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 town and has excellent road and rail links with London. For more information check the school website.
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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.

Taunton School's 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.

About Location

Taunton School was founded in 1847 and the beautiful old buildings are complemented by modern facilities including two swimming pools, two astro turf pitches, a fitness suite, a modern theatre, a music school, a spacious library, well-equipped art studios and latest DT suites with 3D printers. It is a lively, international community leading the way in independent education. 

Taunton School comprises Taunton School Preparatory, Taunton Senior School, Taunton School International and Taunton School International Middle School. All share the same spacious campus, whilst Taunton School International Middle School is located in The Grange, a beautiful, traditional Manor House close to Taunton School.

Teaching Method

The language school offers 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.

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.


Taunton Preparatory School has facilities that would be the envy of many Senior Schools. Purpose-built classrooms for younger pupils are complemented by specialist teaching areas for all subjects. There are four science laboratories, two ICT suites, dedicated art, drama and design technology rooms and a music block.


Sports facilities include extensive playing fields, four netball/tennis courts, an indoor 25m pool and a sports hall. The boarding house is comfortable, homely and well furnished and uses the same beautiful dining room that day pupils use at lunchtime. The school chapel is shared with the senior school and is very much at the centre of school life.


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 five boarding houses at Taunton School. Each one offers a distinctive experience, overseen by House Staff and a team of committed tutors.

Social Programme

The activities prepare students for the full and exciting variety of options to be sampled in a British boarding school. These will range from the traditional sports, music and drama clubs run within the Middle School to fully integrated courses within the Taunton School.

  • Football
  • Basketball
  • Tennis
  • Swimming
  • Horseriding
  • Badminton
  • Cookery
  • Art
  • Debating
  • Croquet
  • Orchestra
  • Computer Programming
  • Language Workshop


In addition, the beautiful woodland location of the Taunton School International Middle School allows opportunities for environmental and outdoor activities:

  • Leadership and Teambuilding
  • Ecology
  • Mini Beast Discovery
  • Environmental Biology
  • Camping
  • Outdoor Sculpture
  • Action Science

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