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




Giving the Gift of Music

Your support is instrumental

St Mary’s Music School has charitable status and, as Scotland’s only specialist music school, entry is based entirely on musical ability and potential, not on academic ability or financial status. Thanks to the Scottish Government Aided Places Scheme and affordable parental contributions, we are able to deliver a world-class music education to around 80 day and boarding pupils from 9 to 19 years.

However, we also need to fundraise every year and the fullest extent of our work is only made possible through the generous philanthropy of trusts, foundations, organisations and individuals.

Your support can help us bridge our annual funding gap, but also allows us to enrich the music experience we offer our pupils and to share our music making as widely as possible through our extensive community engagement programme.

From a generous contribution to our Scholarship Fund to a commitment to our Annual Fund, or supporting a key initiative like the Seven Hills Project, there are a variety of imaginative ways in which you can give the gift of music.

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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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St Mary's Music School Trust Ltd, Registered No: 54504
St Mary's Music School Trust Limited is a charity No. SC014611
Registered Office: Coates Hall, 25 Grosvenor Crescent, Edinburgh EH12 5EL.