Welcome to Richard Huish College
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, BTECs and Apprenticeships to students aged 16 to 19, across Taunton and Somerset.
Huish Business School delivers an extensive range of accounting, business, professional and higher education courses for adults.
Alongside this, we also offer degree courses in partnership with the University of St Mark and St John, Plymouth.
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 you will find details about all our courses on this website.
For those of you returning to education, either full or part-time, to learn new skills and gain qualifications, we offer Adult courses including Apprenticeships.
Why choose us?
Richard Huish College, based in Taunton, is a Beacon college designated “outstanding” by Ofsted. We are proud to be one of the best sixth form colleges in England, proven by our consistent rankings in the top ten for A-level performance for the last eight years. We reached the top six in 2008.
We have an enviable reputation in the local area built upon a long history of excellence. If you are hard-working and ambitious to succeed then we want to help you be the best that you can.
We seek to provide an environment in which young people can make an effective transition from school to university or employment.
Why we are outstanding
We are one of the best sixth form colleges in the country has ranked in the top ten for A-level performance in the last eight years, reaching the top six in 2008.
But what we are most proud of at Huish is our ability to produce students who achieve better than expected results.
Here we list all the things that make us the first choice for students who want to succeed.
Our students surpass expectations
We are red hot at producing students who do better than expected. Not just locally but on a national level, we rank in the top performing 12% of all schools and colleges in England, Wales and...
We have worked hard to build up our reputation for quality. Originally founded as a grammar school for boys by the benefactor Richard Huish in the 18th century, the College was incorporated as a...
Outstanding praise from Ofsted
In our last Ofsted report, we were graded as “outstanding”. The college was found to be outstanding in all five categories used by OFSTED to measure the quality of further education institutions in...
In 2014, 99% of our students achieved A to E grades at A-level. 85% of our students achieved three or more A levels at A - E. 9% of our students achieved three A levels at AAB in facilitating...
Enrichment for all
We are proud of our extensive range of Enrichment opportunities. Students value the skills, knowledge and, most importantly, fun that enrichment provides through its social, cultural and recreational...
We continue to grow
We are increasing our provision to students all the time and Huish Business School offers a wide range of courses for adults. During the last three years, Huish has sustained an impressive programme...
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