Taunton School

Co-educational Senior and Prep School in Taunton, Somerset

Taunton School is one of the South West’s leading co-educational day and boarding schools for children from nursery to 18-years-old. A welcoming and ambitious family of schools, we celebrate the uniqueness of every child, allowing them to embrace their individuality in a down-to-earth environment. 150 extra-curricular clubs provide a wealth of opportunities for our 1200 pupils to unearth their hidden potential and develop a mindset for life. We tell students to ‘Find your exceptional.’ Students strive for excellence whilst developing a thirst for knowledge and an innate curiosity about the world.


Academic offering is tailored to students’ individual needs. In the Sixth Form we offer four alternative pathways to higher education and employment. Although non-selective, we achieve exceptioapproach is rooted in kindness, humility and engagement in an inclusive environment.


Two hours from London by train, we are a rural school with a global outlook. Our on-site specialist international school celebrates our diverse student community. We have a global network of alumni. Taunton School has the region’s largest Combined Cadet Force and is a popular choice for military families wanting their children to enjoy a home from home. Founded in 1847, Taunton has retained its progressive educational approach. We prepare students for exceptional futures by developing enquiring, caring individuals whose global connections last a lifetime.

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“Our mission is to ensure that the education we provide plays to the strength of each and every child.”
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Head Mr James Johnson
School Type Combined co-education school
Junior Age Range 7 - 12
Senior Age Range 13 - 18
Academic GCSE: Yes
Alevel: Yes
Int'l Baccalaureate: Yes
Vocational Business, Sport and Exercise Science
Total Students 1172
Youngest Boarder 7
Int'l Students 173