School Data

Gender Mixed
Age 7 - 18
Type Boarding Day School
Size 761 Pupils
Bursaries Available

Means-tested bursaries are available to any applicant who passes the Entrance Examinations for Fettes Prep or Fettes College and requires financial assistance. The maximum reduction available is 100% of the fees.

Headteacher - Mrs Helen Harrison

Open Days & Events

Next Open Day: Provisionally Saturday 10th October.

On our annual Open Day, all departments and boarding houses are open with student-led tours and a variety of demonstrations, performances and exhibitions. It is an excellent informal opportunity to learn more about Fettes at the start of your admissions journey with us.

Bursaries & Scholarships

Fettes College offers a 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.

Contact Details

Fettes College

Carrington Road, Edinburgh, Scotland, EH4 1QX

Fettes College

Carrington Road, Edinburgh, Scotland, EH4 1QX

Fettes College is uniquely situated in extensive grounds and woodland close to the heart of Edinburgh and enjoys a reputation as one of the UK’s pre-eminent boarding schools for boys and girls aged 7-18. Fettes College is a full boarding school with 75% of pupils boarding in the Senior School and over 20% boarding in the Prep School.

Head's Welcome

It is a great honour to be Head of Fettes College, a collaborative community in which every member is working towards the goal of being the best they can be whilst supporting those around them. I hope a Fettes education is a currency that matters to each and every one of us, that we understand the privilege of being part of Fettes and that we never take it for granted. I am often asked what makes us special and I can confidently say that when you visit us, you should be able to feel the distinctive ethos and atmosphere of Fettes. I look forward to welcoming you to experience what we offer for yourselves.


Learning at Fettes College

Fettes College is renowned for the quality of education it provides which naturally includes superb academic results across GCSE, A Level and the IB. A Fettes education means so much more than academic success and skills and talents of each of our students are recognised and rewarded


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 students learn from older students and older students take responsibility to care for others. We are a full-boarding school (meaning we do not offer flexi or weekly boarding) and each boarding house (2 in the Prep School and 9 in The College) is a caring community of students and staff designed to be a real home-from-home.


Sport is an integral part of a healthy and active lifestyle, developing key life skills such as teamwork and communication. We expect students to show commitment, determination and drive, whatever team they are in. We offer over 20 sporting options, both competitively and recreationally, so that students can find a sport they love.

The Arts

We allocate generous time to the arts because it encourages creativity and builds confidence helping our students to explore and understand the world around them, gain confidence and think creatively. Fettes offers a true all-round education and the provision of the arts is central to that philosophy.


We encourage all of our students to try new activities, push themselves and embrace all of the opportunities Fettes has on offer. Whether choosing from 40 plus activities, supporting local charities or utilising the cultural highlights of Edinburgh, our self-motivated students emerge with new-found skills and experiences.

Proudly Scottish

Fettes College is situated in the heart of Edinburgh, one of the most beautiful capital cities in the world. Edinburgh is a thriving city renowned as culturally vibrant with world-class galleries, theatres, music venues and sporting arenas, but only a short drive away lies the magnificent Scottish

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