Careers at Fettes College

About Fettes

The school stands on a magnificent site of approximately 100 acres, within walking distance of Edinburgh’s city centre and is a leading HMC co-educational independent boarding and day school, with a Prep school for students starting at age 7. Known for its academic excellence, Fettes is unique in Scotland in following the English curriculum of GCSE examinations and the dual pathway of A Level and International Baccalaureate (IB). Fettes has a strong focus on pastoral care and all-round education, providing students with ‘A place to live. A place to learn. A place to grow’. Founded by Sir William Fettes in 1870, it was originally a boy’s school and started admitting girls in 1970. The main building was designed by one of Scotland's leading architects, David Bryce. Fettes is a community of more than 1000 individuals, consisting of circa:

- 800 students (with c 600 in the senior school)
- 130 academic staff (with c 100 full time members of the Common Room in the senior school)
- 240 operational staff across a range of departments

 Our Vision

We have created and developed a bold vision for Fettes, one which focuses on what we believe Fettesians should aspire to be, the skills they will need in life, and the impact we want them to make in the world. We have called this Fettes Moving Forward: A place to live. A place to learn. A place to grow. You can discover our vision – and how it shapes and informs our future – at


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