Option 1: Oak House Student Accommodation
Oak House offers an independent living experience in preparation for university and life beyond. The purpose built, student accommodation is just a short walk from the College campus and includes;
- Single or twin bedrooms with en-suite. This means you have your own bathroom (toilet, sink and shower) within each bedroom. Each room also has a single duvet, pillow, mattress protector, fitted sheet, desk and chair, bookcase, notice board and door hooks for coats. Please bring with you a duvet cover and pillow case and your own towels.
- High quality communal areas
- Meals included on a half board basis – breakfast and a 3 course evening meal
- Free access to a laundry room with washing machines and tumble dryers
- A housekeeper who will clean your bedroom and bathroom on a weekly basis
Your pastoral care is very important to us and Oak House has two live-in House Parents who will help you settle into life in Taunton and with your studies at Huish. Throughout the week and on a weekend there is a planned programme of Enrichments for you to take part in. This includes use of the sports hall, cooking, film nights, fashion and beauty and Challenge the Houseparent competitions. Trips are also organised to celebrate special times such as Chinese New Year and Christmas or to just have some fun!
Please read our Statement of Boarding Aims and Values document.
MY SON HAS RAVED ABOUT OAK HOUSE AND IS VERY HAPPY. IT WAS DEFINITELY THE RIGHT MOVE. I’M SO GRATEFUL FOR YOUR HELP WITH HIS SWIFT MOVE AND YOUR CONTINUED SUPPORT. IT’S LOVELY TO HEAR HOW HAPPY AND SETTLED HE IS.
Parent (Mrs Odoli), UK boarding student
Flexi-Board at Oak House
Option 2: Stay with a Homestay Family
We also offer Homestay accommodation with fully police checked families. Homestay accommodation is a popular choice if you are experiencing the UK for the first time. We will only place you with families who regard you as a member of their household and who will help you integrate into life in the UK. You will have your own private bedroom with ample storage and study space. You will also have free access to the WiFi within the house. Your host family will provide you with breakfast and a home cooked dinner in the evening. But more than that, they will help you settle in to college life, advise you on your studies and support you at all times.
If you are new to the UK, your Homestay family will give you a truly unique experience of British culture and family life. Living with a UK family will not only provide you with security and support but will also help you to learn a new culture and improve your English language skills.
We take great care in matching you to the right family and all families have Criminal Record Checks carried out by the Disclosure and Barring Service. Please read our Statement of Home Stay Accommodation Aims and Values document.
It’s been an amazing experience to live with and be part of an English family, sharing experiences of their culture. I felt very welcome from the first day I arrived and we did lots of enjoyable things together like playing board games on Sunday, watching films at night, shopping, eating out, walking or going to the beach. I have a cosy bedroom and the rest of the house is really English. I enjoyed every single moment in these two years and the food is absolutely delicious.
Ariel , Hong Kong student in Homestay accommodation
Ariel is like one of the family now. She is like a big sister. She’s the best friend in the world and she has taught me so much. She does so much with me and always enjoys just sitting down on the sofa whilst relaxing. She constantly remains a good friend.
Wendy, aged 9 – daughter of a Homestay provider