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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

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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

Expanding Opportunities in the Community

15 November 2017

Expanding Opportunities in the Community

​In January 2017, King’s College launched a new swim school, opening up their swimming facility and providing lessons for young children in the community. The initiative began with just two 45-minute classes per week and only six children. However, in just 10 months, the sessions have expanded exponentially.

Olympic Gold Medallist Crista Cullen, MBE Delivers Masterclass

13 November 2017

Olympic Gold Medallist Crista Cullen, MBE Delivers Masterclass

Hockey at King’s College is going from strength to strength as an ever-increasing number of players are progressing into the England Hockey Player Pathway. This success is a result of the hard work and effort put in by our pupils and staff, and further supplemented by a number of masterclasses delivered by high profile hockey players.

Geographers Travel to the Land of Ice and Fire

11 November 2017

Geographers Travel to the Land of Ice and Fire

During the October half term, 19 pupils, ranging from Fourth Form to Upper Sixth, travelled to Iceland for a week of geography-based fun. Accompanied by Mrs French, Mr Edwards and Miss Forward, the packed itinerary did not disappoint, with activities including a wealth of physical geography for pupils to experience first-hand.

Latest Events

17
Nov

08:30

No Chapel

17
Nov

08:45

Speech and Drama examinations

17
Nov

13:30

ITSG Meeting

17
Nov

17:00

L6 & U6 Economics trip to Bristol Festival of Economics

17
Nov

19:00

Keegan History Society meeting

18
Nov

13:00

Rugby

18
Nov

14:00

Hockey

18
Nov

14:30

Football

19
Nov

08:00

Equestrian

20
Nov

07:30

L6 DT trip to Product Design inspiration day

20
Nov

13:00

Hockey

20
Nov

17:00

inter-school philosophy club

20
Nov

19:00

Parent, staff and pupils choir rehearsal

21
Nov

19:30

Octagon Concert

22
Nov

09:00

Council Meetings

22
Nov

14:30

Rugby - NatWest Cup Round 4

22
Nov

16:30

Girls' Indoor Hockey

22
Nov

20:00

Wegener geography society meeting

23
Nov

09:30

reserve date for Netball U19 County Tournament

23
Nov

14:00

KHS Year 6 chemistry workshop visit

23
Nov

17:00

U6 Spanish Debate

23
Nov

20:00

Jacobians Society meeting

24
Nov

08:00

L6 & U6 Economics trip to IEA Economics conference

24
Nov

16:30

HSPs' Meeting

24
Nov

20:00

Phoenix Society meeting

25
Nov

13:30

Hockey

25
Nov

14:30

Rugby

25
Nov

14:30

Football

25
Nov

18:00

Music Trip to Bristol

26
Nov

14:00

Moviefest

27
Nov

14:00

GCSE mock exam Textiles and Art

27
Nov

15:00

Indoor Hockey

27
Nov

17:00

Joint KCT / KHS SMT meeting

27
Nov

19:00

Parent, staff and pupils choir rehearsal

28
Nov

20:00

Adam Smith Society meeting

29
Nov

09:30

GCSE mock exam Textiles and Art

29
Nov

14:30

Squash

29
Nov

14:30

Rugby - NatWest Cup Round 4

29
Nov

14:30

Football

29
Nov

15:00

Indoor Hockey

29
Nov

20:30

Advent Compline

30
Nov

15:30

Badminton Cup match

30
Nov

18:00

4th form WorldWise geography Quiz

30
Nov

19:00

Batten Lecture

1
Dec

08:30

No Chapel / House meetings

1
Dec

13:40

Heads of Department meeting

1
Dec

17:45

Sixth Form Fair for current 5th form

1
Dec

19:00

Keegan History Society meeting

1
Dec

19:00

5th form Parents' Supper

2
Dec

10:00

Girls' Indoor Hockey

2
Dec

13:00

Rugby

2
Dec

13:45

Hockey

2
Dec

14:30

Football

2
Dec

19:30

Meynell Yule Ball

3
Dec

08:30

Hockey Indoor

3
Dec

18:30

Advent Carol Service by the Parents, Staff and Pupil choir

4
Dec

09:00

ABRSM music exams

4
Dec

15:00

Boys' Hockey Indoor

5
Dec

19:30

School Play rehearsals

6
Dec

13:00

OA Christmas Lunch

6
Dec

14:30

Football

6
Dec

14:30

Rugby - NatWest Cup Round 5

6
Dec

14:30

Football

6
Dec

19:30

School Play

7
Dec

16:00

Council Meetings

7
Dec

19:30

School Play

8
Dec

16:30

HSPs' Meeting

8
Dec

18:00

Drinks Party

8
Dec

19:30

School Play

9
Dec

09:30

King’s Hall Carols rehearsal

9
Dec

14:30

Rugby

9
Dec

19:30

School Play

10
Dec

08:30

Boys' Hockey Indoor

10
Dec

13:00

Christmas Shopping trip

10
Dec

14:30

King’s Hall Carols rehearsal

10
Dec

17:00

KHS Carol Service

11
Dec

13:00

OA London Christmas Lunch

12
Dec

19:30

Christmas Concert dress rehearsal

13
Dec

14:30

Football

13
Dec

17:00

Common Room Meeting

13
Dec

19:30

Christmas Concert

14
Dec

12:00

Carols at the Racecourse

14
Dec

16:30

Carol service dress rehearsal

14
Dec

17:00

College Carol service

14
Dec

19:00

Christmas Supper

15
Dec

08:30

Late Breakfast

15
Dec

09:30

Under House arrangements / Tutor sessions in house

15
Dec

12:00

Roll Call and Final Assembly

15
Dec

12:30

Term Ends

15
Dec

16:00

Festive Tea for Parents

15
Dec

17:00

Public and Parents Carol Service

7
Jan

19:30

Boarders return

7
Jan

19:30

Term begins for boarders

8
Jan

08:20

Term begins for Day Pupils

12
Jan

14:00

Horizon Lecture for U6

12
Jan

19:00

New Prefects' Supper

13
Jan

19:00

School Disco

13
Jan

19:30

TBC Tuckwell House Children in Need event

19
Jan

14:00

Horizon Lecture for U6

20
Jan

09:00

11+ Academic, Music and Sports Scholarship Assessments King’s College

22
Jan

17:00

Oxford Union Schools debating

23
Jan

14:00

King’s Hall (year 6) Science afternoon

23
Jan

17:00

Inter School Philosothon

26
Jan

14:00

Horizon Lecture for U6

27
Jan

19:30

Yuri Golubev Jazz Trio in Concert

29
Jan

09:00

Science Live for 5th form

30
Jan

19:30

Octagon Cocnert

1
Feb

09:00

UKMT Intermediate Maths Challenge

2
Feb

14:00

Horizon Lecture for U6

5
Feb

08:00

BSA (Boarding Schools' Association) Training Day

6
Feb

19:30

Chapel Concert

8
Feb

09:00

Academy Conferences [external]

9
Feb

16:00

5th Form Parents' Meeting

19
Feb

17:00

Inter-School Philosophy Club

25
Feb

10:00

West of England 7s

26
Feb

10:00

Art Monmouth meeting

28
Feb

09:00

5th form Elevate Study Skills sessions

28
Feb

19:00

Sixth Form Open Evening

2
Mar

14:00

Horizon Lecture for U6

3
Mar

13:00

Taylor House Tour to London

3
Mar

19:00

King Alfred House event

4
Mar

10:00

16+ Rugby Masterclasses

6
Mar

10:15

L6 Elevate Study Skills sessions

6
Mar

19:30

GCSE Musicians' Concert

7
Mar

09:00

Netball U19/15 County Cup

9
Mar

14:00

Horizon Lecture for U6

11
Mar

10:00

Confirmation

12
Mar

09:00

Academy Conferences (external) gifted and talented study day.

12
Mar

10:15

U6 Elevate Study Skills sessions

13
Mar

09:30

5th Form Careers Convention

13
Mar

18:00

16+ BTEC Open Evening

13
Mar

19:30

A level Musicians' Concert

14
Mar

09:30

Big Band Show

16
Mar

14:00

Horizon Lecture for U6

17
Mar

19:30

Carpenter House Ball

19
Mar

17:00

Inter-School Philosophy Club

20
Mar

19:30

Spring Concert

22
Mar

16:00

Under House arrangements / Tutor sessions in house

23
Mar

14:00

4th form Parents' Meeting

16
Apr

14:00

Bronze DofE Practice Expedition

17
Apr

16:00

3rd form Parents' Meeting

17
Apr

19:30

Term Starts 7:30pm

20
Apr

11:00

Whole School photograph

21
Apr

19:30

School Disco TBC

23
Apr

11:00

Whole School Photo Reserve date

24
Apr

11:00

Whole School Photo reserve date

24
Apr

19:00

Inter House general knowledge competition

28
Apr

10:00

Open Day

1
May

19:00

Inter House general knowledge competition

2
May

19:30

CCF Dinner TBC

6
May

12:00

Prep Schools Athletics Festival

8
May

09:00

Council Meetings

9
May

19:30

School Prefects Dinner with Parents

11
May

19:00

Big Band and Chamber Choir Concert

 

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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.

Batten Lecture - Quantum Nanoscience - Be Curious! Dig Deeper!

Thursday 30 November - 7pm

Join us for an evening of thought-provoking discussion.

Batten Lecture

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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GCSE Results

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GCSE Results

A Level Results

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A Level Results

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