Pupils joining Fettes from the age of 7 and up to the age of 12 go at first into the Preparatory School and join either Arran House (boys) or Iona (girls).
Transition to senior
At the Third Form stage they transfer into one of the Senior Houses where they remain until the end of their Lower Sixth year. We have fours boys and three girls Houses in the Senior School and all day pupils are members of the Boarding House.
In their last year pupils move to Craigleith, our Upper Sixth co-educational boarding house, where they are able to experience a greater degree of independence whilst still fulfilling all that is required of a Fettesian.
Those in Craigleith remain members of their Senior Houses and continue to take part in all House competitions with real enthusiasm. We find that House loyalty is a real feature of life at Fettes.