Lancashire, United Kingdom
About Runshaw College
Runshaw College is a co-educational, non-denominational sixth form college with two centres in Leyland and Euxton, Lancashire. The sixth form centre at Leyland offers a wide scope of both A-Levels and vocational courses. The Euxton centre is provisioned for adult learning, and offers courses ranging from Basic Skills to Higher Education. Runshaw’s Business Centre administers training and development programmes and work based training to hundreds of businesses across the North West.
Runshaw prides itself as the only college nationwide to have won the European Quality Award for Excellence. In recent years there has been an investment of over £25m in college resources, leading to the construction of a new student restaurant, Student Services building, ICT and computer building (Runshaw is a centre of excellence for IT), and a new sports hall, fitness suite and two all-weather sports pitches.
As a result of an ‘outstanding’ Ofsted report in 2008, Runshaw was awarded Beacon College status by the Department for Education. Beacon College status is only awarded to colleges which are ‘Beacons’ of educational excellence, and the school is proud to be the only Beacon College in the Lancashire area.
“Effective teaching and learning in science are characterised by detailed planning. A wide range of activities in lessons is supported by good resources. Staff use humour and enthusiasm well to enliven their lessons. Very strong working relationships between staff and students are clearly valued by students. There is a good balance of stretch and challenge in lessons.”