“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
Type: Boarding and Day
Religious Affiliation: Non-Denominational
Roll: 608 Boys / / 592 Girls
Day pupils: 700
Boarder Number: 500
Age Range: 0-18 Years
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
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
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
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
All visits are welcome, please contact the school
Whole School Open Morning: Saturday 20 Apr 2024 - Time: 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
Virtual Open Morning: Saturday 27 Apr 2024 - Time: 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
Virtual Open Morning: Learn more about Taunton School life and the opportunities on offer. With webinar sessions from our Headmaster, teachers, and students.
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Whole School Open Morning: Come and experience life at Taunton School. Our friendly admissions team and staff are looking forward to meeting you.
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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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