Providing a safe, secure and fun environment is key to children’s happiness and a successful educational journey.
At Taunton School we ensure all of our boarders enjoy a wonderful, relaxed home from home experience with caring and nurturing house parents and house staff always on hand to provide pastoral care and support along the way.
Thone House is no different and offers a fun, relaxed family atmosphere focusing on your child’s wellbeing and happiness, as they form lifelong friendships and grow in independence.
With exceptional facilities, from spacious dormitories, lounges and recreational areas, to a dedicated ICT suite offering controlled access to the internet and study areas, your child will feel perfectly at home in our friendly and caring environment.
Mealtimes are taken care of in our exceptional food hall that offers a broad range of choice to suit all tastes and requirements.
And with fun and fulfilling organised activities throughout the week and at weekends, plus access to the Senior School facilities, supervised prep won’t feel like a chore.
Please download the following document for a detailed list of dates applicable to International Preparatory School boarders: TPS Term Dates Travel Request Deadlines for International Boarders
Thone House, in the heart of the Prep School, offers a thriving, fun, relaxed atmosphere, focusing on our boarders’ wellbeing and happiness, as they form lifelong friendships and grow in independence. We have between 30 and 40 full-boarding boys and girls aged between 7 and 13, living happily together as one extended family.
Our House Parents are supported by various house staff including Assistant House Parents, Matrons and Resident House Tutors, all providing excellent pastoral care and educational support.
Our boarding house has exceptional facilities, including spacious dormitories, relaxing lounges and recreational areas (including a large cinema screen). It also includes a dedicated ICT suite, study areas and music practice facilities. Mealtimes are taken care of in our main dining halls with a broad range of choice to suit all tastes and requirements.
We provide fun, structured activities in the evenings and at weekends to ensure a balanced and rewarding life as a boarder. Activities include swimming, climbing, cookery, film nights, crafts, relaxing in front of the TV, reading and playing computer games. At the weekends, children can enjoy ‘down time’ as well as the many facilities on offer at both Taunton Prep and Senior School and there is always a fun trip out of school to a local attraction on a Sunday. Homework is supervised with our boarders receiving excellent support from the teachers.
The large majority of boarders stay in school during weekends. The options of weekly and Flexi-boarding are popular with some parents and children.
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Pupils are encouraged to communicate regularly with family and friends. The house parents also maintain strong communication with parents to ensure that they feel a part of the community. Our boarders who have an older sibling in one of our Senior School houses are able to meet regularly with their brothers and sisters.
We are passionate about working together to build a strong, kind-hearted and welcoming community. Throughout each child’s boarding journey, we aim to develop a sense of personal fulfilment, responsibility, respect for themselves and others and the independence, confidence and social skills which will serve them so well in years to come.