Military Families at Taunton School

Military families have been part of Taunton School for many years and contribute greatly to our broad and diverse community.

Taunton School has a long and proud history of supporting military families. We recognise, understand and empathise with the specific needs of military families and ensure we give them the tailored support they need. We have a very strong pastoral support system in place which enables our military pupils to settle in quickly and soon reach their full potential. Our team of house staff, including house parents and house tutors, are always on hand to advise, support and provide exceptional academic and pastoral care to our boarding community.

By becoming part of the Taunton School family, your child will benefit from a broad and balanced curriculum with a strong emphasis on English, Mathematics and Science, taught by highly qualified teachers.  With access to a dedicated Learning Success Department comprising of highly qualified specialist teachers offering additional support if required, your child will develop a passion for learning as well as enjoy a rich and varied life outside of the classroom.

We believe that every child should benefit from an exceptional education, which is why we offer significant financial support for military families in receipt of CEA. View military families fees information below.

The best way to experience Taunton School for yourself is to attend an Open Morning. You’ll get to meet our Heads and teachers, take a tour around campus and even hear from current pupils. Click here to register for our next Open Morning.

Home to The Largest Combined Cadet Force (CCF) Unit in England

The Combined Cadet Force forms an integral part of the co-curricular programme at Taunton School. All students join the CCF as a compulsory activity in Year 10, and many stay on to train to become Non-Commissioned Officers during their Sixth Form years. Students are all given the choice of joining one of three sections: Royal Navy, Army or Royal Air Force.

The primary aim of the CCF is to enable students to develop qualities of leadership that will be of benefit in adult life. CCF activities are encouraged and heavily sponsored by the MoD. This means that all CCF cadets can apply to undertake courses such as sailing, climbing, scuba diving and leadership, all of which award nationally recognised qualifications. Most of these courses are free of charge.

Having elected to join one of the three sections, cadets will follow a training programme tailored toward that section’s military requirements. For example; the Royal Navy learn maritime skills like boating and navigation, the Army concentrate on Weapon Training and Field Craft and the Royal Air Force learn about Aeronautics and have opportunities to fly.

23/24 CEA rates

Full CEA Education allowances Parental contribution
Year 3 £6,380 £562
Year 4 £6,380 £562
Year 5 £6,380 £709
Year 6 £6,380 £709
Year 7 £8,047 £894
Year 8 £8,047 £894
Year 9 onwards £8,047 £894
New to 6th form £8,047 £894

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“The school is fantastic at communicating.”

Military boarder parent

“From the moment that I joined, I felt like I’d been welcomed into a massive second family.”

Military Boarder

“The School is fantastic at communicating. We are made to feel as though we are a part of the School.”

Military Parent

“The pastoral care and support to our family is first class. As a military family they understand the complexities and fully support our daughter.”

Military boarder parent