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Taunton School International

Taunton School International

Year established 1847

Taunton School International

Year established 1847


Nearest Airport: Bristol International Airport

Nearest Station: Stanway Close, Taunton

Boarding School Type: Co-Education

Number of Students

Age range: 11-18

Number of students: 145

Number of boarders: 145


Taunton School International is part of the Taunton School family and provides GCSE and Foundation programmes for up to 85 boys and girls aged 14-18.


Our one- and two-year GCSE/Pre-IB programmes offer over 23 examinable subjects and are the ideal preparation for 14-16 year old students wishing to go on to the Sixth Form to study A-levels, IB, BTECs or the Foundation programme. Students are expected to have intermediate or higher levels of English (B1+) and take up to 8 GCSEs in one year (6 GCSEs being the average).


Our Foundation programmes are designed for those students with a keen interest in the world of business and who are looking for an alternative and more focused route to university. In the Pre-Foundation Year (16-17 years old), students take A-level business studies as well as two GCSEs of their choice. In the second year (International Foundation Year), students study four modules of business, economics, maths (for business) and EAL. Successful completion of the IFY guarantees a place at one of 16 top British Universities.
We have been welcoming International students for over 100 years and with so many educational pathways to choose from, there is no better time to join us on our stunning 56-acre campus in the heart of beautiful Somerset in the South West of England.


Our unique offerings and family friendly ethos set us apart from many other UK boarding schools. We are a very inclusive, friendly, progressive and successful school where all students are afforded outstanding education and support in order that they may reach their full potential.

Depending on age and level of English, International students will enter the Pre-Prep, Prep, Senior or International Schools, where we offer the greatest range of educational pathways at secondary level as compared to any other school in the UK.

Whether you have a very low level of English or are a first-language English speaker, we are confident that we can find the right course to meet your needs. TSI is fully residential with boys and girls living in separate houses in comfortable, single or mixed nationality bedrooms. Our International students enjoy full use of Taunton School’s excellent facilities, which include a modern theatre, a music school, chapel, a spacious library, well-equipped art studios, latest design & technology workshops, astroturf sports pitches, two indoor swimming pools, fitness suite, sports halls and multi-purpose sports courts.


We encourage all of our students to fully involve themselves in the Taunton School community and beyond. There are more than 100 clubs and societies on offer which provide many opportunities for our International students to integrate with the British students, including sports teams, orchestras, performing arts, after-school clubs, weekend trips and through the numerous inter-house competitions which run throughout the school year.

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