Meet Our Principal :: Riseholme College

Meet Our Principal

Welcome to Riseholme College, a part of Bishop Burton

Riseholme College

Here at Riseholme College, we are passionate about helping young people achieve their goals, in whatever area that might be. Every year we provide thousands of students with the perfect platform to launch successful careers in their chosen area, something which I am personally proud of.

The success of our students, even after they have completed their studies with us, is incredibly important to us, which is why we strive for the very best in everything we do. We see the importance of investing in outstanding campus facilities, fostering strong industry partnerships and insisting on only the very best teaching from our dedicated staff, ensuring that our students have every opportunity to succeed. 

Our approach clearly works; our students have some of the highest success rates in the country. Almost every student who completes their course at Riseholme College finds gainful employment or moves on to a higher level of study within six months. Our focus on student achievement was also recognised at this year's BTEC awards, where we were crowned the 2017 Outstanding BTEC College of the Year; a huge accolade for the college and its students. 

But its not all about academic achievement. Everyone at Riseholme appreciates the importance of supporting our students to ensure they are the happiest and healthiest they can be. That is why we provide practical and emotional support, organise a huge variety of social events throughout the academic year and offer a diverse range of sports to cater for all abilities and levels.

And that is evident in our students’ success outside the classroom. Across all subject areas, our students routinely win national and international accolades, giving them not only the experience and skills but also the confidence to go on to be a high achiever.

I would like to take this opportunity to thank the staff and students for the continued support and commitment to the college and its values. Together, we are a force to be reckoned with and one which will go from strength to strength.


Bill Meredith

Chief Executive and Principal