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




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S1 and S2 (Years 8 and 9) 

At St Mary's Music School we follow the Scottish Government Guidelines on the Curriculum in line with the Curriculum for Excellence. In S1 pupils are taught by subject specialists in all areas. Class sizes are small, allowing for focused and individual attention. 

There is also a variety of extra-curricular provision including debating, maths competitions, science activities which provide opportunities to explore areas of interest and develop new skills outside the classroom. 

Subjects taught are: 

  • English
  • Mathematics
  • Academic Music
  • Art & Design
  • Modern & Classical Languages: French, Classical Studies and Latin
  • Social Sciences: Geography, History, Modern Studies
  • Sciences: Biology, Chemistry, Physics
  • Religious and Moral Education
  • Personal and Social Education
  • Physical Education 




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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St Mary's Music School Trust Limited is a charity No. SC014611
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