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A boarding school in Scotland? We present here a great Scottish boarding school in Edinburgh! A private, top list Fettes College in Edinburgh, Scotland, UK in one of the most beautiful and wealthy districts of the city - Stockbridge.
This top Uk boarding school boasts with former premier name of Tony Blaire who used to attend the college during his secondary education years. The college is spread on a huge area of grounds, whose Gothic architecture reminds of Harry Potter castle (movie was shot in a castle near Newcastle upon Tyne). Along with the historical facts, there are plenty of ghost stories which remind somehow of the old classical horror Italian film 'Suspiria'. Apart from the haunting tales, the college has one of the highest reputation and its students belong to the cream of the society families.


  • 7 days boarding: 11,718 per term

Number of students

  Girls Boys Total
Boarding School: 212 221 433
Day School: 151 172 323

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About the school

  • Long description:

    The Middle School curriculum is designed to provide a broad and balanced education. It ensures that pupils have a solid grounding in all the key subjects necessary for a proper education fit for someone living in the 21st Century but it also provides appropriate opportunities for choice and allows pupils to customise their subjects to suit their own strengths and interests. In the Third Form, all the major subjects are studied. Pupils choose two languages from French, Spanish, German and Mandarin. Latin is a popular choice but is not compulsory.  In the Fourth and Fifth Forms, pupils study for GCSEs. English, Mathematics and Science are compulsory. Pupils choose four other subjects from a comprehensive range. Results at GCSE have been outstanding for many years. Last year, over 30% of all grades were A* and there was a 98% pass rate.

    Sixth Form Boarding School

    Fettes College is unique in Scotland in that it is the only school which offers a choice between the International Baccalaureate and A Levels Into the Sixth Form Boarding School. The IB is renowned throughout the world as a rigorous and challenging examination system that develops a broad range of skills. Students take six subjects for two years and have to study English, Mathematics, Science, a language (ancient or modern) and a social subject.  

    The A Level pathway can provide breadth, but it allows for specialisation in a way that the IB does not. Students study four (or sometimes five) subjects in the Lower Sixth Form before narrowing down to three (or sometimes four) subjects in the Upper Sixth Form.

    With some forty different courses offered on two distinctive pathways, this top UK boarding school provides a superb opportunity to pursue all manner of interests. The UCAS tariff allows achievements to be measured across different examinations systems. The average UCAS points score by each Fettesian last year was 426 (that’s roughly the equivalent of 3½ As at A Level or 6 As at Higher), the best of any Scottish school. You can be certain that the Sixth Form education provided by us is first-rate.

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Interests & Activities

  • Languages & Humanities Courses
    • Foreign Languages Courses
      Chinese Mandarin, German, Spanish

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Fettes College: Edinburgh, Scotland, UK | Best Boarding Schools
Fettes College: Edinburgh, Scotland, UK | Best Boarding Schools
Fettes College: Edinburgh, Scotland, UK | Best Boarding Schools
Fettes College: Edinburgh, Scotland, UK | Best Boarding Schools



Carrington Road Edinburgh Lothian , Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom, Postcode - EH4 1QX
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