arrangements.

It's hoped that by a week on Monday (September 9) the 70 or so pupils from the unit will be able to continue their education at Blairhall Primary School.

Education chiefs and rector Sandy McIntosh are continuing talks to finalise arrangements for S1, S2, S3 and S4 pupils with updates due soon.

In a statement yesterday (Thursday), Mr McIntosh said: "In the meantime, work continues at the Woodmill building too. There are parts of the building that we won’t be able to salvage and demolition contractors are taking control of the site from tomorrow – Friday 30th. The community should therefore be prepared for demolition starting on the DAS wing imminently as we start to make the site safe.

“We must urge people to stay away from the Woodmill site and I’d ask parents to ensure their young people are not heading to this area.

"It is not a safe place to be. Security fences and security guards are in place for a reason. If anyone sees people trespassing on the site, please call the Police on 101.

“Lastly – but by no means least – I must thank all the local businesses, community groups and individuals who have been so generous with fundraising efforts and financial contributions. It’s all greatly appreciated and will be of great benefit to our pupils in due course.”

Carrie Lindsay, Fife Council's executive director of children's services, said: "No part of the building is left untouched by the fire.

"The wing containing the assembly hall, sports halls and the technical block is the least damaged, but there are no classroom facilities that will enable us to re-open the school in the short to medium-term.

"We’re working flat out to investigate the feasibility of a range of options for our pupils. There are lots of things to take into account, such as pupil numbers, available spaces, timetabling across year groups and transport.

"We’ve had lots of offers of help, all of which we’re grateful for, and all of which are being explored to find the best possible solutions.  

"In the meantime, we’re doing a range of things to support our pupils and their families.

"Woodmill High teachers are meeting at nearby St Columba’s High School every day. Staff are pulling together homework packages which will be accessible from the school’s website, as well as trying to arrange some practical sessions in local community facilities for senior pupils this week.

"We’ve also arranged free lunch clubs for the remainder of the week to allow pupils to come together in a safe place. School support staff will also be on hand at each lunch club venue to talk to pupils and any parents who choose to go along.

"We’ll be arranging an information session for Woodmill parents and carers later this week and will issue details as soon as we can.

Sunday's blaze, which the Scottish Fire and Rescue Service's incident commander, Roddie Keith, described as "complex", was battled by 80 firefighters at its height.