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Fettes College, Edinburgh, Scotland



School Details
School Crest
Carrington Road,
Edinburgh,
Edinburgh, Scotland,
United Kingdom,
EH4 1QX

Tel: +44 131 311 6701
Fax: +44 131 311 6714

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Founded:1870

Headmaster:
Mr M C B Spens

Registrar:
Mrs Harriet Marshall


Accreditations and affiliations:
IB, AGBIS, HMC, IAPS, ISBA, SLS
Religious affiliation:
Inter-denominational
Teaching languages:
English
Age Range & Fees
Age
Range
7 - 18
Annual
Day Fees
£22,170
to
£24,375
Annual Weekly
Boarding Fees
NA
 
NA
Annual Full
Boarding Fees
£22,590
to
£31,245
Number of Pupils
School Boy
Boys
School Girl
Girls
162
Day
152
235
Full board
216
0
Weekly
0
397
Total
368
Number of Staff
Full Time
Part Time
108
7
GCSE Pass Rate - age 16
At Grades A* to C
Pass Rate - age 18
courses are offered for age 18 exams
Higher Education
Pupils who went on to Higher Education or took Gap Year

Method of Entry:


Visit school, Taster days, Scholarship or bursary exam, Report from previous school, Registration, Interview, GCSE results, Entry test or exam, Common Entrance
 

Scholarships & Bursaries:


6th Form, Academic, Drama, All-rounder, Armed forces discounts or bursaries, Siblings, Junior school entry, Means tested bursaries, Music, Other bursaries, Other scholarships, Financial need, Sport, Teaching, Art, Choral, Senior school entry

What we offer


  • Economics
  • Photography
  • Government/Politics
  • Classics
  • Painting/Sculpture
  • Drama/Theatre
  • Business studies
  • ICT
  • German
  • Russian
  • English as foreign/2nd language
  • French
  • Italian
  • Spanish
  • Japanese
  • English
  • Chinese
  • Latin
  • Ancient Greek
  • Mandarin
  • Greek
  • Lacrosse
  • Cricket
  • Cross-country
  • Fencing
  • Fitness training
  • Football
  • Tennis
  • Golf
  • Hockey
  • Table tennis
  • Martial arts
  • Netball
  • Rounders
  • Rugby
  • Squash
  • Swimming
  • Badminton
  • Basketball
  • Gymnastics
  • Archery
  • Athletics
  • First aid/life savers
  • Dance
  • Skiing
  • Young Enterprise
  • Cadets - CCF/ACF/ATC etc
  • Shooting
  • Chess
  • Cycling
  • Canoeing
  • Rowing
  • Orienteering
  • Drama productions
  • Sailing
  • Duke of Edinburgh Award
  • Rock climbing
  • Public speaking/Debating
  • Adventure training
  • Language club
  • Horse riding and management
  • Scuba diving
  • Yoga
  • Band/Orchestra
  • Choir
  • Guitar
  • Keyboard
  • Organ
  • Pipe band
  • Brass
  • Singing
  • Strings
  • Woodwind
  • Percussion
  • Jazz
  • Experience of expatriates' children
  • Experience of gifted children
  • Rail/Airport services
  • Particular diets
  • Experience of international students
  • Experience of diplomatic corps' children
  • Experience of services' children
  • Moderate Learning Difficulties (MLD)
 
 
Head PhotoWhy Fettes ?
Fettes College has over 5,000 Old Fettesians who remain in touch with us for one very compelling reason: being educated at Fettes was one of the most important and beneficial aspects of their lives.
Fettes is where their confidence was built, horizons broadened, talents nurtured and life-long friendships made. Where they achieved exam success, broke sporting records, were inspired by teachers and learnt the skills which would equip them for later life.
Fettes is where they were enthused, praised and encouraged to work hard and achieve the very best they could, while being surrounded by like-minded peers and caring staff.
To this day, a Fettes education is an incredible start to life.

The Individual
Our mission at Fettes is to develop broadly educated, confident and thoughtful individuals who are prepared for life after Fettes and all the opportunities and challenges it will bring.

24/7 Education
Fettes strongly believes in the benefits of boarding and the positive impact it has on the lives of our students – whether boarding or day. Small class sizes, superb facilities and the luxury of time means that our students have a wealth of opportunities to expand their horizons. Being surrounded by supportive teachers and like-minded contemporaries gives our students the encouragement to try their very best in everything they undertake.

Care
The Care and Welfare of our students is fundamentally important to us as we know that a happy, supported child will flourish.
“I look back on the sense of community and togetherness that the House system fostered in each of us, and appreciate how lucky we were to grow up in such a fun and thriving environment”
Academics
Fettes is renowned around the world for the quality of education we provide which naturally includes superb academic results. Students study for GCSE and I-GCSEs and then choose between A Levels or the IB. We provide the choice of curriculum simply because this ensures we play to the strengths of all of our students.


Uncovering Talents
The skills and talents of each of our students is recognised and rewarded whether that be in the classroom, on the sports field, in the concert hall, on the stage or in the gallery. We are incredibly proud of the level and variety of achievement that our students achieve – a true reflection of an all-round education.
Proudly Scottish
We fully embrace all that Scotland has to offer us. However, we are never parochial or short sighted. Although the vast majority of our students come from the UK, we have 40 countries around the world represented from both expat families and those whose families live abroad. This gives the Fettes community a unique mix of cultures, outlook and experiences which adds richness. We very much prepare our students for life in a global society. With the core skills they learn, they are equipped to live, work and succeed anywhere in the world.
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