Taunton School £20million ‘state of the art’ development

Work on a £20million project at Taunton School to create a new state-of-the-art sixth form center begins next week.

The project will see the creation of a new sixth form center at the school, which celebrates its 175th anniversary this year, as well as a new library.

The work will be followed by proposals for improved sports facilities and a brand new international school.

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The project also includes the creation of a green and sustainable pedestrian hub linking the boarding schools, teaching and catering blocks.

Proposals include the relocation of the current Taunton International School from its current site to the main campus, as well as the development of two new astroturf pitches, benefiting both the school and the local community. Find out more about Somerset Schools here.

Director Lee Glaser said, “These exciting developments are a reflection of our local and global success.

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“The project marks the start of a very exciting and important new chapter in the long history of Taunton School.”

These plans follow the completion of a new dining room in 2020, officially opened by HRH Princess Anne a year ago.

Taunton School is one of the South West’s leading coeducational independent day and boarding schools for children aged 0-18.

Founded in 1847, the school’s 56-acre site is home to five separate schools – a nursery school, a pre-preparatory school, a preparatory school, a secondary school and an international school.

The international school was the first of its kind to be opened by a British independent school on site in 1996.

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Dora W. Clawson