YEAR 11 students hoping to study at Richard Huish College in September do not have to worry about their future.

The college, in South Road, Taunton, has announced all those who had applied will have a secured place, and pupils are still able to put in their applications now.

The government announced that all schools and colleges will close from last Friday (March 20), with Richard Huish being no exception.

But to ease the fears of students, who will now not exams to sit to earn their five A*-C grades to get in, the college is open to all 'regardless of what happens'.

A spokesperson for the college said: "Following the UK Governments decision to close all schools and colleges from Friday March 20 the GCSE exams scheduled to take place in May and June will not be going ahead as planned.

"Regardless of what happens, if you have already applied to join us your place is secured and we look forward to seeing you in September. If you are yet to apply, online applications are still open and we will phone you with your offer.

"We want to reassure you we will do everything possible to make sure this does not change your plans for your future."