Taunton School International Middle School was opened in 2012 for students aged 7-14, providing an intensive education in the English Language alongside core subjects. This is a ‘stepping stone’ course, ranging in length from one term to one year, providing students with the necessary academic, extra-curricular and social skills to make the smooth transition into a British Preparatory or Senior School.
“They challenge, inspire and nurture young people to succeed in a global community.”
It is comprised of; a Prep School, a Senior School, an International School offering a one-year GCSE and an International Middle School where pupils can join for just a term before moving onto another part of the school.
The school (including the international school and international middle school) has approximately 1,015 pupils, of which 380 are boarders. The school typically has less than 20% international students.
At Taunton School, they firmly believe that a child’s education should be as broad and as varied as possible. Naturally, academic studies are extremely important but in addition to this, they expect all of their students to fully involve themselves in the many co-curricular activities they have on offer.
Preparing children for life beyond school means instilling in them the desire to try something new, to be adventurous and creative and to show resilience and grit in the face of adversity. Their co-curricular provision affords students the chance to involve themselves in a huge variety of clubs, events and activities, which will undoubtedly broaden their horizons.
Whatever your passion, be it sporting, musical, dramatic, creative, intellectual or otherwise, there is most definitely something for you in any one of over 100 clubs and societies at Taunton School and so to discover your future passion, why not have a look at the following webpages which outline the many fantastic opportunities awaiting you.
The EAL department is in the hub of the school and provides a dedicated resource to the international students in senior school.
The EAL department is very busy and the school encourages students to use the space for self-study or to just drop in for some specific help. The department has two teachers who both teach all the international students in every year group as well as on the IB programme. Students are given specific subject support in middle school and prepared for the IELTS.
Taunton School is an IB World School offering the IB Diploma alongside A Levels and the Level 3 BTEC Extended Diploma in Sport and Exercise Science and BTEC Business in the Sixth Form.
Taunton School International was established to provide an intensive one to two Year GCSE/Pre-IB programme for international students wishing to complete their education in a British school. Students can study up to 8 GCSEs in one year, with over 23 examinable subjects to choose from, including Design & Technology and Dance.
Boarding plays a key role in our students’ exciting educational journey, helping them to cement lifelong friendships, build confidence and develop independence and self-resilience. All students will experience a warm and supportive atmosphere in their selected house and the house becomes a focal point of students’ lives at school; boarders take pride in supporting each other at sports matches, music and drama performances and there is a strong sense of community at our inter-house events.
They put pastoral care and student wellbeing at the heart of everything we do. A happy and contented child is one who will flourish and what better place to start that journey than at Taunton School, where students have the free reign of our safe and secure 56-acre campus in the beautiful county of Somerset in the South West of England.