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Welcome to Richard Taunton Sixth Form College


We are a highly successful college situated in the heart of Southampton. We offer full-time education for 16-19 year olds in a college community of around 1,300 students, as well as running part-time adult education courses during evenings and weekends.

Our mission is to raise the aspirations and achievements of students of all abilities, through providing an outstanding sixth form education experience. Our staff are united by a desire to make a difference to every student, and we celebrate inclusion, equality and diversity. We welcome and support all members of our community, irrespective of their country of origin.

In our 2013 Ofsted report, inspectors recognised the high quality learning experience we provide and the high standards our students achieve. We pride ourselves on providing strong teaching and learning, as well as outstanding student support.

About us

Richard Taunton’s is a community united by our desire to make a positive difference to each and every one of our students. We focus on providing strong teaching and learning, complimented by outstanding student support.

We are a successful college and we continue to build on the strengths that were celebrated in our 2013 Ofsted report. Inspectors recognised the high quality teaching and learning experience we provide, and the high standards our students achieve.

We have a dedicated provision for gifted and talented students in our Sixth Form Academy. We also provide specialist support for talented musicians in our School of Music, and for high-performing sportspeople through our Talented Athlete Scheme.

From the moment we start discussing your application, right through to when you complete your studies, our focus is always on your personal development and progression in your chosen career. There are great opportunities waiting for you beyond college, and it’s important that you’re equipped to make the most of them, whether that’s going to university or moving onto an apprenticeship or work-based learning.

RTSFC is a great place to learn and develop: our students will tell you that. Come and check us out by attending one of our Open Evenings – you’ll get the chance to look around the college, speak to our students and staff and find out why we’re a great place to learn.

Learner success

Despite the increase in rigour and challenge for the newly reformed AS and A Levels, our high standards have been maintained, with even greater improvements in many subjects.

We are thrilled that many more students are achieving the highest A* grades, enabling them to progress to prestigious universities such as Oxford, Cambridge and Southampton. Other students have accepted places at highly selective specialist music conservatoires, drama and art schools.

How to apply

If you want to apply for courses, you will need to contact Richard Taunton Sixth Form College directly.

Last updated date: 19 October 2016

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