The School buildings are now closed due to the Coronavirus outbreak; all teaching activites have moved on-line for the remainder of term.

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Term Dates 2019/20

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Spring Term 2020

Staff In-service: Monday 6 January 2020
Boarders Return: Monday 6 January 2020
Term Starts: Tuesday 7 January 2020
Half-term: Monday 10 - Friday 14 February inclusive
Term Ends: Thursday 26 March 2020

Summer Term 2020

Staff In-service: Tuesday 14 April 2020
Boarders Return: Tuesday 14 April 2020
Term Starts: Wednesday 15 April 2020
Half-term: Monday 18 - Wednesday 20 May inclusive
Term Ends: Tuesday 23 June 2020

Term Dates 2020/21

Autumn Term 2020

Staff In-service:Tuesday 25 - Thursday 27 August 2020
Boarders Return: Monday 31 August 2020
Term Starts: Tuesday 1 September 2020
Half-term: Monday 19 - Monday 26 October inclusive
Term End: Tuesday 15 December 2020

Spring Term 2021

Staff In-service: Monday 11 January 2021
Boarders Return: Monday 11 January 2021
Term Starts: Tuesday 12 January 2021
Half-term: Monday 8 - Friday 12 February inclusive
Term Ends: Thursday 1 April 2021

Summer Term 2021

Staff In-service: Tuesday 22 April 2021
Boarders Return: Tuesday 22 April 2021
Term Starts: Wednesday 23 April 2021
Half-term: TBC
Term Ends: Tuesday 29 June 2021


Instrumental Learning

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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.