Taunton School International Middle School (TSIMS)
The International Middle School occupies the site of a beautiful 19th century manor house located in the charming village of Kingston St Mary, just 2 miles from Taunton School. TSIMS provides a unique boarding school experience, set in mature, ornamental gardens, with native woodland.
TSIMS provides 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.
Starting at an English school without the necessary language skills can be daunting for most students. This is why TSIMS employ specialist teachers to deliver a varied curriculum in small class sizes (average 8 students/class) with subject-specific vocabulary development at the heart of what we do.
Throughout their time at TSIMS, young international learners integrate with the Prep or Senior School students so that when they transfer to the Prep or Senior School (usually within one academic year) it is much easier to settle as they already have many friends, and they are familiar with their surroundings.
Students can join the school in September, January or April.
It has a happy, cosy and caring atmosphere and a dedicated team of highly qualified staff who encourage and nurture our students, focusing on development of the ‘whole child’. A rigorous academic programme coupled with a strong moral framework provides an excellent foundation for the next stage of their education.
International Boarding School
With all of our students away from home, family and friends, we know how important it is to provide the very best in pastoral care.
Boarding houses are furnished to a very high standard and our dedicated House Staff are always on hand to offer support and encouragement. Our boarding houses also provide that home from home feel that we believe is so important to our students’ happiness.
With 24-hour medical care available from our Health Centre, supported by a team of doctors, nurses, matrons, physiotherapist, counsellors, mental health nurses, residential tutors and House Parents, we put the students and their wellbeing at the heart of what we do.
Boarding plays a key role in our students’ educational journey, helping them to cement lifelong friendships, build confidence and develop independence, resilience and self-reliance.
Our staff understand that this is, for many, their first experience of life away from home, and work hard to ensure a friendly, family atmosphere which includes:
- Safe and secure rural campus
- Separate boarding houses for boys and girls
- Experienced house parents and boarding staff living in the houses
- Comfortable and well-maintained bedrooms
- Excellent bathroom facilities, including a number of en suite
- A varied programme of evening and weekend activities
- Provision for many different dietary needs and requirements
- Telephone and wifi access
- Laundry and daily cleaning
- No exeat weekends
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Taunton School International Middle School offers a wealth of opportunities for their international students.
Our fees range from £7,600 (Year 4) to £14,300 (Year 10) and cover all of the teaching, academic resources, accommodation, all meals, laundry and many after-school clubs and weekend activities.
Extras include private music tuition, uniform, sports kit, airport transfers, examination fees, some co-curricular activities and weekend trips.
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