We are accepting applications for boarding and day places for Autumn 2020 entry. 

If you would like to find out more, including information about the Aided Places Scheme, please email admissions@st-marys-music-school.co.uk




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Autumn Term 2023

Staff In-service: Week of 28 August 2023
Boarders Return: Monday 4 September 2023
Term Starts: Tuesday 5 September 2023
Half-term: Monday 16 - Monday 23 October inclusive
Term End: Tuesday 19 December 2023

Spring Term 2024

Staff In-service: Monday 8 January 2024
Boarders Return: Monday 8 January 2024
Term Starts: Tuesday 9 January 2024
Half-term: Monday 12 - Friday 16 February inclusive
Term Ends: Thursday 28 March 2024

Summer Term 2024

Staff In-service: Tuesday 16 April 2024
Boarders Return: Tuesday 16 April 2024
Term Starts: Wednesday 17 April 2024
Half-term: Friday 17 to Tuesday 21 May inclusive
Term Ends: Tuesday 25 June 2024

SMC Term Dates 2023/24

2024/ 2025

Autumn Term, 2024

Boarders Return: Monday 2 September 2024

Term Starts: Tuesday 3 September 2024

Half Term Holidays: Monday 14 October to Monday 21 October (inclusive) 2024

Exeat Weekend: November TBC 2024 

Term Ends: Tuesday 17 December 2024

Spring Term, 2025

Boarders Return: Monday 6 January 2025

Term Starts: Tuesday 7 January 2025

Half Term Holidays: Monday 10 to Friday 14 February inclusive 2025

Term Ends: Thursday 27 March 2025

(Easter Monday is 21 April 2025) 

Summer Term, 2025

Boarders Return: Tuesday 15 April 2025

Term Starts: Wednesday 16 April 2025

Day off for Choristers only: Monday 21 April 2025

Half Term Holidays: May TBC 2025

Term Ends: Tuesday 24 June 2025



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St Mary’s Music School is one of the nine specialist Music and Dance Schools the UK (and the only one in Scotland)  funded by the UK Government and providing the finest training in Britain. It is a co-educational, non-denominational specialist music school, offering a world class standard of music and academic education to musically gifted children aged 9-19 years. It is also the Choir School of St Mary’s Episcopal Cathedral in Edinburgh. It attracts day and boarding pupils from across Scotland, England, Wales, Northern Ireland, Europe and internationally. 

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