Fettes prides itself on welcoming students from all parts of the world. We want students to make full use of the many opportunities a life at Fettes offers. It is therefore of the upmost importance that students are able to communicate and express themselves effectively, whether in the classroom, sport’s field or social setting.

For our international students in need of additional support with their English, we offer expert tuition in English as a Foreign Language led by specialist teacher Mrs Natalia Blackman, B.A. (Hons), M.Sc. (Edin).

Small class sizes

Students learn in small classes until their standard of English is sufficient to equip them to participate fully in all of the lessons alongside native speakers. The lessons often take place when other students are learning another modern language.

Intensive courses

Our strong preference is for our international students to have a good basic understanding of English before joining Fettes. However, we do consider applications from young intelligent pupils with little knowledge of the language. These pupils receive intensive courses in the Prep School to enable them to integrate as quickly as possible into the school, both socially and academically.

University qualification

Entrance into universities in English-speaking countries requires a recognised qualification in English such as the IELTS examination. At Fettes, we are very experienced and successful in preparing overseas students for this examination.

Tuition charges

The charge for this EFL tuition is £500 per term, based on no more than four lessons a week.