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About TSIMS

An Introduction to Taunton School International Middle School

As the newest addition to the Taunton School family, Taunton School International Middle School was established in 2012 and provides the crucial stepping stone into the British education system for international students.

Taunton School International Middle School offers intensive education in English and provides core subject preparation to students aged 8-14 years old. Pupils can attend for 1, 2 or 3 terms and can enter at the start of any term (September, January or April).

In addition to this, Taunton School International Middle School provides a unique boarding school experience. As boarders, International Middle School students reside in our beautiful 19th century manor house, known as The Grange, located in the charming village of Kingston St Mary.

The Grange is a five minute drive from the main school site. The address is:

The Grange, Kingston St Mary, Taunton, TA2 8HP

Sir Anthony Eden, British Prime Minister (1955 - 1957) used to holiday at The Grange during his time away from office. The pupils can enjoy the mature, ornamental gardens, native woodland and fine buildings as he did. The buildings have architectural features dating back to the 15th century but have been beautifully restored to provide educational facilities and modern amenities to the highest standard.

The Head of TSIMS, Mary Allen, ensures that students’ pastoral and academic needs are met by a team of committed house staff and teachers, who are always on hand to help, advise and ensure the wellbeing of their students.

Spacious and homely, The Grange has wonderful facilities to aid work, rest and play with two recreation rooms housing a sofa, TV and a pool table donated by the Queen Mother. TSIMS students also make the most of our Orangery with kitchen and dining facilities, a large art studio and an ICT suite. A purpose built Forest Classroom has been designed to provide extra space for ‘outdoor learning’, musical activities, dance club and cinema nights.

For those students keen on fresh air, there is an outdoor gym and table tennis, a large ornamental garden with an astro-turf pitch for sports activities and a wooded area known as 'The Spinney' which is an ideal space both for teaching and recreation.

TSIMS students also have full access to all of our excellent facilities within the senior and prep schools, including swimming pools, science labs, theatre, music school, 3D printers and much more.