John Eddy

We recognise that school life has changed under current Covid-19 guidelines and want to reassure you that our teaching staff are co-ordinating lessons which will be supportive, engaging and challenging. We are aware that each family and their experience of lockdown will have been very different. Our goal is to welcome, reassure and encourage students so that they remember the fun things about school and remember the joy of acquiring new skills.
Mr J Eddy, Head Teacher.
For all current Year 6 parents applications for a secondary school place can now be made online www.somerset.gov.uk/admissions Paper applications are available on request by telephoning Somerset Direct 0300 123 2224, any supporting information must be received by the closing date for applications. Applications must be received by 31st October 2020. Outcomes of applications will be sent out by email for on-line applications and by 2nd class post for paper applications on 1st March 2021.


Yr 7 Students of Week

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They have all made a fantastic start and were the top merit scorers for their tutor groups!

Mylie, Hayley, Leo, Chiesa, Shafna, Max, Owen, Patricia and Ella.


Yr 8 Students of Week

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Mason, Megan, Ashton, Kiera, Kloe, Tink and Katelyn

For an excellent week.
Well done to all!

Yr 9 Students of Week

Holly for having a positive attitude to learning and being a well-being Champion for her tutor group.
Mia for having a fantastic work ethic and being a well-being champion for her tutor group
Josh for having a positive attitude to learning and being polite to others.


If you have a safeguarding concern you should contact the school office in the usual way. If you are unable to do this, please email safeguarding@thetauntonacademy.com and we will get back to you as soon as possible.

If your concern is urgent, you should consider contacting the emergency services or the Children’s Social Care duty team on 03001232224.

At The Taunton Academy, we recognise that keeping our students safe and promoting their well-being is of paramount importance and it scaffolds all we do as a school. If you have any concerns at all, please contact our Designated Safeguarding Leads, Jenny Webb, or Tamara Dixon, during term time. Safeguarding policy.

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Health and Wellbeing

Open 24 hours a day, seven-days a week, Mindline is open to people of all ages who need urgent mental health support. The helpline is the first port of call for mental health help – it is operated by people in your local area who will know how best to support you.

01823 276892

Health and Wellbeing Help for CYP Families


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Thank You

Thank you very much to all of you wonderful people who have given items or money for students at our school who are the most vulnerable during this difficult time. Thanks to Aldi, which gave us the tins of hotdog and crisps.



Year 7 Transition


For Year 7s joining us in September 2021, information about transition can be found here.


Upcoming Events

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Head's Message


Those of you who have either been directly affected by Covid-19, have seen relatives go through it, or have been one of the NHS staff caring for people, will know that this can be a dreadful disease. Despite all of these measures, they will only be effective if everyone works together. If a student displays symptoms of Covid 19 then please notify the school and DO NOT send them into school. If a student displays any symptoms during their time in school, then they will be isolated in an identified area and parents/carers will be contacted immediately to collect the student. Please follow the government guidance with regard to quarantine periods and testing.

When planning our response to this national situation, I have considered if I would be happy for my children to return in these circumstances and I would be. No approach is ever risk free, but I hope that this will sensibly mix the need for safety with the ability to return to teaching and learning which all our children deserve.

Mr J Eddy

September 2020

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