How it all began
Founded in 1870, Fettes College is the legacy of Sir William Fettes who, after the death of his son in 1815, devoted his wealth to building a school for children.
Fettes College, home of FCLC Edinburgh, is a unique and inspiring location, situated just one mile from the historic and cultural centre of Edinburgh and is a leading co-educational boarding and day school for children aged 7-18. Fettes College enjoys a reputation for excellent academic results, the highest level of pastoral care and a proud sporting tradition.
The college itself is a magnificent, magical Neo-Gothic building set in 90 acres of private parkland and is only 20 minutes away from Edinburgh International Airport and 10 minutes from Waverley train station.
Within the expansive school grounds there is a wide range of excellent facilities including a drama theatre, music suite, art rooms, tennis and basketball courts, a large indoor multi-purpose sports hall and extensive playing fields for outdoor sports and activities.