Located only a mile from the town of Taunton in the heart of the county of Somerset, King’s Hall is built around the stunning Georgian house, Pyrland Hall, which borders Quantock Hills. The 50-acre estate, which includes 15 acres of playing fields, is surrounded by National Trust farmland.
Boarding and excellent care at King’s Hall
The boarding house is divided into three separate areas: Junior Boys, Senior Boys and Girls. By applying the principles of ‘I–WE–YOU’, King’s Hall aims to provide every pupil with the opportunity to progress through the stages of developing independence. The School recognises that the pace of development is different for every child, and patience is the key to nurturing pupils to the maximum degree.
Pupils are prepared for either Common Entrance or Scholarships in Years 7 and 8; by the end of Year 8 they are thoroughly equipped to deal with the academic rigour facing them at their senior schools and with GCSE work. The vast majority of pupils enrol at King’s College, while others enter Eton, Radley, Millfield and Sherborne. There is an enviable record of academic, dramatic, musical and sporting achievements right throughout the School.
Many academic, sport and music scholarships are awarded at 11+
‘Most of all,’ says one mother, ‘I love the fact that the children are happy with a capital H.’ Even the cows in the fields either side of the School drive look delighted to be there.
Tatler Good Schools Guide 2013