Fees & 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.

All eligible instrumental pupils at St Mary’s Music School are supported by the generous provisions (up to 100% of fees) of the Aided Places Scheme for the cost of tuition and boarding fees.

Our choristers are supported either by a Cathedral Scholarship or one of a limited number of Aided Places.

School Fees - Session 2019-20

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

  Day   Boarding
Junior Chorister  £ 10,683   n/a
Senior Chorister  £ 13,437   n/a
Junior Instrumental £ 24,186   £ 34,266
Senior Instrumental   £ 27,044   £ 37,124
School lunches £  451.00   included
Afternoon snack £  120.90   n/a


Contact the School Bursar for further details and enquiries relating to school fees.