Coronavirus School Closure 

Following the government’s directive The Taunton Academy is currently closed, remaining open only for the children of key workers. Please contact your child’s teacher or year leader if you have any questions about home schooling. For anything of a non-academic nature please email  reception@thetauntonacademy.com 

A message to students from our senior team: 

Supporting our most vulnerable families

We are currently using the Government voucher scheme for those in receipt of free school meals. If applicable, you should receive a £15 voucher each week for each child that is eligible. There were difficulties with the website to begin with due to the volume of requests but we believe that these have now been resolved. If you have any queries about these vouchers, please contact Mr O’Rourke at forourke@thetauntonacademy.com. Families in our school who are supported by external agencies or with whom we have worked very closely, due to a variety of vulnerabilities, will be contacted by school staff or our PFSA on a regular basis throughout the period of closure.


If you have a safeguarding concern during this period of closure please contact Somerset Safeguarding Team on 0300 123 2224. This number is only for urgent issues. Our school safeguarding team will be available during office hours to support you if you have any questions of a non urgent nature. You can contact them through email at safeguarding@thetauntonacademy.com 

Our contact with you

While we remain closed we will continue to keep parents and carers up to date through our social media platforms, website and via email. Information regarding learning will be communicated mainly through Class Charts. Staff will also be available to students via their academy email addresses during office hours to support their learning. We wish you and your families the very best during this most difficult of times.   

The Taunton Academy


Yr 7 Students of Week

17-03-2020 Y7

Eliza, Max & Ruby for their contribution to the student sports relief team.

Yr 8 Students of Week

17-03-2020 Y8

Emma for trying her best all the time and being kind to others, Jack for having a positive attitude and a super keen reader in DEAR time, and Menzi for having a positive attitude and being a super buddy to our new student.

Yr 9 Students of Week

08-07-2019 Y9

Awarded to Kira and William for positive contribution to the school.


Our News

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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.



Parents' Information

Parents’ Evenings

Parents Evening Guide

Parents’ Options Presentation

Parent’s Options Presentation 2019

Specialist Studies

Year 8 Specialist Studies Parents


Attendance Matters

Is your child missing out?

Focus on attendance and punctuality

Research has shown that regular attendance and good punctuality are crucial factors in students achieving their full potential in education

Attendance Brief

Student Categories

Attendance Matters

Year 7 Transition


I have enjoyed a fabulous two weeks of meeting with Year 6 teachers via video calls to start to get to know the students transitioning to us to begin Year 7 in September 2020. They will be a fantastic new year group to our school. All information about transition can be found hereMore information will be added in the weeks ahead. 

I am looking forward to welcoming and getting to know our new Year 7

Mrs Vercoe

Year 7 Leader

Head's Message


What very strange times we are living through. At a time of such uncertainty it has been amazing how the community has pulled together to fulfil our social obligations, to be kind and supportive and also to be creative about a different way of doing things. Students will now be embarking on a period of home and self study and I wish to reassure you that teachers are available via emails to help and support where we can.

I will endeavour to keep in communication via our normal channels. On behalf of the school staff, I send my best wishes to you all.

Mrs J Veal



Class Charts

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Upcoming Events

There are no upcoming events at this time.

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