The boarding houses at Fettes are central to our sector-leading pastoral care. Each house is a supportive community of staff and students. As well as the strong bonds made with fellow housemates, it is the commitment and dedication of Housemasters, Housemistresses, their Assistants and Matrons which leave a lasting impression. They advise, help and encourage, simply being there for the students whenever needed.
We are committed to all aspects of student well-being from healthy eating and physical activity to mental health. By doing this each of our students can thrive and embrace all that a Fettes education has to offer whilst making friends for life.
We are proudly Scottish, celebrating all that Scotland has to offer, whilst also developing a confident global outlook. With experiences that are rich and varied, our students’ aspirations can be worldwide with university choices both international and closer to home.
We are committed to providing an exciting programme that supports our full-boarding ethos. This means we are a true community, a 24/7 school and a hive of activity on weekdays and at weekends.
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Dr Jo Twist has been CEO of Ukie (UK Interactive Entertainment) since 2012. Previously she was Channel 4's Commissioning Editor for Education, where she commissioned Digital Emmy-winning Battlefront 11. She is a London Tech Ambassador, a VP of Special Effects and sits on the board for various advisory groups, including the BAFTA Games Committee.
We were delighted that Fettes won the titles of Independent School of the Year in both the Healthy Eating and Student Wellbeing categories at the recent ISOTY awards.
Each year, our 8 boarding houses choose a Head of House, the student who best embodies house pride and will lead their housemates throughout the year. Once appointed, each Head of House will be tasked with bringing cohesion within their house, supporting their fellow students and setting an example to others.