King’s Schools, Taunton
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 inspired teaching, superb facilities, and our nurturing of individual potential combine to create an environment in which young people achieve great things.
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.
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.
Both schools have excellent facilities. Recent developments include a new art studio at King’s College, and an impressive science faculty at King’s Hall. In 2018 we opened our new Sports Performance and Cricket Centre at King’s College, and later in the year, we then opened our King’s Schools Equestrian Centre – a joint project with a nearby livery centre – creating a self-contained yard of eight stables, with access to excellent facilities, enabling pupils to ride several times a week.
Our alumni includes GB Hockey Goalkeeper Maddie Hinch MBE, feminist writer Laura Bates BEM, and England International Cricketer Jos Buttler, as well as a number of recently appointed cricketers at SCCC – Tom Banton, Nathan Gilchrist and Eddie Byrom. The schools are delighted to be sponsoring Eddie and Nathan, alongside James Hildreth, as part of their agreement with the club.
Overall, we like to think of ourselves as 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.