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 950 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 good systems to check the effectiveness of the school and the quality of provision in local colleges where students go for vocational training. They identify areas for improvement accurately and act quickly to improve provision when needed.The curriculum addresses the academic and vocational needs of all students. Careers advice and the transition to post-16 education is well planned and structured.”

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