Founded in 1880, King’s College is an independent, co-educational secondary boarding and day school located in Taunton, Somerset. A proud member of the Woodard Corporation, this impressive school provides an education that engenders a real sense of wonder and excitement. King’s pupils leave as smart, confident individuals, with the highest standards of behaviour, punctuality and courtesy.
King’s College provides inspirational teaching and inspires in pupils a desire for excellence and a love of learning that extends the curriculum. Courses are offered in a range of robust academic subjects, allowing pupils to excel in areas they love and have a talent for.
Typically, 50% of pupils achieve A*/A at GCSE, with 60% of A level candidates achieving A*/B. The school’s pastoral framework enables pupils to feel safe, happy and loved, with the school’s seven boarding houses integrating day and boarding pupils from across all five year groups. All pupils are encouraged to contribute fully to the life of the school community, providing further opportunities to meet new and interesting people. King’s offers a varied array of co-curricular activities, from sport and drama to music and outdoor pursuits.
Inter-house competitions include debating, public speaking and general knowledge events, with many of the academic departments also running societies outside of the classroom. Sport is pivotal to the all-round development of pupils at King’s College. The schools sporting ethos is built on the ideals of a healthy and balanced lifestyle, respect and discipline. Pupils are actively encouraged to take part in a range of challenges to help build confidence and sporting integrity.