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King's Hall School, Somerset

School Details
School Crest
Kingston Road,
United Kingdom,

Tel: +44 1823 285920
Fax: +44 1823 285928

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Mr J Chippendale

Admissions Registrar and Headmaster's PA:
Mrs Emma Guppy

This school offers flexi-boarding.

Accreditations and affiliations:
IAPS, Woodard Schools, AGBIS, SATIPS, CReSTeD Dyslexia Unit (DU), BSA, AMDIS
Religious affiliation:
Church of England
Teaching languages:
Age Range & Fees
2 - 13
Day Fees
Annual Weekly
Boarding Fees
Annual Full
Boarding Fees
Number of Pupils
School Boy
School Girl
Full board
This school offers
Number of Staff
Full Time
Part Time
GCSE Pass Rate - age 16
At Grades A* to C
Pass Rate - age 18
courses are offered for age 18 exams
Higher Education
Pupils who went on to Higher Education or took Gap Year

Method of Entry:

Taster days, Interview, Assessment, Trial day at school, Scholarship exam, Registration, Please apply to school, Common Entrance, Visit school

Scholarships & Bursaries:

Siblings, Armed forces discounts or bursaries, Academic, Junior school entry, Sport, All-rounder, Music, Other bursaries, Other scholarships, Means tested bursaries, Clergy/Ministers

What we offer

  • Classics
  • Design technology
  • Drama/Theatre
  • Electronics
  • ICT
  • English
  • French
  • Latin
  • English as foreign/2nd language
  • Netball
  • Badminton
  • Swimming
  • Gymnastics
  • Fencing
  • Tennis
  • Squash
  • Rugby
  • Hockey
  • Golf
  • Cricket
  • Athletics
  • Cross-country
  • Basketball
  • Football
  • Touch rugby
  • Archery
  • Rounders
  • Martial arts
  • Cycling
  • Beavers/Cubs/Scouts
  • Orienteering
  • Canoeing
  • Adventure training
  • Horse riding and management
  • Sailing
  • Ballet
  • Yoga
  • Dance
  • Drama productions
  • Public speaking/Debating
  • Rainbows/Brownies/Guides
  • Band/Orchestra
  • Choir
  • Guitar
  • Keyboard
  • Brass
  • Singing
  • Strings
  • Woodwind
  • Percussion
  • School bus service
  • Particular diets
  • Experience of expatriates' children
  • Rail/Airport services
  • Before school/Breakfast club
  • After school club
  • Experience of diplomatic corps' children
  • Experience of services' children
  • Experience of international students
  • Dyslexia or Specific Learning Difficulties (SpLD)
  • Moderate Learning Difficulties (MLD)
Head PhotoKing's Hall 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 3 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 3 - 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, Montessori classroom and an array of extra curricular activities provide children with a well rounded and complete education at this tender age, each child 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 32 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 a nursery unit, two classes in each year group in the Pre-Prep and three in the Prep Department: the children are streamed from the age of 9. There is an excellent record of academic, musical, dramatic and sporting achievements. There is a programme of continual development: in the last eight years this has included a new sports hall, performing arts centre used for concerts and drama productions, new changing areas, a computer centre for the Pre-Prep and an extensive ICT centre for the Prep. 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 Secretary on 01823 285921. See our Inspection Report at www.isinspect.org.uk, then click on 'School Inspection Reports', then 'k' for King's Hall.
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