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




Side Menu

Our Aims and Values

Our Aims

  • To provide specialist music education to gifted young instrumentalists and the choristers of St Mary’s Cathedral
  • To contribute to the cultural life of Scotland and internationally
  • To encourage applications from all pupils with the potential to benefit from a supportive specialist musical education
  • To develop every element of a pupil’s education: musical, academic and personal, to the highest of standards
  • To encourage confidence, self-esteem, self-discipline and self-awareness
  • To prepare and support pupils socially and professionally for the future
  • To promote engagement with the wider community through our outreach programme

Our Values

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. 

Learn more > 

 Sign-up to hear about the latest news and events


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.