Extra Curricular Activities

At Fettes we believe in the education of the whole person and for that reason we offer an expansive activities programme, a wide range of societies, stimulating talks and lectures, as well as many exciting excursions and trips.

Activities & Societies

Each term we offer numerous activities that our students can choose to participate in. They can switch between activities each term to find new interests or choose to focus on something they already enjoy, but whatever route they choose they emerge with newfound skills and experiences. The activities we offer reflect the interests of our pupils and our staff, which is why we are able to offer everything from baking and blues guitar to knitting and econometrics.

The range of societies we offer encourages pupils to develop their reasoning and debating skills in a variety of academic subjects including Classics, Debating, Law, Politics, Science and Literature. We are fortunate to regularly welcome a number of distinguished speakers to Fettes to share their knowledge and experiences with us.


We strongly believe in developing leadership abilities in our pupils through academics and sport. Our extra-curricular activities programme augments this and allows for focused leadership training. Through CCF, the DoE Award, Community Service and Societies, students can gain leadership skills and take on leadership roles within these clubs.

International Trips

Another way in which we broaden the horizons of our pupils is to ensure that there are varied opportunities to travel internationally. Whether representing a sports team or choir, volunteering or involved in a student exchange, the benefits are immense.
Please take a look at our forthcoming tours to assist with planning: School Trips 2019-2021 [PDF - 48kB].