Our College

Achievement, Success and Excellence

It really is all those intangible things that make RSFC so successful. You can call it a philosophy or call it a culture or a vision but we just call it the way we do things.

We have a tireless dedication to improving the standards of academic achievement for our students and a passionate commitment to their success through a culture of high expectation and aspiration.

Meet The Principal

I am proud to be the Principal of an ambitious college that has high aspirations for all students. RSFC offers a stepping stone between the world of school into employment or Higher Education: an important stage in the development of all young people.

Here, you will make many new friends, experience the process of maturing in a specialist sixth form community and you will have an opportunity to benefit from what Ofsted in March 2013 described as a place where teaching is “energetic, inspirational and builds students’ confidence to achieve their potential”.

I look forward to welcoming you to Rochdale Sixth Form College.

Julian Appleyard OBE


Amy Ward
June 15, 2017

Mock General Election

Amy Ward
June 5, 2017

Manchester 10k

Amy Ward
April 6, 2017

Red Nose Day 2017

Amy Ward
April 4, 2017

Altus Education Partnership

Amy Ward
March 21, 2017

2017 Ski Trip to Austria

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for September 2017

Applications submitted after December will be placed onto a waiting list for consideration



The Aspire Programme will support you in developing the core skills to enable you to progress to your chosen course or career. Select from a vast range of activities all focused on developing an essential set of skills.

The Honours Programme is a bespoke programme to develop, nurture and perfect the core skills required to progress to the most prestigious universities and courses.

The Scholars’ Programme is a bespoke programme tailored to meet the needs of our most able students and prepare you for progression to higher education and beyond.