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King's Schools

King's Schools

King's College is part of King’s Schools, Taunton along with its prep school King's Hall. The schools provide continuous day and boarding education for girls and boys aged 2 to 18 years.

King’s College has approximately 470 pupils from 13 to 18, while King’s Hall School has approximately 300 children from 2 to 13.

Inspiring teaching, superb facilities, and our nurturing of individual potential combine to create an environment in which young people achieve great things.

Our strong boarding ethos is central to the success of King’s College. The fact that so many pupils and staff live on site creates a strong sense of community. The school is small enough to be friendly and yet large enough to compete nationally.

As well as being an exceptionally happy school, we are busy and purposeful. Our pupils leave here very well qualified, but more importantly they leave as well-rounded, balanced individuals, who have been nurtured and encouraged to grow, to develop and explore.

A good work ethic and small class sizes help sustain progress, and specialist teaching is the norm. There is great emphasis placed on developing the individual: kindness, consideration, courtesy and respect for one another. The outstanding modern facilities and stunning locations ensure that children enjoy a challenging all-round education in a progressive, secure and stimulating environment.

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Pupils work hard, following a traditional curriculum, strong on rigour and the challenging academic subjects, taught by teachers chosen for their deep knowledge of the subject and their infectious enthusiasm. They instil a natural love of learning and, as a result, 98% of pupils at King’s College go on to university, many to Oxford and Cambridge and other top UK universities, some to universities overseas. We have consistently high standards of academic achievement in public examinations.

The wide range of co-curricular activities available at both schools are popular across all age groups and ensure pupils are engaged, stretched and challenged outside of the classroom. Activities include an exceptionally varied and successful sports programme, outdoor pursuits, Combined Cadet Force (CCF), Duke of Edinburgh’s Award, music, drama, Leiths School of Food and Wine and debating.

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In their everyday life around the school, pupils show the confidence to succeed, and the determination to give of their very best. We hope you enjoy seeing just a glimpse of school life in the following pages, and then come to visit us yourself. You'll be most welcome!

Latest News

  • Impressive Results Across the Board
    Impressive Results Across the Board
    Friday, February 15, 2019

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  • U15s Progress to National Plate Semi Finals
    U15s Progress to National Plate Semi Finals
    Wednesday, February 13, 2019

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  • Pupils Take the Plunge
    Pupils Take the Plunge
    Monday, February 11, 2019

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  • ​Four Festival Wins for Arjun
    ​Four Festival Wins for Arjun
    Sunday, February 10, 2019

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  • King's Hosts Chinese New Year Celebration
    King's Hosts Chinese New Year Celebration
    Friday, February 8, 2019

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  • Promoting Mental Well-being at King’s
    Promoting Mental Well-being at King’s
    Thursday, February 7, 2019

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  • ​Success for Exeter at Inter-Schools Philosothon
    ​Success for Exeter at Inter-Schools Philosothon
    Wednesday, February 6, 2019

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  • Jonty Selected for England Hockey Over 45s Squad
    Jonty Selected for England Hockey Over 45s Squad
    Monday, February 4, 2019

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  • King's Pupils Rock!
    King's Pupils Rock!
    Friday, February 1, 2019

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  • ​Helena and Julia Cook up a Storm
    ​Helena and Julia Cook up a Storm
    Wednesday, January 30, 2019

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1 Year GCSE Course

1 Year GCSE Course

We have developed a new opportunity for international students aged 15-16 to join our Fifth Form (Year 11) and complete GCSE qualifications in a number of subjects in one year.

The course is fully integrated and offers a focus on core subjects.

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