Madras College (Fife)

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Madras College was founded in 1832. It is named after the "Madras system" of education developed by its founder, Rev Dr Andrew Bell. Following Bell's death, several local schools were amalgamated to form the college, in line with Bell's wishes and paid for by his estate.

The school is unique in Scotland, being the only secondary school split between two sites. There are plans to bring the school together in a new location by 2014.

Features of the area

Fife Group

Fife is one of Scotland’s 32 unitary council areas. It lies between the Firth of Tay and the Firth of Forth, and borders Perth and Kinross and Clackmannanshire.

Prior to 1996, the area was governed under a two-tier system, with a local government region divided into three districts – Dunfermline, Kirkcaldy and North-East Fife.

Fife is Scotland's third largest local authority area by population. Almost a third of the population live in the three principal towns of Dunfermline, Kirkcaldy and Glenrothes.

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