Taunton School announces £20m campus development

The Somerset school has revealed plans to develop a new sixth form, library and international school, and enhance its sports facilities

Taunton School has announced plans for a £20m development to its Somerset campus.

The campus development will include building a new sixth form centre and library, which will begin next week, eventually expanding with sports facilities and a new international school.

The project involves moving the international school from its current site to its main campus and developing two new astroturf pitches, which can be used by the school and local community.

The new international school will accommodate 150 international pupils from year 9 to year 13 – work on the international school is expected to start in mid-2024 and will be ready by the summer of 2026.

These exciting developments are a reflection of our success locally, and globally – Lee Glaser, Taunton School

Development of the astroturf pitches is expected to take place from April to August 2023, in time for the arrival of students in September.

A part of the project’s ambition is the creation of a sustainably designed pedestrianised hub, whereby boarding houses, teaching and dining blocks are all linked.

This campus development follows the development of a new dining hall in 2020, which was officially opened by Princess Anne a year ago.

“These exciting developments are a reflection of our success locally, and globally” said headmaster, Lee Glaser. “The project marks the start of a very exciting and important new chapter in Taunton School’s long history.”

Taunton School is a co-educational independent day and boarding school in the south west of England. The school exists on a 56-acre site and is home to a nursery, pre-preparatory school, prep school, senior school and international school.

In addition to the new £20m campus development, Taunton School will celebrate its 175th anniversary this year.

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