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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

Visit School Website


Mr J Chippendale

Admissions Registrar and Headmaster's PA:
Mrs Emma Guppy

This school offers flexi-boarding.

Accreditations and affiliations:
IAPS, AMDIS, AGBIS, CReSTeD Dyslexia Unit (DU), Woodard Schools, SATIPS, BSA
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:

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

Scholarships & Bursaries:

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

What we offer

  • Drama/Theatre
  • Design technology
  • Electronics
  • ICT
  • Classics
  • English
  • English as foreign/2nd language
  • Latin
  • French
  • Netball
  • Basketball
  • Gymnastics
  • Fencing
  • Tennis
  • Swimming
  • Squash
  • Rugby
  • Hockey
  • Golf
  • Cross-country
  • Cricket
  • Badminton
  • Athletics
  • Martial arts
  • Football
  • Archery
  • Rounders
  • Touch rugby
  • Dance
  • Canoeing
  • Rainbows/Brownies/Guides
  • Yoga
  • Beavers/Cubs/Scouts
  • Orienteering
  • Adventure training
  • Horse riding and management
  • Sailing
  • Public speaking/Debating
  • Drama productions
  • Cycling
  • Ballet
  • 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 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.
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