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Taylor House

Girls' House

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House Ethos

House Ethos


Being part of Taylor house usually means you are always on the go! Our girls work hard academically, strive for sporting prowess and stand out musically. Everyone has something to offer, be it academia, sport, music, drama, friendship or even a kind and supportive ear; one is no more important than the other. We are proud to have a number of scholars from every discipline, and engender a fierce (but healthy!) competitive appetite when it comes to house competitions, be it debating, general knowledge, hockey or swimming. The day girls play an equal part in the house, often staying for prep and board regularly.

It is our intention, along with the house staff, to make Taylor a friendly and happy house in which to live and learn, where fun, laughter and friendships are at the forefront of the girls' personal development. We are here to help the girls in our care to express themselves and fulfil their potential in whichever fields their interests lie. It is important that we all take pride in ourselves and in the relationships we have with one another; we are owed respect, but have to earn trust. By doing so we can make Taylor a place where everyone can study in peace and relax in comfort.

House History

House History


Taylor house was established in 1997 when the number of girls in the school exceeded the capacity for Carpenter and Meynell. It was named after Prebendary Philip Taylor, (Chaplain and Headmaster 1920s / 1930s), whose great-great-niece was a member of our Fourth Form. This past few years we have updated and renovated some of our accommodation, and we now have three kitchens and two common rooms as well as the usual studies and bedrooms. Our common rooms are not age-related; we encourage all ages to mix together. Originally the school sanatorium, Taylor house girls are able to boast a sink in every bedroom!

Taylor Today

Taylor Today


Taylor is situated on the edge of the main building at King’s. Our strong house system provides the best possible academic monitoring and pastoral care. Girls create deep bonds of friendship in this small boarding house. There are three common rooms and several small kitchens along with a house tuck shop which opens daily. The girls often have plenty of visitors in their common rooms. Junior and Senior girls share rooms and all girls in the Upper Sixth usually have a room of their own. All girls in the Third, Fourth and Fifth Forms have a study area on the ground floor. The close proximity of these study areas to the house office ensures all girls are fully supported during evening prep. All day girls in the sixth form also have their own designated study area whilst all sixth form boarders have a desk area in their own rooms.

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Weekend Activities

House trips will include a variety of visits. Very often weekend trips are ad hoc such as visiting restaurants in the local area. Mrs Edwards encourages girls to host their own informal dinner parties and barbequing, as often as the weather permits, is a must! Regular cinema trips take place on Sundays and activities further afield suggested by the girls will take place regularly. Of course, we all know how girls enjoy duvet days on Sunday’s watching a good film and this is never overlooked!

House Staff Contact Details

House Staff Contact Details


Housemistress

Emma Edwards
Email: EMEdwards@kings-taunton.co.uk

Deputy Housemistress

Lyndsey Hollands
LMHollands@kings-taunton.co.uk


Tel: 01823 328226

Housemistress

Housemistress

Emma Edwards

Mrs Edwards is the Housemistress of Taylor House.. She lives in ‘Hareston’, a separate house about 500 yards from Taylor on the school site in a house attached to the Health Centre. She lives with her husband Andrew, who is Head of Geography, and their two children Archie (11) and Hattie (7), not forgetting their little dog, Puddles!

Mrs Edwards teaches music, TRC and study skills and is also Head of Equestrian. She has been Taylor Housemistress for four years but spent many years working in another boarding school as a Housemistress and Deputy Head.

Mrs Edwards loves all music and has a passion for riding and driving horses. She competes in horse shows throughout the country and has her own horses back on her home farm in South Wales. As Head of Equestrian, Mrs Edwards also runs our busy and popular King's Equestrian Centre.

She would like all the girls to feel able to come and see her about anything. The kettle is always on!

Deputy Housemistress

Deputy Housemistress

Lyndsey Hollands



Lyndsey is our Deputy Housemistress. As well as her house duties, Lyndsey is also our Head of Swimming and Aquatics.

Lyndsey is an active sportswoman, who enjoys running and cycling as well as swimming. She has competed in a number of long distance running events over the last few years. She is now accompanied by a new resident to Taylor House – Piran, a beautiful Beagle puppy!




Assistants and House Matron

Assistants and House Matron


Boarding and Academic Tutors:

Dr Rebecca Stone (Third Form)
Emma Forward (Fourth Form)
Lisa Wrobel (Third Form)
Jane Berry

Academic Tutors:

Laura Burgos-Lejonagoitia
Clare Schmidt (Fifth Form)


House Matron

Mrs Julie Gillingham is our house matron. She wakes the girls up in the mornings, checks they're keeping their areas tidy, makes sure beds are changed on the right day, and is also a friendly ear if a chat is needed.

House Captain

House Captain

Elise Johnson-Rai

This year's Taylor House Captain is Elise Johnson-Rai.


Deputy House Captain

Deputy House Captain

Chiara Zieger

My name is Chiara, but everyone calls me Kiki. I've been at King's for a year, coming from Germany.

As well as my role in Taylor House, I'm also a school prefect.

The subjects I'm studying at A level are maths, business and art and last year I completed my German A level.

I have a wide range of hobbies; my favourites include sport, e.g. tennis, golf, hockey, football and dancing.

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