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About Huish

Welcome to Richard Huish College

Emma Fielding (Principal)

Emma Fielding – Principal

Based in Taunton, Richard Huish College is more than a Sixth Form College. Huish delivers high quality education to 2,400 students a year and is one of the only a few state Sixth Form Colleges in the country to offer boarding as an option. Rated ‘Outstanding’ by Ofsted, it is a place where you can expand your horizons and develop among like-minded people.

The Richard 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. Richard Huish 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 Apprenticeships, short courses and professional qualifications.

The individual support that you can expect to receive at Huish 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 download the latest prospectus, email us at or phone 01823 320800.

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

We have a culture that cares for the individual and promotes inclusivity, equality and mutual respect – specialist support is available for all and diversity is embraced.

We strive to add value and are committed to supporting all members of the School and College community to achieve beyond what might be expected.

Pupils and students are at the centre of everything we do – all decisions are considered in relation to the impact on pupils and students.

We work collaboratively and constructively as a team in order to best serve the local and wider community – all stakeholders work together positively and professionally.

We are determined and rigorous in our pursuit of educational excellence – we are individually and collectively committed to making improvements for the benefit of students.

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We consider the environmental impact of our activities and actively seek more sustainable solutions – through our behaviour and decisions we are committed to reducing our environmental impact.

Honesty and integrity are central to our work – we are committed to being transparent, open and trusting.