Our 56-acre campus features our beautiful Grade II listed school and houses the Nursery and Pre-Prep, the Preparatory School, the Senior School and Taunton School International. Taunton School International Middle School has its own campus just 3 miles from the central campus.
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 6 fully staffed boarding houses, an on-site health centre, Chapel, theatre, dance studio, Music school, a newly built state of the art dining hall and exceptional dedicated sports areas, including two swimming pools, two sports halls, gymnasium, fully equipped fitness suite, climbing wall, tennis courts, squash courts, an Olympic-sized all-weather hockey pitch and several sports pitches.
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.
In 1996, Taunton School was one of the first schools to open an International Study Centre, which became known as Taunton School International (TSI) in 2010. TSI now offers a one-year and two-year GCSE/Pre-IB Programme as well as a one-year or two-year Business Foundation Programme.
In 2007, as well as offering A Levels, Taunton School became an IB World School and more recently, has also added BTECs in Business and Sport and Exercise Science.
In 2012, Taunton School opened its International Middle School in the nearby village of Kingston-St-Mary, providing an ideal stepping stone for International students into mainstream British independent schools.
In 2020, Taunton School invested £4 million in the construction of a state of the art dining hall, located in the heart of the school, providing students with exceptional dining experience, with all meals cooked by our own chefs on site.