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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

Kenya 2017

24 February 2017

Kenya 2017

​Just before the end of half term, twelve pupils and six members of staff embarked on an inaugural trip to Kenya. On arrival in Nairobi, and after an initial ‘Miss, I’ve lost my passport’ panic, the group split and departed for their intended destinations: one group headed to Gilgil where they would spend four days working with pupils and staff in local schools, and the other headed to Timau to prepare for a four-day trek up Mount Kenya.

King's Rugby Talent

23 February 2017

King's Rugby Talent

​A number of pupils from King’s College are enjoying considerable success playing representative and county age group rugby.

Tate Modern Art Trip

22 February 2017

Tate Modern Art Trip

​King’s art students recently enjoyed a trip to London’s Tate Modern, exploring the various temporary and main collections.

DT Trip to Morgan and Jaguar

16 February 2017

DT Trip to Morgan and Jaguar

​At the start of February our DT department visited two car manufacturers with the Sixth Form students. Focusing on manufacturing scales of production, they visited Morgan Motors at the Pickersleigh Road site and Jaguar Land Rover at its Castle Bromwich site.

Latest Events

23
Feb

11:00

Harrow School Clay Shooting Competition

23
Feb

16:00

L6 English trip to Bath

23
Feb

16:30

Sports

23
Feb

16:55

Jacobian Society meeting

24
Feb

09:30

Michael Brennand-Wood workshop in school for 4th and 5th form art and textiles

24
Feb

15:00

Sports

24
Feb

16:30

HSM meeting

24
Feb

19:00

Public Art lecture by Michael Brennand Wood

25
Feb

08:00

PA Breakfast

25
Feb

10:00

Swimming trip TBC

25
Feb

14:00

Sports

25
Feb

17:00

Official opening of the Silvermead Art studio

26
Feb

09:30

West of England 7s - Nick Gresswell

26
Feb

11:45

Sports

27
Feb

19:00

Staff, Pupils and Parents' Choir Choral Evensong practice

27
Feb

20:00

Keynes Society meeting

28
Feb

10:00

Taunton Deanery Chapter meeting

28
Feb

14:00

Sports

28
Feb

19:15

L6th Forum

1
Mar

08:00

BASE accountancy and management competition

1
Mar

14:00

Sports

1
Mar

16:00

HODs meeting

1
Mar

20:00

Wegener Society ( geography) meeting

2
Mar

07:45

4th form Maths competition

2
Mar

11:15

5th form study skills session by Elevate Education

2
Mar

13:40

Pupils' Food Committee meeting

2
Mar

14:00

Sports

2
Mar

20:00

Phoenix Society meeting

2
Mar

20:30

Compline

3
Mar

09:00

5th form sets 1 and 2 to Science Live

3
Mar

17:30

MUN conference TBC

3
Mar

19:00

4th form Parents' Supper

3
Mar

20:00

English Society meeting

4
Mar

14:00

Sports

5
Mar

10:00

Sports

5
Mar

10:30

Confirmation and First Communion - The Bishop of Bath and Wells

6
Mar

09:30

GCSE Moderation Day

6
Mar

16:00

6th Form Biology Rat Dissection

6
Mar

17:00

U18 Girls indoor hockey

6
Mar

19:00

Staff, Pupils and Parents' Choir Choral Evensong practice

7
Mar

14:00

5th Form PSHE Talk - Peter Hall ‘Wasted Youth’ Drug & Alcohol Awareness

7
Mar

14:00

Sports

7
Mar

19:30

GCSE Musicians' Concert

8
Mar

14:00

Sports

8
Mar

16:00

Full Council meeting

9
Mar

10:00

Sports

9
Mar

19:00

King's Dinner

9
Mar

20:00

Phoenix Society meeting

9
Mar

20:30

Compline

10
Mar

10:00

Sports

10
Mar

16:30

HSM meeting

10
Mar

17:00

Pelican Society General Knowledge Quiz

11
Mar

12:00

PA Pre-Match lunch

11
Mar

14:00

Sports

11
Mar

19:30

Carpenter senior ball

12
Mar

14:00

Sports

13
Mar

06:00

Business Education trip to Cocal Cola factory

13
Mar

16:45

U16 Girls' Indoor Hockey

13
Mar

19:00

Staff, Pupils and Parents' Choir Choral Evensong practice

13
Mar

20:00

Keynes Society meeting

14
Mar

09:00

PE A2 Evaluation and Appreciation of Performance assessment day

14
Mar

14:00

Sports

14
Mar

19:30

A level Musicians' Concert

15
Mar

09:30

Big Band perform at St Peter's Prep

15
Mar

14:00

Sports

16
Mar

09:00

IMOK – Intermediate Maths Olympiad and Kangaroo.

16
Mar

09:00

Big Band to Polwhele House prep school

16
Mar

13:00

A Science Comedy What's the Matter?

16
Mar

13:00

Sports

16
Mar

20:00

Jacobian Society meeting

16
Mar

20:30

Compline

17
Mar

10:00

Trinity Music Exams

17
Mar

13:15

Sponsors Dinner

17
Mar

14:00

Sports

17
Mar

19:30

Drama Scholars' Murder Mystery event

18
Mar

08:00

Football trip to West Brom FC v Arsenal TBC

18
Mar

11:00

Rendcomb College Clay Shooting Competition

18
Mar

14:00

Sports

18
Mar

19:30

Meynell House Silent Disco

19
Mar

10:00

King Alfred House Charity Garden Build at Selworthy School

19
Mar

14:00

Sports

19
Mar

18:30

Lenten Choral Evensong sung by Staff, Pupils and Parents' Choir

20
Mar

09:30

Business Studies trip

21
Mar

08:30

4th form geography fieldtrip

21
Mar

09:00

ABRSm Music exams

21
Mar

19:30

Spring Concert

22
Mar

08:30

Lower 6th form UCAS careers exhibition

22
Mar

17:00

Common Room meeting

22
Mar

19:00

House Singing Competition Dress Renearsals

23
Mar

19:00

House Singing Competition

24
Mar

12:45

Term Ends

24
Mar

14:00

4th Form Parents' meeting

26
Mar

13:00

Somerset Opera Touring Production

2
Apr

11:00

Go Tri Duathlon – Run-bike-run

18
Apr

10:00

Staff INSET

19
Apr

09:00

Staff INSET

19
Apr

16:00

3rd form Parents' meeting [GCSE choices]

21
Apr

13:30

House Photos

21
Apr

19:15

Speech and Drama Platform Event

22
Apr

19:30

School Disco

26
Apr

15:00

Drama workshop for exam pupils

26
Apr

18:00

Inter-House Masterchef competition

29
Apr

10:00

Open Day

29
Apr

10:15

PA Committee meeting

29
Apr

19:00

Fox Rocks - Bishop Fox House event

29
Apr

19:30

Fox Rocks

30
Apr

10:00

Sunday Activity Coasteering

1
May

08:50

GCSE art exam

2
May

08:50

GCSE art exam

3
May

19:30

CCF Dinner TBC

4
May

10:00

Heads of Sport Conference

5
May

13:45

English Language GCSE

7
May

12:00

Prep Schools Athletics festival; TBC

8
May

08:50

A Level art and photography exam

9
May

08:50

A Level art and photography exam

10
May

08:50

A Level art and photography exam

10
May

19:30

Prefects' Dinner with Parents

13
May

09:00

Cambridge ESOL PET and FCE exams

14
May

10:00

Go Tri Aquathon Swim-Run

21
May

10:30

Trip to Lyme Regis for international pupils (depart 10.30am)

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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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.

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King's College Sport Website

Visit our dedicated website for sports fixtures and results.

King's College Sport

What's the Matter? The Last Baguette Theatre Company, Thursday 16 March 7.30pm

Please contact reception to book your seat

Please join us for a free evening of sci-fi and the strange and wonderful world of quantum physics. This is a scientific slapstick and physical comedy about an unexplained cat theft from a physics lab that leads scientist Smithy on a journey inside his own experiment. As seen at the British Science Festival.

What's the Matter?

Sports Camps

We are running a number of sports camps for boys and girls. Please click on the buttons below for details.

Hockey Camps

Football Camp

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