PARENTS from Rosyth’s Kings Road Primary are angry that a school catchment review is being re-run, creating further uncertainty, stress and anxiety for children and families.

Fife Council is hosting a series of meetings with parents to address looming capacity problems facing Woodmill High School.

The council first embarked on consultations last year and a proposal was put forward that would mean Masterton pupils would attend Inverkeithing High School rather than Woodmill.

But in response to complaints from Masterton parents, education officials have presented more options to parents: Kings Road pupils going to Inverkeithing HS instead of Dunfermline HS with Masterton pupils attending Dunfermline, or Masterton pupils travelling to Inverkeithing instead of Woodmill.

They believe this would take pressure off Woodmill and fill Inverkeithing, which is currently under capacity.

Michelle Taylor, of Boyle Drive, has two children at Kings Road Primary.

She said: “This could have been done years ago and now Fife Council are just in a big panic. It’s an absolute huge mess and it’s going to impact a community no matter what happens.

"I have nothing against Inverkeithing High, it’s a fantastic school but there will be an impact on Kings Road.

“We could lose funding from the Carnegie Trust because it would no longer be a Dunfermline feeder school, additional needs children are impacted because they start transitioning to secondary school earlier and our close relationship with Camdean would suffer because the educational benefits would become null and void.”

Kings Road Parent Council chairperson Bob Muir said: “We went through this process last year in a very comprehensive engagement, then to find out councillors rejected the proposals in July raises some concerns as to why.

“I feel there is a conflict of interest as the chair of the decision-making committee, Councillor Fay Sinclair, represents the Masterton area. Not only is she the chairperson, Cllr Sinclair added weight to the rejection by seconding the decision to re-run the review.”

Rosyth councillor Andrew Verrecchia has pledged his support to parents and children in Rosyth and said: “All the uncertainty surrounding the pupils is having a negative effect on families, children and the wider community.

“I will be meeting parents to hear their concerns and ensure those concerns are raised to council education officers.”

Cllr Fay Sinclair, Fife Council’s education spokesperson, said: “There are serious capacity issues in our local schools which predate my election but must now be addressed urgently.

"The committee’s decision to re-engage with school communities was to seek feedback on firm proposals which had not been previously outlined.

“I absolutely reject the suggestion of any conflict of interest in my position as convener. The committee, made up of councillors from all parties and from across Fife, will consider any proposed changes at its next meeting.”