Taunton School announced as finalist for two national awards

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Taunton School has been named as one of the best independent schools in the country for both
sports and careers education.

The school has reached the final of the prestigious Independent School of the Year Awards in
both the Student Careers and Sporting Achievement categories.

The sport announcement follows an extraordinary year for Taunton Prep School, with its pupils
being crowned National Champions in hockey, cricket, swimming, biathlon, biathle, triathlon,
horseriding, pistol shooting, and golf. The Prep School also won Southwest titles in cross
country running and athletics, whilst 18 of its pupils become some of the youngest children ever
to swim the English Channel (in three relay teams of six).

The school was also commended for its breadth of sporting activities and its celebration of sport
for all abilities and levels.

The careers announcement recognises an innovative Taunton School programme to introduce
children to careers at the age of three by offering play-based activities and a series of visitors to
help them develop an understanding of a range of professions.
Andrew Edwards, Head of Taunton Prep School, said: “We are delighted to hear that we have
been announced as a finalist in the Independent School of the Year Awards for sport.
“We have had an exceptional year across many sports and we continue to challenge, nurture
and inspire our pupils to stay healthy, remain engaged and reach their potential.”

Louise Leah, Head of Taunton Pre-Prep and Nursery, said: “Our young children have thoroughly
enjoyed learning about different professions, from police officers to farmers and scientists to

Taunton School, Staplegrove Road, Taunton, TA2 6AD www.tauntonschool.co.uk marketing@tauntonschool.co.uk 01823 703703
“We’re thrilled that our forward-thinking approach to early years education has been
recognised on a national level.”
Award winners will be announced at a ceremony next month.


For more information contact Taunton School’s PR & Communications Manager Calista Lewis on
01823 703285 or email calista.lewis@tauntonschool.co.uk

Notes to Editors

Taunton School is one of the South West’s leading co-educational independent day and boarding schools
for children aged 0-18 years.
Founded in 1847, the school’s 56-acre site is home to five separate schools: a nursery, a pre-preparatory
school , a prep school, senior school and an international school.

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