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Our College


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.

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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


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 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.