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Taunton School

Taunton School

Staplegrove Road, Taunton, Somerset, TA2 6AD, UK

+44 (0)1823 703703

Taunton School

School type Coeducational Boarding & Day

Head of school Mr. Lee Glaser

Number of pupils 1,040

Day fees per annum £6,125 per term

Boarding fees per annum £10,350 per term

Boarding (Sixth Form) £11,350 per term

Curriculum A Levels, UK, IBDP, IGCSE, GCSE

Language of Instruction English

Average Class Size 10

Teacher/Pupil ratio 1:7

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Taunton School

Taunton School is a traditional co-educational boarding and day school for pupils aged 0-18 years. The school is located on an extensive and safe campus on the edge of Taunton and has excellent road and rail links with London. Taunton School was founded in 1847 and the beautiful old buildings are complemented by modern facilities including two swimming pools, two astro turf pitches, extensive sports pitches, fitness suite, sports hall, theatre, music school, library, well-equipped art studios and high-tech DT studio.

Taunton School is a lively, international community leading the way in independent education. We offer the very successful IB Diploma alongside our A level programme and pupils leaving Taunton School go on to top universities including Oxbridge.

Taunton School comprises Taunton School Preparatory (ages 0-13), Taunton Senior School (ages 13-18), Taunton School International (ages 15-17) and Taunton School International Middle School (ages 8-14). All share the same spacious campus, whilst Taunton School International Middle School is located in The Grange, a traditional Manor House close to Taunton School.

Taunton School International

Taunton School International was established by Taunton School in 1996 to provide an intensive preparation for international students wishing to complete their education in a British school. Taunton School International has up to 84 places for boys and girls aged 15-17.

Our One Year GCSE/ Pre-IB programme offers 23 examinable subjects and is an excellent preparation for students before they begin their A level studies or the IB Diploma at Taunton School or elsewhere. This is a high quality course providing outstanding preparation, academically, socially and culturally for students wishing to move on to a British boarding school.

We want our students to participate fully in the life of their next school, and to help them develop the self-confidence to do so, Taunton School International runs a wide variety of clubs and sports. We enjoy full use of Taunton School’s excellent facilities and all games lessons and sports teams are fully integrated with students at Taunton Senior School, which is a fantastic opportunity for our students to make friends with British students. All of our students also take part in the many sporting, musical and house activities that are offered in Taunton School on weekdays and at weekends.

Taunton School International Middle School

Taunton School International Middle School was opened in 2012 for students aged 8-14, providing an intensive education in the English Language alongside core subjects such as Mathematics, Science, Geography, History, ICT, Art, Drama, Music and Physical Education. This is a 'stepping stone' course which provides students with the necessary academic, extra-curricular and social skills to make the smooth transition into a British Preparatory or Senior School.

Courses range in length from one term to one year, after which many students will move into Taunton School Preparatory, Taunton Senior School or Taunton School International, although others will be fully supported to find a school to continue their education in Britain or elsewhere.

Summer School

Our Academic Summer School runs throughout July and August with courses available for 3, 6 or 9 weeks.

The Senior Summer courses are for students aged 13-17 and combine intensive English tuition with other academic subjects, with a total tuition of 25 hours per week. This programme is ideal for students going on to study GCSEs, A levels or the IB Diploma. Lessons are complemented by a full activity programme including sports, team building exercises, as well as excursions to local cities and places of interest.

Our Junior Summer School is for students aged 7-12 and is based at our International Middle School using all their excellent facilities. The teachers are qualified primary school teachers who have an understanding of the way that younger children learn and play. Students receive 15 hours of intensive English tuition per week and 10 hours of other academic subjects. There is also a comprehensive package of trips and excursions and a full programme of sports and cultural activities as well as integration with British students.

Both Summer Schools are very popular, as they provide a well-supervised, structured and academic course in a safe environment. Lessons are taught by our year-round teachers and fees are all inclusive, including airport transfers.

Short Courses

We offer short courses of 'Academic English Plus' which allow closed groups of ten or more students to experience life at a British Boarding School, either integrating with British students and/or undertaking a specific course in English together with another subject such as Economics, Science, Literature, History, Photography or Sports. All courses are tailor made and can take place throughout the academic year.