Fettes College


Carrington Road, Scotland, Scotland, Edinburgh, EH4 1QX


Fettes is uniquely situated in private, extensive grounds close to the heart of Edinburgh and enjoy the reputation as one of the UK’s pre-eminent boarding schools for boys and girls aged 7-18.

Full Boarding Ethos
We are a full-boarding school with 75% of pupils in The College boarding full time and 25% day (we do not offer flexi or weekly boarding). 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.

“The friends and memories that you make at Fettes are with you for life.”

‘Sector-Leading’ Pastoral Care
We know that only happy, well-supported children truly flourish. Life at Fettes is founded on strong family values: individuality is appreciated, cultures are embraced and unique talents are celebrated.

Maximising Academic Potential
We seek to provide exceptional teaching in order to inspire a lifelong love of learning. The quality of education we deliver goes beyond achieving impressive academic results at GCSE, A Levels and the IB.

“At Fettes I did not just learn, I learnt how to learn. This set me up for university and beyond.”

Sport For Life

Participation in sport contributes significantly to the all-round development of each student. We have the facilities, expertise and enthusiasm to help every student achieve their sporting goals.

Creativity & The Arts

Self-expression helps our students to explore and understand the world around them, gain confidence and think creatively. We provide the opportunity and inspiration to be brave, bold and creative.

Broadening Horizons

We believe in the education of the whole person: we encourage pupils to take up a number of activities, join a wide range of clubs, attend stimulating talks and go on life-affirming trips.

“My time at Fettes was not just an education, but a journey of discovery.”

Global Outlook
We are proudly Scottish, celebrating all that Scotland has to offer, whilst also developing a confident, global outlook. With experiences that are rich and varied, our students’ aspirations can be worldwide with university choices both international and closer to home.

If you would like to find out more about Fettes, just take a look at or simply contact our Admissions Team on +44 131 311 6744 or email and they will be happy to help.

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Preparatory School, Senior School, Sixth Form


Attending Events


Nov 2022

Independent Schools Show, London
10:00 AM - 05:00 PM
London, Battersea

Contact Information

Carrington Road, Scotland, Scotland, Edinburgh, EH4 1QX

Key Information

Helen Harrison
Boys & Girls
School Setting:
Number of Pupils:
Fee Range (Termly):
Day £5,770 Boarding £8,465
Exit exams:
 A level
Famous Alumni:
Tony Blair - Ex-Prime Minister of Great Britain, Angus Deaton, Nobel Prize for Economics
Fettes College

Helen Harrison

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