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About Taunton School

Our 56-acre campus features our beautiful Grade II listed school and houses the Nursery and Pre-Prep, the Preparatory School, the Senior School, Taunton School International Middle School (opened in 2012) and Taunton School International (established in 1996).

Located in the picturesque South West of England, our school enjoys close proximity to the area’s beautiful countryside, coastline and the ever-expanding retail and leisure facilities of Taunton.

Our campus also features fully staffed boarding houses, an on-site health centre, a Chapel, extensive grounds and exceptional dedicated sports areas.

Taunton School is in a great location and is easy to access. Taunton Railway Station is minutes away from the school, Bristol International Airport is just 45 minutes away, London Heathrow International Airport is 1 hour and 45 minutes away and London Gatwick Airport is 3 hours and 30 minutes away.

Taunton School was founded in 1847. Originally housed in what has now become one of the boys’ boarding houses, Fairwater, the school moved to its current location in 1870. The now Grade II listed gothic-style building was constructed by Joseph James, complete with an impressive tower.

In 1907, William Henry Wills, 1st Baron Winterstoke, sponsored the construction of the Chapel, which to this day still plays a key role in the school’s community.

In 1973 Taunton School became one of the first co-educational independent schools by welcoming both boys and girls.