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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Academic Choices

Depending on where you intend to go on to study, we will work with you to identify the best academic options. This is likely to include A Level Music but you may also have the option of taking on a new language, as well as the chance to continue your studies to a more advanced level in a wide range of academic subjects.

Our class sizes tend to be extremely small at senior level, between 2 and 12 pupils, so you can be sure of dedicated attention.

We have an excellent reputation for our academic and music results, and the vast majority of our pupils are successful in their applications to conservatoire, music college, Oxbridge or Russell Group universities.


Amelia (Piano, Clarinet), who is in her S6 Extension year, has secured a place at both Durham University and King’s College London (Music) and is currently studying A-Level Music and Higher French.


Misha (Guitar), who is in S6, has secured places at five music colleges to study Guitar and is studying A Level Music and Advanced Highers in Physics and Mathematics.


Both students have two hours of one-to-one instrumental tuition a week.




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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