This is a list of clothing and equipment required by Prep Boys’ 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 v-neck jumpers

3 Pairs charcoal grey flannel trousers

9 White long sleeved shirts

2 Fettes College school ties (magenta and chocolate striped)

10 Pairs of short dark grey or black socks

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

Formal Wear

T, First and Second Forms

1 Family tartan kilt or tartan of choice

1 Pair of kilt socks and flashes


1 Dark navy v-neck jumper

1 Basic Kilt Pin

M, P and S Form Boys

Formal wear at this stage is optional, and boys can wear day uniform for formal wear although this must be clean and tidy.  Boarders in these forms might want to wear a kilt as formal wear so that they would be similar to the older boys in Arran House.

The Fettes Shop can order made-to-measure kilts for boys with a reasonable hem to allow for growth. We recommend that you order a kilt as soon as possible to allow for at least 6 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

1 Fettes College Prep School Coat

1 Fettes College Prep School Fleece

1 Fettes tartan scarf (optional in cold weather)

1 Fettes College ‘beanie’ hat

1 Pair of navy gloves



1 Pair of strong polishable black leather shoes. Lace-up or Velcro – no slip-ons.

1 Pair of outdoor trainers for break time – can be the games pair

1 Rucksack for books and files (T Form and above,)

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

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

1 Named water bottle

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



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 navy rugby shorts

2 Fettes reversible rugby shirts

1 Fettes Baselayer

2 Pairs of school rugby socks

2 Pairs of white sports socks

1 Pair of Fettes swimming trunks

1 Fettes swimming cap – if hair is below ears

2 Pairs of Fettes tracksuit trousers

2 Fettes tracksuit jacket

1 Pair of navy shorts

2 Fettes polo shirts

1 Cricket shirt – summer term – M, P Form optional

1 Cricket trousers – summer term – M, P Form optional

1 Pair of rugby/football boots

1 Pair of indoor non-marking trainers

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

1 Pair of outdoor trainers

1 Gum shield

1 Pair of shin pads

1 Pair of garters

1 Hockey stick – spring term

1 Tennis racket – summer term


Boarders Equipment (Packed in a Named Trunk)


General Items

2 Pairs of pyjamas

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

1 Pair of slippers

Sponge bag (2 flannels, shower gel, toothbrush, comb, shampoo etc)

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

3 Bath towels – All towels must have loops for hanging stitched to the middle edge of each towel

5 Vests (optional)

10 Pairs of pants or boxer shorts


Informal Wear for Weekends

1 Casual shirt with collars

1 Smart jumper

1 Sweatshirt/jumper

2 Pairs of jeans

1 Pair of chinos or smart trousers

1 Pair of casual footwear (N.B. in addition to games footwear)

5 Pairs of socks

3 T-shirts

1 Pair of shorts

1 Pair of swimming shorts (optional)

1 Warm and waterproof jacket

1 Pair of gloves – necessary for ice skating trips.

1 Woolly hat/cap

1 Pair of waterproof trousers (useful but optional)

1 Pair of strong walking boots/shoes

2 Pairs of thick walking socks



24 Spare name tapes (hand to Matron on arrival)

2 Large Laundry bags

2 Small Laundry bags

Writing paper, envelopes and plenty stamps

1 Mug

1 Lockable mini trunk

1 Small rucksack for expeditions

1 Shoe cleaning Kit

1 Wrist watch



1. Please do not bring more clothing than is listed as storage can become a problem.

2. Everything must be clearly named.

3. All towels must have loops for hanging.

4. Please hand in a spare key to the mini trunk box (or the current code if it is a digital lock) to Mr Hall on arrival.


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.