Confirmed Case of COVID-19

We have today (Fri 23 Oct 2020) been informed of a confirmed case of COVID-19. All parents have been emailed a letter explaining the situation and our response. Please check your email or click here to view the letter sent to the whole school.

The students who have been identified as having been in close contact should self-isolate and return to school on Wednesday 4th November 2020 which is 14 days after the last contact, which was Tuesday 20th October 2020.

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About Apprenticeships

Increasingly, our Year 11 students are considering an apprenticeship as an alternative to full-time study at college. An apprenticeship combines practical on the job training with study for an approved qualification. Apprentices receive a salary whilst working for their employer, but are expected to also complete a programme of study (usually by attending college one day per week) that will give them a relevant and industry-standard qualification.

For those students who may not be ready for a full apprenticeship, there is also the option of a Traineeship which is typically a one-year programme to prepare for joining the workforce.

Guide to Apprenticeships

Guide to Traineeships

Apprenticeship and Traineeship Parent Pack

You can find out more about what apprenticeships are on these useful websites:


The Apprenticeship Guide

Bridgwater and Taunton College Apprenticeship FAQs

Richard Huish College Apprenticeships



Take our Apprenticeship Quiz and test your knowledge!  



Apprenticeships are advertised by employers all year round and start-dates vary from employer to employer. Students who are interested  in finding an apprenticeship will need to be very pro-active in order to find a vacancy either by approaching a company directly or by regularly checking local vacancies advertised online. 

Many local, regional and national employers are seeking apprenticeships, some are listed below:
Leonardo Helicopters (previously Augusta Westland)
Babcock International Apprenticeship Vacancies

Disability Rights UK is delighted to announce the publication of Into Apprenticeships, a guide for disabled people, parents and key advisers about applying for Apprenticeships in England.

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