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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Your Musical Legacy 

St Mary’s Music School has been nurturing musically gifted children for over half a century and over those fifty years the School has inspired many supporters to remember the School in their wills.  It is thanks to those donors and their far-sighted philanthropy that St Mary’s Music School was able to establish itself, grow and become what it is today - Scotland’s national music school. 

We continue to rely on the generosity of our donors for vital funds to support the specialist music education we provide.  This support enables us to purchase musical instruments, fund scholarships, take part in exciting new musical activities across Scotland and augment our Bursary Fund, so we can ensure that talented young musicians continue to benefit from the immersive musical environment of the School, whatever their financial circumstances.   

If you are inspired by music and want to make an impact on future generations of musicians, we hope that you will consider leaving a gift in your will to St Mary’s Music School.  No matter how large or small, your gift will make a difference. 

Including St Mary’s Music School in your Will 

As your will is one of the most important documents you will ever make, we recommend that you seek professional legal advice to guide you through the process of including the School in your will, whether that’s by drafting a new will or updating an existing one.  The School is a registered charity (SC014611), so a legacy to St Mary’s Music School will be exempt from UK Inheritance and Capital Gains Taxes. 

Whilst some people prefer to give anonymously, we hope that you will let us know about your legacy gift so that we can thank you in person, involve you in the life of the School and share our plans for the future.   

For more information on leaving a legacy to the School or to arrange an informal chat about your particular areas of interest, please don’t hesitate to get in touch with Caroline Libberton, Development Manager, at clibberton@smms.uk or on 0131 538 7766. 

 Please see below for a short film about an inspiring legacy that was left to the School. 


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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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