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




Paul Jourdan

St Mary's Music School ranks alongside the Yehudi Menuhin School, the Purcell School in London, and Chetham's in Manchester, as one of the most important specialist music schools in the country. When I worked as a professional violinist I came across a disproportionately large number of St Mary's alumni achieving eminence in the music industry. The City of Edinburgh Council now has the chance to support St Mary's in an ambitious redevelopment programme at the former Royal High School, fully funded from non-public funds, which will transform the work that the school will be able to do in the future. 

It is hard to overstate the impact that this move would have on the school, and the potential for enhancing its work in the future, work which will help to cultivate the future musical stars of this country and others. It already brings great prestige to the City, but this move will open up completely new horizons. 

It is a once in a lifetime opportunity for the school, and I strongly urge the Council to find a way of supporting it.

Paul Jourdan, CEO Amati Global Investors, Board Member Sistema Scotland – Big Noise

Paul Jourdan

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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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