Bishop Fox's School

Somerset, United Kingdom

Location: Somerset, United Kingdom
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Secondary
Funding status: State - Academy
Gender: Mixed
Age range: 11 - 16 years

About Bishop Fox's School

Bishop Fox's School is a co-educational, non-denominational secondary school in Taunton, Somerset. At its most recent inspection, there were over 1080 students aged 11-16 on the school roll. The school has held academy status since 2012 and its motto is "High Standards and High Expectations".

Bishop Fox's School has received an Artsmark Gold Award for its extensive provisions and facilities for artistic expression. The town of Taunton has a population of 65,000, and is known for its historic monastery and castle. The school itself is located close to Richard Huish College.


Kerry Tonkin

Values and vision

At Bishop Fox’s School, an ethos of high standards and high expectations is at the core of all actions. The school works hard to create a caring and challenging learning environment in which each individual can strive, enjoy and achieve. Teachers have a strong belief in the power of education to change children’s lives and in the right of every child to receive an excellent education.

The secondary school is dedicated to building opportunities for students to achieve the highest academic standards, ensuring that they are known as individuals and that their unique personality, talents and interests are nurtured and developed to the full.

Ofsted report

“Leaders have developed an ambitious curriculum. They have identified the most important knowledge that pupils need to learn. The curriculum structure enables pupils to build on what they already know. There is academic rigour for all pupils. More pupils now continue to follow a strong academic curriculum, which includes a language and a humanities subject, into key stage 4. A few pupils with special educational needs and/or disabilities (SEND) follow a different curriculum to their peers. This curriculum is well matched to  Inspection report: Bishop Fox's School 29 and 30 March 2023 2 pupils’ individual needs and future aspirations. Teachers and the SEND department support and challenge pupils with SEND to make the best possible progress.”

View Bishop Fox's School’s latest Ofsted report

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Address: Bishop Fox Drive, Taunton, Somerset, TA1 3HQ, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 1823 289211