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Fettes College Private School

In 2018 68.48% of A Level students achieved A* - A
Address: Fettes College Carrington Road Edinburgh EH4 1QX Scotland United Kingdom
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Description Fettes College Private School

  • Type of education: boarding school, co-education;
  • Location Fettes college: Edinburgh, Scotland;
  • Students age: 7-18 years;
  • The total number of Fettes college students: 670 people, 80% of whom are studying at a boarding house.

Fettes college is a prestigious, rating boarding school located in Scotland. Academic achievements, which international students demonstrate every year, are known throughout Britain, about 10% of graduates enter Oxbridge every year. Among the students the universities of Durham, Loughborough, Manchester, Warwick and Bristol are popular. Former British Prime Minister Tony Blair at one time graduated from this institution. Fettes college was mentioned in the novel  "We Live Only Twice"- the legendary James Bond, agent 007, moved to this college after Eton. The school is proud of the honorary status of IB World School - only three Scottish schools have this title, and in 2001 Fettes College was recognized as the Scottish School of the Year. The educational institution adopted a joint type of training. Travel time to the international airport will be approximately 25 minutes.

The Fates College curriculum combines the best features of the British, Welsh and Scottish education system. Senior students can choose the program to continue their education: A-Level, International Baccalaureate, Highers.

Before enrolling in a school you will need:

  • Children 7-12 years old: test of knowledge of English and mathematics, test for logical thinking + characteristics and assessments from the previous school;
  • Children 13-16 years: entrance test for knowledge English and mathematics, two personal interviews + characteristics and assessments from a previous school;
  • Pupils of the 16 and 18 years old entering the Sixth Form: English exam + two exams on selected subjects + general education certificate received in Russia + characteristics and grades from the previous school.

The college constantly holds open days and so-called taster days, during which the entrants can attend several classes and try themselves in the role of a student.

Programs and tuition/boarding fees, prices in Fettes College Private School

Program name
from 8 465 £ / term

Primary school (7-13 years)

Sufficiently rich comprehensive program of studying the basics of academic subjects is offered to international students:

  • English and French (and other modern languages ​​by personal choice)
  • Geography
  • Music
  • Natural Sciences
  • History
  • Acting skills
  • Religious Studies
  • Computer science
  • Sport and physical culture.

The number of students within a class is up to 18 people. The academic load increases gradually: for example, by the age of 11, the Latin language is added to the list of subjects, and the study of mathematics occurs on several levels of complexity.

from 8 465 £ / term

The first stage (13-18 years). High school

This educational program includes several stages, the first of which is the third form. The course is designed for 1 academic year and includes several academic disciplines:

  • Computer science
  • English
  • Dramatic art
  • Mathematics
  • Music
  • Physics
  • Art and design
  • Chemistry
  • Religious studies
  • Biology
  • History
  • Geography
  • Sport and physical culture (classes every Friday)
  • Foreign language: German, Spanish, French, Chinese (Mandarin).

Also, each student chooses for himself one elective discipline from the following list:

  • Course of art
  • Additional hours of informatics
  • Ancient cultures
  • The technique of staging performances
  • Global issues of the modern world.
from 12 165 £ / term

GCSE (second stage)

The course is designed for 2 years, at the end of each student passes exams in core disciplines. Mandatory subjects include academic English, mathematics, chemistry, physics and biology, and each student chooses for himself 4 electives (always learning one foreign language).

Additional disciplines can be selected from this list:

  • Geography
  • Spanish
  • German
  • Design and art
  • Chinese (Mandarin)
  • physical Culture and sport
  • French
  • Ancient cultures
  • Music
  • Classical Greek
  • Dramatic skill
  • History
  • Economy
  • Latin.
from 12 165 £ / term

A-level (third stage)

The program is designed for 2 years and is studied by schoolchildren, who plan further studies at the chosen university (for this you can also study the A-level analogue - the International Baccalaureate program).

The course provides an opportunity for a thorough and in-depth study of subjects and disciplines, the learning of which will continue in the university and will be required to obtain the chosen specialty. The first year the student chooses 4-5 subjects for himself, the second year reduces the list of subjects studied to 3, and it is for them that each student passes the final exams. In addition, each student prepares a personal research project.

Disciplines are chosen according to one's own taste, relying on personal interests - you need to select one subject of each column in the following table:






Economics and business



Ancient cultures








Political science


Political science

Higher Mathematics

Art History





Mandarin Chinese


English as the first foreign language




Physical culture and sport



from 12 165 £ / term

IB (International Baccalaureate), the third stage

The qualification received by the student at the end of this program is accepted in a number of prestigious universities all over the world. 6 disciplines are compulsorily studied:

  • Foreign language (modern or classical)
  • Mathematics
  • English
  • Subject of the natural science unit
  • The subject of the creative unit
  • The subject of social and humanitarian direction.

Half of the disciplines are studied at the standard level, and half - on the advanced. The students pass examinations on all disciplines of the curriculum at the end of the course.

Also the classes on the theory of knowledge (epistemology), writing essays on a selected topic, creating and presenting a personal project (the topic may be social or creative) are included in the program.

Items that are available for study on the IB program:

  • First foreign language: English
  • Second foreign language: Spanish, French, Latin, German
  • Social and humanitarian block: geography, history, economy
  • The natural science block: chemistry, biology, physics
  • Mathematics
  • Creative module: dramatic and musical skill, fine arts.

Accommodation and food

There are 10 comfortable boarding houses for children of Fettes College: 2 designed for junior schoolchildren, 4 for girls of 13-18 years and 4 houses for boys of 13-18 years. The last year of training international students spend in the common residence of Craigleith. Educators live in the same building with the pupils and always ready to help children solve domestic and organizational issues, council help, they follow the order and safety of the students, participate with them in group activities.

Meals are organized according to the principle of full boarding - three times a day - in a spacious school cafeteria. The meal is varied and balanced, pupils are provided with a wide range of delicious dishes; On a separate request, you can arrange a separate table (for example, vegetarian or dietary).

Subjects and sport

Subjects list: Acting skills, biology, chemistry, Chinese, computer science, drama, economics, English, French, geography, german language, Greek language, history, Latin language, music, physical Culture, physics, Religious studies
Events list: Athletics, basketball, fencing, fitness, hockey, lacrosse, netball, rugby, sailing, Squash, swimming, tennis


According to the results of 2019:

  • A Level: 68.48% of students received grades A through A *.
  • GCSE: 71% of students earned grades A - A *.
  • IB: 56% of students received grades equivalent to A - A *.

Equipment Fettes College Private School

The Fettes College campus is located near the central part of Edinburgh: the main building was built in the 19th century and is entirely in the style of Scottish baroque. It is a unique historical and architectural monument, within which, however, modern and innovative infrastructure is located. The territory for students is equipped with functional scientific laboratories, libraries, sport fields and games grounds, a swimming pool, a large modern gymnasium, studios for music and creativity.

Sport and physical culture are given great attention: students can try themselves in archery, team games, go swimming or track and field, attend the fencing section. Boys often play cricket, hockey and rugby, girls choose lacrosse and tennis. There is also a cadet squad in the school that provides the possibility of military training: driving, yachting (sailing) or light aircraft, scuba diving, etc.

For outdoor games there is an artificial turf with illumination, students are allowed access to the shooting gallery, to the climbing wall, tennis courts. The sports program is an integral part of the classes, all children participate in group games and competitions on a daily basis.

The school employs a large number of creative studios and clubs on interests: auto, photography, cooking, drawing, knitting, playing drums and bagpipes.

Children often participate in charity and volunteer programs, they are involved in community service, go on a variety of excursions and exciting trips.

Term dates and fees

The academic year is divided into trimesters: autumn (02.09.2015 - 15.12.2015), spring (07.01.2016 - 24.03.2016) and summer (18.04.2016 - 02.07.2016).

Additional fees:

  • registration fee;
  • air travel.

Entry requirements and extra fees how to apply, what is required to enrol

Required documents, depending on the type of institution:

camp / language school
  • copy of 1 page
  • certificate of language proficiency (if any)
private school, boardinghouse
  • copy of the 1 Pages of the passport
  • certificate of language proficiency
  • school report card with grades for the last 2-4 years (depending on the school)
  • school registration form
  • recommendation letters from Teachers of foreign languages, mathematics and a class teacher. Additionally, an educational institution may request a recommendation from the principal
  • Testing for knowledge of mathematics, language, other subjects
  • Interview with a representative of the school (possibly in person or by Skype)
  • Literacy, awards, student personal achievements (if any)
  • motivation letter (not for all schools)
  • passport size photo (depending on the school from 1 to 12 pcs)
  • medical certificate of the general health of the child , Discharge of vaccinations
  • birth certificate of the schoolboy (s)
  • copy of the page 1 passport of the passport
  • certificate of language proficiency
  • school certificate for the bachelor, diploma of Higher education for the master
  • letters of recommendation from teachers of foreign languages, mathematics and the class teacher. Additionally, an educational institution may request a recommendation from the principal / dean
  • certificates, awards, personal achievements of the student (if any)
  • motivation letter / personal statement
  • interview with a representative of the institution


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Fettes College Private School reviews


An elite option for those who need everything, immediately and on the highest level. 

Here, the territory is like a beautiful, well-kept park, and the teachers are almost Nobel winners, and you decide to go to the sport - so the coaches will be happy to prepare you for the Olympics.

Many children of the rich and powerful are studying here, the school is considered very prestigious - and therefore the administration works excelently. There are parents reports, conference calls via Skype, photos from any event, e-magazines, school portal with separate access. But at the same time, teachers do not creep before anyone: they are extremely polite, but they ask strictly. 

We have been studying for the second year (13 and 14 years, respectively) and are happy with everything, we do not plan to change it. 


Recommendations on when to apply

Language courses, schools and children's language camps Primary and secondary education - private schools Preparation programmes for entering universities - higher education Higher education (after completing accredited programs A-level, IB, High School) - Bachelor, Master, MBA
- we recommend to apply 6-9 months before the start of the course (some camps and schools offer discounts for early booking or for lengthy study programs)
- there are some very popular and high demand children's camps, where the applications need to be submitted 1 year in advance (in particular Switzerland , Great Britain , USA , Canada , Austria)
- we recommend to apply one year before the start of the training program,
- some schools have a specific time frame (September-November - please specify an individual school)
- some schools require tests in several stages (UKISET, internal tests of the school: English, mathematics, logics, subjects, interview, some require a personal visit)
- we recommend to apply one year before the start of the program,
- for Foundation and Pathway programs, IELTS and TOEFL certificates are usually required, respectively

- recommended submission one year before the start of the program,
- the deadline normally closes in January, for TOP HEIs and, as a rule, in March in other universities
- for a bachelor, a Foundation or Pathway preparatory program a completed A-level, IB, High School + IELTS / TOEFL are required
- for Masters you need a graduated higher education, in some cases you need a pre-Masters program
- MBA requires completed higher education, work experience preferably at least 2-3 years, etc.
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