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.
The College mission is:
To be a centre of excellence in the South West by providing full-time 16-19 year-old students with high quality advanced level education to prepare them for higher education and professional careers, and by contributing to workforce development in the region.
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All learners are supported by a strong ethos of personal attention and support. The Huish name carries with it a reputation for high standards, academic excellence, provision of quality teaching and a commitment to develop the holistic needs of the individual learner.
Former pupils of Huish:
These former pupils have gone on to achieve great things.
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.
Andy Robinson, former head coach of the England national rugby union team.