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Fettes College

Carrington Road, Edinburgh, EH4 1QX

Fettes College is an independent co-educational school for children from ages 13 to 18. It has just short of 600 pupils of which about 75 % come from the UK and 25% from abroad. It is located in a beautiful...

Phone: 01313322281

Website: www.fettes.com

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Fettes College is an independent co-educational school for children from ages 13 to 18. It has just short of 600 pupils of which about 75 % come from the UK and 25% from abroad. It is located in a beautiful building on a hundred acre wooded campus near central Edinburgh with Fettes Prep School nearby. Fettes College was founded in 1870 by Sir William Fettes, Lord Provost of Edinburgh, who lost his son and heir and devoted his wealth to setting up the college for “the maintenance, education and outfit of young people.” It prepares pupils for GCSE, A Levels and IB. One student said that not only was she taught the necessary subject matter but also the techniques of learning that carried her through University and beyond. About two thirds of its students are boarders. Its head, Helen Harrison, believes that this school should be a special place for its students, giving them the best possible opportunities for living, learning and development. It is a kind school where everyone benefits from a happy background and a strong sense of purpose.

It has a strong sporting ethos with excellent resources.

Fettes Prep School

Fettes Prep School is an integral part of the Fettes philosophy. Like the College it is independent, co-educational and includes day and boarding pupils. It stands near Fettes College, on the same campus and uses the College’s drama, science and sports facilities and also its catering. It provides for boys and girls from age 7 to age 12 The head, Charles Minogue, emphasises that each child feels at home, part of a supportive community where they are encouraged to pursue their own individual interests and establish a life-long love of learning. The classes are small with a maximum number of 18 children in each. Maths and English are the foundation subjects then specialist teachers provide specialist subjects. There is a strong Support for Learning department for anyone who needs any extra input. Boarding is designed to make each child feel secure and cherished, the best possible background for the development of academic and social skills. The campus is utilised for sport and outdoor learning and weekend activities add to the fun for each child.

Type: Junior School, Senior School, Sixth Form, Through School

Day/Boarding: Day Only

Ages Covered: 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18

Sibling Policy: Yes

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Selection: Academically Selective

Curriculum:

  • British
  • International Baccalaureate DP