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.

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

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for September 2018

Applications submitted now 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.