Runshaw College was established in 1974. It initially began life catering solely for school leavers from Balshaw’s High School in Leyland, and Parklands High School in Chorley.

In the early years of its existence, the college gained a reputation for high-quality education and expanded at a gentle rate. Our students at Runshaw College always perform outstandingly well in their advanced level qualifications and that is certainly the case for Runshaw’s highly talented Class of 2023. Over 1000 A*/A grades were achieved by our A Level students. Overall, 95% of our Vocational students progressed to their chosen university.

“We are incredibly proud of the achievements, history and tradition of this college, meeting the needs of our students and providing them with an unrivalled educational experience will always be our primary goal. We have outstanding students and they deserve to continue to have outstanding facilities during their time with us.” Clare Russell, Principal & CEO.