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




Sheena McDonald

'Magic' isn't the word, since dedication and talent have established the reputation of St Mary's Music School. Yet the fact that any - any! - musically-gifted youngster can apply to the school, whatever their background, does seem magical.  The School has been a centre of excellence for decades, so amply deserves its new home at the old Royal High School.  And another great thing is that the new school will often be open for all of us to hear and see the students.  If I sound excited, I am - the plans and designs will further enhance Edinburgh's already world-class architectural splendour and cultural stature, and in a way that everyone can enjoy, as befits any enterprise on Calton Hill.  The new School will bridge heritage and modernity, augmenting the legacy to the city's citizens and visitors.  I'm delighted  to add my support to this well-planned and resourced addition to our capital.

Sheena McDonald, Journalist and Broadcaster

Sheena McDonald

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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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