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 

GDPR and John Ruskin School

You may be aware of changes to the data protection laws coming into force on the 25th May 2018. As a result we have updated our privacy notice, which can be found here.

This privacy notice provides detailed information about how we process personal data. Hard copies are available from the school office. Contact details for our Data Protection Officer can be found on the Staff (Office) page of this website.

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

Co-Headteachers' Welcome 2017-2018

Welcome to the John Ruskin Primary School & Language Classes website. Here you will find lots of useful dates and information about the school. You can also find information on the John Ruskin School App, which is available from the App and Play Stores.

We are pleased to inform you that in September 2017, John Ruskin School received an award from the Mayor of London as one of London's 2017/18 Schools for Success. The school was identified as 'exceptional for helping low achieving students do better'. The Mayor wrote "you really have done brilliant work for these students". We are also proud to receive an award for our work as a 'food growing school'. This is something we actively promote within the school and the children really enjoy getting involved with the gardening and growing. In 2018, we will again be working with the Royal Horticultural Society to offer training to other schools in the area.

We hope you find this website useful and are looking forward to a successful year at John Ruskin. We also hope you notice the new exterior paintwork that was completed over the summer break.

Mrs Dickinson and Miss Tayton, Co-Headteachers

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

    The John Ruskin School App

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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