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    King's College Taunton

    Founding year: 1880
    Website: Visit Website
    Number of students: 470
    Genders Accepted: Mixed (Co-education)
    Leadership: Mr Michael Sloan


    King’s Schools, Taunton provides continuous day and boarding education for girls and boys aged 2 to 18 years. It comprises King’s Hall School which has approximately 300 children from 2 to 13 and King’s College which has approximately 460 pupils from 13 to 18. Both schools provide inspirational teaching. Superb facilities and our nurturing of individual potential combine to create an environment in which young people achieve great things. We hope you enjoy this snapshot of life in our busy, friendly community.

    King's College is part of King’s Schools, Taunton along with its prep school King's Hall. The schools provide continuous day and boarding education for girls and boys aged 2 to 18 years.

    King’s College has approximately 470 pupils from 13 to 18, while King’s Hall School has approximately 300 children from 2 to 13.

    Inspiring teaching, superb facilities, and our nurturing of individual potential combine to create an environment in which young people achieve great things.

    Our strong boarding ethos is central to the success of King’s College. The fact that so many pupils and staff live on-site creates a strong sense of community. The school is small enough to be friendly and yet large enough to compete nationally.

    As well as being an exceptionally happy school, we are busy and purposeful. Our pupils leave here very well qualified, but more importantly, they leave as well-rounded, balanced individuals, who have been nurtured and encouraged to grow, develop and explore.

    A good work ethic and small class sizes help sustain progress, and specialist teaching is the norm. There is great emphasis placed on developing the individual: kindness, consideration, courtesy, and respect for one another. The outstanding modern facilities and stunning locations ensure that children enjoy a challenging all-around education in a progressive, secure and stimulating environment.

    The wide range of co-curricular activities available at both schools are popular across all age groups and ensure pupils are engaged, stretched, and challenged outside of the classroom. Activities include an exceptionally varied and successful sports program, outdoor pursuits, Combined Cadet Force (CCF), Duke of Edinburgh’s Award, music, drama, Leiths School of Food and Wine, and debating.

    As a Woodard school, King's College, Taunton:

    • Grounds itself in Christian belief, teaching, and values, celebrating that faith in creative and meaningful ways through worship.
    • Fosters the virtues of faith, hope, and love in all aspects of its life as central to its Christian ethos.
    • Welcomes inclusively those of all faiths and none.
    • Believes in the unique value of each individual, regardless of race, gender, or creed.
    • Pursues academic excellence with a commitment to good teaching and effective learning.
    • Aims to prepare each young person for the future using a full and rounded education.
    • Provides outstanding pastoral care within a supportive community.
    • Seeks to build a community that reflects family life with mutually respectful and warm relationships.
    • Nurtures self-respect and self-esteem, high moral values, responsible citizenship, and a commitment to the service of others.
    • Strives to be outward-looking, working with others in the local and wider community for mutual benefit.


    • To provide a Woodard Education, rooted in a Christian ethos, for boys and girls aged 13 to 18.
    • To inspire in pupils a desire for excellence and a love of learning which goes beyond the formal curriculum, to develop independent, searching minds, and to encourage pupils to realize their full academic potential, ready for university and other tertiary studies.
    • To ensure that the year's children spend at King’s College are happy and fulfilling ones.
    • To provide a safe, welcoming, supportive, and tolerant environment in which each pupil feels valued as an individual and, in turn, learns the importance of tolerance and consideration towards others.
    • To encourage wide interest, participation, and high standards of achievement at school and beyond, in sport, music, drama, community service, outdoor pursuits, and other activities through the provision of excellent facilities and expert coaching and tuition.
    • To maintain the boarding ethos and structures of the school to the benefit of all pupils.
    • To maintain a close partnership with parents in guiding and caring for their children.
    • To help each child to realize the importance of contributing to the community, both inside the school and beyond, and ensure that the school is of benefit to the community both locally and further afield.
    • To appoint talented staff who share these aims and to assist them in their professional development.
    Address: South Road, Taunton, Somerset, TA1 3LA, United Kingdom

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