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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Fees and Funding 

It is a fundamental principle of St Mary’s Music School that our world-class music training should be offered to gifted children regardless of their financial status or background.  The majority of our pupils and choristers receive financial assistance appropriate to their means.  We are fortunate to be supported by the Scottish Government, the Cathedral, trusts and donors.

Chorister places at St Mary’s Music School carry either a Cathedral Bursary or one of a small number of Scottish Government Aided Places.  Cathedral Bursaries cover a minimum of 33% of fees; additional discretionary bursary funding may be available depending on financial need.  Aided Places are means-tested and they awarded to those with greatest financial need; only a limited number are available and they are awarded when available.

Contact the School Bursar for further details and enquiries relating to Cathedral Bursaries or the Aided Places Scheme.

Chorister Fees - Session 2023-24

Per Annum (fees before Bursary/Aided Place funding is applied)

Junior Chorister  £ 13,101
Senior Chorister  £ 16,479
School lunches £ 557.70
Afternoon snack £ 129.95


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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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