Rochdale Sixth Form College Top Department For Education League Tables For Fourth Year Running

Rochdale Sixth Form College has topped the Department for Education’s Performance Tables having been named the highest ranked Sixth Form College for value added performance in the country for the fourth consecutive year.

The tables released each January show that students achieve a third of a grade more per subject than the national average at the Ofsted outstanding rated college.

Julian Appleyard OBE Principal at Rochdale Sixth Form College, said: “To maintain such high standards and remain at the top of the tables is something we’re all incredibly proud of.  However, what is really important, is that the performance demonstrates that we are contributing to increased life chances of our young people. That is our job and my staff don’t deflect from this. We want our students to have many options as possible available to them, and this progress measure shows that RSFC students indeed make exceptional progress. The “topping the charts” bit is great validation for our students and staff, who work tremendously hard, however we will not be complacent and will continue to strive for further improvement.”

Tables can be viewed through the Department for Education website –