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




Richard Holloway

I am a strong supporter of the campaign to establish St Mary’s Music School in the old Royal High School. It would not only secure the future of St Mary’s, it would be an absolutely brilliant solution to the problem of what to do with the Royal High. It would return one of Edinburgh’s most important and iconic buildings to the most appropriate use anyone could imagine for it; and it would help to enrich the cultural and spiritual life of Scotland’s capital.

I’m delighted to support the campaign to secure the Royal High for St Mary’s, please put my name on the list of supporters.

Richard Holloway, writer and broadcaster

Richard Holloway

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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