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Study spaces available on campus from 10th August

News August 2020: W12 is available as a staffed study area from the week commencing Monday 10th August until Friday 21st August, 10am-3pm for current Huish students. 

Three students smiling looking at text books


Collecting your exam certificates following results days 2020

Exam Certificates for the Class of 2020 will be available to collect from Reception in December.

Student opening results outside with teacher smiling


Huish Student wins best delegate at Model United Nations Competition

Richard Huish College student, Julia Jeziorny, recently participated in Model United Nations, an International competition set up to give young people the chance to participate in simulations of United Nations conferences. By role-playing meetings like the Security Council and General Assembly, participants get a unique insight into how the United Nations works. They research, debate […]

Model United Nations logo


Results Day 2020

News July 2020 – Information about support available on Results Days

Students walking by College entrance


Huish Hero Amy brings Miss Maisie Mask to the masses

News July 2020: Amy Hubbard is the latest student to be nominated as a Huish Hero after stepping in to become a ‘Maisie Manager’ to help the children of Musgrove Park Hospital and beyond.

Amy Hubbard with doll


Things to know before you arrive

Useful information for international students due to join Richard Huish College, UK.


Application and Fees

Information about fees and how to apply to Richard Huish College, UK, as an International Student.


Study Options

Discover the courses available for International students at Richard Huish College, Taunton, Somerset, UK.


About Life at Richard Huish College

Find out more about studying at Richard Huish College as an International Student including accommodation options and the College’s results.


Contact Information and Prospectus

View our International Prospectus or contact us to discuss studying at Richard Huish College as an International Student.


Huish International

Richard Huish College is one of the leading inspected state Sixth Form Colleges in the UK. Find out more about studying as an International student.



New Head Teacher Appointed at The Taunton Academy

News July 2020: John Eddy will be taking over from Jenny Veal, as Head Teacher at The Taunton Academy, part of the Richard Huish Education Group.

John Eddy


Original Writing and Illustration Awards

Enter into our Creative Writing and Illustration Awards – The Brunner Cup, The Ross Paterson Award and The Lucas Cup


Huish Tigers top four championships

News June 2020: Although the Basketball season was cut short due to the Covid 19 outbreak, both the Huish Tigers National League Programme and the Richard Huish College performance sides have been able to achieve great success in 2020.

Huish Tigers U16s team and coaches


Richard Huish College tops the latest league tables, once again

News June 2020: In the latest national league tables, published in March 2020 by the Department for Education (DfE), Richard Huish College has excelled across all categories, outperforming all other colleges in the county

Emma Fielding and John Abbott by Huish sign


The Huish Heroes working in our local schools

News June 2020: Our Apprentices share their experiences of working during the lockdown.

Pompoms on fence


Huish students contribute to the SFCA National Art Exhibition

News June 2020: Huish students, Hannah Mahon, Eleanor Pinney and Jamie Jeffrey have had their work selected to become part of the National Art Exhibition for Sixth Form College Students.

Photo entitled Us. A girl is in blanket writing on a notepad


Our Huish Hero supporting the tremendous work of Arc

News June 2020: Mel supports the hard working team at Arc.

Mel Kubicki


A message to our Class of 2020

News 2020: Good luck messages from staff to our final year students

Reads a message to final year students


Our Huish Hero gets behind the great Carers of Somerset

News May 2020: English Teacher, Jill Burton has been nominated as a Huish Hero after volunteering at St Margaret’s Hospice.

Jill Burton in St Margarets Hospice uniform and PPE


Thank you to our Huish Heroes

May 2020: A thank you to those helping others during the Covid-19 outbreak

Thank you for being a hero cards being held up by staff


Huish Celebrates Fantastic Year of Sporting Achievement at Virtual Sports Awards

May 2020: Huish Sports Awards take place online.

Mens Basketball team


Coronavirus Update 22nd May

News May 2020: Latest information regarding College plans in relation to Coronavirus


Huish Apprentices on front line during Covid 19 outbreak

News May 2020: Olivia Waterland is one of amazing Level 2 Business Administration Apprentices working on the Receptions of our Somerset hospitals.

Olivia Waterland sat in doctors office with skeleton dressed as a nurse


Huish Headstart

Huish Headstart programme will head you prepare for joining us in September.


Student Liaison Officer

Student Liaison Officer


Update for Final Year Students

News May 2020: A few answers to FAQ’s for final year students


New Head appointed at West Buckland Primary School

May 2020: Richard Huish Education Group appoints new Head of West Buckland Primary School

Cameron Mann


Celebrating our community and Huish Heroes

News April 2020: Teaching Assistant Apprentice, Melanie Houghton is a Huish Hero. She and the team at Our Lady of Mount Carmel Catholic Primary School have been working hard caring for the children of key workers.

Rainbow poster reading stay safe


Mum of four, strives forward in her Health and Social Care Apprenticeship amid Coronavirus outbreak

News April 2020: Health and Social Care Apprentice helping during the Coronavirus outbreak

Natasha Potter in work uniform


Skills Support for the Workforce

Skills Support for the Workforce (SSW) is a programme developed to upskill employees within small and medium-sized businesses.


First Huish Apprentices become fully qualified Teaching Assistants

News April 2020: After expanding their wide range of Apprenticeships to include pathways into teaching careers, the first two Teaching Assistant Apprentices at Richard Huish College have passed their end point assessments.

Daisy Dening smiling at camera


FAQs regarding September 2020 Admissions

News April 2020: Useful information for students looking to join us in September 2020.


Information for current Year 11 students

News April 2019 – An update for Year 11 students looking to join Huish in September 2020.


Huish Film Maker invites Somerset to adventure outside

News April 2020: Join the Great Garden Camp Out organised by former Huish student Abbie.

Abbie Barnes with film camera and back pack outside


Coronavirus statement (8th April 2020)

FAO Students who were due to take final exams/assessments this summer


Richard Huish College students helping vulnerable people during COVID-19 pandemic

While the College is closed a large collection of Huish Health and Social Care students and staff have taken it upon themselves to help people most vulnerable to the virus by volunteering at care homes, hospitals and a variety of charities.

Amy Lemon reading to a resident


Coronavirus statement (3rd April 2020)

News 2020 – coronavirus update


Huish students celebrate success in Chemistry Olympiad

Huish News March 2020: Huish students celebrate success in Chemistry Olympiad

Chemistry Olympiad 2020 Gold Certificate


Coronavirus Statement (24th March)

We thought you might find it helpful to have a link to the latest government advice around school/college closures and exam cancellations.   FAQs for Parents / Carers Around the closure of educational settings https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/closure-of-educational-settings-information-for-parents-and-carers/closure-of-educational-settings-information-for-parents-and-carers   Latest government guidance on exams https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/coronavirus-covid-19-cancellation-of-gcses-as-and-a-levels-in-2020/coronavirus-covid-19-cancellation-of-gcses-as-and-a-levels-in-2020   We are awaiting more specifics from the DfE, Ofqual and the awarding […]


Latest Coronavirus Statement (19th March)

I am sure that you are by now all aware of the government announcement yesterday evening around school / college closures from this Friday and the cancellation of the summer exams series. We wanted to reassure you that we will keep in close contact with you in the coming days to provide more information as […]


An update for our future Huish students

Dear future Huish students Following the UK Governments decision to close all Schools and Colleges from Friday 20th March 2020 the GCSE exams scheduled to take place in May and June will not be going ahead as planned. Regardless of what happens, if you have already applied to join us your place is secured and […]


Latest Coronavirus Statement (17th March)

The statement below follows on from yesterdays COVID-19 statement which you can view here (www.huish.ac.uk/coronavirus-update/) I am writing to provide a further update on the situation with regards to the College and COVID-19. As I am sure you appreciate, we are having to deal with a rapidly evolving situation and need to communicate with you […]


Richard Huish College update in relation to the coronavirus situation.

This communication will update you on our current plans following the most recent government announcements regarding the coronavirus. Our main priority is keeping our college community safe, but as I am sure you can appreciate this is a rapidly changing situation and we will endeavour to keep you updated if or when the situation changes. […]


Motivational speaker inspires Huish students to create podcast

Over five weeks ‘Self-development Coach’, Michael Maisey, met with a small group of Richard Huish College students to help them develop their self-esteem, confidence, future focus and general wellbeing. Inspired by these sessions, the group have decided to continue to work together to develop a podcast specifically for their age group. Through the workshops with […]

Michael Maisey alongside 5 Huish students holding his book on sofa


Richard Huish College and Education Group appoints a new Principal and Chief Executive

The Governors at Richard Huish College, Taunton are delighted to announce the appointment of Emma Fielding as the new Principal. This will be effective from September 2020 when current Principal, John Abbott, will move to be the full time Chief Executive Officer of The Richard Huish Education Group. Ms Fielding is currently Deputy Principal at […]

L to R – David Griffin (Chair of Governors), Emma Fielding (Principal), John Abbott (Chief Executive, Huish Education Group)


Principal’s update regarding the Coronavirus

News Feb 2020: Letter to parents regarding Corona virus

John Abbott (Chief Executive, Huish Education Group)


Ten Huish Students offered places at Oxford and Cambridge University

Ten of Richard Huish College’s highest achievers could be set for either Oxford or Cambridge University (subject to grades) in a wide range of subjects. An equal split have received the offers for the elite universities with five hoping to get into Oxford and five hoping to get into Cambridge. The Students that have their […]

10 Oxbridge Students 2020 by Huish sign


Huish Chemistry Conference goes off with a bang

On the 13th February, Richard Huish College hosted an thrilling Chemistry conference presented by Bristol ChemLabs and funded by the Royal Society of Chemistry Bristol and District, for Year 10 and 11 students from across local secondary schools as well as Huish students currently studying A Level Chemistry. Students from Kingsmead School, Court Fields School, […]

Tim Harrison creating large flame as a science experiment in front of audience


Richard Huish College student to embark on 150km winter crossing in Siberia

News February 2020: Richard Huish College student to embark on 150km winter crossing in Siberia

Chloe Chapple in winter weather equipment including goggles


Richard Huish College celebrates Apprenticeship success at the Grow Somerset Talent Awards

News Feb 2020: Richard Huish College celebrates Apprenticeship success at the Grow Somerset Talent Awards

Finalists at the GST Awards


Casey Williams wins at the British Education Awards

News Feb 2020: Casey Williams wins at the British Education Awards

Casey Williams at the British Education Awards holding award


The Virtual Huish Experience

The Virtual Huish Experience is designed to help prospective students to get to know us and help them consider what they may wish to study.

Student smiling


The Virtual Huish Experience

The Virtual Huish Experience is designed to help prospective students to get to know us and help them consider what they may wish to study.

Student smiling


England call-up for Huish Volleyballer

News January 2020: England call-up for Huish Volleyballer

U19 England Junior Volleyball player, Holly Lovell-Fox


Charities collect donations from Richard Huish College fundraising efforts

News December 2019: Richard Huish College Vocational Business students presented donation cheques to representatives from Love Musgrove and The Freddie Pring Memorial Trust today following their fundraising efforts.

Heather Pring being presented cheque by Huish students


Huish Runners qualify for Somerset Schools Championships

News December 2019: Huish Runners qualify for Somerset Schools Championships

4 cross country runners stood on stairs in Huish Sport kit


Huish Business students raise over £2,200 for charities this Christmas

News December 2019: Vocational Business students from Richard Huish College hosted a number of community events to raise more than £2,200 for a collection of charities close to their hearts; Love Musgrove, Mind In Somerset and The Freddie Pring Memorial Fund.

Business students in Freddie Pring Memorial Fund t shirts


Richard Huish College students qualify for AoC National Championships

News Dec 2019: Huish students qualify for AoC National Championships

Huish Mixed Hockey Team


Huish sport students selected to represent England Colleges

News December 2019: Huish sport students selected to represent England Colleges

Ivo Maxwell (Hockey) & Lauren Knight (Netball)


Students tackle climate theme in the annual Huish Creative Awards

News November 2019: Students tackle climate theme in the annual Huish Creative Awards

Brunner Cup Finalists - Alicia, Alanna, Amelia, Phoebe and Sophie


Ex-Huish student inspires the next generation of IT and Computing Students

News November 2019: Ex-Huish student inspires the next generation of IT and Computing Students

Will Manchip presenting to class of students in computing classroom


Huish netballers win U19 County Tournament

News November 2019: Huish netballers win U19 County Tournament

Netball team with trophy


Huish Community Project launch raffle to support Epilepsy Society and SARSAS

News November 2019: Huish Community Project launch raffle to support Epilepsy Society and the Somerset and Avon Rape and Sexual Abuse Support (SARSAS).


Are you ready for the Huish Christmas Bake Off?

November 2019 News: Are you ready for the Huish Christmas Bake Off?


Governor Vacancy

Governor Vacancy at Richard Huish College


Huish students raise funds to support the Foundation of Goodness in Sri Lanka

October 2019 News: Students raise £2,659.37 for the Foundation of Goodness

4 Students sat on a wall laughing


Response to offer

If you have received an offer for a Level 2 or Level 3 Study Programme you can let us know if you wish to accept your offer by completing the form


Business Students begin plans to raise money for The Freddie Pring Memorial Fund

October 2019 News: Business Students begin plans to raise money for The Freddie Pring Memorial Fund

Heather Pring with Business students in classroom


Professional Accountant: Level 7 Apprenticeship

This Apprenticeship allows you to build skills in the workplace and earn an ACCA qualification. ACCA qualifications are recognised and recommended around the world. This qualification is also available to study as a standalone qualification.


Huish raise a cuppa for Macmillan Coffee Morning

September 2019 News: Richard Huish College joined the fundraising fun on Friday 27th September hosting a ‘World’s Biggest Coffee Morning’ in aid of Macmillan Cancer Support.

Students and residents of Calway House at the Macmillan Coffee Morning


Huish Musicians raise funds for Animal Rescue Charity

September 2019 News: Richard Huish College musicians hosted a fundraiser gig to raise emergency funds for Heaven’s Gate Animal Rescue Centre

Students performing at charity gig with guitar and microphones


Huish students join Somerset Wildlife Trust’s Big Taunton Litter Pick

September 2019 News: Eleven students and two staff members took part in Somerset Wildlife Trust’s efforts to clean up Taunton.

Students and staff who took part in the litter pick with rubbish bags


Join the Global Climate Strike (September 20th – 27th)

September 2019 News: September 20th marks the beginning of a global climate strike. Millions are taking action and walking out of schools, workplaces and homes to demand an end to the age of fossil fuels.


Huish Graduation Ceremony celebrates students’ achievements

September 2019 News: Graduates from Richard Huish College donned caps and gowns in celebration of formally achieving degree and professional Accountancy qualifications.


Huish celebrates the ‘Class of 2019’

September 2019 News: The Richard Huish College ‘Class of 2019’ reunited at a special Prize Giving Evening on Friday 13th September. Recent 2019 leavers were invited to join in the celebrations at the College, which included a formal presentation of prizes to winning and highly commended students, who were chosen as being outstanding in their subject.

Prize Winners Group 2019


Musgrove Hospital Staff receive Level 2 Awards in Medical Terminology at Richard Huish College

September 2019 News: Employees from a broad range of Departments at Musgrove Hospital celebrated earning their Level 2 Awards in Medical Terminology at Richard Huish College this week.

Students holding Medical Terminology Certificates


History (Early Modern): A Level

Early Modern History includes; Religious Conflict and the Church in England (c1529-c1570), Spain in the Age of Discovery (1469-1598) and the Portuguese Empire.


Huish student achieves highest Photography A Level grade in England

August 2019 News: Students up and down the country collected their results yesterday, including Richard Huish College student Emily Bridges who received the highest grade in the country for Photography A Level.

Emily Bridges with A balloon


Class of 2019 celebrate another fantastic set of A Level and Vocational results

August 2019 News: Richard Huish College students will be celebrating today after an incredibly successful year of A Level and Vocational results.

students smiling on results day


Accounting (ACCA) Association of Chartered Certified Accountants: Level 7 Professional Qualification

The ACCA qualification is recognised and recommended around the world. Based on international accounting standards, employers know that an ACCA qualification is a mark of professional excellence.


Early Years Workforce: Level 3 Professional Qualification

This qualification can be completed as a standalone qualification or as part of the Level 3 Early Years Educator Apprenticeship


Supporting Teaching and Learning: Level 2 Professional Qualification

This qualification can support people in paid or voluntary roles that support teachers in an educational setting for children aged 5 and upwards.


Supporting Teaching and Learning: Level 3 Professional Qualification

This qualification can be completed as a standalone qualification or as part of the Level 3 Teaching Assistant Apprenticeship.


Understanding Safeguarding and Prevent: Level 2 Short Course

This certificate is designed to equip learners with an understanding of recognising the signs of abuse, how to reduce the risk of radicalisation and the potential consequences of illegal online activity. 


Understanding the Care and Management of Diabetes: Level 2 Short Course

This qualification is for persons aged 19+ looking to increase their understanding of diabetic care.


Mental Health Needs: Level 2 Short Course

This qualification is for persons aged 19+ looking to increase their understanding of the needs of those with poor Mental Health.


Understanding Behaviour That Challenges: Level 2 Short Course

This qualification is for persons aged 19+ looking to understand the causes of challenging behaviour to support individuals.


Principles of Care Planning: Level 2 Short Course

This qualification is for persons aged 19+ looking to work in care and ensure their residents/patients are treated with a friendly and caring approach.


Common Health Conditions: Level 2 Short Course

This qualification is for persons aged 19+ looking to increase their understanding of common health conditions to assist in care environments.


Principles of Dementia Care: Level 2 Short Course

This qualification is for persons aged 19+ looking to increase their understanding of Dementia Care.


Principles of Infection Prevention and Control: Level 2 Short Course

This qualification is for persons aged 19+ looking understand how to protect people from infection.


Preparing to Work in Adult Social Care: Level 2 Short Course

This qualification is for persons aged 19+ looking to work in an adult social care setting.


Understanding Nutrition and Health: Level 2 Short Course

This qualification is for persons aged 19+ looking to increase their understanding the role of nutrition in preventing and treatment of disease.


Understanding the Safe Handling of Medication in Health and Social Care: Level 2 Short Course

This qualification is for persons aged 19+ looking to increase their knowledge of handling medication.


Awareness of Mental Health Problems: Level 2 Short Course

This qualification is for persons aged 19+ looking to increase their knowledge of a variety of Mental Health conditions.


Understanding Autism: Level 2 Short Course

This qualification is for persons aged 19+ looking to increase their understanding of Autism.


Principles of Working With Individuals with Learning Disabilities: Level 2 Short Course

This qualification is for persons aged 19+ looking to work with people with Learning Disabilities.


Principles of End of Life Care: Level 2 Short Course

This qualification is for persons aged 19+ looking to build learn how to support End of Life Care.