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




David Horne

I have followed news of possible plans for a move for St Mary's Music School with great interest. The plans proposed for the school to relocate to the former Royal High School look immensely exciting, and I give this my wholehearted support. It would be fitting that a school such as St Mary's, giving so much to the cultural life of Scotland, the wider UK and further afield should potentially be celebrated by occupying such an iconic and central position in the capital city's landscape.

David Horne, Composer, Pianist (RNCM)

David Horne

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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