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.
James Johnson, Headmaster
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.
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.
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.
Henry Keeling: a message from the Head of Taunton School It is with the greatest sadness that I announce to the Taunton School community the death of Henry Keeling, former Chair of Governors. Henry died peacefully in the company of...Read More
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. This year’s...Read More
Music scholar Anthony Knight, 17, was chosen to play with the world-famous orchestra at the BBC’s Maida Vale studios in London. The event was organised by Awards for Young Musicians, a charity which provides support and experience for talented young...Read More