The Fettes College Governors are collectively responsible for the long-term vision and development of the College.

The composition of the Board has developed over time but in large part reflects the original wishes of the School’s founder. Of the 14 Governors, 9 are appointed representatives of a broad range of local and national institutions, including Her Majesty’s College of Justice, the University of Edinburgh, the Faculty of Advocates, the Royal College of Physicians, the Company of Merchants and the Local Education Authority.

The remaining 11 are elected, of which one must be a Minister of Religion, and the remainder to ensure a wide range of experience, knowledge and interests across the Board. At any given time, it is usual for the Board to have representation from the OF community as well as the parent community