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Emma Fielding (Principal)

Emma Fielding (Principal)


Richard Huish College is one of the leading inspected state Sixth Form Colleges in the UK and regularly ranked amongst the best state colleges nationally for A Level results. 

We fully understand that choosing to study in a different country, often far away from home is a huge step. My team and I, together with your parents and agents, will help you with the application process, settling in to life in our boarding house and finally, being a happy and successful student. I have no doubt that you will make friends for life and have many happy memories of your Huish days as you progress to university.


Find out more about our Class of 2021 results

Simply as a set of headline figures our Advanced Level results are some of the best of any Sixth Form College in the country.

At A Level the Class of 2021 achieved an A*-B pass rate of 65%, and an A*-C pass rate of 85%. The overall A Level pass rate was an outstanding 99.8%. Of the students that took Vocational Extended Diplomas, 51% of grades achieved were the very highest Distinction or Distinction* grade.

An incredible 128 students achieved three or more A*/A grades in their A Levels. Huish top performers did extremely well across a very wide range of courses, with 25 students gaining straight A* grades in their A Levels. In addition, 24 students gained the very top outcome of triple Distinction* in their Vocational qualifications and on mixed programmes, a further two students achieved two A* and a D* grade.

In an extremely competitive year for Medicine and Veterinary Science courses, eight students defied the odds and successfully secured their places at University to pursue their dream careers. With acceptance rates cut this year due to oversubscription in the previous year, Huish students achieved some of the highest grades to gain their places to study Medicine or Veterinary Science at a range of top Universities including Birmingham, Leeds, Nottingham, Plymouth, Exeter and Liverpool.

If you are hard working and ambitious you should explore the idea of joining us. We have an enviable reputation in the local area built upon a long history of excellence. We want to help you be the best you can be and reach your potential.

Alice Wong receiving her International Student of the Year Award

Alice Wong receiving her International Student of the Year Award

We support all of our students to achieve the best results possible during their time at Huish. In fact, our international students are amongst some of our highest achievers, going on to the most prestigious universities in the UK and abroad. Past high achievers include:

Katrina Yu = 1 A*, 3 A
Katrina is now studying Physiotherapy at the University of Bradford.

Henry Tse = 2 A*, 3 A
Henry is now studying Engineering at HKUST.

Joyce Wong = 3A, 1B
Joyce is now studying Biology and Genetics at HKUST.

Simon To = 2A, 2B
Simon is now studying Classic Archaeology at University College London.

Ariel Tse = 4B
Ariel is now studying Law and Criminology at the University of Cardiff.

Alice Wong = 1A*, 2A
Alice is now studying Fashion in Hong Kong


Joe BennettJoe Bennett – Assistant Principal, International Curriculum
Joe oversees the Study Programmes of all our international students. He also co-ordinates the English language and IELTS preparation courses the College offers.



Maria SmithMaria Smith – International Student Officer
Maria will be your first point of contact during your application and admission process. She will also help you settle into your studies at Huish.

Kerry MaxwellKerry Starmer – Boarding House Manager
Kerry lives in Oak House, our student accommodation. Kerry lives with her partner and dalmatian puppy. She is here to make your stay feel safe and as much like home as possible.

Susan DraycottSusan Draycott– House Parent
Susan is the House Parent at Oak House, our student accommodation. Her role is to support and encourage students to be responsible and independent in their living environment.

Louise HarveyLou Harvey – House Keeper
Lou is our Oak House resident Housekeeper. A friendly face who will maintain the high standards of cleanliness that we expect in Oak House.

James Lindsey WhiteJames Lindsey-White – Huish Estates Team
James is a key member of the Oak House team. He ensures that the house is kept in full working order.

Charlotte SargentCharlotte Sargent – Head of Recruitment and Admissions
A member of the Marketing Team with previous boarding experience. You may see Charlotte at Heathrow Airport on Arrival Day or in Oak House covering duties.

Sam BoughenSam Boughen – International Marketing Assistant
Sam helps to deliver the International marketing strategy and actively supports the recruitment of International Students through a range of communication channels.

Huish Ambassadors holding their t shirtsHuish Ambassadors
Current students will act as mentors when you first arrive. They will show you around the campus, take you into Taunton, answer your questions and make sure that you’re happy and settled here at Huish.


Map of the South WestThe College is situated on the edge of parkland overlooking fields and hills, about ten minutes walk from the town centre. Taunton is located in the rural county of Somerset, the gateway to the beautiful South West of England.

Taunton is the county town of Somerset and is an important centre for leisure and tourism. It is one of the most beautiful parts of England. The Quantocks and Exmoor are great places for walking and cycling. Taunton is surrounded by beautiful countryside and there is a fantastic mix of shops, restaurants and leisure facilities in the town centre and surrounding business parks.

Taunton is two hours from London and a short train ride from the local university cities of Bristol, Exeter, Southampton and Bath, seventeen miles from the Bristol Channel and thirty miles from the South Coast and local beaches. The town has a number of cultural venues which the College makes use of such as The Brewhouse Theatre and Somerset County Cricket Club.


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Oak House is our purpose built student accommodation which opened in September 2017. This house offers our students a more independent living experience in preparation for university life and beyond. Oak House is walking distance to college, allowing for easy access into College life, both academically and socially. 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.

Alternatively, Homestay accommodation is a possibility. 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. 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. Your Homestay family will welcome you to the UK and give you a truly unique experience of British culture and family life.

Find out more about accommodation and apply to board


Aegis is an independent body offering Guardianship accreditation in the UK.

For a list of accredited Guardianship companies in the UK, please refer to the Aegis website for more information.

We have a Parent Portal which allows parents/carers to view their son/daughters timetable, attendance, progress, examination dates and other important information. Login details and an activation code will be sent to your email address.

Access the Parent Portal.

If you experience any problems please contact us at

Please ensure that you keep the College informed of any changes to your contact details so that we can ensure that you receive all news and correspondence.

Oxbridge Students 2020

Huish Students destined to Oxford or Cambridge University


Our International Leavers progressed to:

  • 83% Higher Education
  • 2.5% Employment
  • 2.5% Gap Year
  • 6% Higher Education Foundation Year
  • 6% Unknown


We provide progression sessions which are refined and delivered especially for international students so they can learn about their progression options and how the UCAS System works.

We subscribe to a number of software packages to help students with career ideas and university selection. Students are encouraged to book an individual guidance appointment with our Careers and Progression Manager, who is also a regular visitor to Oak House Boarding.

As a College, we run trips to the UCAS Exhibition, Oxford and Cambridge Universities and invite speakers in from a variety of careers areas.


Our international students progress on to a full range of UK universities, including the Russell Group universities. We have students attend Higher Education overseas, predominantly in Hong Kong, and we also encourage students to look at European Universities, particularly in the Netherlands.

Subjects studied at university include:

  • Accounting and Finance
  • Aerospace Technology
  • Actuarial Science with a Year in Industry
  • Architecture
  • Business Management
  • Biochemistry
  • Biomedical Science
  • Cancer Biology and Immunology
  • Economics and Social Studies
  • Engineering
  • Engineering: Civil
  • Engineering: Mechanical
  • Engineering: Aeronautical
  • English Language and Linguistics
  • Finance and investment Banking
  • Geography
  • Hotel Management
  • Language and Translation
  • Law
  • Law with Business Studies
  • Law and Criminology
  • Management
  • Mathematics
  • Music
  • Pharmacy
  • Physiotherapy
  • Professional Accounting
  • Psychology with Clinical & Health Psychology
  • Teaching
  • Tourism Management
  • Wildlife Conservation