King's Hall

King’s Hall is one of Woodard’s prestigious prep schools.  It is co-educational, offering day and boarding places to boys and girls from the ages of three to thirteen.  There are over 350 children in the school, 40 of whom are boarders/weekly boarders.  It has close links with King’s College, Taunton which is on a separate site about three miles away.

The school is built around Pyrland Hall, a superb Georgian country house on the edge of the Quantock Hills.  The 32 acre estate (including 15 acres of playing fields) is entirely surrounded by National Trust farmland but is also within a mile of Taunton, the county town of Somerset.  Bristol and Exeter are within easy reach while London is a two hour train journey or three hours via the motorway.

The school has a nursery unit, two classes in each year group in the Pre-Prep and three in the Prep department.  There is an excellent record of academic, musical, dramatic and sporting achievements.  There is a programme of continual development: in the last eight years this has included a new sports hall, performing arts centre used for concerts and drama productions, new changing areas, a computer centre for the Pre –Prep and an extensive ICT centre for the Prep.  A new all weather pitch (“Astroturf”) has now been installed.


Kingston Road

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28 - Western Region

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(01823) 285920
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Mr J T S Chippendale BSc (Jt Hons)

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