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King’s College, Taunton

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King’s College, Taunton

King's College Taunton

Address: South Road, Taunton, Somerset TA1 3LA
Founded: 1880
Number of Pupils: 268 boys, 190 girls
Fees: Day £6,995; Boarding £10,370
Ages: 13–18
Head Teacher: Mr Richard Biggs MA BSc
Religious Affiliation: Church of England (Member of Woodard Corp)
Entrance Procedure: Common Entrance exam, reference from previous school or scholarship.
Contact: Kate Rippin, Registrar, 01823 328204
Email: [email protected]
School Visits: Please contact our Admissions Registrar to arrange a personal visit or to attend our Open Day on 6 October 2017.

The Curriculum

A traditional, broad curriculum, strong on rigour and enrichment. GCSE and A-level flexibility means courses are tailored to the strengths of each pupil. Academic societies and other activities take the curriculum well beyond what is prescribed by exam boards.

Games & The Arts

Sport, music, the creative and performing arts are all exceptionally strong at King’s. Excellence at the top is supported by wide involvement throughout the school.

Pastoral Care

Boarding (70 per cent) underpins the character of the school, to the benefit of boarders and day pupils alike. Accommodation is modern and spacious. Pastoral care is based on house lines.

University Places

Virtually all pupils go on to higher education, the great majority to their university of choice. Expert support and specific careers guidance is given throughout the application process.

Head Teacher’s Philosophy

A good school should nurture, challenge and delight. Our pupils discover who they are and they go on to play a positive and confident role in the world.

Outstanding Characteristics

A Woodard School, with a strong family ethos which encourages tolerance, inclusion and all-round participation, alongside values of academic curiosity and excellence. Pupils are busy, successful and happy. First-class facilities and teaching ensure high standards across the board.

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