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Richard Taunton Sixth Form College



We are an academy, and a founding member of the Lighthouse Learning Trust, offering over 30 full-time A Level and over 35 vocational courses for 16-19 year olds,  together with a wide and varied range of enrichment activities and career guidance opportunities.  Due to our unique size, we are able to offer our students a friendly, supportive and caring environment where their individual needs are met on an academic and a pastoral level.

Our class sizes, 1:1 tutor sessions, Upgrade learning support, gifted and talented academies and progression measures, such as  regular teacher review meetings and working at grade reviews, mean that each student gets the individual support and encouragement that they need. We put equal importance on developing our students so that they become independent adults and take personal responsibility for their own learning and progress.

The college also offers a number of part-time adult education courses and embraces and supports the local community of Southampton by opening its doors for evening and weekend lettings.

Based in Upper Shirley, in the heart of Southampton, our college is situated right next to Southampton Common and is accessible by a host of bus routes.