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College History – Recent Years, 1989–Present

Taunton's College today, Hill Lane
Richard Taunton Sixth Form College today, Hill Lane

The two colleges merged, taking the name Taunton's College but deciding to refurbish and occupy the Hill Lane site.
Taunton's College moved into its present premises in Hill Lane after extensive alterations and additions to the existing building. The Department of Education and Science took over control and the College became a Further Education Corporation.
Taunton's College begins to offer Adult and Community Education during the evenings and at weekends as well as providing daytime education for students aged 16+.
Taunton's College funding is channelled by central Government through the newly created Hampshire and Isle of Wight Learning & Skills Council. The College provides daytime education to over 1100 students aged 16+, as well as 1000+ students through its part-time provision.
The new Academy of Sport opened, combining academic studies with major sport specialities.
Buildings were extended to provide more classroom facilities. Around 1200 students aged 16-19 enrol each year for full time courses.
The college was renamed Richard Taunton Sixth Form College.
A New Music Block is added.
A new Independent Learning Centre is opened.

Early Years, 1760–1864 | New Road, 1864–1926 | Highfield, 1926–1993 | …

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