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Scholarships at Taunton School

Scholarships at Taunton School recognise hard work, talent and passion for learning.

Each year, we are delighted to recognise and support pupils who have artistic, academic or sporting gifts with a scholarship award. We warmly invite students to find out more and apply for our scholarship opportunities to discover the benefits of an inspiring education here at Taunton School.

We want every student to succeed in aiming high and achieving their goals. From attending some of the world’s leading universities, to pursuing their career ambitions, we’ll support students each step of the way.

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Who can apply for a scholarship?

Our scholarships are available to pupils entering Year 7, Year 9 or Year 12 (Sixth Form). These opportunities are available both to Taunton School students and those currently attending other schools. Outside of regular scholarships periods, we also offer a limited number of merit-based Headmaster’s awards.

We’re looking to hear from any student who has a passion and talent within their chosen area – whether that’s an academic subject, sport or the performing arts.


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Why should I apply for a scholarship?

As well as the prestige of being a scholar, our tailored scholars’ programme offers further enrichment and extension to the curriculum in weekly sessions. Previously, these sessions have included high profile guest speakers, in-depth presentations and other exciting activities.

The programme is designed to challenge gifted students and nurture talent. As a scholar, students will be given a wide range of opportunities to harness their potential, along with access to outstanding on-site facilities and world-class teaching staff.

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What scholarships are available?

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11+We offer a variety of scholarships for students entering Year 7 including Academic, Sports, Art, Music, Dance, Drama and Design & Technology.  Scholarship recipients will benefit from outstanding facilities and a first-class education at Taunton Prep SchoolFriday 25th November 2022
13+We have a number of scholarships available to students entering Year 9, at the very beginning of the Senior School. These include Academic, Art, Design & Technology, Drama, Computer Science, Music, Sports, or the All-Rounder – all designed to challenge gifted students and nurture their talent.Monday 9th January 2023
(Friday 4th November 2022 for sport)
16+As students enter the Sixth Form, they can apply for a scholarship in Academic, Art, Design & Technology, Drama, Computer Science, Music, Sports, or the All-Rounder. These allow students to benefit from the exciting Sixth Form experience and a first-class education that will set them up for life. Friday 4th November 2022
IB (Evans Lombe)The International Baccalaureate appeals to the academic all-rounder, allowing them to study a broad range of subjects in the Sixth Form. This scholarship was made possible by the Trustees of Mr Evans-Lombe to advance the education of children who could not otherwise attend a school like Taunton.Monday 23rd January 2023

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How can I apply?

If you are interested in finding more out about a scholarship, please get in touch by completing our online enquiry form below.

If you are ready to begin your application, please do so by visiting our applications page. As part of your application, you will be asked to provide key documents including previous school reports and supporting evidence – it is important that you supply all the information required so that we are able to process your application.

If you have any queries about your application, please contact our Admissions teams who will be able to support you. We recognise that every family’s situation is different and are always happy to offer you personalised guidance and help with your application.

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Begin your application

If you have read the application pack and are ready to begin your application online, you can do so below. If you would prefer to complete a form manually, these can be downloaded under the relevant scholarship information section at the bottom of this page.

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“My scholarship has really rounded me off as a performer and as a person. It’s taught me to work with people I wouldn’t have worked with before, but also to work really hard to perfect what I do.”

Charlie Franks, Year 12 drama scholar

“Since being at Taunton School I have become so much more confident in myself and what I am capable of.”

Freya, Year 9 music scholar

“Taunton School gives me the chance every day, in every part of school life, to pursue everything that is on offer.”

Caleb, Year 10 academic and music scholar

11+ scholarship information

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The application deadline for September 2023 entry to Year 7 is
Friday 25th November 2022.

 

We recognise talent with a variety of scholarship categories for entry into Year 7 in Academic, Sports, Art, Music, Dance, Drama and Design & Technology.  Candidates may apply for up to two categories of scholarship.

As a scholar at Taunton Prep School, pupils will have access to all of our scholarship enrichment and extension activities for their scholarship category, which will be applicable throughout their education at Taunton School to the end of Sixth Form. Please read our application pack below for more information.

To apply, please complete our online enquiry form above. Alternatively, a manual application form is available to download below.

11+ application pack11+ application form

We also offer Assisted Places which are means-tested financial support; if you would like more information about this please contact our Admissions Manager at tpsadmissions@tauntonschool.co.uk.

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13+ scholarship information

The application deadline for September 2023 entry to Year 9 is
Monday 9th January 2023
Friday 4th November 2022 (for sport)

 

We recognise talent with a variety of scholarships for entry into Year 9 in Academic, Sports, Art, Music, Drama, Design & Technology and Computer Science, as well as an ‘all rounder’ scholarship – please view our application pack for more information. We also offer Assisted Places which are means-tested financial support; if you would like more information about this please contact our Admissions Manager at registrar@tauntonschool.co.uk.

To apply, please complete our online enquiry form above. Alternatively, a manual application form is available to download below.

13+ application pack13+ application form

Sample questions:

Please see below for sample questions from past papers:

16+ scholarship information

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The application deadline for September 2023 entry to Year 9 is
Friday 4th November 2022

 

We offer Academic, Music, Drama, Art, Sport, Design Technology, Computer Science and All Rounder Scholarships to candidates for entry into Sixth Form in Year 12. Our support recognises the scholar’s outstanding ability, but also confers certain responsibilities to the school community on the individual – please view our application pack for more information. .

To apply, please complete our online enquiry form above. Alternatively, a manual application form is available to download below.

16+ application pack16+ application form

We also offer Assisted Places which are means-tested financial support; if you would like more information about this please contact our Admissions Manager at registrar@tauntonschool.co.uk.

IB scholarship information

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IB scholarship information

The application deadline for September 2023 entry to Year 9 is
Monday 23rd January 2023

 

Every year we offer means-tested International Baccalaureate Scholarships covering up to 100% of the total fees. This is made possible thanks to philanthropist Ian Evans Lombe. To apply, please complete our online enquiry form above. Alternatively, a manual application form is available to download below.

IB application packIB application form

Please note that a confidential statement of financial circumstances form must be filled alongside any application.

Assisted places

Assisted places

We offer means-tested assisted places to provide fee assistance to enable talented pupils to join the school who might otherwise be unable to do so due to financial circumstances. A bursary application form can be obtained from our Admissions team and submitted in confidence online or by post, along with any required supporting documentation. The result of the application process will be given to the Headmaster for his decision. For more information, please visit our Assisted Places page.

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