The school prides itself in the nurturing of excellence and the challenge of participation in a variety of sporting activities within the school co-curricular programme. The school provides a sports programme which enables those pupils striving for sporting excellence and elite performance, in county, regional and national competitions with high quality, experienced and well qualified coaches and a performance programme to support and guide them physically and mentally. However, the fundamental goal is one of enjoyment and participation and it is hoped that all students have the ability to access a broad range of activities, which will develop a passion for sport and the understanding of a healthy lifestyle and promote lifelong participation.
Our facilities across the 56 acre campus are outstanding. There are exceptional indoor and outdoor facilities for traditional team games and other sports, including three sports halls, two indoor swimming pools, a well-equipped fitness suite, eight netball courts, two multi-purpose AstroTurf pitches, two dance studios, an athletics area, two squash courts and a climbing wall, as well as our sports pitches for cricket, rugby and football.
The traditional sports in each term are below:
|Boys||Rugby||Hockey||Cricket, tennis & athletics|
|Girls||Hockey||Netball||Cricket, tennis & athletics|
Alongside the major sports of each term, Taunton School offers everything from badminton to swimming, clay pigeon shooting to horse riding, basketball and squash. Football is also an increasingly popular option for older students.
Taunton School students enjoy an excellent record of success at local, regional and national levels. At any one time, a number of students are representing their county in their chosen sport and we are very proud that the list of students representing their country at national and international level is so impressive and ever-increasing.
Through the extensive range of activities on offer, the talented staff who lead these and the outstanding facilities in which these activities are undertaken, students are given the best possible environment to play and enjoy a very wide, diverse and exciting range of sporting practices.