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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

Ed Lewsey Announced as New Director of Rugby

22 May 2017

Ed Lewsey Announced as New Director of Rugby

Former Exeter Chiefs and Plymouth Albion player Ed Lewsey has just been appointed to take up the post of Director of Rugby at King’s College, Taunton in September.

Sporting Success for Sam Cobb

17 May 2017

Sporting Success for Sam Cobb

​King’s College pupil Sam Cobb is proving to be a highly talented all-round sportsman. In addition to the success he has enjoyed over the last few weeks in athletics, the 13-year-old won Class 3 at the Stonar Mini One Day Event on Sunday.

King's Phoenix Society Annual Dinner

13 May 2017

King's Phoenix Society Annual Dinner

​The Phoenix Society, the school’s Upper Sixth scholars group, held its final meeting of the year last Friday evening, followed by the annual dinner. During the year members of the society had presented talks on a wide range of topics and the final meeting was a chance for each to offer a summary of what they had said and to give an update on the latest developments in their subject.

Annual Prep School Athletics at King's

12 May 2017

Annual Prep School Athletics at King's

King’s recently held its annual Prep School Athletics event, hosting 11 schools from across the South West. This event provides competitors with the opportunity to showcase their sporting talent, coming together in a friendly meet, surrounded by supportive friends and family (who also enjoy picnicking by the finish line!).

Latest Events

26
May

12:35

Half term starts

3
Jun

09:00

King’s Biathlon with Modern Pentathlon taster activities

4
Jun

18:30

New Housemasters meet parents TBC

12
Jun

13:30

H420/1 Biological processes

16
Jun

19:00

Lower Sixth Barbeque

17
Jun

19:30

Junior Ball

19
Jun

14:00

King’s Hall year 7 visit Biology department

20
Jun

13:30

H420/2 Biological diversity

21
Jun

09:00

4th form to Big Bang Fair TBC

23
Jun

09:00

Maths D2 / C4

25
Jun

10:00

Sunday Activity Surfing

26
Jun

09:00

GCSE AQA DT exam

26
Jun

09:00

Maths S2

26
Jun

13:30

H420/3 Unified biology exam

27
Jun

09:00

New paper 3 Chemistry

28
Jun

09:00

A2 Maths D2M4S4

29
Jun

09:00

A2 Physics

30
Jun

08:30

Junior Play rehearsals

1
Jul

19:30

Junior Play

3
Jul

19:30

Junior Play rehearsal

5
Jul

19:30

Summer Concert

6
Jul

19:30

Big Band Cabaret evening

7
Jul

19:00

House Celebrations

8
Jul

19:30

Leavers' Ball

16
Jul

08:00

Go Tri Triathlon

 

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See what our Sixth Form students have to say about King's!

Sixth Form years can be the most exciting period in a person’s education. Students study subjects of their choice, and they study these subjects to a greater depth. They can follow their own lines of thought while working closely with teachers and peers. There is no other time when there is so much potential for being influenced by new ideas. Often students arrive with one career in mind and leave with a completely different plan, having been inspired by an experience or a person at school.

King’s College Taunton is an excellent place to spend the Sixth Form years. It has inspirational teachers, who are experts in their field, love their subject and are committed to their students. Classes are small and there are voluntary drop-in clinics for students who want some individual attention. Click here to read more. But don't just take this from us, listen to what our Sixth Form students have to say.

The Dickens Prize – Creating Writing Competition

The challenge is to write a new chapter for Dickens’ Barnaby Rudge, the vivid novel about the Gordon Riots. Entries are invited for a new competition which celebrates the imaginative genius of novelist Charles Dickens.

The Dickens Prize

King's College Sport Website

Visit our dedicated website for sports fixtures and results.

King's College Sport

Daily Transport Service

King’s College offers a daily bus service to King’s from the Crewkerne area.

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Service Families

King’s College has a long history of caring for and educating children from a service background. Find out what makes our school different and why so many military families send their children to King’s.

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