Oak House

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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;

  • 53 single, twin, premium or accessible, bedrooms with en-suites
  • high quality communal areas including an open-plan kitchen, dining area and lounge complete with TV, games consoles and piano
  • meals included on a half board basis – breakfast and evening meal
  • free access to a laundry room with washing machines and tumble dryers
  • free WiFi
  • a garden with bicycle storage
  • a housekeeper who will clean your bedroom and bathroom on a weekly basis.

In your bedroom, as standard, you will have a single duvet, pillow, mattress protector, fitted sheet, desk, chair, bookcase, notice board and door hooks for coats. In your en-suite you will have your own toilet, sink and shower. Please bring with you a duvet cover and pillow case and towels.

If you require accommodation for just a few nights a week, our flexi-boarding option may suit you. Fees include bedroom with en-suite facilities, dinner and breakfast.

House Parents

Your pastoral care is very important to us and Oak House has two live-in House Parents (alongside Duty House Parents) who will help you settle into life in Taunton.

Alongside your Progress Tutor and Teachers at the College, they will be here to support you throughout your time at Huish. 

Kerry with her dalmatian

First time for my son living away from home, the house parents helped make that transition as gentle as possible for both my son and myself. If it weren’t for the boarding facilities my son would not have been able to attend the College and benefit hugely from the Cricket programme which has helped him move forward with the County team. Kerry and Sue are always contactable and supportive, I can’t fault the communication between Oak house and myself.

Parent of boarding student

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 of boarding student


Many EnRICH activities are available during evenings and weekends, specifically for boarders.

Activities include the use of the sports hall, cooking, film nights, and ‘Challenge the House Parent’ competitions. The EnRICH programme is varied and House Parents welcome suggestions for new activities. 

Trips are also organised to celebrate special times, such as Chinese New Year and Christmas, or just for fun!

View our rooms

Please note, room layouts may vary, images provided are examples of these room types. 

Access room desk and bedAccess room wardrobe and chair

Accessible shower, sink and toilet, with handrailsshower fold down seat with handrails

Toilet, sink and shower

wardrobe, chair and bed

Two single beds and wardrobesbed, two desks and wardrobe

Bronze rooms are larger and include a larger bed, TV screen, beanbag and free Huish gym membership. Double bed

Silver rooms are larger and include a larger bed, TV screen, sofa and free Huish gym membership. bed, chair and desk bed, chair and desk bed, chair and desk

Gold rooms are larger with premium furnishings and better views. Gold packages include a larger bed, TV screen, sofa, and free Huish gym membership.gold room bed and sofaGold room double bed