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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

King's Joins the Boarding Orchard

21 September 2017

King's Joins the Boarding Orchard

On Tuesday 19 September King’s joined the Boarding Schools Association’s international orchard when Robin Fletcher, the Chief Executive of the BSA visited the school to plant an apple tree.

Pitt Rivers Museum Inspires Our Art Pupils

19 September 2017

Pitt Rivers Museum Inspires Our Art Pupils

To kick-start new ideas for their project work, 41 pupils from our Fourth Form and Lower Sixth set off for historic Oxford to visit the Pitt Rivers and the Natural History Museums, where they would complete some first-hand research.

Five Fifth Formers Experience Life in South Africa

16 September 2017

Five Fifth Formers Experience Life in South Africa

Over four weeks during the summer holidays, five Fifth Form pupils participated in the annual South African school exchange. Ed Cashmore and Harry Geddes spent their time SACS (South African College High School) and Ellie Redford, Bailey Cameron and Hattie Fox attended Herschel Girls’ Schools.

Latest Events

21
Sep

10:00

Council Meetings

22
Sep

17:30

3rd Form Parents' meeting

22
Sep

19:00

3rd form Parents' Supper

22
Sep

20:00

Phoenix Society meeting

23
Sep

08:00

Equestrian

23
Sep

14:00

Hockey

23
Sep

14:30

Football (Senior Development Squad)

23
Sep

14:30

Rugby

23
Sep

19:30

Woodard House Ball

24
Sep

08:00

Equestrian

24
Sep

09:00

L6th Lifeguard course

24
Sep

14:00

3rd Form Year Group Team Building Activity

25
Sep

14:00

Visit of RAF Liaison Officer

25
Sep

19:15

House Debating First Round

26
Sep

08:30

3rd Form biology / physics trip to @Bristol and Bristol Zoo

26
Sep

18:00

Third Form Supper ( Tuckwell)

26
Sep

19:15

House Debating First Round

27
Sep

09:30

L6 DT trip to Numatic International

27
Sep

13:15

Hockey

27
Sep

13:30

American university information session

27
Sep

14:30

Rugby

28
Sep

08:30

4th form geography field work - Physical trip

29
Sep

08:30

4th form geography field work - Physical trip

29
Sep

13:45

New Staff Induction – induction sessions

29
Sep

16:30

HSPs' Meeting

29
Sep

19:00

Keegan History Society meeting

30
Sep

08:00

Equestrian

30
Sep

14:30

Rugby

30
Sep

14:30

Football

30
Sep

15:30

Hockey

30
Sep

20:30

Nigerian Independence Day celebrations

30
Sep

20:45

Oktoberfest in Beer Bar 8.45pm (Sixth Form only)

1
Oct

08:00

Equestrian

1
Oct

10:00

IAPS U13 Boys 6 a side football - South West Round

2
Oct

18:00

Indoor Hockey

4
Oct

13:00

Hockey

4
Oct

14:15

Girls' Football Sevens

4
Oct

18:00

Trip to U6 French debate

5
Oct

18:00

Third Form supper [Meynell]

6
Oct

16:30

New Staff Induction – induction sessions

6
Oct

17:00

ABF Lecture

6
Oct

19:00

U6 Networking event

6
Oct

20:00

Phoenix Society meeting

7
Oct

10:00

Open Day

7
Oct

10:30

Netball U14/U16 County Tournament

7
Oct

12:20

Rugby

7
Oct

14:00

Hockey

7
Oct

14:30

Football (Senior Development Squad)

7
Oct

19:30

Carpenter 'Unplugged' - Music event

8
Oct

07:00

Trip to Thorpe Park

8
Oct

07:00

Girls' Football Sevens

9
Oct

13:00

Girls' Hockey - National Schools (Regional preliminaries)

9
Oct

18:00

Boys' Indoor Hockey

10
Oct

10:00

Marlborough clay shooting competition

10
Oct

13:00

Hockey

10
Oct

16:30

Rugby

11
Oct

14:30

Football (Senior Development Squad)

11
Oct

14:30

Rugby NatWest Cup Round 2

11
Oct

14:30

Hockey

12
Oct

18:00

Third Form Supper (Carpenter)

12
Oct

19:15

Pelican Society scholars’ presentations

13
Oct

16:30

HSPs' Meeting

13
Oct

19:00

Keegan History Society meeting

13
Oct

19:30

🎵Mayor's Concert

14
Oct

14:00

Hockey

14
Oct

14:30

Football (Senior Development Squad)

14
Oct

14:30

Rugby

14
Oct

19:30

Meynell, Carpenter and Taylor “Come Dine With Me”

16
Oct

08:30

GCSE drama exam/performance

16
Oct

17:30

Inter-Schools Philosophy Club meeting

17
Oct

18:00

Third Form Supper (Bishop Fox)

18
Oct

14:30

Rugby

18
Oct

16:00

Football

18
Oct

17:00

Theatre Trip to 'War Horse'

19
Oct

16:30

Rugby

20
Oct

16:30

L6 Parents' Meeting

5
Nov

10:00

IAPS U13 Boys 6 a side - National Finals

5
Nov

18:00

U6 Parents' Meeting

6
Nov

13:00

Hockey - National Schools (Regional Preliminaries)

6
Nov

14:00

Army Liaison Officer Meeting

6
Nov

18:00

Indoor Hockey

7
Nov

13:00

Girls' Hockey - National Schools' (Regional Round)

7
Nov

19:30

House Debating Final

8
Nov

08:30

All Souls' Day Eucharist

8
Nov

14:00

Rugby - NatWest Cup Round 3

8
Nov

14:30

Football

8
Nov

16:00

Squash

9
Nov

10:00

Council meetings

9
Nov

11:00

Millfield School clay shooting challenge

10
Nov

16:30

New Staff Induction – induction sessions

10
Nov

16:30

HSPs' Meeting

10
Nov

20:00

Phoenix Society meeting

11
Nov

14:30

Football

11
Nov

14:30

Hockey

11
Nov

14:30

Rugby

11
Nov

19:00

OA November Dinner

12
Nov

08:00

Equestrian

12
Nov

09:45

Remembrance Day Service

13
Nov

13:00

Girls' Hockey

13
Nov

18:00

Boys' Indoor Hockey

13
Nov

19:00

Parent, staff and pupils choir rehearsal

14
Nov

19:30

Vocal Concert

15
Nov

14:30

Hockey

15
Nov

14:30

Rugby - NatWest Cup Round 3

15
Nov

14:30

Squash

15
Nov

15:45

Football

15
Nov

19:30

Prefects' Dinner

16
Nov

09:30

Netball U19 County Tournament

16
Nov

19:00

Batten lecture

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

07:00

L6 DT trip to Product Design inspiration day

20
Nov

13:00

Hockey

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

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

19:30

Tuckwell House Children in Need event TBC

26
Nov

14:00

Moviefest

27
Nov

15:00

Indoor Hockey

27
Nov

19:00

Parent, staff and pupils choir rehearsal

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

30
Nov

18:00

4th form WorldWise geography Quiz

30
Nov

19:00

Batten Lecture

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 teh PArnets, Staff and Pupil choir

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

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

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

Term begins for boarders

8
Jan

08:20

Term begins for Day Pupils

12
Jan

19:00

New Prefects' Supper

13
Jan

19:00

School Disco

29
Jan

09:00

Science Live

30
Jan

19:30

Octagon Cocnert

6
Feb

19:30

Chapel Concert

8
Feb

09:00

Academy Conferences [external]

9
Feb

16:00

5th Form Parents' Meeting

 

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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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GCSE Results

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GCSE Results

A Level Results

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A Level Results

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