King's Hall School in Taunton offers education with a difference. The quiet rural setting, combined with traditional values and modern facilities, make this popular school a first choice for education for ages 2 to 13. King's Hall staff firmly believe that learning is not limited to the curriculum and the classroom, and although academic results are excellent, the school sets out to provide many extra-curricular activities and hobbies for children to take part in, including choir, instrument learning, ballet, horse riding, hockey, rugby, netball and cricket.
The Pre-Prep pupils (age 2 - 7) benefit from the use of all of King's Hall's marvellous facilities whilst enjoying the quiet and peaceful atmosphere of classrooms specially designed for the younger children. A Forest School, a separate nursery for 2 year olds and an array of extra-curricular activities provide children with a well-rounded and complete education at this tender age, each child is provided with the opportunity to develop their own interests and passions whilst progressing academically. All children at King's Hall are treated very much as individuals, with small classes and dedicated, experienced staff, who are equally as inspired by the world as the pupils.
This fantastic start to pupils' schooling puts them in a strong position to continue their rounded education at the senior school, King's College, at the end of Year 8.
The school is built around Pyrland Hall, a superb Georgian country house on the edge of the Quantock Hills. The 50 acre estate (including 15 acres of playing fields) is entirely surrounded by National Trust farmland but is also within a mile of Taunton, the county town of Somerset. Bristol and Exeter are within easy reach while London is a two hour train journey of three hours via the motorway.
The school has two nurseries - one just for two year olds, two classes in each year group in the Pre-Prep and three in the Prep Department: the children have tiered subject lessons from age 9. There is an excellent record of academic, musical, dramatic and sporting achievements. The school looks to continually develop its provision: in the last five years this has included a new nursery for 2 year olds, refurbishment of the 3 + nursery, new staging for the Arts Centre, and a state-of-the-art Science Faculty is due to be finished in the summer of 2017, as well constant improvements to the library and other key areas.
You are most welcome to come and visit us, meet the children and staff, and talk about the education and care of your son or daughter in more detail. As the next step please telephone the Admissions Registrar on 01823 285921 or visit our website, www.kingshalltaunton.co.uk.
See our Inspection Report at www.isinspect.org.uk, then click on 'School Inspection Reports', then 'k' for King's Hall.