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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Term Dates 2021/22

For Saturday Music Classes Term Dates, click here.

Autumn Term 2021

Staff In-service: Week of 23 August 2021
Boarders Return: Monday 30 August 2021
Term Starts: Tuesday 31 August 2021
Half-term: Monday 18 - Monday 25 October inclusive
Term End: Tuesday 14 December 2021

Spring Term 2022

Staff In-service: Monday 10 January 2022
Boarders Return: Monday 10 January 2022
Term Starts: Tuesday 11 January 2022
Half-term: Monday 14 - Friday 18 February inclusive
Term Ends: Thursday 31 March 2022

Summer Term 2022

Staff In-service: Tuesday 19 April 2022
Boarders Return: Tuesday 19 April 2022
Term Starts: Wednesday 20 April 2022
Half-term: Monday 16 - Wednesday 18 May inclusive
Closure for The Queen's Jubilee: Friday 3 June
Term Ends: Tuesday 28 June 2022


Term Dates 2022/23

Autumn Term 2022

Staff In-service: Week of 29 August 2022
Boarders Return: Monday 5 September 2022
Term Starts: Tuesday 6 September 2022
Half-term: Monday 17 - Monday 24 October inclusive
Term End: Tuesday 20 December 2022

Spring Term 2023

Staff In-service: Monday 9 January 2023
Boarders Return: Monday 9 January 2023
Term Starts: Tuesday 10 January 2023
Half-term: Monday 13 - Friday 17 February inclusive
Term Ends: Thursday 30 March 2023

Summer Term 2023

Staff In-service: Tuesday 18 April 2023
Boarders Return: Tuesday 18 April 2023
Term Starts: Wednesday 19 April 2023
Half-term: to be confirmed
Term Ends: Tuesday 27 June 2023


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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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St Mary's Music School Trust Ltd, Registered No: 54504
St Mary's Music School Trust Limited is a charity No. SC014611
Registered Office: Coates Hall, 25 Grosvenor Crescent, Edinburgh EH12 5EL.