Taunton School was founded in 1847 and its non-conformist foundation and attitude is as relevant today as it was then.
Originally housed in what has now become one of the boys’ boarding houses, Fairwater, the school moved to its current location in 1870. 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.
In 1973 Taunton School became one of the first co-educational independent schools by welcoming both boys and girls. Fast-forward to the present day and approximately 50% of our pupils are girls.
Our 56-acre campus now houses the Nursery and Pre-Prep, the Preparatory School, the Senior School, Taunton School International Middle School and Taunton School International.