This is a list of clothing and equipment required by Prep Girls’ at Fettes College. The majority of items are available from the Fettes College Shop, full contact details are given below. The School Shop is managed by Fettes College staff; we supply Fettes school uniform, sportswear and sportswear equipment, stationery, academic books, trunks and tuck boxes and other essentials to life at Fettes. Any surplus profit made by the shop is put back in to the school.

The shop is open during term time Monday to Friday from 9am – 3pm, and Saturdays from 9.30am – 12 noon. Full details of holiday opening hours will be sent out separately.


Direct line: 0131-311-6723

The shop accepts all major credit and debit cards and we are very happy to manage orders by phone, fax or e-mail if it is difficult to come to the shop in person; however we do recommend that new pupils try on their clothes before the start of term to ensure that they have the correct size.

During term time pupils and parents can purchase items from the shop and charge them to the school bill, you will then receive a detailed invoice at the end of term attached to the main school bill.

The Thrift Shop which sells second hand items is now part of the main school shop.

Naming Clothing

All items must be clearly named.

Woven name tapes which are sewn on tend to last better. We also recommend that all shoes be clearly named (you can use self adhesive shoe labels or a permanent marker).

With games clothing and outdoor clothing, nametapes should be attached to the outside of the garment, horizontally on the left hand breast of upper items and the left hand pocket of lower garments. All personal items should be named, e.g. watches engraved.

It is the responsibility of parents and guardians to ensure that all clothing and equipment is fully named.

We have the facility to label uniform in the school shop and the cost is 50p an item. All uniform must be tried on and paid for before it is labelled. 

Day Wear.

2 Fettes Prep School jumpers

2 Fettes tartan pleated skirts

9 White long sleeved blouses with rever collars

15 Pairs of thick dark navy tights or knee length navy socks (summer)

Note: The skirts and jumpers are machine washable but must be washed at 40ºC and not tumble dried; fabric conditioner should not be used.

General Items

1 Pair of strong, low-heeled, polishable black shoes, lace up or Velcro – no ballet style pumps, kitten heels or high heels.

1 Pair of outside trainers for break time – can be the games ones.

1 Pair of Wellington boots – black, navy or dark green (optional for T Form and above)

1 Rucksack for books and files

M,P and S Form school bag (black with the school crest, available from the school shop)

1 Pencil case fully stocked with named items (please refer to school handbook for full details)

1 Named water bottle

1 Art Smock (M,P & S Forms only)

Formal Wear

T Form, First and Second Forms

1 Family tartan woollen kilted skirt or tartan of choice (length should be mid-knee to mid-calf)

1 Dark navy v-neck jumper

White blouse (as above)

Thick navy tights (knee length navy socks or opaque navy tights for summer)

M, P and S Form Girls

Formal wear at this stage is optional and girlscanwear day uniform for formal wear although this must be clean and tidy. 

The Fettes Shop can order kilted skirts for girls with a reasonable hem to allow for growth. We recommend that you order a kilted skirt as soon as possible to allow for at least 8 weeks delivery time, the summer is a peak kilt making period therefore this lead time may be longer if kilts are ordered in August. 

Outer Wear

Fettes College Prep School Coat

Fettes College Prep School fleece

Fettes tartan lambswool scarf (optional in cold weather)

Fettes College ‘beanie’ hat

Navy gloves


1 Named bag to contain all equipment

2 Towels – All towels must have loops for hanging, stitched to the middle edge of each towel.

1 Shoe bag

1 Swimming bag

2 Pairs of Fettes navy games socks

2 Pairs of white sports socks

2 Fettes polo shirts

2 Pairs of Fettes tracksuit trousers

1 Fettes tracksuit jacket

1 Fettes skort

1 Fettes navy PE shorts

1 Fettes swimming suit

1 Fettes swimming hat – if hair is below ears

1 Mouth guard

1 Pair of shin guards

1 Pair of garters

1 Pair of non-marking indoor trainers

1 Pair of astroturf outdoor trainers – not needed for M, P, S and T Forms

1 Pair of outdoor trainers

1 Hockey stick – Autumn term

1 Tennis racket – Summer term

Boarders’ Equipment (Packed in a Named Trunk)

3 Nightdresses or pyjamas

1 Dressing gown (cord must be permanently attached to belt loops)

1 Pair of slippers

Sponge bag (shower gel, toothbrush, hairbrush, shampoo etc, no aerosols at all please – all items named)

2 Bath towels  

2 Hand towels – All towels must have hoops for hanging, stitched to the middle edge of each towel.

Bed linen – Iona House provides all bed linen. You may provide you own bed linen if preferred at your own risk.

9 Vests (optional)

9 Bras (if required)

14 Pairs of pants – more if preferred

Informal Wear for Weekends

1 Warm and waterproof jacket

1 Woolly hat/cap

1 Pair of gloves – necessary for ice skating trips

1 Pair of waterproof trousers – optional

1 Pair of strong walking boots/shoes – optional

1 Small rucksack for expeditions

1 Outfit for a meal out of school

1 Outfit for parties and a disco

3 Casual outfits, warm ones in winter

All outfits should include appropriate and safe footwear


24 Spare name tapes (hand to Matron on arrival)

2 Large Laundry bags

2 Small Laundry bags

8 Coat Hangers

Writing paper, envelopes and plenty stamps

1 Lockable mini trunk

1 Shoe cleaning kit

1 Wrist Watch


1. Please do not bring more clothing than is listed, especially weekend wear, storage is limited and extra clothing will be packed away for use at home.

2. Everything must be clearly named.

3. All towels must have hoops for hanging, stitched to the middle edge of each towel.

4. Please hand in a spare key to the tuck box (or the current code if it is a digital lock) to Mrs Foot on arrival.

5. Whilst in uniform, hair must be tied back off the face, hair bands and scrunchies should be plain black, navy or Fettes tartan.

Appointment System

Uniform fittings last approximately one hour therefore it is essential during term time to make an appointment in advance to ensure we have adequate staff in the shop.