Housemaster - Andrew Cheadle
Housemistress - Cai Cheadle

A purpose-built home for all of our final year students.


Craigleith is a community of up to 140 final-year pupils, 14 academic tutors and a team of residential and support staff. Mutual understanding is important as are, respect, trust, kindness and above all, being aware of others’ needs. The house operates in a similar way to a university hall of residence, and is a busy, purposeful and vibrant environment. Academic study, but also such things as laundry chores, cooking and cleaning are all part of Craigleith life; and pupils help to arrange and coordinate a variety of activities and social events.


Pupils are expected to manage their own time and studies. Being in the final year brings extra privileges and freedoms, but privileges entail additional responsibilities – towards oneself, towards Craigleith and towards Fettes because the Upper Sixth set the tone for the school as a whole.


This crucial year of study should reward students with their finest academic achievements and their highest accolades in other areas of school life. Craigleith makes this possible. It is a purposeful and enjoyable environment in which to live and learn.