In light of the recent government directive, the academy is currently closed to all years apart from the children of key workers or those who are vulnerable. If you have an urgent safeguarding issue, please phone Somerset safeguarding children’s board on 0300 123 2224.
If you are a children’s professional, for example a member of the social care team wishing to speak to a member of staff, please email safeguarding@thetauntonacademy.com and it will be responded to during office hours as soon as possible.

Arrangements for January 2021

Following the latest government announcement, we have now moved to online learning.  Full details have been shared in a letter to parents.  To see a copy, please go to the latest parent letters.
Current information and guidance can be found on our Coronavirus Latest page.

Covid Testing

If you or your child receive a positive Covid-19 test result please notify reception immediately by telephoning 01823 348200.  If this falls outside of school hours, please notify the Head Teacher immediately by emailing JEddy@thetauntonacademy.com
Thank you for your continued support.


Yr 7 Students of Week

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Students of the week for year 7 are Mia, Lily, Bethany, and Leo for their consistency in having the right attitude to learning all day, every day!


Yr 8 Students of Week

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Congratulations to Eliza and George for consistently impressive work in all lessons this term.

Yr 9 Students of Week

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Ryan – For Always showing respect and integrity

Henry – For always trying his best and staying positive

Sam – For his positive attitude and fantastic engagement in DEAR

Harry – For bravely starting art commissions



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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Covid-19 Update

Mr Bernard and his willing helpers have been delivering food hampers and laptops to our families. Thank you for their efforts, we know they were very gratefully received.

The canteen has now been converted into a Covid testing station. Staff are trained and ready to go, with 75 tests already done last week.

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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

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This week has seen a massive amount of planning and work in response to the announcement of national lockdown. I would like to publicly thank all of the staff for the fantastic way they have risen to the latest situation. This week we have distributed laptops and food hampers to families, welcomed students into school, provided online lessons, tried to contact all families, and set up a testing station in school. We have also planned our remote learning provision which will run until the end of lockdown.

The kind and supportive messages that some of you have sent have been very welcome, thank you.

Mr J Eddy

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