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Richard Huish College

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.  In 2012 the college was ranked fifth in the country for ‘Value Added’ by ALPS.

We have an enviable reputation in the local area built upon a long history of excellence and our provision has extended to Higher Education courses including degrees, higher level Accountancy and Management programmes, Institute of Leadership and Management and higher level apprenticeships.

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 you can make an effective transition from where you are to where you would like to be.

If you really want to succeed then we provide a powerful combination of excellent courses and personal support that will ensure you get the best qualifications to help you move forward in your life and career.

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 sixth form college in 1993. Since then it has grown from 660 full-time students to nearly 2,000 students. It serves both 16-19 learners and a strong and growing cohort of adult learners.

Famous local people who attended Richard Huish College:

Science fiction writer and inventor Arthur C. Clarke, a former pupil of Huish's Grammar School,

Andrew Castle, former British number one tennis player and television presenter.

William Gibson, Professor of History.

Rebecca Huxtable, former co-presenter on Radio 1.

Keith Parsons, cricketer.

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