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September 1st was a momentous day in the 150th year of Fettes College history as the doors opened to Fettes College Guangzhou, the first international campus under the Fettes brand.

A collaborative venture between Fettes College and Bright Scholar, Fettes College Guangzhou reflects the full-boarding, co-educational ethos of Fettes College Edinburgh and delivers a truly all-round education.

Plans were somewhat thwarted by the current global pandemic but after incredible resilience, hard work and determination, Fettes College Guangzhou has opened its doors.

Dressed in the distinctive Fettes tartan, the Fettes College Guangzhou founding pupils, aged 3-12, entered the Kindergarten and Primary School with great pride, ready to begin their journey of discovery. 

True to the Fettes ethos, this journey will be holistic in nature. They will benefit from a bespoke, bilingual academic programme that brings together the best of Chinese and international curricula as well as a strong PSE provision and diverse enrichment opportunities – all within a truly world-class campus.

The 33 acre campus is nestled in a small valley and bordered by a national park; a stunning environment for learning. These pioneering pupils are enjoying their new surroundings including the Kindergarten’s 25m swimming pool and 220 seat performance space and the light-filled Primary School’s dedicated music, science and arts facilities. True to Fettes’s boarding ethos, boarding will be an integral part of FCG and the Primary School boarding houses of Arran and Iona are already home to their first boarders.

More news will follow as Fettes College Guangzhou builds towards full opening in September 2021, when we will see the distinctive magenta and chocolate stripes being worn by senior pupils too.

Fettes College Guangzhou is a hugely exciting project for Fettes College and we are delighted to see their beautiful campus come to life. We are impressed by the continued commitment of our partner, Bright Scholar, who understand and share our vision for this unique project.