A Remarkable Place to
Start Your Journey
A Remarkable Place to
Explore Your Passions
A Remarkable Place to
Spark Your Curiosity
A Remarkable Place to
Join a Global Family
Challenge | Nurture | Inspire

Welcome to Taunton School

At Taunton School we aim to challenge, nurture and inspire young people to succeed in a global community.

The wellbeing of our students is at the heart of everything we do and all of our decisions must be of direct benefit to them.  Our main focus is ensuring that we prepare young people for their lives beyond school and in a world that changes rapidly. Throughout their lives, our children will work closely with people from across the globe and must adapt to a world of ever-changing technology.

As a School, we are innovative, forward thinking, global in outlook and down-to-earth in approach. We recognise that a balanced education is vital in developing the whole person.

At Taunton School inspirational teaching can be seen and heard everywhere – from battle re-enactments in History, rockets launching in Design and Technology, to philosophical arguments and debates heard over lunch, and the sound of music rehearsals ringing from the Theatre.  We instil a love for learning which stays with an individual throughout their life.

Please take a look at our website and take the opportunity to come and visit us at the school.  We would love to meet you.

Lee Glaser, Headmaster

Taunton Voices

“The school is fantastic at communicating.”

Military boarder parent

“Each year brings more excitement and new opportunities…….it’s brilliant for me to see my friends every day when I come into school”

Millie – Prep School

“I’ve been at Taunton School for 10 years and to me it feels like home…..the school has presented me with so many opportunities of things I never thought I’d be able to do”

Kara – Sixth Form

“It’s a great experience to be with people from all over the world….it has such a great atmosphere”

Camil – Taunton School International

“One of the most amazing things about the school is the way it fuses together the traditional English boarding system and a really strong vision for the 21st Century.”

Richard Kirtland – Head of EAL

“I work across the whole school, with different and diverse people from many departments. And that’s really important to me”

Raj Perry – HR Adviser

“The impact of the student voice has made a massive difference in our co-curricular programme….. what we offer is all for them”

Hayley Mortimer – Assistant Head Co-Curricular and Outreach

“Taunton School has such a family feeling to it…it’s a great place to work”

Mark Jolliffe – Head Groundsman

“I remember our first tour of Taunton School and how warm and welcoming it was at that point and it still is today now that we are seven years on”

Melissa – Prep School Parent

“It has been an amazing journey for our family….. our children will continue to be part of the Taunton School Community for the rest of their lives”

Paul – Taunton School Parent

“When we looked around the boarding house it fitted every single thing we were looking for….the school is fantastic at communicating”

Pippa – Boarding Parent

“Taunton School was more than a school, it was a home and a family that taught me things I will carry with me for the rest of my life.”

Alex – Thone then Wills West 1988-93

“Taunton was the whole package, learning, sporting life, school community, I loved school…”

Lisa – Jenkin 84-87

“So many amazing teachers who invested so much time into making me who I am…..on the last night of every single play I did with Mrs Stamp we would sit in the theatre and eat pizza, feeling on top of the world.”

Abigail – Bevan 2013-18

“A life changing experience”

Max – TSI and Wills East 2014-17

“…an excellent all-round co-educational experience fit for the 21st century…”

Muddy Stilettos

“A school for every child.”

Good Schools Guide

“The high-quality experiences that children receive, provides them with a firm foundation for future learning.”

Independent Schools Inspectorate

“This is a school which is unusually easy in its skin, it knows what it is doing and is sure-footed, unstuffy and unstuck-up.”

Muddy Stilettos

“Academically a very safe pair of hands across the board.”

Good Schools Guide
The Taunton School Foundation
Our mission is to engage a global community of Old Tauntonians, parents and friends to support our philanthropic aims. We fundraise for bursaries and capital projects, enhancing the experience
of every child at Taunton School.

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Submit your application before 5th November 2021

For more information, please visit our Scholarships page.