Taunton School

Founded in 1847, Taunton School is one of the South West’s leading co-educational independent day and boarding schools for children aged 0–18 years.

"We challenge, inspire and nurture young people to succeed in a global community."

Set in a beautiful 56-acre site, the School nurtures the individual in a broad-minded atmosphere, equipping our young people with the life skills to enable them to shape the world in the 21st century.

Taunton consists of an experienced Nursery and Pre-Preparatory School, inspiring Preparatory School, an innovative Senior School and a specialist International School. Taunton School aspires to offer a complete journey of education to all children and young adults, unearthing and nurturing the talent within every individual.


Taunton School believes that education should be thought of as a structure with five pillars – Academic, Pastoral, Co-curricular, Community and Global Outlook – and we challenge our students and staff to aim for excellence in each of these areas.



Forces’ students are strongly represented in many aspects of Taunton School life, including sports (we have military students playing at county level and above), CCF, drama and many more. Military students have also recently gained significant scholarships into both the Prep and Senior Schools.


As a non-selective school, Taunton School has achieved consistently excellent GCSE results and some of the most exceptional A-level and International Baccalaureate results in South West England. Taunton School is easily accessible by road and rail. Specific day visits and boarding experiences can be arranged to suit parental convenience.

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Enquire about: Taunton School
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HeadMr James Johnson
School TypeCombined co-education school
Junior Age Range7 - 12
Senior Age Range13 - 18
AcademicGCSE: Yes
Alevel: Yes
Int'l Baccalaureate: Yes
Vocational Business Sport and Exercise Science
Jnr Boarding Fees£10,995.00 per term
Snr Boarding Fees£14,260.00 per term
Sixth Form£12,960.00 per term
Forces DiscountCEA plus 10%
Total Students1172
Youngest Boarder7
Junior Boarders342
Senior Boarders264
Int'l Students173
Closest Airport 1Bristol (77km)
Closest Airport 2Heathrow (245km)
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