Fantastic Education Opportunities – Growing People
Taunton has a particularly strong education offer, with a first class choice of both private and state education at primary and secondary levels. Taunton itself has 40 junior and infant schools, 4 state secondary schools, an FE college, a sixth form college, and 3 independent schools, all with preparatory classes.
With over 40 schools to choose from, the Taunton area is an excellent location for children's education. The OFSTED Inspection Reports will demonstrate the range of high quality schools available. To find out more visit the Somerset Schools Information Directory or DirectGov Schoolfinder. To apply for any of our schools visit the Somerset Admissions website.
Taunton Deane is home to some of the best independent schools in the South West, attended by students from all over the world - Queens College, King's College, Taunton School and Wellington School. Children can attend any of the schools as boarders or day pupils and will have excellent opportunities available to them in music, sport, languages and much more.
Somerset College has over 5500 students, offering a wide range of college courses as well as being the largest provider of degrees in Somerset. Richard Huish College has 2000 students and offers a wide range of further and higher education qualifications. Richard Huish is one of the top ten ranked colleges in England, whilst Somerset College is recognised as outstanding in a number of key areas including working with employers.