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Rainford College was first given "sixth form" status in 1989 when St Helens council wanted to bring more of a future to the stability of youngsters throughout the area. It is currently second in the results table in the St Helens area, behind Carmel College.
The head of the college is Danny Hubball and the assistant head is Steve Marshall. The pastoral leader is Catherine Benbow.
Plans were announced by St Helens council to remodel the existing school, Rainford High Technology College, and rename it Rainford Learning Campus (RLC). They also announced plans to refurbish and extend Rainford College by 2012.