An acclaimed guide to the UK’s leading prep and junior schools has selected Taunton Prep as its top choice for sport out of hundreds of prep schools in the country.
Sport is one of just 16 categories examined by ‘The Week’ magazine in its annual survey of the best prep schools in the country. Taunton Prep is described as ‘excelling across the board’ with ‘a string of sporting accolades to its name’.
The guide’s authors highlight that last year the under-13 boys won the IAPS national prep school’s championships in hockey and cricket and that they also won the English Schools Swimming Association freestyle relay.
The under-13 girls also won the independent schools’ West of England hockey championship and two boys were declared world champions in the biathle and triathle.
The magazine also mentions other successes in rugby, cross-country, athletics, shooting, golf and riding as well as the students, some as young as 12, who swam the English Channel last summer to help save a local community pool from closure.
The authors add: “Best of all, the emphasis throughout is on inclusion and making sure that every child gets the chance to represent the school.”
“This is a wonderful testament that celebrates the exceptional dedication of the prep school staff at Taunton Prep, who tirelessly strive to help each student achieve their full potential,” said Chris Coleman, Deputy Head of Taunton Prep School.
“The combination of the staff, pupils and parents all working together allows for great things to be achieved. Ultimately, the success of winning events on the pitches and in the pool lies with the students themselves. Congratulations to each and every one of them.”