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Scholarships & Assisted Places

Every year Taunton School provides financial support for pupils with special artistic, intellectual or sporting gifts in the form of Scholarships, Awards and Assisted Places.

These recognise outstanding ability and potential in Academic, Music, Drama, Art, Sport, Design Technology and Computer Science. Scholarships are awarded for the whole of the child’s school career as long as they abide by the expectations of scholars. The Scholarships are available to all applicants, whether day or boarding pupils, from within the School and from other independent and state schools.

At Taunton School we regularly send students to Oxbridge and leading Universities in the UK, USA and Europe. We are educating our students to have the qualifiations and confidence to do whatever they want anywhere in the world.
We offer the broadest possible curriculum in the Senior School and our GCSE results are regularly among the best in the region.

What is the difference between Scholarships, Awards and Assisted Places?

Scholarships are merit-based and pupils compete for them through a structured assessment such as exams or auditions. There are deadlines for applying and everyone goes through the same procedure. Scholarships are for entry into Year 7, 9 and 12 and carry a range of discounts.

Awards are merit-based and offer a discount on fees. They are available for entry into years outside the Scholarship entry years and reward talent in a broader range of skills.

Assisted Places are means-tested awards for financial assistance and are made at the School’s discretion. You will be given a financial form to complete, which is confidential, that is then assessed and a decision is made at the school’s discretion. It is possible for a pupil to receive assisted places support in addition to a Scholarship or Award.

If you are interested in applying for an assisted place and are a new family to the school please speak to our Admissions Manager on 01823 703700 or email registrar@tauntonschool.co.uk in the first instance. You will also need to complete this Financial Circumstances form once you have been in contact.

If you are an existing parent, please contact your Head in the first instance.

Click here to view our brochure on Assisted Places and Scholarships.

13 _plus_ Scholarships

Every year Taunton School provides financial support for pupils with special artistic, intellectual or sporting gifts.

Taunton School offers Academic, Music, Drama, Art, Sport, Design Technology, Computer Science and All Rounder Scholarships to candidates for entry into Year 9.  Applicants must be under 14 years on 1st September in the year of entry.

The deadline for submitting 13_plus_ Scholarship entries for 2018 is Monday, 8th January 2018.

Our support recognises the scholar's outstanding ability, but also confers certain responsibilities to the School community on the individual. 

View the 13_plus_ Scholarships application form below or download it here.

For further information, please contact the Admissions Manager, dial 01823 703700 or email registrar@tauntonschool.co.uk.  

Sixth Form Scholarships

Taunton School offers Academic, Music, Drama, Art, Sport, Design Technology, Computer Science and All Rounder Scholarships to candidates for entry into Sixth Form in Year 12.

The deadline for submitting Sixth Form Scholarship entries for 2018 entry is Monday 6th November 2017.

Our support recognises the scholar's outstanding ability, but also confers certain responsibilities to the School community on the individual. 

View the Sixth Form Scholarships application form below or download it here.

For further information, please contact the Admissions Manager, dial 01823 703700 or email registrar@tauntonschool.co.uk

  

International Baccalaureate Scholarships

Taunton School offers IB Scholarships up to 100%. This is made possible thanks to philanthropist Ian Evans Lombe. You can apply for this Scholarship via the Sixth Form Scholarship application form above. The closing date is Monday 6th November for entry into Sixth Form in September 2018.