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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S3 and S4 (Years 10 and 11)

Following a solid broad-based curriculum in Primary years and in S1 and S2, at S3 level our pupils begin studying towards certified courses (Nationals) in six or seven subjects as part of their curriculum. These are generally taken when pupils reach S4.  Pupils must take English and Mathematics, and are advised to take a Modern Language, Social Subject and a Science.

All pupils study Academic Music, and will be presented for the Cambridge iGCSE exam in S4.

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 are: 


  • English
  • Mathematics
  • Academic Music iGCSE

Recommended – one Modern Language, Social Subject and Science from:

  • Art & Design
  • Modern & Classical Languages: French, German, Latin (according to demand)
  • Social Sciences: Geography, History
  • Sciences: Biology, Chemistry, Physics

Non-Examinable Subjects:

  • Religious & Moral Education 
  • Personal & Social Education 
  • Physical Education 



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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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