Dates for the diary
We are currently in the process of arranging online systems for applications and auditions due to the Covid-19 pandemic. We are happy to have individual conversations with prospective applicants and will be as flexible as possible. However, as a guide, the following provisional dates are being worked towards:
Advisory Auditions -
tba by video call
close Friday 26th February 2021
week beginning Monday 22nd March 2021
Induction week -
week beginning Monday 7th June 2021 tbc
Applying to the Music School
The process of applying and auditioning for The National Centre of Excellence in Traditional Music is very straightforward. Application is open to pupils in the Scottish secondary education system. Applications close at the end of February or early in March each year, and auditions are held in late March with applicants being notified of whether or not they are successful before Easter.
In August 2018, we launched a Development Programme aimed at students coming into Plockton High School from the feeder primary schools. Students enrolled on the programme are brought out of the normal High School timetable for one 50 minute period of instrumental or vocal tuition from the Centre’s first study tutor, plus two groupwork sessions held over Tuesday and Thursday lunchtimes (the High School offer a takeaway ‘Grab and Go’ lunch service). At the end of S2, students on the programme can audition for the full Music School to start the following August as an S3 student.
Entry is by a similar audition process as for the main Music School, and Advisory Auditions are also available for the Development Programme.
We welcome enquiries from prospective students. You can make an initial enquiry by:
completing the online form
calling 01599 544706.
After we receive your initial enquiry, we will send you more information in the form of our Prospectus, the Prospectus for Plockton High School and the Residence Handbook. We will also make arrangements for an Advisory Audition or Open Day visit.
There is also an FAQ section which answers many of the most common initial queries.
If you submit an online form and do not receive a reply within 5 working days, please e-mail email@example.com for assistance.