We make every lesson informative and engaging in order to ensure a thorough understanding of each subject so that our students can maximise their academic potential.

Our academic staff are experts in their chosen fields, dedicated to their students and committed to getting the very best from each of them. Developing self-motivation is as important as academic results. With our broad curriculum and inspiring teaching, we encourage the students to challenge themselves and to work diligently to achieve their goals.



Average IB Points


A*-B at A Level or 7/6/5 at IB


Joined their 1st or 2nd choice university


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teacher to pupils ratio


of GCSE grades were 9 - 7


One of  the top 10 IB schools in the UK


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Learning from Home

As Summer Term 2020 was during lockdown, Fettes College & Prep had a virtual term. We were fully committed to ensuring the quality of the academic education as well as the pastoral care being provided even remotely and were delighted that staff and students adapted so quickly to new systems and techniques.

A typical day looked a little different but with video conferencing and online tutorials, teachers and their students stayed connected on a daily basis.

To find out more about what our Learning from Home looked like, simply click the button below.

Learning from Home



Old Fettesian Profile


Professor Angus Deaton - Old Fettesian (Gl 1959-1964)


Professor Deaton was the first Old Fettesian to be awarded a Nobel Prize (Economics in 2015). He was born in Edinburgh and educated at Fettes playing a full part in the school community. He was a school prefect, president of the Paramecium Society (the 6th Form academic discussion group) and a member of the 1st XV rugby team.  He enjoyed a highly distinguished academic career at Fettes gaining an Exhibition to read Mathematics at Fitzwilliam College, Cambridge. Professor Deaton is currently professor of Economics and International Affairs at the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs at Princeton University, in New Jersey.

'I doubt if anyone ever had a better academic education than Fettes gave to me. And I emphasize the ‘gave’. Being a Foundation Scholar made it all possible.'

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