King's Hall School

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King's Hall School
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Established 1987
Type Preparatory day and boarding
Religion Church of England
Headmaster Justin Chippendale
Location Taunton
Coordinates: 51°02′34″N 3°06′12″W / 51.0428°N 3.1034°W / 51.0428; -3.1034
DfE URN 123934 Tables
Students 320~
Gender Co-educational
Ages 4–13
Colours Blue     
Affiliation Woodard Corporation

King's Hall School is a co-educational prep school that provides day and boarding facilities. The school is located within the parish of Cheddon Fitzpaine, just north of Taunton, Somerset, in the West of England. It is housed in the Grade II* listed building Pyrland Hall.


King’s Hall School was originally the boys Junior House of King's College, Taunton, and remains a partner school. Both are Woodard Schools which means they are part of a group of Anglican schools (both primary and secondary) affiliated to the Woodard Corporation (formerly the Society of St Nicolas) which has its origin in the work of Nathaniel Woodard, an Anglo-Catholic clergyman.[1] Since it was established in 1953, the school has been housed in Pyrland Hall.[2]

Pyrland Hall School, as it was previously known, amalgamated with a girl's preparatory school, known as King's House to form King's Hall School in 1987.[3]

In 2010, Magnus Mowat, the chair of the school's governors was given the award Independent School Governor of the Year.[4] The school's catering facilities were Gold Award Winners in the Taste of the West Awards in 2010/11.[5]


  1. ^ "Schools". Woodard Schools. Retrieved 14 February 2016. 
  2. ^ "Pyrland Hall". Images of England. English Heritage. Retrieved 1 May 2011. 
  3. ^ "History". King's Hall School. Retrieved 1 May 2011. 
  4. ^ "Independent School Governor of the Year". The Independent School Awards 2010. Retrieved 2 May 2011. 
  5. ^ "King's Hall scoops Taste of the West gold in 2010/11". Somerset County Gazette. Retrieved 14 February 2016. 

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