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.

2016 Leavers' Ball

Saturday 2 July 2016

Please click here for details

Latest Events

28
Jun

09:00

Trinity Music Exams

28
Jun

09:00

Cricket 1st XI vs St David's Marist Inanda

28
Jun

10:00

Higher Education Conference

28
Jun

11:00

Cricket Dev XI vs St David's Marist Inanda

28
Jun

18:00

Athletics Exeter Open BMC Meeting

28
Jun

19:00

5th form return to school

28
Jun

19:30

Junior Play

29
Jun

09:00

4th form trip to Big Bang Fair South West

29
Jun

10:30

Cricket 1st XI vs SGS Filton

29
Jun

17:00

Concert dress rehearsal

29
Jun

18:30

Art and Photography exhibition

29
Jun

19:30

Summer Concert

30
Jun

09:00

School fun run and Swim the Channel event

30
Jun

19:30

Big Band Cabaret event

1
Jul

08:30

School assembly / meeting for U6

1
Jul

09:30

House meeting and Roll Call

1
Jul

09:45

Prize-giving rehearsal

1
Jul

11:15

House Tug of War competition

1
Jul

12:30

lunch

1
Jul

13:45

House Roll Call

1
Jul

14:00

Swimming Sports

1
Jul

17:00

Walkabout service

1
Jul

19:00

House Celebrations

1
Jul

22:00

Final U6 Senior social Club

2
Jul

08:00

Equestrian Mixed-U18A vs JwS Q @ Bicton

2
Jul

10:00

Prize giving

2
Jul

11:30

College Eucharist

2
Jul

12:00

Cricket 1st XI vs OA XI

2
Jul

12:30

House Drinks

2
Jul

17:00

Tennis Boys and Girls ISTA Championships

2
Jul

19:30

Leavers' Ball

3
Jul

09:00

Tennis Boys and Girls ISTA Championships

4
Jul

09:00

Tennis Boys and Girls ISTA Championships

8
Jul

08:30

Athletics English Schools Championships

31
Aug

10:00

SMT meeting

31
Aug

12:30

Induction of new staff

31
Aug

18:00

SMT drinks with new staff

1
Sep

09:30

Chapel

1
Sep

10:00

Staff INSET

2
Sep

10:00

Staff INSET

4
Sep

16:00

New Pupils tea

4
Sep

17:00

PA Hog Roast

4
Sep

19:30

Term Starts

5
Sep

08:15

Term starts for Day pupils

7
Sep

17:30

Lower Sixth Dinner & Motivation Workshop with David Thomas

9
Sep

14:00

Horizon Lecture - Richard Biggs

9
Sep

19:00

School Prefects' Supper

10
Sep

19:30

3rd form Supper

10
Sep

19:30

School Disco

11
Sep

10:00

3rd Form house activities

12
Sep

19:30

Keynes Society meeting

14
Sep

09:30

L6 DT trip Numatic International Manufacturing Demonstration

15
Sep

19:15

English Society meeting

15
Sep

20:00

Jacobian Society meeting

16
Sep

20:00

Keegan History Society meeting

17
Sep

08:00

Parents’ Association Breakfast Get Together

18
Sep

09:30

Trip to Bath for international pupils

18
Sep

10:00

Mixed netball tournament TBC

19
Sep

14:00

RAF Liaison Officer Visit

19
Sep

16:00

5th form Preview

19
Sep

19:15

House Debating first Round

20
Sep

08:30

3rd form to @Bristol

20
Sep

18:00

Third Form supper M

20
Sep

19:15

House Debating first Round

21
Sep

10:00

Graandparents' Day TBC

21
Sep

19:00

Erasmus Society meeting

22
Sep

17:30

Trip to Sister Act for the girls' houses

23
Sep

20:00

Phoenix Society meeting

24
Sep

12:15

Parents’ Association ‘Souper’ lunch

24
Sep

19:30

Carpenter Un-plugged TBC

25
Sep

09:00

ISFA National U16 & U18 Girls Football Trials

26
Sep

14:00

Army Liaison Officer Visit

26
Sep

19:30

Keynes Society meeting

27
Sep

09:00

English and Drama L6th and U6th drama trip

27
Sep

19:30

Octagon Concert

29
Sep

14:00

Visit of Steve Ingham OA, CEO Michael Page International

29
Sep

19:00

OA Networking Event

29
Sep

20:00

Phoenix Society meeting

30
Sep

08:00

Sir Steuart Pringle Trophy

30
Sep

17:30

3rd form Parents' meeting

30
Sep

19:00

3rd form Parents' Supper

1
Oct

10:00

Open Day

1
Oct

20:45

Oktoberfest for 6th Form

3
Oct

10:15

Parents’ Association Committee Meeting

4
Oct

19:15

L6 Forum

5
Oct

19:30

House Debating semi-final

6
Oct

20:00

Jacobian Society meeting

7
Oct

20:00

Phoenix Society meeting

8
Oct

10:00

U14 U16 County Netball Tournament

10
Oct

10:00

Art Scholarship workshop for prep schools

10
Oct

19:30

Keynes Society meeting

11
Oct

19:30

Rock and Pop concert dress rehearsal

12
Oct

19:30

Rock and Pop concert

13
Oct

19:15

5th Form Scholars' Presentations

14
Oct

17:00

Army Benevolent Fund Lecture

17
Oct

06:30

U6 history trip

18
Oct

08:00

King's Science Festival

20
Oct

20:00

Keegan History Society meeting

21
Oct

10:00

Art Scholarship workshop for prep schools - reserve date

21
Oct

13:45

Talk to parents about US universities TBC

21
Oct

15:00

Lower Sixth Parents’ Meeting

27
Oct

19:00

OA New York Reunion

6
Nov

18:00

Upper Sixth Parents’ Meeting

8
Nov

19:30

House Debating Final

9
Nov

14:00

U19 County Netball Tournament

9
Nov

18:00

Third Form supper TA

10
Nov

10:00

Drama GCSE practical performances

11
Nov

18:00

Business, Law and Finance Careers Fair

11
Nov

20:00

Phoenix Society meeting

12
Nov

08:00

Parents’ Association Breakfast Get Together

12
Nov

19:00

OA November Dinner

12
Nov

19:30

School Disco

13
Nov

10:00

Remembrance Day service

13
Nov

12:30

OA Lunch

14
Nov

19:30

Keynes Society meeting

15
Nov

19:30

Vocal Concert

16
Nov

19:00

Erasmus Society meeting

17
Nov

07:00

L6 DT trip to Warwick University: Product Design in Action

17
Nov

20:00

Jacobian Society meeting

18
Nov

08:00

Julie Arliss - Academy Conferences

18
Nov

10:00

Prep School String Day

18
Nov

17:00

Big Band private gig

18
Nov

20:00

Phoenix Society meeting

19
Nov

19:00

Tuckwell Children in Need event

20
Nov

10:00

13+ Familiarisation Day

21
Nov

09:00

16+ Academic, Music, Art, DT Scholarship Examinations

22
Nov

19:30

Octagon Concert

24
Nov

09:00

16+ Sports Scholarship examinations

24
Nov

14:00

King’s Hall Y6 visit to chemistry labs

24
Nov

16:00

Jazz Band to play at the Christmas Fayre TBC

25
Nov

20:00

Keegan History Society meeting

28
Nov

19:30

Keynes Society meeting

1
Dec

19:15

L6 Forum

1
Dec

20:00

Jacobian Society meeting

2
Dec

16:30

6th form Fair

2
Dec

18:00

5th Form Parents' Supper

4
Dec

18:30

Advert Choral Evensong

5
Dec

19:30

Musical

6
Dec

12:00

OA King’s Christmas Lunch

6
Dec

15:30

Musical

7
Dec

19:30

Musical

8
Dec

12:00

Chamber Choir and Brass at Taunton Races

8
Dec

12:00

OA Hospitality at Taunton Races

8
Dec

19:30

Musical

9
Dec

14:00

Horizon Lecture

9
Dec

19:30

Musical

10
Dec

19:30

Musical

11
Dec

17:00

KHS Carol service

12
Dec

19:00

Girls' Hockey celebrations

12
Dec

20:00

Scholars' Christmas Quiz

13
Dec

17:00

Common Room Meeting

13
Dec

19:30

Christmas Concert dress rehearsal

14
Dec

08:30

L6 trip to University of Exeter Christmas Lectures

14
Dec

16:30

Carol service dress rehearsal

14
Dec

19:30

Christmas Concert

 

Go to Events

King's College International Schools

Please click on the buttons to read more about our involvement with these new international schools.

King's College India

King's College Doha

Football and Rugby Summer Camps

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Football Summer Camp

Rugby Summer Camp

King's Sport Website

Visit our dedicated sports website with fixtures and results.

King's Sport Website

Summer Hockey Camps

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Hockey Summer Camp 10–18 Years

Hockey Summer Camps 6–10 Years

Summer Art Exhibition

We will be holding our End of Year Summer Art and Photography Exhibition on Wednesday 29 June at 6.30 – 7.30 pm in the Art School

Click here to read more about our Art Department

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