A sign in the new school building of the Harris Academy in Dundee, Scotland, directs pupils towards the “modern langauges” department. The unfortunate error was spotted by a parent as she given a guided tour of the school.
Councillor Laurie Bidwell said this was an embarrassing error for the new school.
He added: “I am sure that the head teacher, Barry Millar, will ensure that this misspelled sign is replaced by the contractors very speedily.”
The Rev Bob Mallinson, who spearheaded the Save Menzieshill High School campaign, whose pupils are moving to the new academy, said he was disappointed that the simple error had been made.
He said: “Let’s hope their figures are better than their spelling.
“It’s a simple mistake, but a shame it has happened in this new state-of-the-art school.”
A Dundee City Council spokesman said: “This has been identified and will be rectified as soon as possible.”
Senior pupils will begin classes in the new Harris Academy today.