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Award for Former Music School Student Rachel Newton — News

Former Music School pupil Rachel Newton won Instrumentalist of the Year at the Scottish Trad Awards 2016. Brought up in Edinburgh and the North West Highlands, Rachel attended the Music School until 2004, where she studied a range of disciplines including Gaelic and jazz singing, harp, fiddle, viola and piano. You can read more about the event…

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Leith School of Art Foundation Course — applications still open

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Applications are still open for the Foundation Course at the Leith School of Art, in case any students are still undecided on what they will be doing next year. Please note that the School accept students based on their portfolio rather than their qualifications. They also have an Assisted Places Scheme. This is open to any students who would find fees genuinely difficult to pay. In 2015/16 they were able to support over 20 students on their range of year-long courses.  Normally the maximum amount awarded is up to 50% of the total tuition fees.

Here is a chart showing where Foundation Course students from this year have been accepted, and here is more information on the Assisted Places Scheme.

If you have any questions or would like an information pack to be sent to you, please contact Sophia Scott, Student Registrar, at

Open Day at the Leith School of Art

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We’ve just learned of an upcoming open day for full-year courses at the Leith School of Art.  It’s on Tuesday, 1st March.  The School invites anyone to visit who may have an interest in joining after they graduate from high school.  They’ll be open from 10am to 3pm, and are happy to conduct portfolio reviews for prospective students who’d like any feedback on their work.  Questions?  Phone Sophia, on 0131 554 5761, or e-mail her, at

An invitation for students, parents and staff interested in universities in the USA and Europe


On 12 November at 6.30 pm – 8.30pm Fettes College is hosting a visit by representatives from the Council of International Schools (CIS) as part of their tour of Northern European High Schools.

The visit is led by Vanderbilt and Emory universities (15 and 21 in US National Rankings respectively),  but includes a range of other institutions.

There will be short presentations about forward planning for application to US universities and financial aid, but the main purpose of the event is for students to be able to talk directly to university representatives.

Pupils and parents from S4, S5 and S6 are all welcome – and, of course, all staff colleagues are warmly invited.

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