Some background about the School;
Our History The School was founded in 1847. Due to its non-conformist foundation, the School has always been able to boast an inclusive, broad-minded and welcoming character.
It moved to its present site in 1870. The original house, Fairwater, dating from the 18th century, is now a boys’ boarding house.
As one of the first independent schools to have accepted both boys and girls (in 1973) we can lay claim to being genuinely co-educational. Approximately 50% of our pupils are girls.
Structure The School has four parts to it: • The Senior School (13 – 18 years) which has 600 pupils of whom 240 are in the Sixth Form. • The Preparatory School (7 – 13 years) with 270 pupils. • The Pre-Prep and Nursery with about 140 children (0 – 7 years). • Taunton School International Middle School, established in 2012, this school takes second language pupils of ages up to 13 and prepares them for entry to the Prep and Senior Schools • Taunton School International with 80 students on a one year GCSE programme
All parts of the School share a common purpose as well as the school facilities. Thus we are able to offer a properly co-ordinated education.
Boarding is a modern, relevant experience and our boarders leave Taunton School as well rounded citizens, equipped to succeed in a fast changing and competitive world.
There are 5 boarding houses at Taunton School. Each one offers a distinctive experience, overseen by House Staff and a team of committed tutors.
It is a considerable benefit that our attractive campus accommodates all of the boarding houses. Access to the wide-ranging, excellent facilities is therefore very convenient.
At the heart of our success is the ‘human’ aspect of boarding. We care for people and encourage people to care.