We have free places available in our outstanding nurseries
for September 2018 

We have places available at both the John Ruskin Nursery and the Brandon Nursery.

The government provides 15 hours per week of free nursery education.

We also offer full-time places for a weekly charge that provides outstanding teaching, learning and value for money. Our nursery staff are very experienced and are able to provide a stimulating, open, fun and engaging environment.

One Nursery, two sites

We offer the same outstanding nursery care across both our nurseries.
Visit the school office, email office@johnruskin.southwark.sch.uk or call 020 7703 5700 to discuss a full-time or
part-time place or to make an application.


John Ruskin Rated Outstanding Again!

We are pleased to announce that after a thorough two day review of the school involving seven different education authority advisors our school has again been judged to be outstanding in every area.

You can see the review report here.

We would particularly like to thank those parents that spoke to members of the team in the playground. The response from parents was 100% positive and really helped give the advisors an insight into the school.

Well done all at John Ruskin!

Mrs Dickinson and Miss Tayton, Co-Headteachers 

Community safety

At John Ruskin School we place great emphasis on keeping children safe and on teaching them how to keep themselves safe from harm. We regularly arrange events and talks to help get this message across. A list of events is included in our September newsletter.

You can find more information on this subject on the Safeguarding and Place 2 Be pages of this website.

Our Core Values: Be responsible, be fair, stay positive and care

Co-Headteachers' Welcome 2018–2019

Welcome to the John Ruskin Primary School & Language Classes website. Here you will find lots of useful dates and information about the school. 

We are pleased to inform you that 2018 was another very successful year at John Ruskin. The national test results for the Early Years, Year 1 Phonics, Year 2 and Year 6 SATS were all extremely good and can be seen on this website.

We are very proud of John Ruskin pupils’ long history of high performance. Pupils at John Ruskin have been achieving well above the national average for the last 20 years!

This consistent performance means that you can be sure that your child will achieve their full potential while at John Ruskin.

We are also very proud of the personal development and citizenship skills that pupils gain at our school.

We look forward to another successful year in

Mrs Dickinson and Miss Tayton, Co-Headteachers

Latest News


    Our breakfast club and after school provision is provided by Camberwell After School Provision. Click here for more information.

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    Annual Calendar for Parents

    Please click on the link below to find all key dates for this academic year.

    Parent Calendar 2017-2018

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    Open Days 2018

    You can find the dates for Southwark Secondary Schools' open days here.