North Town Academy, consisting of North Town Primary School and North Town Nursery, is situated near the centre of Taunton and was built in 1907. Its age and situation makes it a very attractive building and our visitors regularly comment on the spacious light, airy feel.
The school has fourteen classrooms all with new BenQ interactive screens, banks of iPads, wireless laptops and PCs. Further accommodation includes a well-resourced Special Needs Department, Sensory Room and a large hall. The nursery is a 49-week run facility, which offers high quality care and education for children aged between two and four.
The Academy run our own full catering kitchen which serves an average 230 meals a day including dairy free, gluten free and vegan options. The children also have cookery lessons; see the Twitter Feeds Page for more information about these lessons. The Academy also has large, well-equipped playground areas and an Environmental Garden in which children grow their own vegetables and flowers.
We pride ourselves on our PE and sporting provision and are one of a few schools in Somerset to have achieved a Schools Game Platinum award for its PE and Sports provision, which includes stand up paddle boarding as well at traditional sports. We are fortunate to be able to make full use of a nearby recreation ground for general games lessons, sports clubs, inter-school matches and sports days. We have also developed excellent links with Somerset Cricket Club and have been lucky enough to represent the school at Somerset and England matches, and recently attended a World Cup 2019 Coaching Clinic with the Bangladesh Cricket Team.
In April 2019, North Town AcaedmyTrust officially joined the Richard Huish Trust. For more information please go to http://www.richardhuishtrust.co.uk/.