“We want our students to feel valued as individuals and to be fully supported in achieving their best.”
Geoffrey Stanford, Headmaster of Fettes College
At Fettes we seek to provide exceptional teaching in order to inspire a lifelong love of learning in all our students. The quality of education we deliver goes beyond achieving impressive academic results at GCSE, A Levels and the IB.
“At Fettes I did not just learn, I learnt how to learn. This set me up for university and beyond.”
The care and welfare of our students is fundamentally important to us because we know that only happy, well-supported children truly flourish. Life at Fettes is founded on strong family values: individuality is appreciated, cultures are embraced and unique talents are celebrated.
“The friends and memories that you make at Fettes are with you for life.”
Participation in sport contributes significantly to the all-round development of each student. We have the facilities, expertise and enthusiasm to help every student achieve their sporting goals and we encourage all, whether beginners or high-performance athletes, to achieve excellence.
“At Fettes, we ensure that every student has the opportunity to participate whilst also supporting students to perform at their very best.”
Self-expression helps our students to explore and understand the world around them, gain confidence and think creatively. Across art, music and drama, we provide the opportunity and encouragement to be brave, bold and creative.
“There are so many opportunities for self-expression; creativity and independent thinking is always encouraged.”
We believe in the education of the whole person: we encourage pupils to take up a number of activities, join a wide range of clubs, attend stimulating talks and go on life-affirming trips.
“My time at Fettes was not just an education, but a journey of discovery.”