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Entering as an International Student

Taunton School, as an IB World School, has a strong global outlook. We are incredibly proud that our school community is amazingly diverse, with students of all nationalities. It is one of the reasons why international students quickly feel at home here.

Depending on the students’ English level, academic ability and age, there are several clear entry points to our school (see below):

Taunton School International Middle School (TSIMS) provides that all important stepping stone into British education for students aged 8 – 14. Pupils are taught intensive English and core Academic subjects, alongside a full programme of sports, co-curricular activities and excursions, which helps them to make the transition to mainstream education.

Taunton Preparatory School is a traditional British preparatory school providing a solid educational foundation. It caters for pupils aged 7-13. Pupils are taught prep school curriculum and the prep school baccalaureate.

Taunton School International (TSI) provides intensive preparation for Sixth Form education. It caters for pupils aged 15-17. Pupils are taught on a one-year GCSE/Pre-IB course, offering over 20 subjects as well as IELTS preparation.  A full sports, trips and activities programme runs along side, with many opportunities for integration with the Senior School students.

Taunton School is a traditional British boarding school with an international feel. Pupils are aged 13–18.  Pupils are taught pre-GCSE in Year 9, followed by a two-year GCSE programme.  Pupils then go on to A Levels, the IB Diploma or BTEC in the Sixth Form (ages 16-18). 

Transfer of students between schools is a natural process allowing for the best possible integration, academic success and social development.

Please contact our Admissions team who will be happy to advise you on the most appropriate pathway for your child.

As you can see from the many options available, our extensive range of courses cater to students at all stages of their educational journey and for all proficiencies of English. 

As a UK boarding school we provide full and flexible boarding for students aged 7-18 years old, or alternatively, places as day students from 0-18 years old.

Watch our video above to hear from some our students entering Taunton School International from the USA.