Richard Huish

Richard Huish is a group of educational organisations that spans primary, secondary and further education committed to delivering exceptional education. 

The organisations work closely together in order to provide a wide range of opportunities to ensure that every student maximises their potential and develop aspirations beyond their expectations. All our organisations are guided by a set of core values that clearly set out the expectations for members of our community including our Church Schools.

The ambition is for every organisation within Richard Huish to retain their individual autonomy in order that they can best serve their local communities whilst also benefitting from the collective advantages of working closely with other likeminded partners.

Richard Huish has a clear vision to provide exceptional education and training through the delivery of a holistic and vocational curriculum. Overseen by the College, the organisation is uniquely placed to enable young people’s progression throughout their school career and beyond into further or higher education, training and employment.

Richard Huish aims to nurture the individuality of its member schools, identifying the areas of strength and distinctive features of the local community in order to promote sustainable improvement. The Multi Academy Trust (MAT) model offers a school the potential to retain its unique characteristics and to maintain its own local Governing Body; this model also offers Head Teachers a high degree of autonomy in the work of leading their schools, with the freedom to focus on teaching and learning.

Our Schools

The Taunton Academy was the first secondary school to join the Richard Huish group. It is an 11 to 16 Church academy in north Taunton. Through Richard Huish, the Taunton Academy is committed to providing a wide range of opportunities to ensure that all students make the most of their learning and participate fully in the Academy and community life. The Academy’s ethos is firmly rooted in Christian values that emphasise personal respect and respect for others.

From 1st May 2018 West Buckland Primary School and North Curry Church of England Primary School officially became part of Richard Huish. North Town Primary School will join the group in Spring 2019 and Nerrols Primary School and Nursery will open in September 2019.