An Independent Prep Day and Boarding School in Somerset
Welcome to King's Hall School
Welcome to the King's Hall School website. We hope you enjoy this snapshot of life in our friendly school. King's Hall is an independent co-educational boarding and day prep school in Taunton, Somerset with over 300 pupils aged 2-13 years. Part of King’s Schools, Taunton, along with our senior school, King's College, we provide inspirational teaching, superb facilities and our nurturing of individual potential combines to create an environment in which young people achieve great things.
A Welcome from the Headmaster
"On my first visit to King’s Hall I was struck by the tangible warmth and friendliness of children, staff and parents. The school hums with life and laughter as the children and teachers apply themselves with great energy to create a wonderful environment for learning. Children benefit from a genuinely rounded education where each individual is encouraged to fulfil their own potential, not only academically but also to take advantage of the plentiful opportunities presented to them in areas such as music, sport, drama and art."Meet the Headmaster Headmaster's Blog
Starting Your Journey With Us
Children can join King's Hall from the age of 2. This is a small, friendly, and happy setting in which every child benefits from our beautiful rural location and extensive grounds.
Our aim is to instil a love of learning into every pupil by making the very most of their natural curiosity. This is why our curriculum is tailored to meet the developmental needs of each individual child, with the benefit of small class sizes and inspirational teachers.
Joining at Reception
Many children join us in Reception to continue the next stages of their development. Children looking to make the move would normally do so in the September term following their 4th birthday.
It can be a little daunting moving up to new class, which is why we like to make this feel as easy as possible and start to introduce children to their new teachers and routine during the Summer Term. Want to know more? Do come and visit us – you’ll be most welcome!
Joining King's at Age 11
We have an intake at age 11, when many children are considering a move to senior school. In our two-site model, pupils joining at 11 begin in the more intimate atmosphere of King’s Hall, where they find their feet, before moving at 13 to our senior school, King’s College.
Experience has shown us that 13 is the ideal age for children to join older boys and girls and this approach avoids the need for one huge leap to a large, new senior school at the age of 11.
“Thank you for creating an environment of enthusiasm for learning, appreciation for growing, and room for mistakes along the way! I am truly grateful for the opportunity King's Hall has given me.”
- Former pupil
“I have been impressed time and time again by the dedication and care offered by your teaching staff.”
- Former parents
“I could praise so many staff at King's Hall who have provided the support and nurturing our children have benefited from.”
- Former parents