At Taunton School, the aim is to challenge, inspire and nurture young people to succeed in a global community. The well-being of the pupils is at the heart of everything they do and all decisions must be of direct benefit to them. The school are focused on ensuring that they prepare young people for their lives beyond school and in a world that changes rapidly. Throughout their lives, children will work closely with people from across the globe and must adapt to a world of ever-changing technology. As an IB World School, the school is innovative, forward-thinking, global in outlook and down to earth in approach. The school is one school but each part is unique in character, recognising that a balanced education is vital in developing the whole person.
Taunton School International
Established in 1996 and located on the school campus, Taunton School International provides the very best opportunities a British private school education can provide. Our intensive one- and two-year GCSE/Pre-IB courses for students aged 14 to 16 years old thoroughly prepare British and International students for Sixth Form education in UK schools. We are truly international with often more than 30 nationalities represented in the school, enabling students to genuinely develop their understanding of other cultures.
Boarding at Taunton
Boarding is a very popular option at Taunton School and is available from ages 7 – 18. The outstanding pastoral care is shared between teams of dedicated house staff who collectively strive to ensure that every boy and girl have the dedicated support they need to get the very best out of their time at Taunton.
The six boarding houses in the Prep and Senior School provide a safe and secure homely environment for full, weekly or flexible boarding. Thone House looks after Prep School students; Fairwater, Wills East and Wills West houses accommodate Senior school boys with Weirfield and Woodyer accommodating the Senior school girls.
The excellent food hall provides a vibrant environment for boarders to enjoy a wide range of meals together, and the 56-acre campus provides a safe space for fun activities, clubs and downtime take care of evenings and weekends.
Friendships formed in the boarding community really do last a lifetime and no bond is firmer than that shared between those who have enjoyed a magical experience with some great people in a house that they love.