Taunton School Prep Students in a group
Prep (Aged 7-13)

Welcome to the Prep School

I am delighted to welcome you to Taunton Prep School or ‘TPS’ as it is affectionately known. TPS is situated in its own grounds but is adjacent to the Pre-Prep and the Senior School creating a unique sense of family, community and providing access to outstanding shared facilities. 
At TPS we are passionate about a holistic education. We believe that an on-going commitment to breadth creates a life-long love of learning and prepares children to take their place in the world as responsible, caring adults who will demonstrate kindness to others. Academically, we combine modern teaching methods with the best of traditional values to create a climate where every child can flourish, and find where their particular talents lie. We are ambitious for all our children, unearthing potential and celebrating success in all its forms.
We aim to support and challenge our children. We recognise that children need to be guided but also given the freedom to think for themselves and to develop a true sense of self. Individual achievements, and the importance of team efforts, are both highly valued. Wrapped around this is the welcoming and friendly atmosphere, and the added buzz created by our thriving boarding house.  
All pupils are encouraged to engage in the breadth of what we offer and to achieve their best in academic, sporting, and creative fields, while at the same time developing their interpersonal skills:  a respect for each other and those around them, kindness, and a willingness to participate for the benefit of others. 
I hope the website gives you a clear sense of our ethos, but nothing can really replicate seeing us in person. We would be delighted to show you around our School so that you can experience for yourself the happy and caring atmosphere that underpins all we do – please join us at an upcoming open day or book a personalised tour with our admissions team.

Ed Burnett

TPS Headmaster

Attend an Upcoming Open Day

Join our Headmaster, James Johnson, and the Taunton School Leadership Team at an upcoming open day. This is the best way for prospective families to experience Taunton School with the opportunity to meet members of staff, tour the state-of-the-art facilities and ask questions. Our next whole school in person open morning is on Saturday the 27th of April 2024. If you are unable to attend an in person open day you can attend our Virtual Open Mornings the next of which is 20th April 2024

Explore Open Mornings

Explore our Prep School

Take a look around Taunton Prep School with our virtual tour, led by Zach and Amarra in Year 8.

Read our prospectus

Have a look at the Prep School prospectus for more information about our school.


We offer Scholarships, Awards and Assisted Places for pupils with special artistic, intellectual or sporting gifts.
Scholarships and Assisted Places