Every year Taunton School provides financial support for pupils with special artistic, intellectual or sporting gifts in the form of Scholarships, Awards and Assisted Places.

These recognise outstanding ability and potential in Academic, Music, Drama, Art, Sport, Design Technology and Computer Science. Scholarships are awarded for the whole of the child’s school career as long as they abide by the expectations of scholars. The Scholarships are available to all applicants, whether day or boarding pupils, from within the School and from other independent and state schools.

At Taunton School we regularly send students to Oxbridge and leading Universities in the UK, USA and Europe. We are educating our students to have the qualifications and confidence to do whatever they want anywhere in the world.

We offer the broadest possible curriculum in the Senior School and our GCSE results are regularly among the best in the region.

What is the difference between Scholarships, Awards and Assisted Places?

Scholarships are merit-based and pupils compete for them through a structured assessment such as exams or auditions. There are deadlines for applying and everyone goes through the same procedure. Scholarships are for entry into Year 7, 9 and 12 and carry a range of discounts.

Awards are merit-based and offer a discount on fees. They are available for entry into years outside the Scholarship entry years and reward talent in a broader range of skills.

Assisted Places are means-tested awards for financial assistance and are made at the School’s discretion. You will be given a financial form to complete, which is confidential, that is then assessed and a decision is made at the school’s discretion. It is possible for a pupil to receive assisted places support in addition to a Scholarship or Award.

If you are interested in applying for an assisted place and are a new family to the school please complete the online enquiry form below or speak to our Admissions Manager on 01823 703702.

Once an application has been made you will also need to complete a Financial Circumstances form.



To make an enquiry about our Assisted Places scheme please complete the online enquiry form below.

As soon as the Scholarship application deadlines for academic year 2020/2021 are available this page will be updated. 

International Baccalaureate Scholarships

Taunton School offers a means tested IB Scholarships covering up to 100% of the total fees. This is made possible thanks to philanthropist Ian Evans Lombe. Please contact us for more information: registrar@tauntonschool.co.uk. An application form can be found here. Please note that a Confidential Statement of Financial Circumstances form must be filled alongside any application. The closing date for receipt of applications is 2nd March 2020.

Applicants will be required to submit a 400 word essay. Essay submissions required by 4th March 2020. Applicants will also be invited to our selection day on the morning of 17th March 2020, a programme of which will be sent near the time confirming timings and interview details. Please note in support of each application, a reference will be sought from student’s current head teacher.

11+, 13+ and 16+ Scholarships

We also offer 11+, 13+ and 16+ Scholarships but the application deadlines for 2020 entry have already passed. This page will be updated with the  Scholarship application deadlines for academic year 2020/2021 as soon as they are available. To see last years application packs and sample papers

16+ Scholarship 2020 application pack.

13+ Scholarship 2020 application pack.

Click to see the 13+ sample papers for English, Math, Philosophy and Science.

11+ Scholarship 2020 information pack and 2020 application form.

Assisted Places Enquiry

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