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Welcome to Taunton School International

Taunton School has welcomed students from across the globe for more than a century and in 1996, Taunton School opened its flagship International School, offering the very popular one-year GCSE programme, which is still a highly sought after course today.

Over the ensuing years, new academic programmes have been added and therefore, with so many educational pathways now open to students, there is no better time to join us and learn on a stunning 56-acre campus in the heart of beautiful Somerset in the South West of England.

Our unique offerings and family-friendly ethos set us apart from many other UK boarding schools. We are an inclusive, friendly, progressive, and successful school, where all students are afforded outstanding education and support in order that they may reach their full potential.

Depending on age and level of English, international students may enter the Pre-Prep, Prep, Senior, or International Schools, where we offer the greatest range of educational pathways at secondary level when compared to any other school in the UK. Whether you have a low level of English or are a first-language English speaker, we are confident that we can find the right course to meet your needs.

If you would like to contact us for further information, please do so by emailing our Admissions Team, who will be happy to help.

Adrian Hallworth
Principal of TSI and Head of International Recruitment

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Leading English Private School

Taunton School has been home to international students for more than a century. We are proud of our diversity and encourage a culture of curiosity and independence among our students as they become a part of our global community.

Our students find their exceptional every day, no matter their ability. We foster a sense of belonging in all aspects of their education, whether that is traditional academia, sports, arts, or music.

Hear more about the opportunities at Taunton School and Taunton School International from some of our students.

UK Boarding School

Meet Harry, a former student at Taunton School International.

Follow him around a day at Taunton School and see how we care for our boarders and provide them with exceptional opportunities across the 56-acre campus.

From state-of-the-art catering facilities, to homely boarding houses, to English as an Additional Language (EAL) lessons that support students regardless of their English ability, our boarding experience creates a ‘home away from home’ feeling.

Learn more about boarding at Taunton School >

Academic Courses at Taunton School

We offer a wide range of academic pathways to suit all international learners. For students with a low English level, we offer English as an Additional Language (EAL) lessons to build your child’s confidence before integrating with the full student body.

Taunton School has been registered as an International Baccalaureate (IB) World School since 2007, helping more than 400 students to consistently achieve higher results than the world average for the IB Diploma Programme. As well as the IB, Taunton School offers a number of different pathways to suit all learners, including:

  • Pre-IB/One Year GCSE
  • Pre-Foundation Year Program
  • NCUK International Foundation Year
  • A-Levels
  • BTECs

Find out more about the academic courses on offer at Taunton School >

Read Our International School Prospectus

Read our PFY & IFY Brochure


Co-curricular Activities at Taunton School

We firmly believe a child’s education should be as broad and as varied as possible. Naturally, academic studies are extremely important, but in addition to this we expect all students to fully involve themselves in the many co-curricular activities on offer, making their time outside of studying as varied and stimulating as it would be at home.


Preparing children for life beyond school means instilling in them the desire to try something new, to be adventurous and creative, and to show resilience and grit in the face of adversity. The co-curricular provision affords students the opportunity to involve themselves in a huge variety of clubs, events and activities, which will undoubtedly broaden their horizons including:

  • Tennis
  • Football
  • Photography
  • Debating
  • Model United Nations
  • Orchestra
  • Theatre
  • And many more!


Learn more about the co-curricular activities available at Taunton School International >