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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State-side Success for King's Students

20 July 2017

State-side Success for King's Students

​In recent years King’s has seen a number of students gaining sports scholarships to the USA. Shannon Vickery, Katie Hanscomb and Pearllan Cipriano recently returned to the school to catch up with staff and students, talking about their lives in America.

King's Participates in PilotTeacher Exchange Programme

19 July 2017

King's Participates in Pilot Teacher Exchange Programme

King’s has been involved in a pilot scheme for Teachers Overseas Attachment Programme. Initiated and sponsored by Mr Victor Chu OA and operated by The Hong Kong Federation of Youth Groups (HKFYG), the programme aims to further enhance the professionalism of Hong Kong secondary school teachers through an attachment program in some renowned boarding secondary schools overseas.

Third Form Latin Trip to Caerleon

18 July 2017

Third Form Latin Trip to Caerleon

​In early June, 20 Third Form Latin pupils travelled to Caerleon in Wales to visit the National Roman Legion Museum and the archaeological remains.

It's Cricket Festival Season Here at King's

14 July 2017

It's Cricket Festival Season Here at King's

King’s College welcomes the English Schools Cricket Association (ESCA) West Cricket Festivals this summer. The festivals are an annual event at the school. Throughout the holidays, the school opens its grounds and facilities to teams from all over the world.

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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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