Students wearing the school uniform in the playground
Lisa Webber

Head Teacher at The Taunton Academy


John Eddy has stepped away from his role as Head Teacher of The Taunton Academy and Lisa Webber is Acting Head from the start of the autumn term. We will miss John greatly at the academy and we know many of you will be sad to see him go. We are determined to build on his legacy and lead the school into a purposeful and ambitious new academic year.

This is an exciting time for our school. Our exam results this summer showed strong improvement, our pupil numbers continue to grow and our staff team is enthusiastic and committed. We are likely to be inspected by Ofsted during the first term and we are keen to demonstrate to them how far we have come over the last few years.

We would like to thank our families in advance for your support for the school and your children. Building strong partnerships with all of our families is at the heart of our continued improvement.

And if you are a Year 6 parent considering our school for your child, we would urge you to come to our Open Evening on 29th September to see for yourself why we are so proud of our school.


Lisa Webber

Acting Head Teacher

Please click here to see the Head Teacher announcement from John Abbott, CEO Richard Huish.