Admissions Enquiry

Visit King's Hall

Book an Individual Visit

We offer individual school tours during term time and holidays, and children are most welcome to attend. Your visit will include a tour of the school and a meeting with Headmaster, Justin Chippendale. If visiting our Pre-Prep, you will be welcomed and shown around by Claire Luckhurst, the Head of Pre-Prep.

A visit to our senior school, King’s College, can also be arranged if you would like your child to transfer there at the end of Year 8.

To book a visit, please contact our Admissions team by calling 01823 328204 or email admissions@kings-taunton.co.uk

Attend an Open Day

Open Days are held around Easter and in October. If you would like to attend our next event, please register on our Events page

Taster Days

Children interested in starting at King's Hall are welcome to join us to experience life at the school for a day. These can be arranged throughout the year, so please contact the Admissions team for more information and to book a place.

Visit King's College

Book an Individual Visit

We offer individual tours with a pupil and member of the Admissions team during term time and holidays. During the two-hour visit, you have the opportunity to meet our Headmaster and visit a boarding house if desired.

To book a visit, please contact our Admissions team by calling 01823 328204 or email admissions@kings-taunton.co.uk

Attend an Open Day

Open Days are held around Easter and in October. If you would like to attend our next event, please register on our Events page

Taster Days

We hold taster days for prospective pupils who would like to experience life at King's for a day. These can be arranged throughout the year, so please contact the Admissions team to arrange a date.

Headmaster's Discovery Days

In September, we welcome prospective pupils to our Headmaster's Discovery Days. This two-day event sees pupils develop their teamwork and problem-solving skills in a series of exciting workshops and challenges. If you would like to attend the next Discovery Day, please register on our Events page

Register

All enquiries regarding admission to King's Hall and King's College should be made to the Director of Admissions, who will be very pleased to arrange an appointment and may be contacted by calling 01823 328204, faxing 01823 328202, emailing admissions@kings-taunton.co.uk, or by letter to the Director of Admissions.

The registration form should be completed and returned, together with a non-refundable registration fee of £100 to Director of Admissions, King's College, Taunton, Somerset TA1 3LA

Cheques should be made payable to King's Schools.

A receipt will be sent confirming the registration.

Please let us know of any subsequent change of address.

Attend Assessment

All pupils joining King's Hall or King's College are required to sit maths, English and verbal reasoning (VR) assessments. VR takes an hour to complete and is impossible to prepare for.

Once we receive a copy of your child’s school report and appropriate references, we will contact you to arrange for your child to attend one of our assessment days.

13+ Entry

Children at a school without Common Entrance exams will be offered a place subject to meeting the King's College standards in the assessments. Pupils are interviewed by the Headmaster and entry is subject to receipt of standardised test scores and the candidate’s most recent school report.

While Common Entrance does not formally determine whether or not a pupil gains entry, we still value the exams and the results will be used for setting. Setting into Third Form (Year 9) is based on school reports, standardised test results and Common Entrance results.

For dates and deadlines, please click here to see the Third Form admissions calendar.

16+ Entry

We require a satisfactory academic reference for those joining the Sixth Form. Places are subject to pupils gaining 27 points (made up of the scores from their top five GCSE grades) and have at least grade 4 in English and mathematics. We strongly recommend that a pupil achieve at least a grade 7 in the subject they wish to continue. In mathematics grade 7 is the minimum grade allowed. For those who do not follow the GCSE specification, entrance assessments will be required to secure a place.

For dates and deadlines, please click here to view the Sixth Form admissions calendar.


Successful Candidates Receive an Offer of a Place

Places are offered to pupils who have performed well in the assessments or achieve satisfactory results in their Common Entrance exams or GCSEs. specification. Offers are sent in the post and emailed the week following the entrance assessment days. For scholarship candidates, this will be up to two weeks after the assessment.

Once you recieve an offer, you have two weeks to complete the enclosed/attached acceptance form and pay your deposit. Your child's place is then secure and you will receive further information about starting at King's.


New Pupil Information and House Allocation Packs

In the Summer Term before entry, the Admissions team sends new pupil information and administrative forms. They also confirm which house your child has been allocated.

Information for new pupils can be downloaded here:

New Pupil Information – Third Form Booklet

New Pupil Information – Sixth Form Booklet

Start of Term for New Pupils

New pupils normally arrive on a Sunday at the same time as existing boarders. New pupils and parents are able to spend time settling in before meeting the Headmaster, Houseparents and Head of Third Form & Induction for refreshments.

Details of the start of term will be provided closer to the date.