Principal’s Introduction

Richard Taunton is a community united by our desire to make a positive difference to each and every one of our students. We focus on providing strong teaching and learning, complimented by outstanding student support.

We are a successful college and we continue to build on the strengths that were celebrated in our 2013 Ofsted report. Inspectors recognised the high quality teaching and learning experience we provide, and the high standards our students achieve.

We have a dedicated provision for gifted and talented students in our Sixth Form Academy. We also provide specialist support for talented musicians in our School of Music, and for high-performing sportspeople through our Talented Athlete Scheme.

From the moment we start discussing your application, right through to when you complete your studies, our focus is always on your personal development and progression in your chosen career. There are great opportunities waiting for you beyond college, and it’s important that you’re equipped to make the most of them, whether that’s going to university or moving onto an apprenticeship or work-based learning.

Richard Taunton is a great place to learn and develop: our students will tell you that. Come and check us out by attending one of our Open Evenings – you’ll get the chance to look around the college, speak to our students and staff and find out why we’re a great place to learn.

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Alice Wrighton, Principal