Taunton School

Somerset, United Kingdom

Location: Somerset, United Kingdom
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: All-through with sixth form
Funding status: Independent
Age range: 13 - 18 years

About Taunton School

Taunton School is a co-educational, independent boarding and day school educating pupils from 0-18. Its values are based on Christianity and it is situated in Taunton, Somerset. There are 591 pupils in the senior school and 434 pupils in the lower school. Admission into the preparatory and senior schools is through assessment. Bursaries and scholarships are also available. 

Taunton School was founded in 1847 as the West of England Dissenters Propriety School for non-conformist boarders and day boys. It was renamed Taunton School in 1899. In 1971 girls joined the sixth form and in 1973 it became a co-educational school. 


Lee Glaser 

Values and vision 

The school’s motto is “Outstanding Education, for Life”. Taunton School aims to inspire every child to develop into a confident, well-educated, personable young adult. Teachers hope to nurture individual talents, encouraging pupils to show a special interest in the environment and to enjoy a wide range of sports and arts. 

ISI report 

“The quality of pupils’ overall achievement is good, with many outstanding features. The school is very successful in preparing pupils to shape the world in the 21st century, in line with its ambitious aim. Throughout the school pupils display good, and frequently, excellent levels of understanding, knowledge and skills across all their subjects and activities. Overall, results in public examinations are good in relation to pupils’ abilities, indicating that their progress across the school is above the average for pupils of similar ability, and frequently rapid. Pupils with SEND or EAL progress well because of the support they receive.” 

View Taunton School's latest ISI report     

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Address: Staplegrove Road, Taunton, Somerset, TA2 6AD, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 1823 703703
What people say about us

This incredible school has been the making of me as a person and I have loved every minute of being a part of the Taunton School community.

- Student

I firmly believe that the ethos at Taunton School and the strong relationships that my daughter developed with the teaching staff have really helped her perform at her best. Her results have enabled her to secure a place at her first choice university.

- Parent
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