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




Sir James MacMillan

I enthusiastically support the plans to move St Mary's Music School into the former Royal High School. St Mary's is one of the key cultural institutions of Scotland and has provided us with some of the most important Scottish musicians over the generations. Along with the national companies and orchestras the school is one of the artistic jewels in the crown of Scotland. The move into these iconic, central premises would represent a hugely positive gesture in our capital city, showing that music and the highest artistic aspirations are important in our national life.

Sir James MacMillan, Composer and Conductor

Sir James MacMillan

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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