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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Venue Hire  

Located in the heart of the city, just a two minute walk from Haymarket train station, St Mary's Music School is a perfect location for venue hire. Options range from individual rooms on a dry-hire basis to fully-catered group accommodation.  

Room Hire

Rooms are available to hire both during term-time and in the school holidays.  Term-time hires are restricted to evenings, Saturday afternoons and Sundays; holiday hires may be at any time of the day.

Available spaces include the school's Recital Room (a former Chapel), which may be used for rehearsals or private functions.  Other large classrooms may be let, as can small to medium rooms for practice.

Catering can be arranged, to include morning and afternoon refreshments, lunches and dinners.

Easter and Summer Opportunities for Group Venue Hire

St Mary's Music School makes a superb location for a summer school, situated right in the heart of historic Edinburgh, Scotland's capital city, (renowned worldwide as a capital of culture), yet surrounded by tranquil gardens and the peace of a residential crescent. With en-suite accommodation in twin rooms, an extensive fleet of pianos, full catering facilities, classrooms, practice and performance rooms, the School makes the perfect base for learning in a fun and stimulating environment. It is also within a couple of minutes walk of Haymarket train station with bus and tram links to the airport making it easily accessible. And once here, all you need to do is walk or choose from the extensive range of public transport options. 

During the summer Edinburgh is alive with the Edinburgh International Festival and Edinburgh Festival Fringe as well as the usual wealth of cultural and creative activites. Many visitors enjoy simply admiring the architecture or the excellent shopping options available. 

A number of groups hire our premises for their own summer schools and we also run our own. To enquire about availability for your group, please contact us at info@stmarysmusicschool.co.uk


There is sleeping accommodation for up to 40 visitors in single or twin rooms.  Each room is comfortably furnished and has private en-suite facilities.

There is a residents' sitting room with television. Table tennis and a pool table are also available as well as an outdoor tennis court (bring your own equipment).  As guests do not have access to the kitchen, a kettle together with coffee, milk, etc. is provided in the residents' sitting room.


Breakfast and evening meals can be provided daily. Menus and mealtimes can be discussed when a firm booking is made. A sit-down or packed lunch can also be prepared if required.

The campus is within easy walking distance of the city centre and near to all major transport routes.

Please note that smoking is prohibited in Coates Hall, as well as within the campus grounds.


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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.