|Type:||Day / Boarding / Co-ed|
|Head's Name:||Lorraine Earps|
Queen’s College was founded in 1843 and is the oldest private school in Taunton. Mutual respect and positive attitudes allow students to take informed risks, make mistakes and learn in a supportive and empowered way. Students leave Queen’s as well rounded and fulfilled young adults, ready to take on the challenges of life with a truly global outlook.
The College is well connected by road and rail. Airport transfers between London Heathrow (two hours), Bristol and Exeter airports (both 45 minutes) at the beginning and end of each term are included within the international boarding fee. International families enjoy the convenience of no compulsory exeat weekends.
A-level results are excellent, with 85% of students gaining A*- C grades in 2016 and most students gain their first choice of university. Queen’s remains one of the top UK independent schools in terms of value added, aiming for a grade above that which pupils would normally achieve at GCSE and A-level by providing excellent teaching, small class sizes and true individual support.
The College is renowned for the creative and performing arts and has excellent facilities for drama and dance. There is a wide variety of musical groups on offer who also perform outside the College. The superb centre of art and design offers students the opportunity to create outstanding exhibition and examination pieces.
Sport is strong, with international and national success in hockey, horse-riding, athletics, swimming and even bobsleigh. The Queen’s Hockey Academy has seen a succession of students representing their country on the international stage.
Surrounded by the beautiful Exmoor and Dartmoor national parks and close to the South West coastline, it is not surprising that Queen’s is a centre of excellence for outdoor pursuits, with opportunities for students to ride, climb, canoe, dive, sail and mountain bike. The school has one of the largest Duke of Edinburgh cohorts in the South West and a plethora of clubs and societies.
A strong house system means there is a real community at weekends, with a lively programme of events and trips. As a guide, Upper Sixth have single rooms, Lower Sixth have doubles, Years 10 and 11 have up to four in a room and Year 9 have up to five.
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