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King's Hall School

King's Hall School

Kingston Road, Taunton, TA2 8AA, Somerset

01823 285920



King's Hall School
School type Co-educational Day & Boarding
Founded 1957
Head Mr Justin Chippendale
Co-ed Age Range 2-13
Number of pupils 320
Day fees per annum £7,965 - £17,010
Average Class Size 20 max
Teacher/Pupil ratio 1:9
Associations IAPS, HMC, BSA

King's Hall School is a coeducational Pre-Prep and Prep school with around 320 pupils, offering both day and boarding. Set in a beautiful countryside location surrounded by farmland, the school is only a couple of minutes’ drive from the centre of Taunton in Somerset.

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

We have a very popular Pre-Prep located in its own dedicated area of the school, having full access to our extensive facilities and grounds. Our Nursery is a friendly, happy and welcoming setting for children aged 2 to 4 years, and every child has their very own key worker who focuses on individual needs and supports each child through their time with us. When the time comes for moving up to Reception, we take the children and their parents on a tour of the facilities so they can see more of what we have to offer for the next stage of their child's development. This gentle and smooth transition helps children to become familiar with their new surroundings and to feel like part of one big school family.

When children first join us in Prep, they will open the door to an exciting new world of opportunities and challenges, both inside and outside the classroom. Our teachers are welcoming, engaging and passionate. All children study the core subjects of English, maths, science, geography, history, modern foreign languages (MFL), and religious studies, and our broad curriculum also embraces Latin, the visual and creative arts (including music, art and drama), design technology, and an imaginative programme of PE and games.

Across the school site, pupils benefit from traditional and modern facilities: a bright modern science faculty, new cookery school, adventure playground, outdoor swimming pool, astros and extensive grass pitches, a huge indoor sports centre and gym equipment, as well as an arts centre that acts as the hub for music and performing arts events. The school's 2.5km 'King's Loop' is popular for cross-country running at lunch times!

Opportunities are extensive, as is the school's co-curricular offering: Forest School, riding lessons at the school's off-site equestrian centre, archery, ballet, fencing, cookery, multi-sports and outdoor adventure are but some of the activities available.

King's Hall has a senior school, King's College, Taunton, and the two schools benefit from having their own independent sites, furnished with excellent age-appropriate facilities and attitudes to maximise the opportunities for the children in their care.

There is a close working relationship between the schools and transitioning from King's Hall to King's College is seamless. A great many pupils start at 2 and finish their education with us at 18. The two-site model enables those joining at 11 to find their feet before moving to King's College at 13. Scholarships are available for pupils with exceptional ability. These are awarded at 11+ and continue at King's College up to age 18.

Justin Chippendale, Headmaster at King's Hall added: "At King's Hall we provide a fabulous educational experience. We aim to maximise potential and to help develop children to be the best they can be. The school is open and friendly, with solid structures in place to support children with all aspects of their lives. They leave us ready and prepared for the next part of their educational journey."