Independent Schools in Taunton, Somerset
King's College offers pupils a friendly, stimulating, safe environment where pupils are encouraged to develop a love of learning. It provides an extraordinary breadth of opportunities, with high academic standards. King's have 5 Oxbridge entrants this year & outstanding exam results at both GCSE & A Level. It also enjoys excellent achievements in sports, art, drama, music & design technology.
Co-educational day and boarding school; 350 pupils 3-13, 40 boarders. Excellent record of academic, sporting, musical, and dramatic achievements. A tremendous family feel in a beautiful 50 acre rural location but within a mile of Taunton; Bristol and Exeter are within easy reach, London is a two hour train journey or three hours via the motorway.
Overall, 83% of Queen's 2010 A-level results were A,B or C grades - very much in line with the school's high academic standards. Fourteen high-fliers managed to achieve straight As or A*s in all their subjects. "All of our Oxbridge candidates are able to take up their places," said Headmaster Chris Alcock, "Independent schools are still giving great value in terms of getting pupils into really good universities."
Queen's College Junior School
The Junior School shares the main college campus and is able to use many of the excellent academic and sports facilities. A prime aim is to create a happy supportive environment where each child finds self-confidence and achieves their potential. Pre-Prep and Nursery has a rich mix of activities in a relaxed, happy environment but the teaching builds good foundations in literacy and numeracy.
Taunton Preparatory School
The School caters for both day and boarding pupils from a wide catchment area. Although there is an entrance assessment, there is a wide ability range. We pride ourselves on an extensive range of activities outside the classroom which clearly give it the ethos of a thriving boarding environment. There are currently 55 teaching staff attached to the School, where class sizes are kept to a maximum of 19.
Taunton School's aim is to prepare young people to shape the world in the 21st Century. The school offers the International Baccalaureate and Mandarin as part of its provision to support this aim. The school is ambitious for its students and aims to exceed expectations. We believe that education should transform the individual.