Taunton School, Somerset

Taunton School is a co-educational independent school serving boarding and day-school pupils from the ages of 13 to 18, in the county town of Taunton in Somerset.

Taunton School
Staplegrove Road
Taunton
Somerset, TA2 6AD

Outstanding facilities for all occasions

Taunton School is the ideal venue to host a range of events, including conferences, meetings, seminars, webinars, exhibitions, training and management courses. The school is easily accessible from both the M5 and Taunton train station. Our Grade 2 listed buildings in beautiful grounds are a perfect setting, and by offering venue hire during the school holidays only your event will not be interrupted by the usual activity of school life, and ample parking will be available.

Services available for all facilities:

  • Wi-fi
  • In-house catering
  • Free car parking
  • Audio Visual Equipment
  • Accommodation

Dance, Drama & Music

Theatre

The traditional courtyard style theatre has a maximum seating capacity of 200. It is possible to have an ‘end’, ‘thrust’ or ‘arena’ stage configuration. An ideal venue for concerts, meetings, slide shows, lectures and conferences. There is a Steinway Model C Concert Grand Piano available. The “Committee Room” is the green room to the Theatre, ideal for a seminar or as a workshop room for larger meetings, seating capacity of 15. The Theatre is also licensed for Civil Marriages.

Music Room

Situated on the first floor of the Music School adjacent to the main car park, the Gywn Williams Room is a delightful, small recital room with an end stage and 7ft Grand Piano. The room can be used for rehearsals, conferences and meetings. There are a number of small practice rooms on the ground floor.

Sports & Fitness

Sports Hall

The Senior School sports hall (TS Hall) is a 5 court badminton hall, which can also be used for a number of activities including 5-aside football, basketball, indoor hockey or cricket nets. The Prep School sports hall (TPS Hall) is a 3 court badminton hall, which can also be used for a number of activities including 5-aside football and basketball.

Swimming Pool

Taunton School has two indoor swimming pools, a 25m pool (TPS pool) and a 20m pool (Keeling Pool). The TPS pool ranges from 0.9m to 1.5m in depth, and the Keeling Pool ranges from 1.3m to 2.35m in depth. Both are available for hire by groups and individuals, for regular or one off bookings.

Tennis / Netball Courts

During the Autumn and Spring term there are four netball courts available, and during the Summer term there are 4 tennis courts available at the Prep School site. Please note that these courts are not flood lit.

Astro Turf Pitches

The Durrant AstroTurf pitch is suitable for hockey and tennis and is available for hire by groups and individuals, for regular or one off bookings.

Sports Pitches

A number of pitches are available across the School campus, including the Grass Front, Greenham pitches, Uppers, Lowers and Foxcombe.

Gymnasium

The Old Gym is a one court badminton hall, available to hire for a range of activities.

Celebrations & Events

Historic Hall

The Old Library is a large, wood-panelled room adjacent to the main car park with a maximum capacity of 130 for eating and 140 for formal meetings. It is an ideal venue for dinners and lunches, large meetings, smaller dances (up to 250 guests), wedding receptions and drinks parties. The Old Library is licensed for Civil Marriages, has an integrated PA system and large integrated presentation screen. Dimensions: Length 18.7m, Width 7.5m.

Entertaining Areas

The Upper Dining Room is a purpose built banqueting area with adjoining servery. With a maximum capacity of 180, its major use is for dinners and lunches but it can easily be adapted for drinks parties and the like. The Upper Dining Room is licensed for Civil Marriages, has an integrated PA system and has disabled access available. Dimensions: Length 19.8m, Width 9.2m/

Entertaining Areas

A light and spacious reception area adjoining both the Old Library and the Theatre, accommodating a licensed bar. This room can be used as a full bar for an evening reception and is an ideal venue for cocktail parties, lunches and dinners.

Dining Hall

The Lower Dining Room has an adjoining servery with a maximum capacity of 220. It can be used for dinners, luncheons, meetings, dances, parties, etc. Dimensions: Length 19.8m, Width 9.2m

Function Room

The Winterstoke Room is a charming, more intimate room adjoining the Old Library. It is often used for smaller social events, meals for up to 24 people and is licensed for Civil Marriages. Dimensions: Length 6.1m, Width 6.0m.

Function Room

The Newton Room is a similar room to the Winterstoke Room with dark panelling. It also adjoins the Old Library and is licensed for Civil Marriages. Dimensions: Length 6.1m, Width 6.0m

Courses & Corporate

Theatre

The traditional courtyard style theatre has a maximum seating capacity of 200 and is an ideal venue for meetings, slide shows, lectures and conferences. TThe “Committee Room” is the green room to the Theatre and is ideal for a seminar or as a workshop room for larger meetings with a seating capacity of 15.

Large Hall

The Old Library is a large, wood-panelled room adjacent to the main car park with a maximum capacity of 130 for eating and 140 for formal meetings. It is an ideal venue for larger corporate meetings and events. It has an integrated PA system and large integrated presentation screen. Dimensions: Length 18.7m, Width 7.5m.

Entertaining Areas

A light and spacious reception area adjoining both the Old Library and the Theatre, accommodating a licensed bar. For conferences, the Theatre Foyer offers a spacious arrivals and refreshment area and a number of other seminar rooms are available for large conferences.

Function Room

The Winterstoke Room is a charming, more intimate room adjoining the Old Library. It is often used for smaller corporate meetings and events. Dimensions: Length 6.1m, Width 6.0m.

Function Room

The Newton Room is a similar room to the Winterstoke Room with dark panelling. It also adjoins the Old Library and is suitable for smaller corporate meetings and events. Dimensions: Length 6.1m, Width 6.0m

Accommodation

Accommodation

With seven boarding houses available to hire across the main Taunton School campus, the school is ideally positioned to hold residential courses. Lettings are available during the Easter and Summer. Capacities at the boarding houses are: Wills West (max. capacity 43), Wills East (max. capacity 43), Weirfield (max. capacity 54), Woodyer (max. capacity 40), Fairwater (max. capacity 70), Thone (max. capacity 60).

Accommodation

Accommodation at The Grange is spacious and homely, with wonderful facilities to aid work, rest and play with two recreation rooms housing a sofa, TV and a pool table donated by the Queen Mother. Maximum capacity is 60.

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