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




Stephen Yeo

As the head of a specialist music school, I can appreciate how the move to the former Royal High School would help St Mary’s Music School to achieve their aim of providing the highest possible standard of education and training to exceptionally gifted young musicians.  Having recently enhanced our own facilities at The Purcell School, we can appreciate how the proposed plans would further improve the quality of  specialist music education available in Scotland and the UK.  It is heartening to know that there is the financial backing to allow the project to proceed and I very much hope that St Mary’s Music School is able to embark on this exciting project.

Stephen Yeo, Head, The Purcell School

Stephen Yeo

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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