History of the College


Yeovil College has been serving the communities in South Somerset for an impressive 130 years. Our mission is to ‘maximise potential for all. This is our mantra.

Formed in 1887 when Somerset County Council began formally organising Science and Art classes in Yeovil. In 1947, the first Principal was appointed to lead Yeovil Technical College and when secondary education was reorganised in 1974, Yeovil College became one of the early tertiary colleges to be formed in England.

Today, Yeovil College remains passionate about its role as a key provider of education in the area, currently supporting around 5,000 students.