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Taunton Senior School

Staplegrove Road
Taunton
Somerset
TA2 6AD

T: +44 (0)1823 703703

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ISC ID: 95921


Head

Mr Lee Glaser (Headmaster)

Boys - age range:

Day: 7 to 18

Boarding: 7 to 18

Girls - age range:

Day: 7 to 18

Boarding: 7 to 18

Size

723 pupils

Taunton Senior School case studies (20)

Zero to Landfill

Partners

  • Taunton Senior School
  • Zero to Landfill
  • Community work/fundraising
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The Armed Man Concert

Partners

  • Taunton Senior School
  • Taunton School
  • Performing arts and music
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STEM Challenge

Partners

  • Taunton Senior School
  • STEM Challenge
  • Academic
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Skirting Science

Partners

  • Taunton Senior School
  • Soptomotrist International Taunton
  • Academic
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Impact of partnership work done in 2021 (ISC annual Census 2022)

  • 6 state schools involved
  • 101-200 state school pupils involved
  • 40 staff hours given

Impact Statement

Public Benefit

The Governors and the School are committed to making sure that the school’s charitable objects are carried out for the public benefit. They do this in a number of ways, the most significant being to ensure that the education and pastoral support provided by the school is available to all, regardless of financial circumstance, economic or social background. They also ensure that the school’s facilities are made available, as far as possible, to other local schools and the wider community.

 

Public Benefit - Governance

The School has entered into collaboration with the Levels Academy Trust, which comprises four primary schools in the Langport area. Taunton School provides members of staff to sit on the Trust and Governing Boards of the Trust with the aim of working collaboratively across a number of areas which include training and sharing of skills and resources.

 
Public Benefit - Sporting Partnerships

The School continues to support numerous local community based clubs and facilities which provide access to sporting and social opportunities for the whole community, particularly its young people. Support is given in various ways, such as the provision of expertise, help with projects, profile raising and funding. Numerous established partnerships include local cricket, athletics, rugby and netball clubs along with support to Taunton Vale Sports Club and Wiveliscombe outdoor pool – the latter would have severe difficulty remaining open without the ongoing support of its sponsors and friends.

 

Public Benefit - Academic/Drama

We provide teacher training opportunities for graduates who wish to pursue a career in teaching and we operate as an EYFS Training Centre for the South West. We provide free sessions for primary school children in Science, Music & Drama and sports camps. Local Primary School children are invited to spend a day in the Prep School working with TPS music, drama and dance teachers to produce a play and to perform it in front of an audience of their parents.

 

Public Benefit - Sponsorship

Students engage in various fundraising activities throughout the year and last year made donations to EducAid (an educational charity based in Sierra Leone) and Taunton Opportunity Group (a local pre-school for children with severe learning disabilities). TSI and TSIMS students carry out many events to raise money for various charities which have previously included St Margaret’s Hospice, UNICEF, Samaritan’s Purse, Macmillan and Red Ribbons for Aids.

Taunton School sponsors a number of local sports clubs, sharing expertise, resources and facilities by providing much needed financial support. The School also supports the Centre for Outdoor Activities and Community Hub (COACH).
The School has recently partnered with The Brewhouse Theatre and Arts Centre which will assist them with their transformation plans to become a regional arts centre.

The School has also supported a project driven by Taunton Association for the Homeless that has created a homeless hostel for former service personnel in Taunton.

Since September 2017, we have done fundraising for Himalayan Children, Aspire, Children in Need, James Willet Fund, RAFT, Sport Relief and Love Musgrove. Also, our Young Enterprise have been making donations of socks to ARC (formerly Taunton Association for the Homeless) as part of the SOXBOX project.

  • Academic scholarships
  • All Rounder awards
  • Art scholarships
  • Design scholarships
  • Drama scholarships
  • Music scholarships
  • Science/Technology scholarships
  • Sport scholarships
  • Sixth Form scholarships
  • Clergy discounts
  • H M Forces discounts
  • Sibling discounts
  • Bursaries for new entrants
  • Hardship awards for existing pupils
  • Lump sum payment discounts

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