Taunton School International launches scholarships to celebrate 25th anniversary

Students from around the world are being invited to apply for a ‘Foxcombe 25’ scholarship, named after the school’s dedicated international community

Taunton School International, part of Taunton School in Somerset, has launched 10 new scholarships to celebrate its 25th anniversary.

Students from around the world are being invited to apply for one of 10 ‘Foxcombe 25’ awards, named after the school’s dedicated international community, Foxcombe.

The scholarships are being offered to students aged 14 to 16 in four categories: academic, art, music and sport. The successful applicants will receive a 25% remission on fees for their first year at the school.

Taunton School International opened its doors in 1996, offering international students who need extra help to improve their English skills or settle into life in the UK support from EAL trained staff. Those who have a high level of English are able to join the senior and prep schools, and boarding houses.

For a quarter of a century, international students have enriched our community here at Taunton School – Adrian Hallworth, Taunton School International

Adrian Hallworth, principal at Taunton School International, said: “For a quarter of a century, international students have enriched our community here at Taunton School. During this special year, we want to acknowledge that contribution by creating this exciting opportunity for 10 talented young people who will enjoy all the benefits an education at Taunton School brings.

“Our wraparound pastoral care and personalised approach to nurture and challenge international students who choose to come to Taunton School means that the needs of every individual is addressed, whether that is adapting to being away from home for the first time and living in the UK or improving their English language skills.”

Applicants must sit an English test and submit a personal statement of between 300 and 500 words outlining why they feel they are a suitable scholarship candidate. Students can apply for a maximum of two categories.

With approximately 30% of pupils across all settings coming from overseas, Taunton School enjoys strong global links. A 3:1 staff student ratio ensures international pupils have support tailored to their individual needs, whilst taking part in co-curricular activities and sport with the senior and prep school students.

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