Runshaw College


Our commitment to the Armed Forces Covenant

Runshaw College  recognises the value serving personnel, reservists, veterans and military families bring to our community and to our country. We support the Armed Forces Covenant, by: 

  • Promoting the fact that we are an Armed Forces-friendly organisation, to our staff customers, suppliers, contractors and wider public;
  • Supporting the employment of Service spouses and partners; partnering with the Forces Families Jobs Forum; and providing flexibility in granting leave for Service spouses and partners before, during and after a partner’s deployment;
  • Supporting our employees who are member of the Reserve Forces; granting additional paid/unpaid leave for annual Reserve Forces training and supporting any mobilisations and deployment;
  • Supporting local military cadet units by providing our college premises as a meeting venue;
  • Celebrating Poppy Appeal Day and Remembrance activities. 

About us

Runshaw College is one of the most successful colleges in the country, renowned locally and nationally for our outstanding results being judged ‘Outstanding’ by Ofsted. We have approximately 5,000 full time students aged 16 to 18 who follow courses at Advanced, Pre-Advanced Level 1, Pre-Advanced Level 2 and Entry Levels. In addition, there are approximately 1,000 part-time adult students and Apprentices.  At Runshaw, every student really does matter and the student experience and the quality of teaching and learning are pivotal strategies at the heart of every aspect of college activity. 

Runshaw is a great college community with incredible teamwork – it is a vibrant, caring and enjoyable place for staff and students. Continuous professional development is at the heart of everything we do and we invest heavily in the learning and development of all staff to support their career and personal development.