As an independent school, Fettes Prep can maintain a wide and varied curriculum which inspires pupils to think creatively, fully engage with each lesson and build on their academic potential.
Pupils forge a strong rapport with their Form Teacher; from the age of seven, they also learn specialist subjects from specialist teachers.
A strong emphasis is placed on a sound and thorough grounding in the traditional subjects of Maths and English. A mixture of IT and traditional writing skills are utilised throughout the school to aid learning. If a pupil requires a little extra help, our superb Support for Learning department and classroom assistants will be on hand.
The maximum class size is 18 which means that our teachers get to know each child on an individual basis and can provide the attention and input they need.
"I feel that my children’s teachers really know them as individuals and have a clear understanding of how to engage them in every lesson."
"The enthusiasm of the teachers at Fettes Prep is unparalleled. I see my children being encouraged and helped to be all they can be, by a team of extraordinarily committed staff."
"Having specialist teachers from the age of seven is hugely beneficial. Our son is more confident in his learning since joining Fettes Prep."
We are very fortunate to have such a variety of history right on our doorstep in Edinburgh.
As part of P Forms' history project, they all jumped into the minibuses for the short journey to the beautiful Hopetoun House, where they discovered just what life was like 'downstairs' in a Victorian Manor House.
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.