About Huish

Welcome to Richard Huish College

John Abbott, Richard Huish College Principal

John Abbott, Principal & Chief Executive

Based in Taunton, Richard Huish College is more than a Sixth Form College. Huish delivers high quality education to 2,400 students a year. Rated ‘Outstanding’ by Ofsted, it is a place where you can expand your horizons and develop among like-minded people. The Huish Trust is an independent charitable organisation established by Richard Huish College, an academy sponsor approved by the Department for Education, to support local schools. The Trust, like Richard Huish College, has a clear vision to provide exceptional education and training through the delivery of a holistic and vocational curriculum.

At Richard Huish College we offer a wide range of A Level courses, Vocational Courses and Apprenticeships to students aged 16 to 19, but it’s not just about studying at Huish. Be sure to check out our Student Information section to see how through personal support and our enrichment offering, you can really develop during your time with us.

We also offer opportunities for adult learners who are looking to start or further their career. Huish delivers a range of Accounting, Business and Professional courses as well as higher level Apprenticeships.

We have an enviable reputation in the local area built upon a long history of excellence. We have built up strong links with local organisations and employers to become a leading provider of Apprenticeships in Taunton and Somerset.

Huish is one of the best Sixth Form Colleges in the country for exam results and consistently ranked highly when compared to all other educational institutions for it’s students’ added value. This means that, whatever your level of achievement at GCSE or background, if you really want to succeed, then we provide a powerful combination of excellent courses, personal support and enrichment that will ensure you get your choice of University or employment. The individual support that you can expect to receive includes:

  • Personal and small group sessions
  • Individual support with studies on demand
  • A commitment to include anyone with additional needs
  • A wealth of enrichment opportunities

If you would like more information please request a prospectus, email us at hello@huish.ac.uk or phone 01823 320800.

Please note, paper copies of any information held on this website are available upon request.


Huish’ strategic vision is to provide exceptional education and training through the delivery of a holistic academic and vocational curriculum.