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Taunton School announced as finalist for two national awards

Posted: 9th September 2022

A group of young female hockey players with a trophy

Taunton School has been named as one of the best independent schools in the country for both sports and careers education.

The school has reached the final of the prestigious Independent School of the Year Awards in both the Student Careers and Sporting Achievement categories.

The sport announcement follows an extraordinary year for Taunton Prep School, with its pupils being crowned National Champions in hockey, cricket, swimming, biathlon, biathle, triathlon, horseriding, pistol shooting, and golf.  The Prep School also won Southwest titles in cross country running and athletics, whilst 18 of its pupils become some of the youngest children ever to swim the English Channel (in three relay teams of six).

The school was also commended for its breadth of sporting activities and its celebration of sport for all abilities and levels.

The careers announcement recognises an innovative Taunton School programme to introduce children to careers at the age of three by offering play-based activities and a series of visitors to help them develop an understanding of a range of professions.

Andrew Edwards, Head of Taunton Prep School, said: “We are delighted to hear that we have been announced as a finalist in the Independent School of the Year Awards for sport.

“We have had an exceptional year across many sports and we continue to challenge, nurture and inspire our pupils to stay healthy, remain engaged and reach their potential.”

Louise Leah, Head of Taunton Pre-Prep and Nursery, said: “Our young children have thoroughly enjoyed learning about different professions, from police officers to farmers and scientists to shopkeepers.

“We’re thrilled that our forward-thinking approach to early years education has been recognised on a national level.”

Award winners will be announced at a ceremony next month.


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