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.

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Latest News

South African Freedom Day

26 April 2017

South African Freedom Day

King’s College will be celebrating South African Freedom Day on 27 April this term. There are a number of South African pupils at the schools, and both the Headmaster and Chaplain hail from that country.

King's Swimming Goes from Strength to Strength

21 April 2017

King's Swimming Goes from Strength to Strength

The start of 2017 has been exceedingly busy in our pool at King’s. At the start of the Lent Term, our Third Form pupils took to the pool during their PE lessons. Coached by Miss Hollands, each week our girls and boys practised skills and drills, concentrating on one stroke per week. This gave all pupils an opportunity to develop and enhance their swimming as well as learn new skills, such as swimming butterfly, and learning to dive.

King's Pupils Win Carillon Chime Competition

19 April 2017

King's Pupils Win Carillon Chime Competition

​Four Third Form pupils from King’s College have recently won a prize in a local competition to write a new tune for the carillon in St Mary Magdalene Church in Taunton.

King's Archives Explored

15 April 2017

King's Archives Explored

Fourth Form pupils from Carpenter House have been exploring the history of King’s College with Clare Lewis, our Senior Tutor.

Latest Events

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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See what our Sixth Form students have to say about King's!

Sixth Form Scholarships

We are offering a limited number of Sixth Form Scholarships to new applicants for 2017 entry.

The closing date for applications is 6 May.

There will be two taster days taking place on 4 and 5 May.

Please contact our Admissions team for details.


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.

Please click here for details

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.

Please click here to find out more

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