Campus Development News

We are proud to be investing in an world-class campus development project, commencing in February 2022.

The development will include a new state-of-the-art sixth-form centre and library for students, followed by proposals for enhanced sports facilities and a brand new international school built on the main campus. The project also includes the creation of a green and sustainable pedestrianised hub linking boarding houses, teaching and dining blocks.

Below you will find the latest news and information on this development project.

Watch our Green Heart transformation:


Read the campus development announcement 

View presentation recordings

View previous recordings of presentations about our campus development plans given to parents and the local community.

Presentation to Parents - February 2022

Presentation to local residents - February 2022

Green Heart

Green Heart
The development of a ‘green heart’ has seen asphalt roads and paths between the Pre-Prep, Prep and Senior schools transformed into an eco-friendly pedestrianised area for students to enjoy their green surroundings.
It includes trees, plants, seating and sensory areas to promote student well-being and provide a place to take a break and socialise, offering students a chance to relax in an environmentally friendly haven.

Dining Hall

New Dining Hall
Dining Hall

Taunton School’s new state of the art dining hall was opened in December 2020 by HRH Princess Anne. It caters for 1600 covers and can seat up to 400 people at any one time.

Sustainable materials were used together with the latest technology in lighting, acoustic materials and audio visual equipment.

The building enjoys a view over a green central space, bringing all aspects of the school together, while maintaining and improving the integrity of the Grade II listed main school and incorporating the architecture into the design and build.

Sixth Form Centre

Sixth Form Centre
Taunton School’s brand new sixth form centre opened in September 2022.
Our former upper and lower dining rooms were transformed into a modern sixth form study centre with study pods, a social space and gender neutral toilets, and the décor was designed with the help of Year 11 and Year 12 students.

Library

Taunton School new library
Library

Taunton School’s former dining space has been transformed into a modern library and study zone in the school’s historic Gothic main building and is open to students from September 2022.

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Henry Keeling: a message from the Head of Taunton School

It is with the greatest sadness that I announce to the Taunton School community the death of Henry Keeling, former Chair of Governors. Henry died peacefully in the company of his family on 22nd November.