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Staff, parents and pupils alike claimed that, despite its strong work ethic and drive to succeed, Taunton is a very friendly and relaxed place to live and work. Our experience, from two nourishing visits to the dining hall and a...

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Taunton School is a leading independent boarding and day school for boys & girls aged 0 to 18 years. The aim of Taunton School is to develop personable, self-confident and articulate young adults with good academic credentials.

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2015 Good Schools Guide Awards

  • Best performance by Girls taking Logic / Philosophy at an English Independent School (IBO Higher level component)

2016 Good Schools Guide Awards

  • Best performance by Girls taking Business Studies: Single at an English Independent School (Cambridge Int Certificate Level 1/Level 2)

Curricula

International Baccalaureate: diploma - the diploma is the familiar A-level equivalent.

Other features

All-through school (for example 3-18 years). - An all-through school covers junior and senior education. It may start at 3 or 4, or later, and continue through to 16 or 18. Some all-through schools set exams at 11 or 13 that pupils must pass to move on.

International Study Centre - school has a linked, international study centre for overseas students wishing to improve their English.

Sports

Unusual sports

Equestrian centre or equestrian team - school has own equestrian centre or an equestrian team.

Rowing

Shooting

Sailing

What The Good Schools Guide says

Staff, parents and pupils alike claimed that, despite its strong work ethic and drive to succeed, Taunton is a very friendly and relaxed place to live and work. Our experience, from two nourishing visits to the dining hall and a parents’ evening, where we were left to roam and natter to our hearts’ content, suggests that Taunton has got the balance exactly right...

Headmaster

Since January 2015, Lee Glaser, previously deputy head for five years. Read maths at Liverpool University before qualifying as a chartered accountant with Coopers and Lybrand, and then teaching at Millfield School as senior master and director of sport.

Head of prep since September 2013, Mr Duncan Sinclair MA HDE. Born in Zimbabwe, he moved to South Africa at the age of 7. Read English and environmental science at the University of Cape...

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Special Education Needs

The Learning Support department is staffed and resourced to meet the needs of individual pupils with a range of learning difficulties. The department is an integral part of the academic and pastoral system of the school and its policies and practices ensure a common philosophy in support of the school's aim - that all pupils are equally valued, irrespective of ability.

Condition Provision for in school
ASD - Autistic Spectrum Disorder Y
Aspergers Y
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorders Y
CReSTeD registered for Dyslexia
Dyscalculia
Dysgraphia
Dyslexia
Dyspraxia
English as an additional language (EAL)
Genetic
Has an entry in the Autism Services Directory
Has SEN unit or class Y
HI - Hearing Impairment
Hospital School
Mental health
MLD - Moderate Learning Difficulty
MSI - Multi-Sensory Impairment
Natspec Specialist Colleges
Not Applicable
OTH - Other Difficulty/Disability
Other SpLD - Specific Learning Difficulty
PD - Physical Disability
PMLD - Profound and Multiple Learning Difficulty
SEMH - Social, Emotional and Mental Health
SLCN - Speech, Language and Communication
SLD - Severe Learning Difficulty
Special facilities for Visually Impaired
SpLD - Specific Learning Difficulty
VI - Visual Impairment

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