What our students say about us

Abdullah Khan
Previously at The Romsey School
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Abdullah Khan
Previously at The Romsey School
"It was a big step going from secondary school to college. However, Richard Taunton made it easy for me and I am thriving in my subjects! I take part in many of the extra-curricular activities on offer and I am also President of the Student Union, which is great for learning new skills and will look good on my CV. Coming to Richard Taunton was the right decision for me and I’m sure it will be for you too!"
Aimee Orchel
Previously at Hampshire Collegiate School
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Aimee Orchel
Previously at Hampshire Collegiate School
"I get the train from Salisbury every day because I’d rather travel for a good education. From day one I’ve had support with my studies and my UCAS application."
Catriona Finlay
Previously at St Anne’s Catholic School
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Catriona Finlay
Previously at St Anne’s Catholic School
"I enjoy being at a college, which treats you like part of the family. I’ve made friends and memories for life!"
Chloe Humby
Previously at Testwood Sports College
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Chloe Humby
Previously at Testwood Sports College
"The opportunities and support I have been given at Richard Taunton are outstanding! I am confident that I can head to university with my best foot forward thanks to the knowledge I have gained from my college experience. "
Freddie Molyneux
Previously at Noadswood School
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Freddie Molyneux
Previously at Noadswood School
"Richard Taunton has a close-knit community feel to it. Rather than being just one of thousands of students, you can be an individual and make stronger friendships because of it. The teachers guide you to make the right decisions on your future. I’ve also had some incredible opportunities thanks to the college, such as a work placement in the AFC Bournemouth media and communications department!"
Hannah Spires
Previously at The Mountbatten School
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Hannah Spires
Previously at The Mountbatten School
"The college is like a second family; a place where you want to come to and learn. The community is ever so warm and friendly meaning that if you are struggling with anything, it is very easy for you to go and talk to someone or get help. There are lots of opportunities available to us from trips and events to a diverse range of enrichment activities. I particularly like the activities because you can learn something outside of your subject areas and meet more people with similar interests!"
Harry Wilkes
Previously at Ballard School
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Harry Wilkes
Previously at Ballard School
"The teachers here are happy to spend time talking me through what I need to learn in a way that is best for me. I am now much happier being in education and am even thinking about going to university."
Lizzie Coleman
Previously at Noadswood School
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Lizzie Coleman
Previously at Noadswood School
"I came here because it’s a friendly college and a great environment to learn in. The Art department is incredible; they teach us in-depth techniques and you get to work in large scale, which I would never have experienced otherwise."
Lizzy Phillips
Previously at Oasis Mayfield Academy
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Lizzy Phillips
Previously at Oasis Mayfield Academy
"I chose Richard Taunton because I heard the standard of teaching in Performing Arts was really high. There are lots of career opportunities offered to us that are unique to the college."
Lorna Cotter
Previously at Houndsdown School
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Lorna Cotter
Previously at Houndsdown School
"The teachers at Richard Taunton are quick to identify what you need to develop and push you to achieve your potential."
Roxanne Faye Reyes
Previously at school overseas
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Roxanne Faye Reyes
Previously at school overseas
"The very best thing about Richard Taunton Sixth Form College is the helpful staff and how you feel comfortable and at home from the very start."
Sinead Ward
Previously at St Annes Catholic School
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Sinead Ward
Previously at St Annes Catholic School
"Each and every teacher and member of support staff genuinely cares about your wellbeing. If you’re struggling in any aspect of your life, you know there is someone there to speak to. You’re treated as an individual with your own needs, which I genuinely think is incredibly rare in any kind of further education."
Tom Besley
Previously at Ballard School in New Milton
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Tom Besley
Previously at Ballard School in New Milton
"The facilities and equipment in the new music block really impressed me. There’s so many opportunities to get involved in Performing Arts. I’d definitely recommend the college for its friendly atmosphere, personal approach and the fact you get to know lots of people."