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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 & Inspections

“The school’s leaders, show a deep understanding of how to unearth the potential of each pupil” – ISI Report 2024

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 read more of our inspections, including the latest ISI 2024 reports click here, to find out more about our awards and reviews, including the new Good Schools Guide 2022 review in full, click here.

Read through our ISI 2024 summary documents below.

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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 celebrates exceptional inspection results

Taunton School is celebrating after it has received exceptional feedback following an inspection by the Independent Schools’ Inspectorate. The school has received praise in many areas, including the extraordinary breadth of academic pathways which inspectors stated is tailored to the...

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International Baccalaureate students celebrate results at Taunton School

Students at Taunton School are celebrating after they received their International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme (IBDP) results on Saturday 6th July 2024.   Taunton School has successfully seen 29 students complete their IBDP this year, with Julia Perwas achieving the highest mark...

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Taunton School Brothers Extend Lead as International Skiing Champions

Two brothers from Taunton School have extended their lead as international skiing champions.  Jack and Lucas Cox, aged 17 and 11 respectively, have taken part in separate skiing competitions in France and have emerged victorious from both.  Lucas was crowned...

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Taunton School Appoints New Assistant Head Pastoral

Taunton School has appointed Sarah Leck as its new Assistant Head Pastoral. Sarah is currently Head of Lower School at Reigate Grammar and has also been Head of Year and Assistant Head of Sixth Form at the same school. She...

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