Sixth formers in lounge


Legacy gifts are one of the greatest ways our community can support the school and we are enormously grateful to all those who choose to make such a special commitment.

Since the 1847 Society was founded, legacies have helped change the lives of many pupils at Taunton. Since 2002, legacies have supported projects such as the conversion of the Theatre, replacing the Chapel organ and creating the Durrant pitch, as well as giving the opportunity for a Taunton education to pupils, who would otherwise never have been able to attend the school.

The 1847 Society

All our community who choose to leave a legacy to the school are invited to become members of the 1847 Society. This is one of the ways in which the school honours and thanks, during their lifetimes, those who have mentioned the school in their wills. Since its foundation in 2002, the society’s membership has grown to over 180 people.

As a member you are invited to our annual society lunch and informed on a continual basis about upcoming informal school events, such as student musical performances, Christmas carols and remembrance services.

1847 Legacy Lunch

We recognise that including the school in your will is a deeply personal decision. To discuss any aspect of giving or to join the 1847 Society please contact the Foundation Team on 01823 703158 or email

Upcoming Open Day

Join us Saturday the 27th for our Whole School in-person Open Day

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