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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

Oxbridge Success for King's College Students

12 January 2018

Oxbridge Success for King's College Students

King’s College is delighted to announce that three of our students are celebrating this week after being offered places to study at Oxford and Cambridge Universities.

King's Schools Unveil Latest Equestrian Project

4 January 2018

King's Schools Unveil Latest Equestrian Project

Here at King’s Schools, we are starting 2018 in high spirits, as this year marks the beginning of our latest project. We are finally able to announce that over the coming year we will be working closely with Netherclay Livery Centre to develop the King’s Schools Livery Centre.

King's Rugby Enjoys a Resurgence

2 January 2018

King's Rugby Enjoys a Resurgence

Rugby at King’s College has enjoyed a real resurgence during the Michaelmas Term, with a win percentage of 62% across all of the teams, compared to 47% at the same stage last year.

Louis Offered Place in National Children's Orchestra

30 December 2017

Louis Offered Place in National Children's Orchestra

​Third Form pupil, Louis Bennyworth, a fine oboist and a music scholar at King’s College, ended the Michaelmas Term on a high after gaining a place in the prestigious National Children’s Orchestra.

Latest Events

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

 

Go to Events

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.

Yuri Goloubev Trio Concert

An Evening of Jazz

Saturday 27 January – 7.30pm

Yuri Goloubev Trio

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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The Maddie Hinch Scholarship

Open to girls and boys aged 13+

The Maddie Hinch Scholarship

13+ Scholarships

Scholarships offered include: Academic; Music; Sport; Art; Drama and Design Technology.

Further details

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