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." Read more...
“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
Starting Your Journey With Us
Children can join King's Hall from the age of 2. As well as an intake at Reception and all Years up Year 8, we welcome many younger children to our Nursery. This is a small, friendly, happy and welcoming setting for children aged 2 to 4 years.
Every child has their very own key worker who will focus on their individual needs and support them through their time here with us at King’s.
Children benefit from our beautiful rural setting and extensive grounds – our Forest School sessions are popular and encourage learning and exploring outside of the classroom.
The curriculum is tailored to meet the developmental needs of each individual child following the requirements of the Early Years Foundation Stage Curriculum. Our prime aim is to instill a love of learning into every child by making the very most of their natural curiosity.
We can tailor drop off and pick up times to suit you and you can be safe in the knowledge that your child/children will be happy and cared for, benefiting from small class sizes and caring teachers who inspire and engage with passion and creativity.
Joining Our Reception
Children move on to join our 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. We hold a Welcome Afternoon in the Summer Term where parents can learn more about what happens next, and how we can support you and your child/ren.
It can be a little daunting moving up to new class, with new teachers and a new environment. We therefore 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. When it comes to the move to ‘big school’ at this age, many parents assume that the best choice is to progress straight to a senior school that has an 11+ intake and runs all the way to age 16 or 18.
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 in a new school environment and this approach avoids the need for one huge leap to a large, new senior school at the age of 11.
Come and Visit Us!
The best way to find out more about our lovely school is to come and see it for yourself.
Visits can be booked with our Admissions team or you might prefer to attend one of our Open Days.
If you're thinking about independent education, then please do get in touch. Whether your child/children is/are 2 or 13 or any age in between, we warmly invite you to come and visit.