St Edmund's


St Edmund’s School is proud to educate and care for the choristers of Canterbury Cathedral. They are a very special part of our school and benefit from all the same teaching and resources as our other pupils.

The opportunity to be a chorister is something truly unique, given the international profile and prestige of Canterbury Cathedral.

Choristership is a life-changing experience that creates a great sense of pride and personal fulfilment.  Some choristers go on to distinguished musical careers, and for all the leadership, team work and organisational skills they learn are extremely useful in their lives at the school, at university and beyond.

 All the Boy Choristers have been educated at St Edmund’s School since 1971 and live at Choir House in the Cathedral Precincts, under the care of our school boarding staff.

The Canterbury Cathedral Girls’ Choir was founded in 2014: girls in Year 8 can audition, and a number of St Edmund’s girls are currently in the choir (which unlike the Boys’ Choir) is a Day Choir and is drawn from many schools.

St Edmund’s School offers a range of generous financial support (including Choral, Music and Academic Scholarships and means-tested bursaries) to enable its boy and girl choristers to have full access to an education here (until the end of Sixth Form if they so wish).