Independent Schools Show - Fettes College

Fettes College

  770 Pupils
  Sixth Form
  Boarding & Day 
  Town setting

Fettes College is uniquely situated in extensive grounds and woodland close to the heart of Edinburgh, and enjoys a reputation as one of the pre-eminent boarding schools in the UK for boys and girls aged 7-18.

Full Boarding Ethos
Fettes College is a full boarding school with 75% of pupils boarding in the Senior School and over 20% boarding in the Prep School. Full boarding means that there is no exodus of pupils at the weekend so your children’s friends are with them throughout the week and weekend. Boarding houses are a vital part of boarding life, a caring community of students living together. A wealth of house activities cements the strong bond between housemates, younger pupils learn from older pupils and older pupils take responsibility to care for others. Boarding at Fettes also equips students with a great level of self-reliance and motivation.

Pastoral Care
The care and welfare of our students is fundamentally important to us as we know that only a happy, supported child will truly flourish. The family community at Fettes means that your child will forge strong bonds with their friends in house but also with their housemaster or housemistress, matron, tutor and teaching staff.

Maximising Academic Potential
Fettes is renowned for the quality of education it provides which naturally includes superb academic results across GCSE, A Level and the IB (topping the Sunday Times league table again this year). We are by no means an academic hot-house but we do believe that with expert tuition and encouragement, all students can maximise their intellectual potential.

Uncovering Talents
A Fettes education means so much more than academic success. The skills and talents of each of our students are recognised and rewarded, whether that be in the classroom, on the sports field, in the concert hall, on the stage or in the gallery.

The Heart of Edinburgh
At Fettes, we have the best of both worlds because not only do we live in a beautiful, leafy 90 acre campus with all facilities on-site, but we are located in the heart of Edinburgh, one of the most beautiful capital cities in the world (and incredibly easy to get to from all over the world).

Scholarships & Bursaries
We firmly believe that every talented student should be able to receive a Fettes education and all the benefits and opportunities it presents. To ensure that fees are not a barrier, we offer means-tested bursarial support as well as a wide range of Scholarships & Awards.

If you would like to find out more about Fettes, please contact our Admissions Secretary Harriet Marshall on 0131 311 6744 or email and she will be happy to help.


Contact Information

  Carrington Road, Edinburgh, Scotland, EH4 1QX

  0131 311 6744




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Fees: £5,500 - £11,600

The Head:
Geoffrey Stanford

Famous Alumini:
Tony Blair - Ex-Prime Minister, Angus Deaton, Nobel Prize for Economics

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