Head of Taunton International Middle School

Welcome to Taunton School International Middle School (TSIMS).

TSIMS is part of the Taunton School family and was established in 2012 to provide the crucial stepping stone into the British education system for international students aged 8-14. The curriculum is carefully designed to provide the best possible start to a British boarding school education for your child.

TSIMS builds strong foundations for the next stage of a student’s education, whether that be studying on our pre-GCSE course, preparing students for a move to the Senior School, or our bespoke programme for our younger students who are preparing for a move into the Prep School.

Whatever the student’s level of English, our small class sizes, varied curriculum, experienced teaching staff and access to outstanding facilities means that, whether students wish to attend for just one term or a full academic year, progress is rapid and students feel thoroughly prepared for their onward educational journey.

TSIMS has a happy, cosy and caring atmosphere and at the heart of it is a team of highly qualified and committed staff who ensure students experience academic excellence, outstanding pastoral care and a rich programme of co-curricular activities, all of which result in a thriving community where students are nurtured to achieve their full potential.

The fine buildings and gardens have historical significance, attracting Sir Anthony Eden, British Prime Minister (1955 – 1957), to holiday here in his time away from office. The buildings have architectural features dating back to the 15th century and have been beautifully renovated to provide educational facilities and modern amenities to the highest standard.

We are very pleased with our latest inspection which you can find on our website under policies and inspection reports under the ‘About Us’ section. Alternatively, click here to download a summary or if you’d like to read the full inspection reports click here to download the TSIMS report.

I very much look forward to welcoming you to Taunton School International Middle School at the start of what I know will be a wonderful journey in the British Independent School system.

Mr James Duncan






Head of Taunton School International Middle School