King's Hall School

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We are delighted to announce that Alistair Wilkinson will be joining us in September 2022 as our Deputy Head Academic. A teacher of 11 years standing, he has previously worked at Marlborough College, Malaysia (Head of Year 3 and 4) and St Paul’s Juniors, London (Head of Year 3 and 4, and Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead).

Alistair said “I am looking forward to working with a fantastic staff team to continue developing the academic vision of the school. In doing so, I hope to preserve the school's reputation for excellence and rigour, whilst at the same time bring a fresh look to the academic provision.”

We wish him the very best for a great start in the Michaelmas Term.
Next Thing Education Tech Camps are at King’s College this Summer with more awesome, awe-inspiring tech activities. From coding your own digital games, programming new LEGO robots, Minecraft, photography, videography, crazy inventions and experiments, all of the creative boxes have been ticked! For ages 5-11 (Years 1- 6) only.

Dates: 25th – 29th July, 1st – 5th August and 8th – 12th August

Read more here: https://bit.ly/3IJrNjr
Year 3 recently headed off down to the River Tone to partake in some fun #rafting and #kayaking; making the kayaks go in a straight line is harder than it looks!

The pupils dipped their heads in the water from the rafts, which was rather chilly and falling into the water the first time was a bit scary – as was jumping off the side – but it was all great fun!!

Lots of food was to be had riverside - A packed tea when they got back then hot chocolate and flap jacks later in the evening, as well as a yummy breakfast in the morning.

Many thanks to the kitchen staff for all their hard work.

Sleeping in the Arts Centre was a blast – they all had SOME sleep... A massive thank you to Mrs Lowery for attending,; it couldn’t have been done without you!

#KingsTauntonOutdoor #SpacetoGrow #OutdoorEducation
Year 7 have recently returned from their trip to Chalet L'Escalade Morzine , #France. The group spent a week in #Morzine participating in lots of fun activities and, we are sure, improving their #French along the way!

Some of the activities included hiking to the #Swiss border, a trip to the market and a trip to Ca***er Chocolate factory to name a few.

Year 7 student Natasha had high praise for the trip, "I loved the year 7 French trip to Morzine! Some of my favourite parts were the high ropes, the #kayaking & #swimming, even though it was a bit cold in the water and visiting the chocolate factory and tasting the #chocolate. The food and accommodation there were all amazing. Also, the teachers we had for French lessons and going to the market were all so kind and made the lessons super fun."

#KingsTauntonOutdoor #SpaceforAdventure #Trip
There's still time to sign up for our #sports camps running throughout the summer holidays! We have a wide variety of camps on offer including netball, cricket, hockey and rugby.

Sessions are open to children of various ages and experience levels. Visit our website or click on the link to find out more: https://www.kings-taunton.co.uk/school-events/

#KingTauntonSport #SpaceforAdventure
It was wonderful to have the full suite of our end of year events operating as we would wish them to be - full houses for shows, Prize Days, fêtes, farewells and end of year lunches and celebrations.

Read more here: https://bit.ly/3RckAvL
Last week at King's Hall we were treated to an afternoon of #music and performance with Pre Preps summer show, titled. A Right Royal Knees Up!

Head of Pre Prep, Claire Luckhurst, said "I am so proud of all of the children who staged a truly magnificent performance of which I have no doubt Her Majesty the Queen would also have been proud. It was enormous fun to rehearse which, as always, was due to the children’s enthusiasm and commitment to being part of a team. Year 2 must be given a special mention for leading it so well by delivering their lines clearly, thus helping everyone else know what was coming next. I hope when the children look back on the Platinum Jubilee celebrations in later life, they will recall their part in the show as being part of them."

#KingsTaunton #Spaceforcreativity
Yesterday amidst wet conditions, we embarked upon one of the final activities of the year, our Pre-Prep #SportsDay. After finishing their amazing end-of-year show, all pupils and their parents headed out onto the top field to enjoy some races, albeit in the rain…

We had both corgi and cat burglar-themed races but to name a few, and all the children performed spectacularly. The day ended with a good old-fashioned relay race where some children had to run twice to make up for some team members!

#KingsTauntonSport
The vegetable patch in the Science department is looking incredibly healthy, and with money from parents funded through the OA Club, we hope to enlarge this by five times at least! The vegetables will be used in conjunction with the cookery school and the Year 3 and 4 outdoor learning lessons. In science, children in Years 3 and 4 use this to think about the best conditions for growing plants, pollination and ‘food to table’ and transport miles.

#SpaceToGrow #SpaceToBreathe
King’s Hall pupils Callum O and Theo B participated in the U13 Regional #Hockey Festival in Nottingham over the weekend, playing for the West Panthers. Callum scored nine goals in the Trophy team who won Gold in their competition and Coaches Player of the Tournament.

Theo played in the Cup Championship for the West Panthers, and the team won Silver, narrowly missing out in the final against the South Saxons. Theo has now been selected to play for the UK Lions, which will start in September and have training and competitions in the UK and abroad.

#KingsTauntonSport
Hot on the heels of other recent cricketing successes, we can now reveal that King’s Hall are U12 County Champions! It was a brilliant afternoon for our team, as they played against Taunton Prep School in the final.

#KingsTauntonSport #Cricket
What an incredible day! We held our Year 5-8 Sports Day yesterday, and thankfully we just managed to dodge the rain. Our pupils put on such a great show, and the images here are from their Pentathlon event.

#hurdles #javelin #100m #800m #longjump #KingsTauntonSport
West End star Tamsin January will be holding an in-person #MoulinRouge workshop on July 28th, during the first of this summer's Walker's Academy of Performing Arts Summer Camps at King's Hall School. Book your place now!

27-30 July: https://bit.ly/3xrthcN
22-26 August: https://bit.ly/3MU1lUs

For further information, please download the brochure here: https://www.kings-taunton.co.uk/.../Walkers-Academy...

#KingsTauntonDrama #SpaceForCreativity #Drama #PerformingArts
Our Year 8 pupils out did themselves with this years fete! With a mixture of activities for the younger pupils to enjoy there was a real buzz on the field. There were milkshakes galore, an assault course and water fights to name just a few of the activities, all arranged by our year 8 pupils. You can read more here: https://bit.ly/3yqKowR

Each year our pupils get to choose a #charity close to their hearts to raise money for. This year the chosen charity is The Josh Evans Trust Fund. JETF is a local charity, founded in memory of a rugby-obsessed young man determined not to let his #diabetes get in the way of living life to the full.

There is still time to donate using the link below!

https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/KHSY8FETE
The second edition of The Newt Scientist has been published this week. The magazine is the creation of Year 8 students, Toby B, Adam L and Barnaby M.

Following the success of the first edition that they released last year, the latest version is full of interesting articles from pupils across the school. The magazine is fully illustrated by Toby and he and Adam independently edited it, to produce a high quality, informative and fun read. The aim of the magazine is to promote an interest in science and give pupils the opportunity to develop their writing skills.

Mrs Becky Cole, Head of Science, said ‘I am very proud of the boys and the way that they have produced this magazine independently and so creatively. Science at King’s Hall is great fun, and I am so pleased that the pupils have been inspired to channel their enjoyment of the subject this way.’

You can download your copy here: https://bit.ly/3Nm2XGQ

#SpaceForCreativity
This morning staff from King's Hall and King's College attended the #WomenInSport Breakfast at Somerset County Cricket Club , ahead of the #ENGvSA match today.

This event featured a host of guest speakers from the sporting world who shared their journeys of working in the professional landscape.

A big thank you goes out to LV= for sponsoring this event.

#KingsTauntonSport #WeAreSomerset

A leading Pre-Prep/Prep, day/boarding school for girls and boys from 2 to 13 years old set in a beau We are a leading Pre-Prep and Prep school for girls and boys from 2 to 13 years old, with around 300 pupils.

Set in a beautiful countryside location surrounded by farmland, the school is only a couple of minutes drive from the centre of Taunton. We respect traditional values and boarding is a strong feature, which contributes to the real family atmosphere that exists in the school. Children enjoy a challenging all-round education in a progressive and stimulating environment. King's Hall is one of the Woo

Photos from King's Hall School's post 17/10/2022

8S visited the beautiful Coleridge Cottage last week as part of their Drama work and National Poetry Day celebrations. Whilst there they learnt all about the writer and his eccentric friends. Coleridge's unconventional life was on display in all areas of the house and gardens. Pupils performed extracts from The Rime of the Ancient Mariner and listened to Coleridge's poetry being read under the Lime boughs.

17/10/2022

Dear Friends

What a happy week I’ve had, and I hope yours has been similar. The only thing is, you probably don’t have a club where a collective of enthusiastic hoomans turn up to pamper you. This week I enjoyed my Tuesday hobby immensely because we invited my friend Meg (Mr Chippendale’s pooch) to join us for a walk.

Meg and I enjoy many games on our walks, and they seemed to have an effect on the young attendees at ‘The Snoops Walks and Dog Care Hobby’ as the little hoomans copied our best growly puppy game which we call ‘snuffle and tumble’. I have to say that I’m not surprised because it’s so much fun. Have a look at photo, you’ll see what I mean!

There aren’t many rules in the game ‘snuffle and tumble’ except for no pulling tails and no biting ears too hard. If you have a spare few minutes this weekend and you want to have some fun, I suggest you give the game a go.

Your Friend

Snoops X

16/10/2022

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The team are busy behind the scenes with the event planning. More information about some new exciting things for this years show coming very soon, so watch this space…

💚 @rurallivingshow is on 26th & 27th November 2022
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💚 Fun day out for all the family ~ NEW children’s activities being announced soon!
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15/10/2022

On Sunday, the Under 11 team traveled to Millfield to compete in the Regional Football tournament. They were up against schools who are playing as their main sport, so there was some tough opposition.

After a brilliant round-robin in the pool stages they went through as top in the plate. We won our semi final match convincingly and then almost had a 0-0 match in the finals. On the last play of the game, the opposition managed to break through and score.
The team played with real heart and spirit and gave the winning team the respect that they deserved.

15/10/2022

The Under 10 girls had their first away fixture last week. They travelled to the Collegiate School in Bristol to play a triangular against their team and Clifton College. This was the furthest the girls had travelled, and there were several ‘how much longer’ questions on the way up – and some snoozing on the way back!

With the lovely weather and the wonderful hosting, the girls had a great afternoon, with the B team winning both their games and the A team drawing one and losing 0-1 to an unlucky deflection of a defender’s stick.

15/10/2022

We are super proud of our U11 girls team who finished 2nd recently at the Regional IAPS tournament. They worked so hard and played some excellent hockey 🏑

Photos from King's Hall School's post 14/10/2022

Our Year 6 pupils ended their recent swimming unit with a brilliant competition - a fitting reward for all their hard work!

Photos from King's Hall School's post 14/10/2022

Today was good. Today was fun. Tomorrow is another one. - Dr Suess

Boarding at King's Hall is always full of excitement, and this weekend was no exception! Saturday morning they all set off to Quad World for the first time and with a mix of excitement and nerves, the children all tackled many laps of the tricky course.

Everyone was kitted out and took on a training lap first – some children took to it straight away; others needed a bit more guidance! The course was very bumpy, hilly, with many tight corners and it was very dusty. It was great fun and something, we are sure, they will all look forward to doing again.

Other highlights of the busy week have included celebrating birthday's, House cross country, and matches and on Wednesday, ‘National Day of Spain,’ we were treated to grace in Spanish thanks to Ines and Blanca.

Photos from King's Hall School's post 13/10/2022

Today Father Mark visited King's Hall to celebrate Festival!

He talked to the children about the humility needed to say thank you and to think of others rather than yourself. Saying "thank you" changes "me, my and mine" into "you, your and yours". Saying "thank you" keeps us humble because it means that we need others to be fully ourselves.

All donations will be heading off to Open Door.

12/10/2022

At the start line for our Cross Country. Well done to all those involved!

Photos from King's Hall School's post 12/10/2022

Our year 4 girls had a brilliant time playing Taunton Prep School on Monday, whilst our year 3 girls were away at Taunton.

All mini-games were played in such a great spirit!

Photos from King's Hall School's post 12/10/2022

King's were flying the flag at the Pontispool Hunter Trial last weekend. Competing were Pippa & Lizzy R, Tabitha & William T, and Emily & Jess M. They all competed individually in the 80cm and Lizzy was 4th, Tabitha 5th and William 6th. There was a second between them!!

Photos from King's Hall School's post 11/10/2022

Last Sunday in boarding the children were treated to a day at Warren Beach. Trusting in the weather they set off in a torrential downpour, but by the time they reached the beach the sun was shining and they were treated to a glorious day of ice cream, arcade games and a lovely picnic on the beach!

In Geography, Year 8 are currently learning about coastal processes and landforms - there was so much of what they had been learning on show at Dawlish, including seeing where the trainline got demolished in the storms of February 2014. The children might have pretended not to be interested, but from some of their comments and questions they have obviously been taking on board what they have been learning in lessons.

In the arcades, its amazing how the children manage to win so many tokens with £3, which results in a variety of sweets or obscure toys being won. They then walked along the beach and saw more sea defences in action, before a few mad children went for a paddle and others had a long jump competition. The day was then finished off with the obligatory ice cream.

Just another exciting week in our Boarding House!

Photos from King's Hall School's post 11/10/2022

Dear Friends,

Well, as promised, the children who spend time with me after school on a Tuesday at the ‘Snoops Appreciation and Pampering Club’, I mean, the ‘ Care and Walks with Snoops Club’, lovingly prepared for me the most delicious supper of roast turkey, potatoes, broccoli, carrots and cauliflower and a mouth-watering splosh of doggie chicken broth!!

Being a kind and generous bunch they invited Meg, the Chippendale family pooch, to join us for the mini-feast. Meg and I were both in agreement that it was like come early. We did hint that they might like to experiment with doggie but they said that sweet things are bad for our teeth. I wonder if I could persuade them otherwise if I show them my toothbrush and delicious beef toothpaste.

Have a good one, all.

Your friend, Snoops 🐶X

10/10/2022

After spending last week in prep, King's Hall pooch Snoops got involved with , here is his entry:

Snoops the dog
Met a hog
In the middle of a bog.
The hog made a snort
And Snoops then thought
What a terrible sort!
Rudely it started to giggle
Which made Snoops harrumph and wiggle
So back to King’s Hall he came!

10/10/2022

Today is World Mental Health Day, and this morning we reinforced our consistent message about support sources both in our boarding houses and the wider school. We also spoke about self-help measures such as good sleep, good nutrition, exercise, fresh air, and connecting with each other face-to-face.

Our School Chaplain, Father Mark, has recorded this meditation session for our pupils: https://spoti.fi/3rKgLTi

Photos from King's Hall School's post 07/10/2022

5K have made a fantastic start to the term and they can’t believe that they are already at the end of their 4th week in Year 5! They have all been enjoying the new and the wide variety of they can get their teeth stuck into now that they are progressing through school and becoming more independent.

Although it seems ages away now, they had a fantastic time at on their two-night residential which took place the second week back after the summer break. With activities such as the wall, Grass sledging and to name a few, they certainly had a time to remember!

05/10/2022

A typical weekend at the Director of Music’s house involves quite a bit of instrument washing!

Amidst this colourful display can be found the mouthpieces that Year 3 use for their weekly group lessons on pTrumpets and pTrombones. Also visible are the wonderful ocarinas 3D-printed by our very own DT department!

Photos from King's Hall School's post 05/10/2022

There have been so many great improvements made to the house this summer and Tuesday night it was great to see it in action. So much fun was being had in all areas and it has been great to see the children making full use of the new additions made over the summer.

In the Year 8 boys' area, some were making soda streams and toast in the kitchen, others were watching the Grand Prix on Sky, whilst others played pool.

In the girl's area, we were treated to hearing their beautiful singing voices as they attempted . They then had a pizza party on their new beanbags!

There is always such a great atmosphere around the whole boarding house and everyone is always in such great spirits – the children are amazing and evenings like this make everything so much fun!

04/10/2022

We are really proud of Humphrey's achievements in squash. Last year, he won the U11 National IAPS competition, and this year he's playing against U13 boys (as an U12) and he seems to be really enjoying the challenge!

He will now go on to represent Devon in the England Inter Counties next month and has a place in the South West Regional Squad. As a bonus, he gets run through his paces by his eldest brother Rory - who is in the 5th form at King's College!

Photos from King's Hall School's post 04/10/2022

We are really impressed with the pupils that make the most of our lunchtime clubs 👏

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The first of this term's pupil meetings took place last week in the school library. There were lots of fantastic ideas of things that the children have suggested they would like to see implemented at King's Hall including; ensuring that children are eating their fruit by conducting a fruit survey, suggestions of some new equipment they would like to see available for use during break times and ideas for how they can ensure that the current equipment is kept fit for use!

03/10/2022

Well done to our U11 hockey team! 🥇 They had the most brilliant morning playing against some top opposition this weekend! 👏

Photos from King's Hall School's post 03/10/2022

What a fantastic morning of on Saturday! The boys played so well and finished 🥈 at the IAPS regional qualifier. Each game was high-paced and very exciting! Looking forward to Nationals!
Credit to Moulsford Prep for hosting 👏 and all the schools involved ⚽️

Photos from King's Hall School's post 03/10/2022

Our pupils have been working hard in the gym recently 💪💪💪 We are very lucky to have this facility!

Photos from King's Hall School's post 01/10/2022

In Year 4 we are reading George’s Marvellous Medicine in English. The children had so much fun reading and performing the magic medicine poem from the book, as you can see from the pictures!

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In EAL our students have been talking about Autumn in their home countries and how different it in to Autumn in the UK. Henry, Blanca, Sofia and Kieran are just some of the students who have written stories talking about Autumn.

Photos from King's Hall School's post 29/09/2022

Last weekend on Saturday the children enjoyed a range of activities including cooking some very tasty biscuits that we were lucky enough to sample. Other children enjoyed horse riding and football before rugby matches in the afternoon.

Sunday had a more chilled vibe, until we went to Flip Out in the afternoon, where the children appeared to thoroughly enjoy themselves fuelled by ‘Slushies’ and finished off with hot dogs.

29/09/2022

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28/09/2022

6N have been fully embracing life at King's Hall by settling into their new rooms and routines really well. The Year 6 curriculum has already had them squirming dissecting pig’s eyes and tearing up and down the rugby and hockey pitches in Games.

Things the form have enjoyed so far this year:

Freya – “I’ve enjoyed choir and all the practices so far, especially singing in front of the school.”

Fleur – “Loved the swimming lessons and practicing diving and different strokes.”

Ozzie – “All the new hobbies this term like Biathlon and Cross country.”

Woody – “The Saturdays activities like Football and all the matches in the afternoon have been amazing.”

Viphy – “I’ve really enjoyed science so far this year, especially dissecting a pig’s eye!”

Photos from King's Hall School's post 26/09/2022

King's Hall Student Isabella A started cooking during the first lockdown making cakes for the NHS staff and having a weekly bake-off by Zoom with friends around the globe.

Fast forward a couple of years and she was asked to do a cookery demonstration at the Somerset County Show, compared by celebrity chef Lesley Walters from “Ready Steady Cook”, and a number of other TV programmes. She made chocolate and apple brownies - which went down very well with the audience who tasted them!

Well done Isabella!

Our Story

We are a leading Pre-Prep and Prep school for girls and boys from 2 to 13 years old, with around 300 pupils. Set in a beautiful countryside location surrounded by farmland, the school is only a couple of minutes drive from the centre of Taunton.

We respect traditional values and boarding is a strong feature, which contributes to the real family atmosphere that exists within the school. Children enjoy a challenging all-round education in a progressive and stimulating environment.

King's Hall is one of the Woodard Schools, a group of 40 member schools whose approach is based on the principles of the Church of England. Our senior school King's College, Taunton is also a member and the two schools benefit from having their own independent sites, furnished with excellent age appropriate facilities. The vast majority of our pupils move on to King’s College at age 13.

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