King's College Taunton

King’s College is a co-educational boarding school that comprises King’s Prep for children from nursery to Year 8 and King’s College senior school from Year 9 to Sixth Form.


The schools are just two-hours from London and situated on separate sites in the heart of the Somerset countryside.


King’s College regularly leads the county tables in both GCSE and A-level results, and as well as academic excellence, the breadth of sport and other co-curricular activities are unparalleled for a school of King’s size. There is a large boarding community with dedicated staff to help pupils settle into the King’s family. Each boarding house has a Houseparent, alongside a Matron and team of staff who look after the pastoral needs of the children in their care.


Each combines traditional values with state-of-the-art facilities and benefits from an arts centre, specialist design technology workshops and art rooms, fully equipped science faculties, tennis courts, a specialist library, individual music practice rooms, dedicated sports facilities, a heated swimming pool, IT suites and acres of sports fields and woodlands. Pupils also benefit from the King’s Equestrian Centre, where they can ride for recreation or as part of the successful equestrian team.

“King’s is a vibrant and dynamic community that inspires pupils to fulfil their potential and make a difference.”

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The schools are small enough to be friendly and yet large enough to compete nationally. A good work ethic and small class sizes help sustain progress, and specialist teaching is the norm, with great emphasis placed on developing the individual: kindness, consideration, courtesy and respect for one another.

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We have a good number of children from service backgrounds, who understand the pressures of being part of a military family, and who actively care and support each other. The fact that so many pupils and staff live on the site creates a strong sense of community, while the other great benefit is the extra time boarding offers: time for relaxation, friendship, and practising the many activities available – music, sport, Forest School, horse riding (at our equestrian centre), Combined Cadet Force, Duke of Edinburgh’s Award Scheme and performing arts.
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Enquire about: King's College Taunton
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HeadMr Michael Sloan
School TypeSenior co-education school
Senior Age Range13 - 18
AcademicGCSE: Yes
Alevel: Yes
Int'l Baccalaureate: No
Vocational Sport
Boarding Fees From£13,785.00 per term
Forces Discounthttps://www.kings-taunton.co.uk/admissions/fees/service-families
Total Students490
Youngest Boarder13
Junior Boarders185
Senior Boarders134
Int'l Students90
Closest Airport 1Bristol (60km)
Closest Airport 2Heathrow (244km)
School AddressKing's College - Taunton
South Road
Taunton
Somerset
TA1 3LA