We are very pleased to inform you that following OFSTED’s inspection of the school in October, we were rated Outstanding again. Well done to all the pupils and staff. We hope you are as proud of your children as we are; OFSTED described their behaviour as exemplary and them as confident, articulate and kind.

We would also like to thank parents and carers who spoke so positively to the inspectors about the school and for your supportive words to us at the time of the inspection.

Thank you as well to the School Governors who were also actively involved and attended to speak to the inspectors as part of the process.

Well done everyone!

Please find the inspection report attached:
Ofsted inspection report 2023


A warm welcome to John Ruskin Primary School. John Ruskin is a friendly and welcoming school with a strong sense of community where everyone works together to ensure our children are happy and successful and reach their potential. At John Ruskin, we believe that children who are happy and feel safe are not afraid of making mistakes and are willing to challenge themselves.

Following an OFSTED inspection in 2018, the school continued to be graded ‘outstanding’. The school has now been consistently graded outstanding by OFSTED and the local authority for the last 15 years.

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 and continued to do so in 2023!

On this website you will find lots of useful dates and information about the school and our school policies.

Miss C Tayton, Headteacher

.Miss Tayton, Headteacher


The government provides 15 hours per week of free nursery education for every child

We also offer full-time places. Some working parents are eligible for an additional 15 hours free nursery education (details can be found on the free childcare tab above). Please contact Jonathan Verity if you think you might be eligible for the additional 15 hours. Full-time places are also available for those children who are not eligible for the additional 15 hours 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.

You can also complete the following online form:
Registration of Interest for Nursery 

Please visit the NURSERIES page on this website for more information.


Our breakfast club and after school provision is provided by
Camberwell After School Provision (CASP).

Visit our Wraparound Childcare page
for more information about CASP


ParentLine is a messaging service for parents and carers of school-aged children in Southwark and Lambeth. Parents and carers can message a school nurse to get confidential advice about their child’s health-related issues. School nurses work during school holiday periods, so you can get in touch then too.

Find out more about the service and confidentiality on the
Evelina London website.

More information can also be found in the
ParentLine School Nursing Service 2020 leaflet.

The ParentLine number is 07520 631 130. This is a text number only and cannot receive phone calls.

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