Fettes College

Boys (7 - 18)
Girls (7 - 18)
Weekly Boarding
Full Boarding
Fettes College

Fettes College and Fettes Prep are uniquely situated in extensive grounds and woodland close to the heart of Edinburgh, and enjoys a reputation as one of the pre-eminent boarding and day schools in the UK for boys and girls aged 7-18. Fettes is a creative and vibrant community, an exciting place in which to live and work.

About the school

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 70% of pupils in The College boarding full time and 25% boarding in our Prep School (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.

‘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.

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.

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. 75% of our students come from the UK, 15% from British ex-pat families and 10% international families with 40 countries represented. 

If you would like to find out more about Fettes, just take a look at www.fettes.com or simply contact our Admissions Team on admissions@fettes.com

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Key Facts

  • Boys' Boarding: 218 (7 to 18)
  • Girls' Boarding: 227 (7 to 18)
  • Total Pupils: 765 (268 in Sixth Form)
  • Day Fees: £5770 to £9975/term
  • Boarding Fees: £8465 to £12165/term

Open Days

No Forthcoming Events

Scholarships, Bursaries & Fees

Fettes College offers a very wide range of scholarships and awards given to those candidates who demonstrate high ability in one subject or in a group of subjects. There is great kudos attached to being a scholar or award-holder. Scholarships can also attract reductions of up to 10% of the fees while Awards can attract a reduction of up to 5%. Exams and interviews are used to assess candidates.

The following scholarships and awards are available:

Academic Scholarship available at 11+, 13+ and 16+
All-rounder Award available at 13+ and 16+
Music Award available 13+ and 16+
Sports Award available at 13+ and 16+
Art Awards available at 16+
Piping Awards available at 13+ and 16+

Fees Information

Reductions & Discounts
Children of members of HM Forces may also qualify for up to a 12.5% reduction in fees.

Sibling reduction: Children of members of HM Forces may also qualify for up to a 12.5% reduction in fees.up to 5% of the second child's fees, 35% of the third child's fees and 50% of subsequent children's fees while they are attending Fettes together.

Sixth Form Premium: Equivalent to 10% of the first year's Senior School Boarding fee. It may be paid termly on the basis of 5% of the Senior School Boarding fee for each of the two Sixth Form years.

Fettes College also offers means-tested Bursaries which can cover up to 100% of the fees with uniform and equipment assistance available.

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Admissions Process

At Fettes, we aim to make the admissions process as relaxed and informative as possible. Our Admissions Officers will be your main points of contact throughout the admission process and will be happy to discuss any questions you may have along the way. 

Here is an example of the most common path to entry at Fettes:

Stage 1: Information Gathering. Take a look through our website where you will find a wealth of information about what Fettes can offer your son or daughter.

Stage 2: Individual Visits. Only by visiting us can you get a true feeling for the unique atmosphere at Fettes. We can arrange a visit at a time that is convenient for you and your family, but please give us as much notice as possible so we can guarantee your chosen date. Admissions visits to Fettes comprise of a pupil-led tour, a meeting with the Head, Housemaster or Housemistress as appropriate and time for questions with the Admissions Officer allocated to your family.

Stage 3: Register.  By registering your child, we will automatically keep you updated with information regarding entry exams for your children. Early registration is recommended to ensure a place is available.

Stage 4: Entrance Assessments. Your Admissions Officer will talk you through the assessment process which will always include an interview. Past papers are available also.

Finding out more

Carrington Road, Edinburgh, EH4 1QX
0131 311 6744
Email Web

Key Facts

  • Boys' Boarding: 218 (7 to 18)
  • Girls' Boarding: 227 (7 to 18)
  • Total Pupils: 765 (268 in Sixth Form)
  • Day Fees: £5770 to £9975/term
  • Boarding Fees: £8465 to £12165/term

Open Days

No Forthcoming Events