Taunton School

Taunton School is one of the country’s leading co-educational independent schools. Founded in 1847 on a beautiful 56-acre site, Taunton caters for students from nursery age to 18-years-old in an environment where they can thrive academically, socially and emotionally.

Taunton is a welcoming community of five separate schools: a Senior School, a Preparatory School, a Pre-Preparatory, a Nursery and a pioneering International School. With an ethos rooted in kindness and compassion, the school celebrates each individual child, unearthing potential by allowing students to explore their passions through a wealth of academic, sporting and performing arts opportunities, so that they find their exceptional and become well-rounded, confident individuals with a global mindset.

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    Taunton School

    “Taunton School is characterised by a restless energy and ambition, unusually coupled with a sense of humility. Our community is aspirational yet unpretentious. We seek to develop a quiet self-confidence in our pupils, with no hint of arrogance. We encourage all students to engage fully with the range of opportunities available to them and, above all, we ask them to look after one another.

    Our school is large enough to provide a breadth of opportunity yet small enough for everyone to feel part of a connected community.”

    James Johnson, Headmaster

    Category: Nursery, Pre-Preparatory, Preparatory, Senior, Sixth Form

    Pupils: Co-Education

    Type: Boarding and Day

    Religious Affiliation: Non-Denominational

    Roll: 608 Boys / / 592 Girls

    Day pupils: 700

    Boarder Number: 500

    Age Range: 0-18 Years

    Founded: 1847

    Location Description

    We have an enviably spacious 56-acre campus on the edge of Taunton in Somerset. With a rural outlook Taunton School is also within walking distance of the town centre. It is the perfect combination of town and country.

    School Contact Details

    Headteacher: Mr James Johnson

    Contact for enquiries:Admissions Manager: Julie Amann

    Staplegrove Road, Taunton, Somerset, TA2 6AD

    Tel: 01823 703703

    Email: enquiries@tauntonschool.co.uk

    Email: registrar@tauntonschool.co.uk



    With a rural outlook, but right on the edge of a small town, Taunton School is the perfect combination of town and country. Many communities come together at Taunton School which operates as one inclusive family where everyone belongs, whatever their story or background. An ongoing £20 million development plan will ensure Taunton School continues to provide facilities which meet the needs of the 21st century student.

    There is a new Sixth Form Centre and Library and also a £4 million dining hall, opened by Princess Anne, where all members of the Taunton School family come together. Impressive new sporting facilities are due in 2024 and students can relax and socialise in the newly pedestrianised ‘Green Heart’ of the school which links boarding houses, teaching blocks and the Dining Hall. A health centre serves students 24 hours a day, seven days a week and is staffed by 17 nurses and healthcare professionals.


    Scholarships at Taunton School recognise hard work, talent and passion for learning.

    Each year, we are delighted to recognise and support pupils who have a dedication and passion for learning with a scholarship award. We warmly invite students to find out more and apply for our scholarship opportunities to discover the benefits of an inspiring education here at Taunton School.

    We want every student to succeed in aiming high and achieving their goals. From attending some of the world’s leading universities, to pursuing their career ambitions, we’ll support students each step of the way.

    What scholarships are available?

    11+ / 13+ / 16+ / IB (Evans Lombe)

    Full details – www.tauntonschool.co.uk/scholarship-awards



    UK students

    Nursery (Age 0-4 years): All Day Session £65, Morning Session £38.80, Afternoon Session £38.80

    Pre-Preparatory (Age 4-7 years)

    Reception – Year 2 £3005 per term

    Lunch £149 per term


    Preparatory School (Age 7-13 years)

    Years 3-8.  Day: £3425 – £6290 per term.  Full Boarding: £6165 – £10,700 per term


    Senior School (Age 13 – 18 years)

    Years 9 – 13. Day: £7890 per term  Full Boarding: £13,870 per term

    New pupils into Years 12-13 Day: £7890 per term   Full Boarding: £14,970 per term


    International students.

    Taunton School International Middle School (TSIMS)

    Years 3-8. £7600 – £11,950 per term.

    Years 9-10  £14,300 per term.


    Taunton School International (TSI)

    Years 10-11.  £15,875 per term

    Years 12-13.  £14,750 per term


    A 10% remission of fees is available for siblings, subject to all children being in school at the same time.


    Taunton International Summer School

    Summer School 1 (1st -15th July 2023): £2915

    Summer School 2 (15th -29th July 2023): £2915

    Summer School 3 (29th July – 12th August 2023): £2915

    Pre-sessional (20th – 30th August): £1800

    Extended pre-sessional course ((20th August – 3rd September): £2150

    For full details please contact the school


    ISI, HMC, IB School, Good Schools Guide

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    All visits are welcome, please contact the school

    If you can’t attend any of our upcoming Open Mornings you can still book a visit to Taunton School, see the other Open Mornings we have throughout the year, or attend one of our Virtual Events. Simply complete the relevant form – our friendly Admissions team look forward to hearing from you.


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