Fettes is a family for life. We are lucky to benefit from an energetic, generous and vibrant global community. Our dedicated Development Team engages with and connects Old Fettesians, parents, former staff and other friends of Fettes to support each other and the work of the school. We are deeply grateful to everyone who helps us.
The Development Team focusses on three main areas: supporting the Old Fettesian Association to keep in touch with alumni and run events; facilitating career support and connections within our community; and raising philanthropic income for the Fettes Foundation to benefit the College and its pupils. We draw strength from those in our widespread community who support our goals and engage with our ambitions.
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Whatever your connection is with Fettes we are always happy to welcome you into our community. Please do contact us if you would like to get involved.
On 5th October 1870, Fettes College opened its doors to welcome its very first pupils. On 5th October 2020 we could not wait to celebrate the 150th anniversary of this moment!
We would have loved to invite everyone back to Fettes to celebrate with us, however, due to current restrictions, we had to change our plans and keep everyone safe. That did not stop us having a jam packed (albeit socially distanced) day marking this special occasion.
On 11th September 1970 Amanda-Mackenzie-Stuart (Gl-Ca 1970-1972) arrived at Fettes as an ‘experiment’. Her father, Lord Mackenzie-Stuart (Ca 1938-1942), was an Old Fettesian and a Governor and had asked the then Headmaster, Ian MacIntosh (Staff 1958-1971), whether she could join the Sixth Form as she was unhappy at her day school.
Old Fettesian Jake Wightman (Gl 2008-2012) finished 3rd in the 1500m men’s race at the Wanda Diamond League meeting in Monaco on Friday 14th August, completing the race with a time of 3:29.47.