Service Families

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King’s College has a long history of caring for and educating children from a service background. We understand that military family life has its challenges and want to ensure that the children of serving personnel are educated in a nurturing and stable environment.

​What makes our school different and why do so many military families send their children to King’s?

​What makes our school different and why do so many military families send their children to King’s?

We are a reasonably small school and know each child as an individual, placing emphasis on pastoral care as well as on academic achievement.

We offer your child a home-from-home environment in which to live, learn and grow.

We have a good number of children from service backgrounds, who understand the pressures of being part of a military family, and who actively care and support each other.

We strongly encourage all children and their parents to maintain regular contact via telephone, text, Skype and email. Housemasters/mistresses and academic staff can also be contacted directly.

We achieve strong GCSE and A level results, with many pupils going on to Oxbridge and other Russell Group universities. We also have extensive experience in getting leavers into universities overseas, often on scholarships.

We offer an extensive range of extra-curricular activities alongside a full schedule of weekend trips and social events. Full boarders make up over 60% of the school community, meaning that the school is never quiet at the weekend.

Our outstanding CCF and leading outdoor pursuits department are strong features of King’s.


Our excellent catering team provide three first-rate cooked meals a day, as well as morning and and afternoon tea. There is also a tuckshop available in each house.

We are located within easy walking distance of the centre of a large market town in Somerset, with excellent rail and motorway connections. Our campus offers superb boarding, academic, creative and sporting facilities.

We offer a transport service to and from Heathrow, Bristol and Exeter airports.

For an informal discussion please contact our Director of Admissions, Kate Rippin: 328204.

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