Situated in the heart of Edinburgh, Fettes provides our students with quick access to the great Scottish outdoors. Taking full advantage of the Scottish landscape, our Outdoor Pursuits students enjoyed an afternoon on Loch Tay.
News & Events
It's been a fabulous term of sports with a plethora of highlights. The final sporting event of the term, our House Cross Country run, involved just about every Prep pupil, each aiming to win a point for their House, and despite some inter-house rivalry, encouraging each other every step of the way.
The M and P Forms’ Christmas Plays mark the beginning of the last week of our Autumn Term and are always an absolute highlight, performed by our youngest pupils in the beautiful, and very festively decorated, College Chapel.
There is always plenty going on in our fabulous art department and to illustrate this here are a couple of particularly colourful projects to end this term, with 2nd Forms' Pop Art t shirts and T Forms' alebrijes.
A momentous term for our netball teams as they entered two senior teams into the Scottish Schools Cup for the first time.
Hockey is our major sport for girls in the Autumn Term and what a busy, challenging & successful term it has been!
Our Autumn Term sees Rugby as the major sport for our boys and although bad weather has hampered some plans, its has been an excellent term to strengthen team bonds and put into practise all the training received.
The Fettes mock election campaign is well and truly underway with political party badges on the lapels of many party loyalists.
This is the second year that our very talented Chamber Choir have been invited to perform at the Combat Stress and ABF Soldiers Charity Christmas Carol Service. The service took place at Canongate Kirk, where our choir sang beautifully and did us proud.
Last week the 1st XI, U15A’s and U14A teams played some exciting and challenging games against Loretto.
This year it was our turn to host the annual German and Spanish Immersion Day, in association with the Independent Schools’ Modern Languages Association. We had the pleasure of welcoming visiting schools to Fettes for a day of informal learning from a wealth of language experts.
The Prep School Autumn Concert is just one of the highlights of our traditional end of term events. It's a showcase for the musical talent in the Prep School and involves many of our pupils performing in our three separate choirs and for individual ensembles.
On Advent Sunday, our Scottish Islands Peaks Race Team departed for a training sessions in the Pentland Hills, continuing their training ahead of the adventure in May 2020.
Honeypot Ceramics is a favourite place to visit for the girls of Iona House. We all enjoy the opportunity to be creative and produce something that is unique to each of us! This time we tried our hands at soap and bath bomb making.
It takes a particularly hardy Fettesian to join Mr Rowlands for some Stand Up Paddle Boarding on a crisp December morning, but our students showed some real determination!
On Friday 22nd November, Fettes College Rowing Club took 29 pupils to the Scottish Schools Indoor Competition.
Our annual Autumn Concert took place last week, at which our students dazzled the audience with a variety of performances and showcased musical highlights from the Autumn Term.
On Tuesday the 26th of November the wonderful Fettes careers department hosted a Fettes Community Business Networking event for pupils, Old Fettesians, and current parents.
We have been taking our 2nd Form away on a Leadership Weekend for many years now. We know what a valuable experience it is for them to spend time with each other and learn about leadership through a combination of team building exercises and challenges.
This has been a super week of sport with our Under 12 girls hockey team taking part in the IAPS hockey finals and Under 13 representation for the Saltires in both rugby and hockey. We have hosted visiting rugby teams from Aysgarth Prep School and taken part in our regular Wednesday fixtures.