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




Francis Cummings, RCS

I am very excited at the possibility of the old Royal High School becoming a new home for St Mary’s Music School. It seems entirely appropriate that this historic and iconic building be reclaimed for the purposes of educating and equipping young people. This is a bold and innovative vision which, if realised, could have a dynamic impact on the music and education landscape in Scotland as well as affirming Edinburgh as an international centre of excellence for music and the wider arts.

Francis Cummings, Head of Junior Conservatiore (Music) at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland, formerly Director of Music, Sistema Scotland 

Francis Cummings, RCS

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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