King's College, Taunton

King’s College is a thriving boarding and day school of approximately 490 pupils. It combines strong academic achievement, traditional values and excellent pastoral care with a progressive, modern outlook, providing girls and boys aged 13–18 with the opportunities, confidence and ability to reach their full potential within a happy and caring environment.

King’s Hall Prep School (located some three miles away) combines with King’s College to provide a continuous education from 2-18. The two schools are run by one governing body, with many functions (marketing, strategy and finance for example) undertaken jointly.

King’s College has a rich and welcoming family and community ethos. Just over 60% of the pupils board. For a relatively small school, it has an enviable record of success in all areas. The school has regularly topped GCSE and A level league tables for Somerset. A broad range of co-curricular activities is offered, and the school is renowned for its success in sport, music, performing arts, fine art, design technology and outdoor pursuits. In many of these activities our pupils have achieved success at national and even international levels.

Good discipline is encouraged in a firm and positive way within a supportive pastoral framework. King’s College is strong on manners and social skills. Pupils go on to thrive at good universities and in their professional careers.

In short, King’s is a purposeful, outward-looking, down-to-earth, highly successful school.