School Data


Gender Mixed
Age 7 - 18
Type Boarding Day School
Size 769 Pupils
Bursaries Available
  • Means-tested bursaries are available to anyone who passes the Entrance Examinations for Fettes Prep or Fettes College and requires financial assistance. The maximum reduction available is 100% of the fees. There is however a finite amount of funding available each year and parents are advised to refer to the means-tested Bursaries Policy for more information.
  • Fettes College offers a very wide range of Scholarships and Awards based on merit: there is considerable kudos attached to being a scholar or award-holder at Fettes. Scholarships and other awards cover up to a maximum of 10% of the fees.
Headteacher - Mr Geoffrey Stanford

Scholarships & Bursaries

Means-tested bursaries are available to anyone who passes the Entrance
Examinations for Fettes Prep or Fettes College and requires financial
assistance. The maximum reduction available is 100% of the fees. There
is however a finite amount of funding available each year and parents
are advised to refer to the means-tested Bursaries Policy for more
information.
Deadlines
Bursary application deadlines for 2019 intake:
• 6th Form entry – Wednesday 31st October 2018
• 3rd & 4th Form entry – Friday 18th January 2019
• Prep School entry – Friday 18th January 2019
All of these deadlines are prior to the age appropriate Entrance
Examinations. Missing the deadline will reduce the chances of bursary
funding being available as it may have already been allocated elsewhere.

Contact Details

Fettes College

Carrington Road, Edinburgh, Scotland

Fettes College

Carrington Road, Edinburgh, Scotland

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.

Head's Welcome

Fettes College is a remarkable school with a long history of providing opportunities for people from all backgrounds. The College has a tradition of excellence in academic, sporting and cultural activities and we encourage our pupils to stretch and challenge themselves in everything they undertake.

Our pupils benefit from the wide range of activities they can enjoy in our beautiful grounds as well as being able to take advantage of the proximity of the centre of Edinburgh and the outdoors beyond.

Happy children learn. They need to have the freedom to learn about themselves, to develop confidence in their abilities and to understand how to work alongside others. We are conscious of the challenges that young people face and do our utmost to ensure a stable, caring community. We want our pupils to feel valued as individuals and fully supported in achieving their best.

We hope to ensure that our students leave Fettes as kind, interesting, independent minded individuals who are willing to take on responsibility and motivated to contribute to society. We aim for them to have the strongest possible foundations for their future.

Do come and visit the College so that you can experience for yourself the energy and enthusiasm of our staff and pupils.

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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

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.

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.

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