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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Bursary Fund

Contributions to the Bursary Fund can help define St Mary’s Music School as Scotland’s national music school by providing key support in the development of a pupil.

The need for bursaries has never been as important as it is today. Many of our pupils would simply be unable to take up a place at St Mary’s Music School without the support from our philanthropic donors. This support can change the course of a young person’s life and set them on the road to realising their musical ambitions.

Donors, Patrons and the School Endowment Fund currently contribute annually towards 15 to 20 instrumentalist bursaries. There is a strategic need to increase this significantly with the proposed move to the former Royal High School, and with current need being far greater than what we can offer at present.

Patron contributions from £5,000 a year are sought for a minimum of 3 years, enabling a pupil to progress through the School with an assurance for support.  Patron Bursary Fund support is directed through our music faculties, so that the anonymity of the pupil is preserved, enabling the pupil to focus on their studies.

Bursaries can assist Brass, Composition, Keyboard, Percussion, Strings, Vocal and Woodwind pupils.

To enquire about making a contribution to the Bursary Fund or to become a Patron, please contact:

Advancement Office
St Mary’s Music School
Coates Hall
25 Grosvenor Crescent
Edinburgh EH12 5EL

Tel: 0131 538 7766

Email: advancement@st-marys-music-school.co.uk

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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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