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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Our Mission

Our mission is to open our doors to outstanding young instrumentalists and choristers from Scotland and beyond –regardless of their means or circumstances – allowing them to flourish and excel, musically and academically, in a safe, supportive and inspiring environment.

Our Vision

Our vision is to be recognised as a national cultural asset with a world-class reputation among specialist music schools, providing an exceptional educational environment for gifted young musicians and making a vital contribution to musical excellence on thenational and international stage.

Our Values 

Our purpose is to enable our young musicians to excel in a safe and supportive culture that is creative, inclusive and committed.

  • Creative - fostering new and expressive work through inspiration, imagination and reflection
  • Inclusive -helpful and cooperative within our community, welcoming and respectful to all
  • Committed - dedicated to our work, responsible and reliable


Instrumental Learning

Choir School

Saturday Music Classes


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.