LIST YOUR EVENT FOR FREE

One month left to apply for fully funded place at Fettes College

Time is running out to secure a fully-funded place at Fettes College, with applications from students to be completed before mid-January.

One month left to apply for fully funded place at Fettes College

Article Source: Fettes College
Last Updated: 4 December 2023 13:28

Until this year, only two pupils from Edinburgh state primary schools were eligible for Kick-start, a transformational bursary scheme which will fund an entire Fettes College education, but this was extended to 11-year-olds from across Scotland in September.

To be eligible for this bursary, which is supported by a charitable trust, applicants must be 11 years old in September 2024, and receive free school meals or be in a low-income household.

Prospective candidates can access support with their applications from teachers at Fettes College, as well as their respective primary schools.

Ms Amanda Mair, a teacher in Fettes Prep School, has supported previous Kick-start students, their families, and their primary schools from the very beginning of the programme in 2018.

Amanda said: “It’s always such a pleasure to meet the bright and talented prospective candidates for the Kick-start bursary, and to be able to show them around our school, letting them know all about life at Fettes. I visit local schools to meet prospective pupils and their teachers, and have previously helped families fill in the registration forms, as I know it can sometimes feel like a daunting process.”

Following an entrance assessment, the two successful children will join Fettes’ Prep School for the first two years of their education, giving them the chance to familiarise themselves with the school environment across a stunning 100-acre campus before moving up to the Senior School.

The successful students will also have access to the latest technology, as well as an extensive range of sports, co-curricular activities, outdoor pursuits and trips.

As standard at Fettes, the successful students will also be matched with a buddy to ensure they receive a warm welcome to the school.

Old Fettesian (alumni) membership and access to the Fettes Careers Partnership is also included within the bursary, so the students have a connection to the school community for life.

A parent of a Fettes Kick-start student said: “The Kick-start bursary has enhanced all of our lives, with Fettes providing help at each stage of the process. Being part of the Fettes community and watching the skills and opportunities the children get is so rewarding.

“The Kick-start bursary won’t just provide until the child is 18 years old, as the lessons and skills they’ll learn will be with them for the rest of their lives. We are truly grateful for all that Fettes provides and all the support they give us. The Kick-start bursary is so amazing and has changed our family’s lives for the better.”


Mr Charlie Minogue, Headmaster of Fettes Colleges Preparatory School, said: “Our philanthropic mission hasn’t changed since Fettes was founded through the philanthropy of Sir William Fettes in 1870. We want to break down the barriers and help bright young pupils, regardless of their circumstances, gain access to a Fettes education so they can have an opportunity to make the most of their talents.

“This bursary is awarded to ambitious boys and girls who would not ordinarily be in a position to benefit from a Fettes education. It’s a unique opportunity to experience the exceptional education we provide at Fettes, which nurtures and discovers talents and inspires a lifelong love of learning. I’d encourage applications from students across Scotland.”


In addition to the support available from Fettes’ staff such as Ms Mair and headteachers, families can also benefit from support from staff at FetLor Youth Club in Edinburgh. FetLor’s Chief Executive Dr Richie Adams is keen to encourage families to contact him and his staff at FetLor Youth Club for hands-on support with their application.

Dr Richie Adams, Chief Executive of FetLor, said: “FetLor offers children and young people in the North of Edinburgh a safe place to develop their resilience, their confidence, achieve their potential, and enjoy a hot meal, even in times of challenge, hardship, and real need. Anything we can do to create opportunities to support these young people is something we embrace wholeheartedly. The Kick-start bursary should be grasped with both hands.”

Applications for the bursary will close on 15 January 2024.

More information about the Kick-start bursary and how to apply are available at https://www.fettes.com/kick-start-bursary.

Sponsored Links

Latest Glasgow News

Cast announced for The Woman in Black at the Theatre Royal Glasgow

Cast announced for The Woman in Black at the Theatre Royal Glasgow

PW Productions is delighted to announce casting for Susan Hill's The Woman in Black returning to Glasgow next month at the Theatre Royal.

READ MORE
Who will be named Scottish influencer of the year

Who will be named Scottish influencer of the year

The Scottish Influencer Awards, the major awards ceremony celebrating Scotland's stars of social, has announced the full shortlist of nominees in the running to be named the Influencer of the Year.

READ MORE
Meze Meze and usta in Finnieston scoop the Robertson Silver Spade in Let Glasgow Flourish Awards

Meze Meze and usta in Finnieston scoop the Robertson Silver Spade in Let Glasgow Flourish Awards

Hospitality businesses swept the board at this year's Incorporation of Gardeners of Glasgow 'Let Glasgow Flourish' awards, held at Glasgow's Trades Hall on 20 February!

READ MORE
Medical miracle boy Brodie gets surprise visit from his Clan ice hockey hero

Medical miracle boy Brodie gets surprise visit from his Clan ice hockey hero

Toddler Brodie Barr suffers from a rare medical condition and has gone through fourteen major operations since he was born three yeas ago.

READ MORE
WhatsOnStage Award winner and X Factor finalist to join the cast of The Drifters Girl

WhatsOnStage Award winner and X Factor finalist to join the cast of The Drifters Girl

Michael Harrison and David Ian are delighted to announce casting for the first-ever UK and Ireland tour of The Drifters Girl which comes to the King's Theatre Glasgow in April!

READ MORE
Glasgow Cocktail Week unveils secret bar and events space in Princes Square

Glasgow Cocktail Week unveils secret bar and events space in Princes Square

Two months to go until Glasgow Cocktail Week takes over the city with brand new cocktail experiences!

READ MORE
Shop sustainably at Unfolded pop up store and sample sale in Princes Square this weekend!

Shop sustainably at Unfolded pop up store and sample sale in Princes Square this weekend!

Glasgow fans of sustainable clothing brand, Unfolded, are in for a treat this weekend as they open their first pop-up and sample sale in the city, on the ground floor of Princes Square.

READ MORE
Last chance to see campaign launched for much loved Glasgow museum before closing for major refurbishment

Last chance to see campaign launched for much loved Glasgow museum before closing for major refurbishment

People are being encouraged to visit the People's Palace, Glasgow before it closes on Sunday 14th April for major refurbishment.

READ MORE
Could Kirstie and Phil help you bag your new home

Could Kirstie and Phil help you bag your new home

Channel 4's 'Location, Location, Location' is coming to Glasgow this Spring and they're looking for property hunters!

READ MORE
Book your bespoke consultation with Dan Dower from Dower & Hall

Book your bespoke consultation with Dan Dower from Dower & Hall

Bring your ideas to life with the help of Dower & Hall's design director and expert jeweller, Dan Dower.

READ MORE
Glasgow Taxis Cup returns in March

Glasgow Taxis Cup returns in March

The annual one day multi-sport event, Glasgow Taxis Cup, will see 700 student athletes from Glasgow Caledonian, Strathclyde, and Glasgow universities competing across 15 sports!

READ MORE
Housebuilder raises over 150K at annual charity dinner to help support Glasgow families

Housebuilder raises over 150K at annual charity dinner to help support Glasgow families

Scotland's number one housebuilder spurred on an audience of 600 to help raise an incredible £156,000 towards supporting families and children facing difficult times.

READ MORE
Celebrate National Margarita Day at this must visit Glasgow spot

Celebrate National Margarita Day at this must visit Glasgow spot

Ahead of National Margarita Day on 22nd February, Flight Club Darts Glasgow has partnered with Patrón to create four new stunning twists on the classic cocktail!

READ MORE
Calling all leaders, entrepreneurs, and CEOs in Glasgow!

Calling all leaders, entrepreneurs, and CEOs in Glasgow!

Are you an entrepreneur, aspiring business owner, or CEO eager to advance in your chosen industry?

READ MORE
Dobbies Garden Centre hosts free gardening workshops in March

Dobbies Garden Centre hosts free gardening workshops in March

Dobbies is encouraging gardeners of all ages and skill levels across the country to get one of their 5 a day by learning how to grow soft fruits at one of its free workshops in March.

READ MORE
The Mitchell Library launches free musical instrument library

The Mitchell Library launches free musical instrument library

Children and young people in Glasgow can now borrow musical instruments from The Mitchell Library.

READ MORE
Big Screen Talent Announced for Glasgow Film Festival 2024

Big Screen Talent Announced for Glasgow Film Festival 2024

Glasgow Film Festival (GFF) has announced the big screen stars that will be visiting the city for its 20th annual celebration of cinema.

READ MORE
Davey just keeps on rockin at Hard Rock Cafe Glasgow

Davey just keeps on rockin at Hard Rock Cafe Glasgow

Glasgow born rocker Davey Pattison has been described by the legendary record producer Shel Talmy as 'one of rock's very best lead vocalists'.

READ MORE
Mar Hall teams up with local businesses to host fashion show

Mar Hall teams up with local businesses to host fashion show

Mar Hall Hotel, Golf & Spa Resort has announced a special Mother's Day event as it teams up with Glasgow-based fashion brand Kiwi & Co and other local businesses to welcome back guests to the hotel.

READ MORE
Glasgow Bar Awards crown favourite venues

Glasgow Bar Awards crown favourite venues

The city's favourite bars and pubs have officially been named, as the Glasgow Bar Awards 2024 unveiled its winners at a prestigious award ceremony in Saint Luke's!

READ MORE
Buchanan Galleries unveils heartfelt installation in celebration of love

Buchanan Galleries unveils heartfelt installation in celebration of love

Visitors at Buchanan Galleries are invited to feel the love throughout February with a stunning heart of affection display!

READ MORE
GICF announces star studded judging panel and Comedy Gala line up including Janey Godley, Raymond Mearns and more

GICF announces star studded judging panel and Comedy Gala line up including Janey Godley, Raymond Mearns and more

Glasgow International Comedy Festival has announced a star-studded judging panel for the Sir Billy Connolly Spirit of Glasgow Award and revealed a sneak peek at this year's Comedy Gala line-up.

READ MORE
Alfie Boe and Michael Ball will star in an arena spectacular of Les Miserables at the OVO Hydro

Alfie Boe and Michael Ball will star in an arena spectacular of Les Miserables at the OVO Hydro

Initial casting announced for Les Misérables: The Arena Spectacular with Alfie Boe and Michael Ball among those starring in World tour's stop at the OVO Hydro!

READ MORE
Scottish Wedding Show returns, celebrating 10 years of same sex marriage in Scotland

Scottish Wedding Show returns, celebrating 10 years of same sex marriage in Scotland

Scotland's largest wedding showcase, The Scottish Wedding Show, returns to Glasgow this Valentine's weekend and is putting love on display as the country celebrates 10 years of same sex marriage.

READ MORE
Firepit & Kiln opens new concept restaurant at The Quay

Firepit & Kiln opens new concept restaurant at The Quay

Glasgow's leading entertainment destination, The Quay at Springfield Quay welcomes Firepit & Kiln, a new contemporary carvery restaurant and pottery studio where craft meets carvery.

READ MORE
Plot twist debut novel by local author releases next month

Plot twist debut novel by local author releases next month

Local author Breea Keenan's debut novel Plot Twist will be launched by a leading London-based publisher on 28th March.

READ MORE
Masked Singer and Emmerdale stars join the cast of Chitty Chitty Bang Bang at the Kings Theatre Glasgow

Masked Singer and Emmerdale stars join the cast of Chitty Chitty Bang Bang at the Kings Theatre Glasgow

Olivier-nominee Adam Garcia will star as Caractacus Potts in a new production of the most fantasmagorical musical of all time, Chitty Chitty Bang Bang!

READ MORE
Todrick Hall to star in Burlesque The Musical at Theatre Royal Glasgow

Todrick Hall to star in Burlesque The Musical at Theatre Royal Glasgow

The Theatre Royal, Glasgow are excited to announce that Todrick Hall will play Sean and It's a Sin star Michael Mather will play Jackson in Burlesque the Musical!

READ MORE
Pigeon Shrine FrightFest announces Glasgow Film Festival 2024 line up

Pigeon Shrine FrightFest announces Glasgow Film Festival 2024 line up

FrightFest, the UK’s No.1 horror fantasy event, is pleased to announce the incredible line-up of talent that will grace the Glasgow Film Theatre stage!

READ MORE
Family fun at the National Museum of Rural Life this half term

Family fun at the National Museum of Rural Life this half term

The whole family can enjoy a day of magical storytelling and farmyard fun at the National Museum of Rural Life in East Kilbride this half-term!

READ MORE

Sponsored Links

Sponsored Links

Go Radio | Number 1 for Glasgow & The West - Listen on DAB, Online or on your Smart Speaker, just say "Launch Go Radio"

Popular Events

Summer Nights at the Bandstand
The Summer Nights at the Bandstand festival returns to Kelvingrove Park for a ninth year with 12 nights of live music from Gabrielle, Bananarama, Echo & The Bunnymen and many more!
Model Rail Scotland
Model Rail Scotland is the biggest model railway show held in Scotland and is a must for every railway enthusiast, don't miss it at the SEC Glasgow between the 23rd and 25th February!
Battlefield Window Wanderland
Following the huge success of their previous events, Battlefield will once again turn into a magical outdoor gallery between the 24th and 27th February!
A Play, A Pie and A Pint Spring Season
A Play, A Pie and A Pint's fabulous Spring Season features 18 wonderful new plays which will shine a spotlight emerging writers, many of whom have never written for them before!
Beginners Sewing: 5 Week Evening Course
Want to try your hand at sewing? Now is your chance! Come to Sew Confident's beginners class and you'll learn all the basics to take your new hobby to fashion school, or just crafty home projects!

Popular Venues

Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum King's Theatre Glasgow King Tut's Wah Wah Hut O2 Academy Glasgow SEC Armadillo Theatre Royal Glasgow The Pavilion Theatre Glasgow The Glasgow Barrowland Ballroom The Glasgow Royal Concert Hall The OVO Hydro