Fettes College A GSG School
- Fettes College
- Head: Mr Michael Spens
- T 01313 116744
- F 01313 116714
- E firstname.lastname@example.org
- W www.fettes.com
- A mainstream independent school for pupils aged from 13 to 18 with a linked junior school
- Boarding: Yes
- Local authority: Edinburgh, City of
- Pupils: 561
- Religion: Non-denominational
- Fees: Day £25,545; Boarding £32,340 pa
- Open days: Individual appointments available throughout the year.
- Review: View The Good Schools Guide Review
- Linked schools: Fettes College Preparatory School
What The Good Schools Guide says..
Vast Grimms' fairy-tale of a building, turreted and with acres of wood panelling and shiny black floors (are they granite or stone flag underneath the tarry surface?) purpose-built in 1870 by Bryce. Part of the main building still has the...
What the school says...
Fettes College enjoys a reputation as one of the UKs pre-eminent co-educational boarding schools and is uniquely situated in extensive grounds and woodland close to the heart of Edinburgh. Our mission is to develop broadly educated, confident and thoughtful individuals by encouraging students to flourish and develop the skills and interests that they possess.
All major sports are offered with excellent outdoor and indoor facilities including a state of the art sports centre, plentiful outdoor pitches and indoor shooting range. In total over 20 sports are offered and our Elite Athlete Training Programme provides specialist help for the most talented sportsmen and women. A wide selection of extra-curricular activities are available.
Fettes seeks bright, motivated, and curious students who possess imagination, energy, a willingness to take risks, a concern for others, and a commitment to academic and personal growth. We interviews to assess the promise of each individual applicant and to determine which students will gain the most from and contribute to all that Fettes College has to offer. We actively seek a student body that is racially, geographically and socio-economically diverse and we welcome applicants from all backgrounds.
A wide range of scholarships are available at 13+ and 16+ including Sport, Music, Art, Academic, Piping and All-Rounder (all can be supplemented by a means tested bursary which can cover up to 95% of the fees). ...Read more
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What The Good Schools Guide saysVast Grimms' fairy-tale of a building, turreted and with acres of wood panelling and shiny black floors (are they granite or stone flag underneath the tarry surface?) purpose-built in 1870 by Bryce. Part of the main building still has the original steam-driven heating which starts up twice a day with alarming...
Since 1998, Mr Michael C B Spens MA (60s), educated at Marlborough and Selwyn College Cambridge, where he read natural sciences. Came to Fettes after five years as head of Caldicott, having previously spent 20 years at Radley, where he was housemaster and taught geology, after a short spell in business. The transition between junior and senior schools is always an interesting one, but Mr Spens has weathered his double change with charm and élan – one might say nonchalance, but that would be harsh,...
Special Education Needs
At Fettes College we will evaluate special needs requirements on an individual basis and provide the necessary support. 09-09
|Condition||Provision for in school|
|ASD - Autistic Spectrum Disorder|
|Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorders|
|CReSTeD registered for Dyslexia|
|English as an additional language (EAL)|
|Has an entry in the Autism Services Directory|
|Has SEN unit or class||Y|
|HI - Hearing Impairment|
|MLD - Moderate Learning Difficulty|
|MSI - Multi-Sensory Impairment|
|Natspec Specialist Colleges|
|OTH - Other Difficulty/Disability|
|Other SpLD - Specific Learning Difficulty|
|PD - Physical Disability|
|PMLD - Profound and Multiple Learning Difficulty|
|SEMH - Social, Emotional and Mental Health|
|SLCN - Speech, Language and Communication|
|SLD - Severe Learning Difficulty|
|Special facilities for Visually Impaired|
|SpLD - Specific Learning Difficulty|
|VI - Visual Impairment|