Huish Sixth started life in 2010 although a great deal of planning went in to establishing the provision before this including wide scale consultation with students, parents, staff and other local Post-16 providers.
These consultations showed there was strong support from our local community for Post-16 provision which was different to the experience that students were having at other local Colleges.
Therefore since its inception Huish Sixth has been built upon a more individual experience based around the specific needs and aspirations of the individual student.
To achieve this we have kept class sizes small and concentrated on providing extremely strong courses in subjects which we believe will stand the test of time and are well respected by both employers and universities. We have never gone for the latest "fad" but have listened closely to what business and university are looking for.
During the last five years student numbers have grown rapidly as "word of mouth" has spread about the fantastic experiences our students have in Huish Sixth but also the amazing successes and destinations that our students have gone on to.
However we have no plans to continue growing forever and risk losing the things that make Huish Sixth a very special place to learn such as small class sizes and very bespoke learning . The principles on which Huish Sixth were built on that made it different to the provision from Colleges are still as relevant today as they were all those years ago.
While 2015 was our best set of results so far and was capped by the amazing achievement of two students going off to Cambridge and many other students reaching their first choice of university we believe that as a staff working with outstanding students we are capable of even more and look forward to the next five years bringing an even greater level of success.