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Taunton School

Taunton School

Staplegrove Road, Taunton, TA2 6AD, UK

+44 (0)1823 703703



Taunton School
School type Co-educational Day & Boarding Prep & Senior, Nursery & Sixth Form
Founded 1847
Status Private
Headmaster, Taunton School Mr. James Johnson
Date Appointed September 2022
Language of Instruction English
Number of pupils 1,182
Prep: £3,170 - £9,750 per term
Senior £7,310 - £13,740 per term
International: £7,600 - £15,875 per term
Average Class Size 10
Teacher/Pupil ratio 1:7
Authorised IB Programmes IBDP
Diploma Coordinator Adrian Roberts
Associations BSA, HMC, IBSCA, ISC

"At Taunton School, the IB becomes your second family. Because the classes are so small and you spend so much time together, you become close with people from all over the world, and you gain an insight into different cultures and beliefs that A-Levels just don't offer."

"After being offered the IB Scholarship at Taunton School, it has opened many doors and opportunities for me to prosper in a fantastic educational environment. Taunton School offered great facilities which supported and strengthened my studies in my subjects." - IB students at Taunton School

At Taunton School, we have been offering the IB Diploma since becoming an IB World School in 2007. During that time over 300 students have obtained the diploma and its popularity continues to grow. IB students do consistently well at Taunton School, achieving high scores equivalent to 5 A-Levels and often obtaining places at their first-choice university, whether it's in the UK or overseas. Many students achieve top points and go on to study medicine at highly competitive universities.

In 2023, students achieved a 92% pass rate with an average of 32 points, exceeding the world average by almost two full points. Six students scored 38 or more points.

Aside from lessons, everything else is done with the rest of the Sixth Form, such as sport, drama, music, social events, houses and tutor groups. Adrian Roberts, IB Coordinator at Taunton School says: "IB is going from strength to strength at Taunton School and our students consistently impress me with their willingness to aim high and extend themselves beyond the confines of a 'normal' Sixth Form curriculum."

We are a leading independent school for boys and girls aged 0 to 18 years situated on a beautiful 56 acre campus in the picturesque county of Somerset, in South West England. Our mission is to ensure that the education we provide at Taunton School plays to the strengths of each and every child. We offer an IB Scholarship of up to 100% of fees. Contact us to find out more: www.tauntonschool.co.uk/scholarshipawards/