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’re down to earth, understanding and empathising with your specific circumstances to ensure we give you the tailored support you need.

Our strong pastoral support system enables our military pupils to settle in quickly and soon find their exceptional, and our dedicated team of house staff – including house parents and house tutors – are always on hand to advise, support, and provide remarkable academic and pastoral care to our boarding community.

Boarding School for Military Families

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.

We’re open every weekend, giving ample opportunities to visit. We also offer some great, inclusive weekend activities for everyone to take part in and enjoy. You and your children can join a welcoming community of other, similar military families, along with a supportive family of day pupils.

With access to a dedicated SEND Department comprising of practised specialist teachers offering additional support when required, your child will develop a passion for learning as well as enjoy a rich and varied life outside of the classroom.

We believe every child should benefit from an exceptional education, which is why we offer significant financial support for military families in receipt of CEA. This ensures a consistent location for your child’s education, and keeps siblings together on our all-inclusive campus.

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 hear from current pupils.

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Prep School for Military Families

Taunton Prep School caters for military families aged 7 – 13. We help families manage the transition from Primary to Secondary Education. Our Head of Prep Boarding School, Kath, is from a military family background, and so she understands and is sympathetic to the challenges that military families face.

Our Prep School is passionate about providing students with a holistic education which creates a life-long love of learning and prepares children to take their place in the world. We have a strong community, and our recent parent survey supports that – showing an overwhelmingly positive response for our Prep School offering.

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Senior & Sixth Form for Military Families

Taunton Senior School and Taunton School Sixth Form support students from ages 13 – 18, creating a nurturing environment for their GCSEs and preparation for higher education in their post-16 options.

Explore the range of academic pathways available to students at Taunton School.

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Military Families at Taunton School

Taunton School has a long-standing history with military families. We have provided a home away from home for generations of our force’s families. Learn more about our upcoming open days and see how you can find your exceptional at Taunton School.


Continuity of Education Allowance (CEA)

Finding somewhere for your children to settle and find their potential can be challenging for military families. The Continuity of Education Allowance (CEA) aims to prevent that, providing support for military families to give their children a chance at an excellent, grounded education.

When it comes to continuity of education and the CEA, we do what it says on the tin. A consistent education is important to us, achieved as we are all one school. And, since we’re one school, siblings of different ages won’t be far from each other – they can see one another every day, as they’ll be sharing the same campus.

Taunton School offers a welcoming, down-to-earth boarding school experience which provides wraparound pastoral care in an environment where students are given every opportunity to thrive academically, socially, and emotionally.

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Home to the Largest Combined Cadet Force (CCF) Provision in the South West

The Combined Cadet Force (CCF) 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 two sections: Royal Navy, and Army.

Having elected to join one of the two 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, and the Army concentrate on Weapon Training and Field Craft.

The primary aim of the CCF is to enable students to develop qualities of leadership that will benefit them 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.

Book a Visit at Taunton School

Discover what Taunton School has to offer Military Families with a 1:1 visit with one of our team.

23/24 CEA rates
Full CEA Education allowances Parental contribution
Year 3 £6,998 £616
Year 4 £6,998 £616
Year 5 £6,998 £777
Year 6 £6,998 £777
Year 7 £8,692 £966
Year 8 £8,692 £966
Year 9 Onwards £8,692 £966

“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