After a great deal of consideration, it is with much regret that we have to announce the cancellation of our Summer School courses for 2020.  We hold ourselves to the highest standards and we feel that the circumstances that present themselves this year would not allow us to provide the outstanding Summer School that students deserve and expect.

Currently, we are still aiming to run our Pre-Sessional course in the last 2 weeks of August as a preparation for returning to school in September.  Please contact  if you would like additional information about this course.

We thank you for your support and understanding and we very much look forward to welcoming you all to Taunton School in the future.

Best wishes.

Kevin Griffiths

Summer School Director

A warm welcome to the Summer School at Taunton School

Every year it is our pleasure to welcome students from all over the world to study at our Summer School at Taunton School.  We pride ourselves on creating a safe, happy, action packed, disciplined and supportive educational environment that challenges, nurtures and inspires every one of our students.

Established in 1847, Taunton School has long been one of the leading providers of private education in the UK.  We are located in the beautiful rural county of Somerset in the South West of England, occupying a 56 acre site with superb facilities.

We have been educating international students on our Summer School courses for more than 20 years, providing a wonderful balance of academic subjects, sports, activities and trips.  Our Summer School courses offer a genuine taste of British boarding school life and our students take home with them memories, experiences and friendships they will never forget.

We look forward to seeing you on one of our Summer courses in 2020, where many opportunities and a warm welcome awaits you.


Senior Summer School courses are offered to students aged between 13 and 17 years old.





Summer School 12 WeeksSaturday 4th July – Saturday 18th July 202013-17 years
Summer School 22 WeeksSaturday 18th July – Saturday 1st August 202013-17 years
Summer School 22 WeeksSaturday 1st August– Saturday 15th August 202013-17 years
GCSE Pre-Sessional10 DaysSunday 23rd August – Wednesday 2nd September 202014-15 years
A-Level/IB/Foundation Pre-Sessional10 DaysSunday 23rd August – Wednesday 2nd September 202016-17 years


Students may study for 2, 4 or 6 weeks. Please note that the option to study for 3 or 5 weeks is available but incurs an additional fee for airport transfers. The course content is different on each Summer School and there is a maximum class size of 12.  Every student receives 15 hours of formal English lessons each week plus 10 hours of an exciting range of other courses to study. For students attending for 2 or more weeks, it is possible to choose a different combination of courses throughout their stay with us.


We offer English plus:

Academic Programme£2,700 for 2 weeks
Future Business Leaders£2,500 for 2 weeks
STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics)£2,500 for 2 weeks
Performing Arts£2,600 for 2 weeks
Golf Academy£2,700 for 2 weeks
Tennis Academy£2,500 for 2 weeks
Pre-Sessional Courses£1,600 for 10 days