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




Alun Jones

I strongly support the plans for St Mary’s Music School to move to the site of the former Royal High School on Calton Hill.

The enhanced facilities will allow St Mary’s Music School the opportunity to expand academically and musically as well as greatly increase outreach to young musicians from Edinburgh and beyond. As a head teacher of a specialist music school I am clear that the talent and hard work of young musicians is a resource for Scotland and the wider UK community that must be supported and encouraged. 

I am delighted that the plans were approved by the City of Edinburgh Council and very much hope that there is the political will to make these a reality in the near future

Alun Jones, Head, Chetham’s School of Music

Alun Jones

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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