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Taunton School
Taunton School
Taunton School
Taunton School
Taunton School Taunton, Somerset Visit
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Taunton School
Taunton
619 pupils, ages 13-18
Mixed
Day and Boarding

Taunton School

A proudly inclusive school that excels in academics as well as co-curricular subjects, Taunton Senior School offers families a compelling all-through educational experience with children moving seamlessly from pre-prep to prep to senior school, meaning parents don’t have to worry about multiple school locations as their children move up the years. This is just one of its strengths in an area with plenty of independent schools vying for pupils. Others include its sporting reputation – it’s been voted seventh best school in the country for sport – its noteworthy Co...
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Actors in costume on stage
Group of Taunton school pupils in blue blazers and striped ties
Senior boys at the start of a sprint race on green grass
Girl and boy working in class with book and silver laptop
Girl in cream top paining in the art room
Taunton School main building
Inside Taunton School chapel
Girl in red white and dark blue top in an exercise bike
Rugby players in white tops with grey skies behind

School Updates

  • Taunton School Appoints New Head of Sixth Form

    Taunton School has appointed Jennifer Taylor as its new Head of Sixth Form.
    Taunton School Appoints New Head of Sixth Form
  • Taunton Student Given Rotary Young Citizen Award 2024

    Anthony Knight was chosen to receive the award for his outstanding contribution to helping people affected by war across the world, raising more than £13,500 for the DEC Ukraine Appeal and UNICEF, with fundraising still ongoing.
    Taunton Student Given Rotary Young Citizen Award 2024
  • Taunton School Swimmers Win Medal in Prestigious National Competition

    Four Taunton School students qualified for the finals of the National Bath Cup Swimming Competition and picked up a bronze medal in the 4x50m Freestyle Relay.
    Taunton School Swimmers Win Medal in Prestigious National Competition
  • Taunton Student Named Young Music Theatre Singer of the Year

    A student at Taunton School has been awarded the Taunton Young Music Theatre Singer of the Year Award.
    Taunton Student Named Young Music Theatre Singer of the Year
  • Taunton School clarinet quintet reaches national final of Pro Corda Schools’ Chamber Music Festival

    Taunton School’s clarinet quintet recently celebrated as they reached the national finals of the Pro Corda Schools’ Chamber Music Festival.
    Taunton School clarinet quintet reaches national final of Pro Corda Schools’ Chamber Music Festival
  • Taunton School student qualifies for Olympic swimming trials

    16-year-old Izzy Blackhurst, a student at Taunton School Sixth Form, has qualified for a trial to join the Great Britain Olympic swimming team.
    Taunton School student qualifies for Olympic swimming trials
  • Taunton School production of The Addams Family a triumph

    Taunton School is celebrating the success of its recent student-led production of The Addams Family: A Musical Comedy.
    Taunton School production of The Addams Family a triumph
  • Taunton School 2024 cricket season scores early success as student becomes youngest selected for elite women’s training squad and girls team picks up county trophy.

    A Year 8 Taunton School sports scholarship student has been awarded a place on the Somerset Emerging Players Programme.
    Taunton School 2024 cricket season scores early success as student becomes youngest selected for elite women’s training squad and girls team picks up county trophy.
  • Taunton School Sixth Form student gains unconditional offer from University of Cambridge

    A student at Taunton School Sixth Form has received an unconditional offer to study Veterinary Medicine at the University of Cambridge, one of the UK’s most prestigious universities.
    Taunton School Sixth Form student gains unconditional offer from University of Cambridge
  • Taunton School renews cricketing sponsorship deal for former student Tom Abell

    Somerset County Cricket Team’s Tom Abell is to receive official player sponsorship from Taunton School for the second year running.
    Taunton School renews cricketing sponsorship deal for former student Tom Abell
  • Taunton Music Scholar Anthony Knight meets Princess of Wales at Royal Carol Service

    Violinist Anthony Knight, 17, was chosen to represent Taunton School at this year’s Westminster Abbey carol service in recognition of his extraordinary fund-raising concerts to help children in conflict zones around the world.
    Taunton Music Scholar Anthony Knight meets Princess of Wales at Royal Carol Service
  • Taunton School named as one of UK's best schools for cricket by world’s leading cricketing magazine

    Taunton Senior School features in the top 100 and Taunton Prep in the top 50 of The Cricketer’s Schools Guide 2024. Taunton is one of only a handful of schools to have both senior and prep schools mentioned.
    Taunton School named as one of UK's best schools for cricket by world’s leading cricketing magazine
  • Award-winning Taunton School violinist performs with BBC Symphony Orchestra

    Music scholar Anthony Knight, 17, was chosen to play with the world-famous orchestra at the BBC’s Maida Vale studios in London.
    Award-winning Taunton School violinist performs with BBC Symphony Orchestra
  • Taunton School appoints female Director of Hockey to complete quartet of top women sports leaders

    Four women now hold key sports management roles at Taunton School for the first time in the school’s history. Laura Bennett, the new Director of Hockey joins Beth Mottram, Head of Swimming, Lisa Manley, Head of Netball and Rachel Lewis, Head of Basketball.
    Taunton School appoints female Director of Hockey to complete quartet of top women sports leaders
  • Taunton School sponsors Christmas production at town’s leading theatre and arts centre

    Taunton Brewhouse is partnering with Taunton School to stage a brand new adaptation of the Charles Dickens’ classic, A Christmas Carol, featuring a professional cast of actor-musicians and a youth ensemble from the local area. The musical is due to open on December 4th.
    Taunton School sponsors Christmas production at town’s leading theatre and arts centre
  • Excellent GCSE results for Taunton School Students

    Taunton School’s Year 11 students have achieved excellent GCSE results this year despite the national trend of declining top grades and a return to 2019, pre-pandemic, grade distributions.
    Excellent GCSE results for Taunton School Students
  • Taunton School celebrates exceptional scores on results day

    Students at Taunton School are celebrating an amazing set of results as over a third of A-Levels were graded A*-A.
    Taunton School celebrates exceptional scores on results day
  • Taunton School students exceed world average in IB Diploma results

    Twenty-six students from leading independent school Taunton School have achieved strong results in the International Baccalaureate.
    Taunton School students exceed world average in IB Diploma results
  • Old Tauntonian is appointed to top position at motor racing giant McLaren

    Rob Marshall – a student at Taunton between 1975 and 1986 - is to become McLaren’s Formula 1 Technical Director of Engineering and Design from next January.
    Old Tauntonian is appointed to top position at motor racing giant McLaren
  • Taunton School announces appointment of new Deputy Head Academic

    Dr Graham Mallard is set to join Taunton’s senior leadership team this September. He is currently Assistant Head Academic at Clifton College in Bristol.
    Taunton School announces appointment of new Deputy Head Academic
  • Taunton School Sixth Former organises national online conference with top UK academics to unlock the ‘beauty’ of maths

    Year 12 student Simon Ivanov has independently signed up senior university lecturers to take part in his own ‘Simply, Infinities’ conference on May 24th.
    Taunton School Sixth Former organises national online conference with top UK academics to unlock the ‘beauty’ of maths
  • Taunton School Students Participate in International Debating Contest in South Africa.

    Sixth-formers Beth and Lizzie travelled to Durban for the World Individual Debating and Public Speaking Championships – an annual event with 120 students from 35 different countries.
    Taunton School Students Participate in International Debating Contest in South Africa.
  • Taunton School athlete selected for GB Biathle European Championships

    Isla Winslow has been selected for the GB Biathle European Championships this June in Germany.
    Taunton School athlete selected for GB Biathle European Championships
  • Cricketing legends to be star guests at fundraising dinner organised by Taunton School students

    Former England captains Graham Gooch and Mike Gatting are set to talk about their illustrious careers – both on and off the pitch - at the event on Friday May 26 in the school’s Densham Suite. They will be in conversation with BBC cricket commentator, Pat Murphy.
    Cricketing legends to be star guests at fundraising dinner organised by Taunton School students
  • OT Tom Wyatt helps Exeter Chiefs lift 2023 Premiership Rugby Cup

    Old Tauntonian Tom Wyatt was part of the Exeter Chiefs’ team that clinched the 2023 Premiership Rugby Cup.
    OT Tom Wyatt helps Exeter Chiefs lift 2023 Premiership Rugby Cup
  • Taunton School’s Long Distance Swimming Club receives two prestigious awards

    Eighteen students – some as young as 12 – swam the English Channel over two days last August raising money for a local pool which was under threat of closure due to spiralling energy costs.
    Taunton School’s Long Distance Swimming Club receives two prestigious awards
  • Taunton School maintains top ten position in national rankings for best schools for sport

    Taunton School has been placed seventh in the latest Top 200 Sports Schools list – one of the few schools to hold on to their top ten position since the rankings were last compiled in 2020.
    Taunton School maintains top ten position in national rankings for best schools for sport
  • Oxford offers for Taunton School scholars Amelie and Evie

    TWO sixth-formers have received offers to study at Oxford University.
    Oxford offers for Taunton School scholars Amelie and Evie
  • Green Heart opens at Taunton School

    A ‘green heart’ has opened at Taunton School this week, offering pupils the chance to relax in an environmentally friendly haven.
    Green Heart opens at Taunton School
  • Taunton School girls celebrate their best hockey year ever

    Female hockey players at Taunton School are celebrating their best hockey year ever after a string of successes across a number of age groups.
    Taunton School girls celebrate their best hockey year ever
  • WATCH: Celebrating 175 Years of Taunton School

    WATCH: Celebrating 175 Years of Taunton School
  • WATCH: Explore Taunton School's brand new Sixth Form Centre

    WATCH: Explore Taunton School's brand new Sixth Form Centre
  • WATCH: Taunton School Student Testimonials

    WATCH: Taunton School Student Testimonials
  • WATCH: A tour of Taunton School

    WATCH:  A tour of Taunton School
  • See Taunton School in our Senior Boarding Schools Guide

    See Taunton School in our Senior Boarding Schools Guide
  • See Taunton School in our All-through Schools Guide

    See Taunton School in our All-through Schools Guide

Essentials

Address
Staplegrove Road, Taunton, Somerset TA2 6AD

Contact
enquiries@tauntonschool.co.uk
01823 703703

Website
tauntonschool.co.uk

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