Fettes College

Co-educational boarding and day, Edinburgh (City of)

Situated in a stunning 100-acre campus, close to the heart of the international capital city of Edinburgh with easy access to Edinburgh Airport, Fettes College enjoys a reputation as one of the pre-eminent co-educational boarding schools in the UK - renowned for academic excellence, sector-leading pastoral care, and an all-round education.

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Fettes College - A Place to live. A Place to learn. A Place to grow

A full boarding ethos allows Fettes College to maximise students’ potential, delivering excellent outcomes for the individual, whilst ensuring the highest levels of care. All senior school students – day and boarding – are part of a boarding house and each believes their house is the best house! House spirit is strong.

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Innovation and creativity are key. Fettes recently introduced Engineering, Enterprise and Technology (EET) into the curriculum, including Robotics, Structural Engineering, programming and 3D printing.


Proudly Scottish with a global outlook, Fettes has excellent GCSE, A Level and IB results; offers 60+ co-curricular activities and is a sector leader in pastoral care.

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“Our students will leave the school knowing themselves, looking out for others, capable of thinking critically and ready to make a positive mark on their rapidly changing world. They will be bold and visionary yet compassionate; they will possess a global perspective and be ready to embrace the opportunities of the future.” Helen Harrison, Head.

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Head Mrs Helen Harrison
School Type Combined co-education school
Junior Age Range 7 - 12
Senior Age Range 13 - 18
Academic GCSE: Yes
Alevel: Yes
Int'l Baccalaureate: Yes
Total Students 745
Youngest Boarder 7
Int'l Students 160