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primary schools

Blackbrook Primary
Picture-based: overseas links, stories, poems, photos, news
King's Hall
(once in site, click on photo to proceed)
Preparatory School for 7-13 year-olds and pre-Prep Dept for 3-7 year-olds
Queen's College Junior School
Independent preparatory school for boys and girls aged 7 to 11 years
130 children and boarding house for between 30 and 40 boarders
Nursery & pre-Prep Schools for 2½ to 7 year-olds
Taunton Preparatory School
Preparatory School (7 - 13 years) with 320 pupils
Taunton Pre-Prep School for boys and girls aged 4 to 7 years
First Steps Nursery for 2½ to 4 year-olds

secondary schools

Bishop Fox's Community School
Mixed all ability school for students between 11 and 16, maximum of 200 in each year. History dating back to 1522; since 1922 maintained by LEA; moved to present site in 1994
Castle School
Includes latest school Publications (Bulletin, Newsletter and Prospectus) in electronic format, Maps, Calendar of Events, Photographs, archive of past bulletins and newsletters.
King's College
Independent school providing education for some 430 boys and girls aged 13 to 18 (200 in the Sixth Form), offering both GCSE and A-level courses
Ladymead Community School (Technology College)
Mixed comprehensive for girls and boys aged 11 to 16: 860 students (September 2001), due to increase September 2002 to approximately 920 pupils.
Queen's College
Co-educational boarding and day school. The Senior School has about 520 pupils with approximately 150 in the Sixth form; boarders constitute some 40% of the total.
St Augustine of Canterbury School
Education/curriculum set within a Christian context, both Church of England and Roman Catholic
Taunton School
Independent Boarding and Day School for boys and girls aged 13 to 18 years:
450 pupils of whom 200 are in the Sixth Form
Old Tauntonians
Old Tauntonian Freemasonry
Taunton School Enterprises: weddings, conferences, banquets, sports facilities

further education

Richard Huish College
Sixth-form college offering courses at A level, AS level and AVCE
Somerset College of Arts & Technology
AS/A levels, AVCEs, NVQs, GNVQs, National Diplomas, Awards and Certificates

higher education

Institute of Health Studies (University of Plymouth) Taunton site (SCAT)
Nursing, midwifery and podiatry (chiropody) education and training
School-Centred Initial Teacher Training
A one-year course for graduates who want to be primary teachers. It leads to the awards of Qualified Teacher Status (QTS) and Post Graduate Certificate in Education (PGCE)
Somerset College of Arts & Technology
In partnership with the University of Plymouth, degree and higher national programmes, many available both full and part-time.
University of Plymouth HE courses at SCAT

adult education

Somerset College of Arts & Technology
Job-related skills & qualifications; leisure & vocational courses; professional qualifications
Somerset Community Education: Taunton
Based in community schools across the town: learning, leisure and cultural opportunities for people who live or work in and around Taunton

private sector

Julia Wright Consultancy Services
Local government elected member development; modernising agenda workshops; local authority employee training & development; personal development training
Spa Therapy
Specialist spa training & spa personnel development facility: online courses, CDs & guides
Taunton Business School
Butterworth Jones & Co, Chartered Accountants: Excel spreadsheet and Sage accounting software training

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