We have an enviably spacious 56-acre campus on the edge of Taunton in Somerset. We pride ourselves on keeping up-to-date with advances in technology and communication. We are fortunate to be surrounded by beautiful, natural open space with lots of specially designated outdoor areas for the pupils to enjoy.
Our extensive sports fields, astro pitches and pavilions are utilised all year round and we have two excellent indoor swimming pools. Our large sports halls have indoor cricket practice facilities, squash courts, a climbing wall, fitness suite and dance studios. Our beautiful historical buildings comprise of vibrant modern classrooms, and specialist Arts, Music and Drama spaces. The Design and Technology departments offer all the latest equipment including 3D printers, Laser Cutters and Computer-Aided Design software and our bespoke ICT suites provide students with an exceptional learning experience. Our Science department is housed in its own beautiful block and with fully equipped laboratories.
The Prep School has classrooms fitted with interactive whiteboards and Apple TV, class sets of iPads and Touchscreen IT suites, a Performing Arts centre including a specialist Music room and practice rooms, a Music Tech Suite, a Dance Studio, a large Hall, and cookery and food technology classrooms.
Providing great sustenance throughout the day for our children is hugely important to ensure they are healthy, focused and energised for their busy life at Taunton School and that is fulfilled by our fantastic catering team. Our highly qualified and experienced catering staff prepare delicious home-cooked meals for all tastes and dietary requirements. We are one of the only schools in the region that doesn’t outsource its catering. All meat, vegetables and dairy are sourced locally. Students have a tasty choice of healthy and nutritious meal and snack options for breakfast, lunch and tea, to cooked and continental breakfasts and a choice of cereals to start the day. All meals are served in our dining rooms. Homemade treats and plenty of fresh, seasonal fruit is always available on a daily basis. There is no chance of going hungry.
School was founded in 1847. The now Grade II listed gothic-style building was constructed by Joseph James, complete with an impressive tower. In 1907, William Henry Wills, 1st Baron Winterstoke, sponsored the construction of the Chapel, which to this day still plays a key role in the School’s community.
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