Runshaw College – Our Purpose

We exist to provide exceptionally high-quality education, in order to equip our learners with the knowledge, skills and behaviours they will need to meet their individual aspirations and ambitions, and to progress to the very best local, regional and national destinations.

What has never changed at Runshaw, is our enduring focus on teaching, learning and the needs of our students, which is always at the centre of everything we do. As a result, we have developed a national reputation for educational excellence. Runshaw College is one of the largest providers of A Level courses in the country, offering an extensive range of over 40 different subject options. The sixth form curriculum also includes a very broad range of vocational courses, from Entry Level to Level 3. As a comprehensive Tertiary College, we also provide large numbers of apprenticeships in partnership with local employers, as well as significant adult learning programmes to meet the needs of our communities.

STEM Clare Intro “It gives me great pleasure to present the Strategic Plan for Runshaw College. This is the product of several months of consultation with staff, managers, governors, employers, partner high schools, civic partners and the wider community. The words in this document are the words of all those stakeholders, and everyone’s contribution is very much appreciated. The document sets out Runshaw’s over-arching key strategic priorities for the 3-year period from 2021 to 2024. It also outlines the specific objectives for the first year of this plan (2021-22). Thank you for taking the time to read and contribute to this document. I look forward to working with you as we achieve these ambitious plans!Clare Russell, Principal & CEO

Download our Strategic Plan below. Strategic Plan 2021-24