Learning at Fettes College

Fettes 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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