This county town of Somerset with more than 1,000 years of military and religious history ensures that the education provided here is up to the mark and the international standard.
You find the State Secondary schools here which include Heathfield Community School, The castle school, the Taunton Academy and the Bishop Fox’s School. Further education is provided by the Taunton Academy, Richard Huish College and the Bridgwater & Taunton College.
Richard Huish College:
This Richard Huish College offers the A-level courses in a wide range besides the BTEC along with Apprenticeships to students between 16 years and 19 years. For adults The Huish Business School offers a range of business, accounting, professional and also higher education courses. Besides this, this college offers degree courses in partnership with the St. Mark and St. John University of Plymouth. This college has strong links with the local employers and organisations as they are providers of Apprenticeships in Taunton.
Somerset College of arts and technology:
This college in Taunton offers a wide range of courses for Higher education and further education as well as training for the different skills in a friendly and warm environment. Somerset College has been able to provide the highest standards in education for the past 150 years. The courses are specifically designed to meet the needs of the employers. This college has been rated ‘Outstanding’ in many fields.
Bridgwater and Taunton College:
Bridgwater & Taunton College is apt for all those who are looking to opt for further education on either a part time basis or a full time basis. You have different options to choose from, like the A-level and also vocational subjects or Apprenticeships.
Wheaton College is a college which offers a progressive and challenging curriculum which tend to encourage making connections between different disciplines. This college is ideal for those looking for a different take on the liberal arts education. Professors are knowledgeable and well informed.
Special Education Needs:
Two Special Schools in Taunton look into the needs of children with special education requirements. Sky College caters to boys who are between 10 years ad 18 years and have emotional, social and mental difficulties. Selworthy School has children between the ages of 4 and 19 and who face multiple and complex difficulties in learning. The Taunton Deane Partnership College cater to children facing problem in the key stages 2, 3 and 4.
Taunton School International:
The main aim of the above school is to meet the needs of an individual and get them prepared academically, pastorally and socially for their next centre f education. Students here are placed into the different classes according to the abilities in Mathematics and English. They learn a full curriculum of different subjects six days a week. Students who are onto the GCSC courses can study up to 8 GCSC’s according to their ability. They have a choice of 20 subjects. This school offers a Pre-IB Course besides the GCSC which includes Theory of Knowledge and Study Skills. These courses get the students ready for their A-level or the IB Diploma.