Taunton School

Taunton School


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Taunton Prep School celebrates its best ever year of sports https://www.boarding.org.uk/school-news/2022/05/05/taunton-prep-school-celebrates-its-best-ever-year-of-sports/ Taunton School
Für den Schulabschluss nach England!
Taunton School bietet alles, was das Sportlerherz begehrt. Freundlich, weltoffen und ganz Harry Potter-like präsentiert sich dieses Internat im Südwesten Englands. Du willst Taunton School am 12. Mai in München kennenlernen?

Informiere Dich unverbindlich zu unter 089-45 55 55 0.

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Our sponsor and partner Taunton School is holding two open events in May - an In-Person Open Day on Monday 2nd May (9.30am-12.30pm) and a Virtual Open Day on Saturday 14th May (9am-1pm).

Guests will have an opportunity to take a tour or virtual tour, meet students, hear from the Heads and ask questions. Book here:

Briefing Taunton School Relay swimmers, Got asked about Channel swim boat preparation/training - so articulated my thoughts for my next Wivey Pool training session 🤔

Hiring a boat & pilot is💰💰💰so it’s important to prepare properly before paying & boarding on the big day: Swim offshore safely, out of the protection of harbours & away from the beach occasionally. Find the sea conditions you can comfortably swim in - tell your pilot & be honest. The sea finds out if you haven’t prepared for differences in tide, chop, swell & temp come the big day;

Practice swimming alongside a boat, you will save km swam, prevent anxiety before & during the first hour of your swim day;

Check the sea legs of your crew, establish signals to move closer to or further away from the boat, test your routine, pointless bringing a puker as crew;

Practice night swimming alongside a boat. Most long swims have an element of night swimming This will alleviate pre-swim anxiety & stress come the big day.

Practice how/where to attach lights with your support crew in the dark, it’s harder than u think. NB Kilt pins are reliable, strong, big & easy to attach lights to your costume;

Practice your feeding routine & method during training swims, make it fast & efficient;

Have a routine for your relay team to rotate thru eg:2hr rest period post swim; Swimmer supporter/watcher; Admin for teas, vaseline; looking after next/last swimmer; Next swimmer, whose focus is mental prep - write the timetable down for all to see

Eliminate foods that don’t sit right by trial & error. On the big day wrong choices add unnecessary time, distance & stress to your swim thus increasing your chance of failure;

In a Relay your fastest & fittest swimmers generally go first, but consider who swims best at night & who remains calm when in the presence of jellyfish…. Think about your swimming order carefully

You can only do this when you’ve prepared properly - see above;

Lastly & importantly when part of a relay ….don’t get ready for your swim too early, or in plain sight of theswimmer already swimming as it can cause angst 👀 🏊‍♀️ ⏰ Open Water Swimming Open Water Swimming UK
Taunton School artist’s impressions of new library and centre http://ow.ly/7KIx50IJCXP
Ex Fairwater in, from memory, the early seventies I'm looking for a replacement blazer and tie, probably size large as I'm a bit over six feet tall. Any leads would be very much appreciated.
Taunton School - "Here at Taunton School, we have everything you need to create a truly magical and memorable wedding day. We offer a range of beautiful wedding suites, a stunning on-site chapel, and the best banqueting cuisine in Somerset. We pride ourselves on offering everything you need for a unique and unforgettable wedding day." https://www.weddingvenuesinsomerset.co.uk/taunton
Taunton School named as finalists in 2022 StudyTravel Secondary School Awards https://www.boarding.org.uk/school-news/2022/04/07/taunton-school-named-as-finalists-in-2022-studytravel-secondary-school-awards/ Taunton School
We have just about recovered after a successful whole firm away last Friday at Taunton School. 🎈

We launched our five year strategy, and then had an evening full of fun and entertainment. 🎤

After the pandemic put a stop to gatherings, this was the first time in a few years we managed to get together as one firm, and we certainly made up for it. We couldn’t be prouder of our firm and the people who make it. 💬
New Post: Taunton School is delighted to have been announced as a finalist in the 2022 StudyTravel Secondary School Awards: https://www.schoolsearch.co.uk/news/taunton-school-named-as-finalists-in-2022-studytravel-secondary-school-awards
Taunton School - "Here at Taunton School, we have everything you need to create a truly magical and memorable wedding day. We offer a range of beautiful wedding suites, a stunning on-site chapel, and the best banqueting cuisine in Somerset. We pride ourselves on offering everything you need for a unique and unforgettable wedding day." https://www.weddingvenuesinsomerset.co.uk/taunton

Taunton School is a leading independent school for boys and girls located in Somerset.

Taunton School believes that a school education should be life changing, not merely a daily ritual to be endured. We believe we should be preparing the young for the next 50 years of their lives, not just the next 5. We believe that it is our job to equip the pupils with the values and experiences for a future anywhere in the world.

Operating as usual

Timeline photos 05/02/2023

Join us at the Dubai Offshore Sailing Club from 7.00pm on Wednesday 15th February for a Taunton School reunion hosted by Spencer Dando (1982-87, School House).

All OTs, parents and friends of the school are invited to join us for this informal event. If you would like to attend, please email [email protected].

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Taunton Prep School's U11s had a wonderful day at the IAPS Netball Qualifiers 🏐

They played with grit and determination throughout the tournament, right into the quarter-finals. Well done girls!

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Senior School students enjoyed the first of our 'Taunton Sessions' evening on Saturday night held in the Sixth Form Centre 🎙️

The evening featured music written by talented singer-songwriters from the school, and cover versions of classic songs, chosen by the students and accompanied by each other. These sessions provide a great opportunity for them to perform for each other in a relaxed setting whilst enjoying some pizza 🍕

Well done to all musicians on your performances!

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A ‘green heart’ has opened at Taunton School this week 🌳

The development has seen asphalt roads and paths between the Pre-Prep, Prep and Senior schools transformed into an eco-friendly pedestrianised area for students to enjoy their green surroundings.

It includes trees, plants, seating and sensory areas to promote student wellbeing and provide a place to take a break and socialise 🌿

Read the full story here - https://www.tauntonschool.co.uk/2023/02/02/green-heart-opens-at-taunton-school/

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☀️ “For me, it was the best way to become an independent person and learn a bit more about living alone without my parents. It is also the best opportunity to learn English quicker and more efficiently than in Germany.” ☀️

Meet Taunton School student Aimee, who joined our Senior School after attending our Summer School!


Bookings are now open for our upcoming Junior and Senior Summer School English Language courses!

Choose from 2 week, 4 week or even 6 week courses from 1st July to 12th August. Save 5% with our Early Payment Discount until 24th February.

Find out more and book your place here: https://www.tauntonschool.co.uk/international-summer-school/


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The Taunton School Chess Team have qualified for the National Finals ♟️

This week the team competed in The BGS Team Chess Challenge, West of England competition and both the A and B teams won 3 out of 4 of their matches!

This meant the A team finished 3rd overall and qualified for the National Finals and the B team were winners of the lower tier competition.

Well done all! 🎉

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Success at the Philosothon 🏆

Taunton School students participated in a Philosothon competition this week. The competition aims to create a 'community of enquiry' that demands questioning, reasoning, deliberation and challenging preconceived ideas.

Our students spoke eruditely about these complex issues and won both the 'Best Philosopher' awards and the overall prize for 'Best School', coming home with the coveted 'Thinking Man' trophy!

Huge Congratulations to all, what an inspirational outcome 🤩

Timeline photos 01/02/2023

Last chance to book for our Finance and Business Panel this Monday 6 February! All OTs and parents are invited to join us to network with other professionals and to hear from some of our distinguished alumni community. Speakers include the Managing Director & Co-Chief Investment Officer of the Multi Asset Solutions Team within Goldman Sachs Asset Management and the Head of Women's Wealth at UBS Global Wealth Management.

For more information on our speakers and to book your place visit our website: http://ow.ly/IjEp50MGtaK

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Taunton School International students studying Geography had the opportunity to take a field trip to the historic city of Bristol this weekend!

🚢 A major port, Bristol was a starting place for early voyages of exploration to the New World.

They looked at the redevelopment of city's famous Harbourside and shopping district.

📈 They carried out pedestrian counts, environmental quality surveys and questionnaires to see how far people had traveled to get there, why they had come and what they felt about the redevelopment.


Visit Bristol

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Congratulations to the U14, U16 and U19 netball squads who all had a great day at the Netball South West Regional Schools Finals over the weekend 🏐

A huge well done must go to the U14 team who were crowned Regional Champions, an amazing achievement! 🏆

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Well done to all our Equestrian Team riders who competed this weekend at the Pontispool Eventers Challenge 🏇

Riders from both the Prep School and Senior School competed in every class and produced some amazing results. Both individuals and teams successfully qualified for the National Championships at Hickstead later this year, a huge achievement! All riders were confident and brave as they took on some of their biggest fences yet. Well done everyone 🏆

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📰 Hot off the press - The January Courier 2023 📰

Welcome to our new digital version of the Taunton School Courier. Discover all the exciting things our students have been up to since returning to campus in the New Year.

Read the latest editions here - http://ow.ly/LR2Z50MC5zI

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Saturday enrichment is back 🥘🎭🏉🎨

At Taunton Prep School, we run a fun and educational Saturday Enrichment Programme, providing a fantastic opportunity for pupils to develop their learning across various creative and practical subjects. It's for all children from Years 3 to Year 6, not just those who attend Taunton School.

Find out more - http://ow.ly/6F5s50MBXcM


⏰ Don't forget! ⏰

You can experience life at Taunton School from the comfort of your own sofa tomorrow by tuning into our Virtual Open Morning!

You’ll get the chance to do a virtual tour of our beautiful, historic campus and hear from our headteachers, teaching staff and admissions managers as well as being part of a live question and answer panel.

There's still time to register your place - please visit our website to sign up!



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As part of Holocaust Memorial Day, our students tuned in to Holocaust Educational Trust's Live Webcast with Ruth Posner as she shared her personal testimony as a Holocaust Survivor.

Holocaust Educational Trust (UK)


Yesterday afternoon Taunton Prep School welcomed the return of Performing Arts Cafes 🎶

These afternoons give pupils a chance to showcase their musical talent and gain confidence performing. It’s an opportunity for the parents and relatives to see what they have been learning in their music lessons.

Well done all on such beautiful performances 🎻

Timeline photos 25/01/2023

Join the Allied Health Careers Fair at Taunton School! 🏥

The evening will provide an opportunity for students from across the South West to meet representatives from local businesses, hospitals and medical centres, armed forces, universities and many more. For more information and to register, follow the link - https://www.tauntonschool.co.uk/allied-health-careers-fair/

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Today we celebrate the work of schools and educators all over the world who make the world a better place through education! 👏


Strings Masterclass

Taunton School students were treated to a ‘Strings Masterclass’ with Clive Hughes, the Head of Strings at Millfield School and founding member of the Smith Quartet.

Musical students of all ages, from the Prep School to Sixth Form, were given expert advice and guidance on how to improve their performance.

A very valuable afternoon for all!

Timeline photos 24/01/2023

Taunton School are excited to be hosting another Speed Camp over the February half-term break 🏃

There will be two sessions, both led by Tim Thompson, the Head of Strength and Conditioning at Taunton School. Book your place now using the link - https://www.tauntonschool.co.uk/event/christmas-speed-camp/

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Last week three of our five schools came together for the first round of the English Speaking Union's Performing Shakespeare Competition 💀

With the competition open to Years 7, 8 and 9, the two places for the Area Finals were being hotly contested by performances from Taunton Prep School, Taunton School Internation Middle School and Taunton School Senior. They featured a variety of duologues and monologues from 'Macbeth', Hamlet', 'A Midsummer Night's Dream' and 'As You Like It'.

It was a hard decision, but the winning performances were of an intensely tortured Macbeth and a unique comic partnership of Helena and Hermia.

Well done to all involved!

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🐇🎊🧧 Happy Lunar New Year! 🐇🎊🧧

Our students across the school have been celebrating the Year of the Rabbit by making Chinese lanterns and hand fans, as well as having a feast of delicious traditional Chinese food in the evening to continue the celebrations!

Timeline photos 20/01/2023

After last year's successful Taunton School reunion in Dubai, we are delighted to invite all members of our school community to join us from 7.00pm on Wednesday 15 February at the Dubai Offshore Sailing Club.

If you would like to attend, please email [email protected].

Timeline photos 20/01/2023

🌟We are looking for a new Head of Pre-Prep and Nursery🌟

The Head of Pre-Prep and Nursery will be responsible for developing and implementation of policy in all areas and will oversee the children's general safety, welfare and progress.

We are looking for candidates with a strong academic track record of teaching at Foundation Stage/Key Stage 1 coupled with successfully leading and managing Nurseries from 0 to 4 year olds. You will also be inspiring, engaging and motivational to pupils and staff. 🤩

This is a fantastic opportunity, so make sure you take a look at the full vacancy and get your application in - http://ow.ly/Qbbx50MtAAL

Good luck! 🍀

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A beautiful frosty morning at the Taunton School campus today ❄️

Timeline photos 19/01/2023

Congratulations to Charlie (1st XV captain) on being selected for the South West Lambs Rugby Team! 🏉

A fantastic achievement and we can't wait to watch your matches 🤩

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Who doesn't love lego?!

Our Lego Masters are doing what they love, building something awesome 🤩

Timeline photos 18/01/2023

Two teams from Taunton School played in last week's Under 11 Hockey Tournament hosted by Sherborne🏑

Both teams made it to the semi-final, meaning they had to play against each other! The winning team then went on to play an exciting fast-paced game and came out victorious in the final.

The day was a wonderful example of skill and sportsmanship, and all involved should be very proud of their involvement. We can't wait to see what the rest of the term brings.

Congratulations to all 🏅


☀️ We are delighted to announce that Tabitha Rogers has been recently appointed to lead our summer language courses! ☀️

Qualified teacher Tabitha joins Taunton School with over eight years of experience in events and academic summer schools.

Taunton School’s International Summer School, which has been running for over 20 years, welcomes students from over 30 different countries every year. The courses, available to children from all over the world from the ages of 8-17, offer a taste of British boarding school life alongside a balanced curriculum of academic lessons, sports, activities and trips.

Find out more on our website here: https://www.tauntonschool.co.uk/2023/01/17/taunton-school-welcomes-new-summer-school-director/


Timeline photos 17/01/2023

Did you know we also offer table tennis as a sport? 🏓

Last week Taunton Prep School celebrated success as the U13 boys competed at the Zone Finals in Plymouth on Sunday and won! Following this triumph, they now progress through to the Regional finals in Bristol on the 5th of February!

Good luck boys!

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Taunton School glistening in the winter sun ☀️

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Taunton Prep School pupils have been enjoying their Saturday morning enrichment art classes already this term 🎨

So far this month they have been practicing painting symbols and building elements for a fish print using different techniques. We look forward to seeing more beautiful masterpieces!

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☀️ Welcome back TSIMS! ☀️

So far, our students at Taunton School's International Middle School, The Grange, have settled back into life on campus with a series of exciting activities, including an outdoor team building trip to Mendip Activity Centre!

Here, they practised their communication, leadership, and problem-solving skills during a series of activities that required them to work together and come up with solutions.

Also coming up are trips to Clip and Climb, Flip Out, Paignton Zoo and a VR games room!

Find out more about life at The Grange here: https://www.tauntonschool.co.uk/international/academic-courses/young-international-learners-7-13/


Timeline photos 16/01/2023

We are excited to introduce Merlin, our new therapy dog! 🐶

Due to the popularity of Larry with the Taunton School students, Merlin has joined the team this term and is already positively impacting staff and students!

Merlin is an 11-year-old registered therapy dog who sits with Julia in the Health Center twice a week. He has quickly become a support to students, particularly in those missing home life and their own dogs, but more widely offering comfort and cuddles as well as an icebreaker for students to discuss any concerns.

Welcome to the team Merlin; it's great to have you 🐶

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✨🌟We're hiring! 🌟✨

Are you interested in working within a dynamic independent school in the South West?

We have a range of positions currently available, including:
Recruitment and HR Co-ordinator 📁
Teacher of Science ⚗️
Nursery Practitioner 🧒
Chef 👩‍🍳
Laundry Assistant👚

View more information on all of our vacancies on our website here: http://ow.ly/j6wp50Mqanu

Timeline photos 13/01/2023

At the end of last term the boarding students at Taunton School organised a collection of warm clothing and other essential items for RAFT (Refugee Aid From Taunton).

Two students, Nola and Sienna, went to drop the items off at the warehouse, where they were gratefully received! Well done to all the students who organised this, it's great to see them actively helping the local community.

Timeline photos 13/01/2023

Congratulations to the Bristol Bears under-15 side for their performance on Wednesday! 🏉🏆

Five of Taunton Schools' under-15 students were selected to play in the Bristol Bears Rugby team during this week's match, and six from Taunton Schools' under-15 side are now part of the Bristol Bears Excel programme.

The programme has sparked a great relationship between Taunton School and the Bristol Bears.

Bristol Bears Rugby

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Meet Old Tauntonian Alan Sawyer, who we interviewed last year for our alumni magazine.

Alan discusses his path from being a “major procrastinator”, to “most improved pupil”, to working in biomedical research. His career has taken him all over the world, from the NHS, to the European Molecular Biology Lab and the Massachusetts General Hospital of Harvard Medical School.

Read the full article, including Alan’s advice to students wishing to follow a STEM career path, in the OT Review here: http://ow.ly/Pzj550MoW6Z

Timeline photos 12/01/2023

Did you know we have two pools onsite at Taunton School? 🏊

Our students are lucky to be able to use both pools as part of the curriculum, but also in swimming clubs and competitive teams led by our own Director of Swimming. The boarding students enjoy lots of fun swimming sessions over the weekends too! We can't wait to see our students' aquatic achievements this term 🏅

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