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The Fettes

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Founded in 1870, Fettes College is the legacy of Sir William Fettes who, after the death of his son in 1815, devoted his wealth to building a school for children.

Fettes College, home of Fettes Enterprises Ltd, is a unique and inspiring location, situated just one mile from the historic and cultural centre of Edinburgh and is a leading co-educational boarding and day school for children aged 7-18. Fettes College enjoys a reputation for excellent academic results, the highest level of pastoral care and a proud sporting tradition.

The college’s magnificent main building itself is a neo-Gothic masterpiece set in 90 acres of private parkland and is only 20 minutes away from Edinburgh International Airport and 10 minutes from Waverley train station.

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Fettes College
In the words of Helen Harrison,
Head, Fettes Senior School
Fettes Senior School

It is a great honour to be Head of Fettes College, a collaborative community in which every member is working towards the goal of being the best they can be whilst supporting those around them.

We offer each of our students the opportunity to make the most of their talents and gain a wealth of new experiences in a happy, encouraging environment. We maximise their potential by affording them all the opportunities that a boarding education can offer whilst ensuring the highest levels of care. We want our students to leave us surrounded by friends, with the best grades or IB score possible, being fully prepared for the next exciting phase of their lives.

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In the words of Adam Edwards,
Headmaster, Fettes Prep School
Fettes Prep School

Every parent and pupil shares in the individual and collective success we achieve at Fettes Prep School. In a supportive environment, children will develop a thirst for knowledge and skills, while acquiring a commitment and respect for others.

Fun and excitement should be a central part of growing up and a healthy method of inspiring children to excel in every area of school life. In the classroom, on stage, on the sports field and in a host of other activities, Fettes Prep School pupils love life.

A world-class education doesn’t stop at the age of 13. We believe that every Fettes Prep School student has had the benefit of an education that will set him or her up for a bright future, in any senior school in the world.

Fettes Prep School
Life at Fettes College
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Fettes Admissions

At Fettes, we aim to make the admissions process as relaxed and informative as possible. Our Registrar, Harriet Marshall and Admissions Assistant, Natalie Zindani, will be your main points of contact throughout the process; they are very happy to answer any questions that you may have along the way.

It is only by visiting Fettes that you can get a true impression of what we can offer your child. Individual visits can be arranged throughout the year at a time and date that suits your family. Taster days and overnight stays are also available within both the Prep School and The College. Please click below to visit the Admission page on the Fettes College Website.

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