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  • Richard Huish College
    South Road
    TA1 3DZ
  • Head: Emma Fielding
  • T 01823 320 800
  • F 01823 324 181
  • E [email protected]
  • W
  • A co-educational state school for pupils aged 16 to 19. Full boarding and flexi boarding available.
  • Boarding: Yes
  • Local authority: Somerset
  • Pupils: 1,985
  • Religion: Non-denominational
  • Fees: Boarding £11,000 pa (EU or UK); £18,300 pa (international)
  • Open days: February
  • Review: View The Good Schools Guide Review
  • Ofsted report: View the Ofsted report

What says..

There are three clear and simple expectations of students at Huish: be on time, do the work given (if you can’t, ask for help), and be nice. No strict policies or statutory rules – one of the differences between a sixth form college and a school. One family told us, ‘We did consider other colleges, but chose Richard Huish mainly due to the respect the teachers gave the young people and how they treated them as adults...

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What The Good Schools Guide says


Since September 2020, Emma Fielding, previously deputy principal for two years. Before that, assistant principal at Exeter College, following a stint as head of school at Varndean College. Read contemporary history at Sussex, where she also gained an MA in Russian and East European studies.


Requires five GCSEs at grade 4 or above including maths and English language. Offers a 12-month GCSE resit programme – around 60-65 students are currently on this.

Prospective students can join taster sessions and days. Students can choose a combination of A levels and BTECs and there is a two-week period at the beginning of term when changes can be made. Good parent feedback on this. ‘Starting at college is always daunting, however RHC made it a controllable process, offering flexibility, points of contact for concerns...

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Please note: Independent schools frequently offer IGCSEs or other qualifications alongside or as an alternative to GCSE. The DfE does not record performance data for these exams so independent school GCSE data is frequently misleading; parents should check the results with the schools.

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