At a glance:
Type of School: Co-educational
Location: Taunton, Somerset.
King's Hall Taunton Information:
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 470 pupils from 13 to 18. Both schools provide inspired teaching, superb facilities, and our nurturing of individual potential combine to create an environment in which young people achieve great things.
Transitioning from King’s Hall to King’s College is seamless. A great many pupils start at 2 and finish their education with us at 18. The two-site model enables those joining at 11 to find their feet before moving to King’s College at 13.
Academic Programmes: A good work ethic and small class sizes help sustain progress, and specialist teaching is the norm, with 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-round education in a progressive, secure and stimulating environment. The wide programme 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 outdoor pursuits, Combined Cadet Force (CCF), DofE, Forest School, music, drama, Leiths School of Food and Wine and debating.
Our alumni includes GB Hockey Goalkeeper Maddie Hinch MBE, feminist writer Laura Bates BEM, and England International Cricketer Jos Buttler.
Overall, we like to think of ourselves as an exceptionally cheerful schools, but also busy and purposeful ones. Our pupils leave us very well-qualified, but more importantly they leave as well-rounded, balanced individuals.
Boarding: The schools’ strong boarding ethos is central. The fact that so many pupils and staff live on both sites creates a strong sense of community. The schools are small enough to be friendly and yet large enough to compete nationally.