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Welcome to Richard Huish College

If you are hardworking and ambitious to succeed then you should explore the idea of joining Richard Huish College. Huish is one of the best Sixth Form Colleges in the country and has been consistently ranked in the top 10% when compared to all educational institutions in the country for its students’ added value.

This means that, whatever your level of achievement at GCSE or background, if you really want to succeed, we provide a combination of excellent vocational and academic courses, professional training, apprenticeships and degrees that will ensure you get your choice of career development either at university or in employment.

We are justifiably proud of the high standards we achieve. We promise to work with you to get the best results you are capable of and we will also provide you with excellent individual support that will help to ensure your success.

Our extensive Enrichment programme, available to all students, will allow you to create a truly flexible study programme that will be both rewarding and provide fulfilling personal development whilst you are with us.

John Abbott

About us

There are many reasons why choosing to study at Richard Huish College will help you achieve your full potential.

We offer a wide range of A Level courses, Vocational courses and Apprenticeships to students aged 16 to 19, across Taunton and Somerset.

As a leading provider of Apprenticeships in Taunton and Somerset we have built up strong links with local organisations and employers.

If you are leaving school in the near future and it is now time for you to make decisions about what to do next. 

Facilities available

  • Drama & Theatre Studios
  • Recording Studio
  • Rehearsal Rooms
  • The Technology Suite
  • Performance Hall
  • The Sycamore Building (Sports Hall)
  • Car Park & Pedestrian / Cycle Path
  • The Juniper Building (Common Areas)
  • The Willow Building (Common Areas)
  • The Beech Building (Common Areas)
  • Learning Centre
  • Main Hall

Additional support

Every student is an individual, with different skills, dreams, goals, beliefs, individual characteristics and backgrounds. Therefore our tutorial support is based on a one to one relationship between a personal tutor and a student. There are regular 1 to 1 review meetings to discuss progress and to support a student’s personal development and well being. Outcomes of these meetings could include referral to services such as counselling, student finance or careers. Naturally we have safeguarding procedures. If anyone is concerned about their own welfare or that of others they should speak to their personal tutor or the Designated Safeguarding Lead, Carole Melia, Assistant Principal for Student Support.


Learner success

Over the last 4 years the overall pass rate for international students is 99%, 80% of leavers entered higher education in 2014 and 2015, of these:

  • 80% progressed to university
  • 67% progressed to universities in the UK
  • 28% progressed to universities in Hong Kong
  • 2.5% progressed to universities in Switzerland
  • 2.5% progressed to universities in Australia
  • 9% progressed to Further Education
  • 2% progressed to Self-Employment
  • 9% destination unknown

How to apply

If you want to apply for courses, you will need to contact Richard Huish College directly.

Last updated date: 10 November 2016
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Key information


  • A: Richard Huish College
    • Address:
    • South Road
    • Taunton
    • Somerset
    • TA1 3DZ
    • Telephone number:
    • Main: 01823320800
    • Website:
    • Email address:
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    • Huish is situated on the edge of parkland overlooking fields and hills, about ten minutes walk from the town centre.

      Huish is committed to encouraging you to travel to college by cycle, public transport or car sharing where possible. There is a cycle path to the College taking you to Vivary Park so that you don’t have to walk or cycle with the traffic along South Road. It takes about 15 minutes to walk to college from the bus station but many of the buses students use come directly to the campus.