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Scholarships & Bursaries

Every year Taunton School provides financial support for pupils with special artistic, intellectual or sporting gifts in the form of Scholarships, Awards and Bursaries.

These recognise outstanding ability and potential in Academic, Music, Performing Arts, Art, Sport, Design Technology and ICT. Scholarships are awarded for the whole of the child’s school career as long as they abide by the expectations of scholars.

The Scholarships are available to all applicants, whether day or boarding pupils, from within the School and from other
independent and state schools.

At Taunton School we regularly send students to Oxbridge and leading Universities in the UK, USA and Europe. We are educating our students to have the qualifiations and confidence to do whatever they want anywhere in the world.
We offer the broadest possible curriculum in the Senior School and our GCSE results are regularly among the best in the region.
Our 2016 results were outstanding, with 51 per cent of all grades at GCSE at A*- A.

What is the difference between Scholarships, Awards and Bursaries?

Scholarships are merit-based and pupils compete for them through a structured assessment such as exams or auditions. There are deadlines for applying and everyone goes through the same procedure. Scholarships are for entry into Year 7, 9 and 12 and carry a range of discounts.

Awards are merit-based and offer a discount on fees. They are available for entry into years outside the Scholarship entry years and reward talent in a broader range of skills.

Bursaries are means-tested awards for financial assistance and are made at the School’s discretion. You will be given a financial form to complete, which is confidential, that is then assessed and a decision is made at the school’s discretion. It is possible for a pupil to receive bursarial support in addition to a Scholarship or Award.

13 _plus_ Scholarships

Every year Taunton School provides financial support for pupils with special artistic, intellectual or sporting gifts.

Taunton School offers Academic, Sport, Art, Music, Design Technology and ICT scholarships to candidates for entry into Year 9.  Applicants must be under 14 years on 1 September in the year of entry.

The deadline for submitting 13_plus_ scholarship entries for 2018 entry will be posted here soon.

Our support recognises the scholar's outstanding ability, but also confers certain responsibilities to the School community on the individual. 

For further information, please contact the Admissions Manager, dial 01823 703700 or email registrar@tauntonschool.co.uk.