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Welcome to Taunton School

A very warm welcome to the Taunton School website. I hope you find the pages here provide valuable information on each of our family of schools. Taunton School is characterised by a restless energy and ambition, unusually coupled with a sense of humility. Our community is aspirational yet unpretentious. We seek to develop a quiet self-confidence in our pupils, with no hint of arrogance. We encourage all students to engage fully with the range of opportunities available to them and, above all, we ask them to look after one another.

It is certainly a very exciting time to join Taunton School. We are in the midst of a hugely ambitious campus development plan to enhance the school’s already outstanding facilities. Following the completion of the new Dining Hall, Sixth Form Centre and Library, work now begins on exciting new play spaces as we develop the Green Heart of the campus, transformational improvements to sporting facilities and, ultimately, an outstanding new international school which will unite all Taunton School pupils on the same site.

Our mission is to ensure that the education we provide at Taunton School plays to the strengths of each and every child. We aim to challenge, nurture and inspire all those who join our community. Our school is large enough to provide a breadth of opportunity yet small enough for everyone to feel part of a connected community.

Please enjoy browsing our website and do take the opportunity to come and visit us. We look forward to welcoming you.

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James Johnson, Headmaster

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Celebrating 175 years of Taunton School

We’ve come a long way since we were founded in 1847 and we’re proud of all that we’ve achieved. 

As we celebrate 175 years of Taunton School, we look back on some of the key milestones that make up our history and celebrate all corners of our community. Take a look at our short video to find out more about our history, community and ethos as a school, as we look forward to the next 175 years in our journey.

Awards & Reviews

“In 20 years of visiting schools this writer had never heard so many plaudits about the quality of care” – Good Schools Guide review 2022

We are incredibly proud of our school, the students and the staff, so when this is recognised by external judges and organisations, it becomes an indication of our excellence. Taunton School has been shortlisted and won a number of awards over the recent years, as well as receiving outstanding reviews from independent directories, like the Good Schools Guide.

To find out more about our awards and reviews, including the new Good Schools Guide 2022 review in full, click here.


See how we are developing our Campus

We’re proud to be investing in an extensive world-class campus development project, which is currently underway and due for completion in 2026.

Discover more about our exciting plans and the latest news on our campus development page.

Campus development

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. Helen, a gap year student at the Somerset-based Sixth Form, also received...

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Taunton School hosts charity swim as it makes its return for 2024

A Taunton swimathon made its return on Saturday 10th February and Sunday 11th February 2024 after a four-year hiatus caused by the COVID-19 restrictions. The event, a joint venture between Taunton Soroptimists, Taunton 41 Club, and Taunton Round Table, was...

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The Benefits of Attending a Boarding School

Attending a boarding school is a unique and enriching experience that has many benefits. In this blog post, we’ll explore the benefits and how this experience can lead to personal growth, academic excellence, and lifelong friendships. Taunton School is one...

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Taunton Prep School Singers make it to finals of national choral competition

The TPS Singers are to pitch their voices against choirs from 21 other schools in a bid to clinch the national title of Barnardo’s Choir of the Year. In March, they will take part in the UK’s largest school choir...

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