Welcome

Welcome to the King's College website. We hope you enjoy this snapshot of life in our busy, friendly community.

King's College is an independent co-educational boarding and day school in Taunton, Somerset with over 460 pupils aged 13-18 years.

Headmaster Independent School Somerset

A message from the Headmaster

I hope our website will convey a sense of the spirit of this wonderful school. I hope, too, that it convinces you to come and see us. No website can give a complete picture, but you will find here a flavour of the things we do at King's.

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Latest News

King's High Flyers

17 January 2017

King's High Flyers

Four of our top academic students were celebrating this week when they heard they had been offered places at Oxford and Cambridge Universities.

View the video here

King's Qualify for the South West Badminton Finals

17 January 2017

King's Qualify for the South West Badminton Finals

​King’s badminton teams gave a great performance at the county finals in Street on Monday. The Fourth and Fifth Form teams dominated their matches, qualifying for the south west finals for the second year running.

Horizon Lectures for Upper Sixth Pupils

14 January 2017

Horizon Lectures for Upper Sixth Pupils

Organised by English teacher Emma Forward, our weekly Horizon Lectures are offered to our Upper Sixth Form. Speakers from all walks of life give a lecture on their specialism. The programme is extremely varied: from the basics of philosophy, to war photography; from forensic dentistry to stone balancing.

King’s Teachers Become Pupils for the Day

13 January 2017

King’s Teachers Become Pupils for the Day

Before the start of term, our teachers found themselves back in the classroom, this time in the role of pupils. As part of their continuing professional development, freelance consultant teacher trainer, Debbie Candy, came in to deliver a training session called 'Language through content, or content through language? Let’s work together to help all pupils achieve’

Latest Events

20
Jan

19:00

L6th Parents' Supper

24
Jan

17:15

Inter-Schools Philosothon

26
Jan

10:00

Education and Pastoral; F&GP Council meetings

26
Jan

13:30

King’s Hall visit the physics department

31
Jan

09:00

Year 6 art workshop day for King’s Hall pupils

31
Jan

19:30

Octagon Concert

31
Jan

19:30

Chinese New Year Supper

1
Feb

19:00

A2 Drama technical rehearsal

2
Feb

09:00

Intermediate Maths Challenge UKIMC

2
Feb

09:00

A2 Drama Exam

5
Feb

10:30

Trip to Exeter for international pupils

7
Feb

07:30

Trip to London for 5th form GCSE and U6 Art and Photography pupils

7
Feb

19:30

Chapel Concert

8
Feb

09:00

Taunton Independent Schools’ Careers Convention

10
Feb

08:00

Julie Arliss - Academy Conference

10
Feb

15:50

Half Term starts

10
Feb

16:00

5th Form Parents' meeting

26
Feb

09:30

West of England 7s - Nick Gresswell

27
Feb

16:00

6th Form Biology Rat Dissection

2
Mar

11:15

Elevate Education: 5th form study skills session

3
Mar

19:00

4th form Parents' Supper

4
Mar

19:30

Carpenter senior ball

7
Mar

19:30

GCSE Musicians' Concert

8
Mar

16:00

Full Council meeting

9
Mar

19:00

King's Dinner

14
Mar

19:30

A level Musicians' Concert

15
Mar

09:30

Big Band perform at St Peter's Prep

16
Mar

09:00

IMOK – Intermediate Maths Olympiad and Kangaroo.

16
Mar

13:00

A Science Comedy What's the Matter?

18
Mar

08:00

Football trip to West Brom FC v Arsenal TBC

19
Mar

10:00

King Alfred House Charity Garden Build at Selworthy School

21
Mar

19:30

Spring Concert

24
Mar

12:45

Term Ends

24
Mar

14:00

4th Form Parents' meeting

26
Mar

13:00

Somerset Opera Touring Production

18
Apr

10:00

Staff INSET

19
Apr

09:00

Staff INSET

19
Apr

16:00

3rd form Parents' meeting

21
Apr

13:30

House Photos

22
Apr

19:30

School Disco

26
Apr

18:00

Inter-House Masterchef competition

29
Apr

10:00

Open Day

29
Apr

19:30

Fox Rocks

3
May

19:30

CCF Dinner TBC

7
May

12:00

Prep Schools Athletics festival; TBC

10
May

19:30

Prefects' Dinner with Parents

 

Go to Events

King's Secret Postcard Exhibition

To celebrate the opening of the Silvermead Art Studio – Saturday 25 February 2017

Please donate an artwork to our Secret Postcard Exhibition.

Deadline Extended to 25 Jan 2017

The Maddie Hinch Scholarship

For Outstanding Potential in Hockey

The Maddie Hinch Scholarship

Daily Transport Service

King’s College is delighted to announce that a daily bus service to King’s from the Crewkerne area will be available from September 2016.

Please click here for details

King's College Sport Website

Visit our dedicated website for sports fixtures and results.

King's College Sport

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