One of the most successful colleges in the UK, we are renowned nationally for our fantastic results, friendly and supportive culture, and focus on learners’ needs. We love being a very happy and productive community!

Our reputation is also supported by many accolades from leading educational organisations, and of course the achievements of our wonderful students as they progress on to amazing destinations.

We are consistently ranked in the top 5% of colleges in England. A recent Ofsted inspection also highlighted many areas in which we excel, including our Outstanding Behaviours & Attitudes, with students having high aspirations for their future, being extremely proud of being part of Runshaw College. This relentless focus on helping our students be happy and achieve allows them to progress onto the most prestigious destinations in the country. Our latest Ofsted report can be viewed here.

The Government’s Official published Destinations data confirms Runshaw as the place to be to turbocharge your Next Steps! In January 2022, the Department For Education published data about student destinations; students’ progression to education or employment following their 16 to 18 studies. Runshaw College’s data can be viewed here. (It is also possible to download the full national comparison data from the same page.)


This is an independent, industry-backed validation of the quality of our science, technology, engineering and mathematics provision.

This is a testament to the excellent Advice & Guidance our students get when they come to Runshaw.

We are delighted to once again be recognised by the Daily Telegraph as being among the Top 20 state schools and colleges in the country for the most Oxbridge college offers!


We are the leading Centre of Digital Excellence for Lancashire within the Lancashire Skills Improvement Plan.

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We work closely with hundreds of local employers through our Partnership Boards to ensure our students get the most up to date education and the very finest opportunities to link with Industry.

To find out more please call us on 01772 622677 or e-mail