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Fettes College

Co-ed

Full Boarding

Edinburgh

Lothian

Fettes College

Introduction

Fettes College is a remarkable school with a long history of providing opportunities for people from all backgrounds. The College has a tradition of excellence in academic, sporting and cultural activities and we encourage our pupils to stretch and challenge themselves in everything they undertake. Our pupils benefit from the wide range of activities they can enjoy in our beautiful grounds as well as being able to take advantage of the proximity of the centre of Edinburgh and the outdoors beyond. Happy children learn. They need to have the freedom to learn about themselves, to develop confidence in their abilities and to understand how to work alongside others. We are conscious of the challenges that young people face and do our utmost to ensure a stable, caring community. We want our pupils to feel valued as individuals and fully supported in achieving their best. We hope to ensure that our students leave Fettes as kind, interesting, independent minded individuals who are willing to take on responsibility and motivated to contribute to society. We aim for them to have the strongest possible foundations for their future. Do come and visit the College so that you can experience for yourself the energy and enthusiasm of our staff and pupils. G E O Stanford Headmaster

Contact Details

School

Geoffrey Stanford

Telephone

Carrington Road
Edinburgh
Lothian
EH4 1QX

Admissions

Email

Mrs Harriet Marshall

Entrance Requirements

At Fettes, we aim to make the admissions process as relaxed and informative as possible.

Our Registrar, Mrs Harriet Marshall and her assistant Mrs Joanna McVicar 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: Requesting a prospectus

Most families will initially request a prospectus and then get back in touch with us with further questions. We would also recommend you take a good look through our website.

Stage 2: Individual visits

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 Headmaster, Housemaster or Housemistress as appropriate and time for questions with the Registrar.

Coming during term time is best as you get to see Fettes Prep and/or Fettes College in full swing with students and staff going about their daily life.

Stage 3: Taster Days

To allow your child to gain a true understanding of life at Fettes, we would encourage them to have a taster day to shadow current pupils and stay overnight in one of our boarding houses if appropriate.

Having the opportunity to meet some potential future classmates and get to know the staff and facilities can be a real benefit to prospective students whether considering day or boarding.

Stage 4: Registering your child

If you then wish to register your child for entry, we will provide the necessary forms and talk you through the rest of the process. By registering your child, we will automatically keep you updated with information regarding entry exams for your children as well as future events at Fettes which may be of interest.

Key Facts

Boys Start Age
7
Boys End Age
18
Girls Start Age
7
Girls End Age
18
Fees per Term
£
5165
-
11160
Fees per Year
£
15495
-
33480

Results

GCSE

A/A*
Grade Boundary 9-7

75%

A - C
Grade Boundary 6-4

%

A Level

A/A*

56%

A - C

%
NB: Overall Grade Boundaries vary between Examining Boards and Subjects. Percentage grades are rounded up to full numbers.

Further Information

Boy/Girl Mix
Co-ed
Religious Affiliation
School Setting
Suburban
Out of Sequence Entry
Financial Assistance
Language Assistance
Special Needs Assistance
Bus Service

Headmaster / Headmistress

Geoffrey Stanford

Out of Sequence Entry

Pupils can join Fettes College in out of sequence years, such as Years 7, 8, 9, 10, 11.

Financial Assistance

Fettes College offers Scholarships, Bursaries, Sibling Discounts, HM Forces Discounts, and you should contact the school to see if you are eligible.

Special Needs Assistance

Fettes College Website

For more in-depth information about Fettes College you can visti their website.

Out of Sequence Entry

Pupils can join Fettes College in out of sequence years, such as Years 7, 8, 9, 10, 11.

Financial Assistance

Fettes College offers Scholarships, Bursaries, Sibling Discounts, HM Forces Discounts, and you should contact the school to see if you are eligible.

Special Needs Assistance