We very enjoyed welcoming all pupils back to school in March. The children have settled back really well and are working hard. We have started many of the planned interventions in our Catch Up Premium strategy and these will be continuing throughout the summer term.
Thank you for all your hard work and support with remote learning; we were really pleased with the quality and quantity of the work submitted.
Please also read about the entrance and exit arrangements:
Entrance Gates and Times – March 2021
Please read the school’s updated risk assessment below, which is based on the government’s ‘Guidance for full opening – schools’ and ‘Actions for Early Years & Childcare Providers’. (Download to view.)
Updated risk assessment – full opening – March 2021
Your household can get a test for COVID19 even if you do not have any symptoms. Please see below the letter from Nina Dohel, Director of Education, and Jin Lim, Director of Public Health, regarding testing.
Testing letter for schools
SUPPORT FOR YOUR FAMILY DURING THIS TIME
We were very proud to be awarded our second ‘Outstanding’ grade after a full Ofsted inspection in 2019. The school has now been consistently graded as outstanding by Ofsted and the local authority for the last ten years. This is a significant achievement and we would like to thank all staff, governors, parents and children who have made this possible.
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! So you can be sure that your child will achieve their full potential whilst at our school.
We look forward to another successful year in 2020-21.
Miss Tayton, Headteacher
We have places available at both the John Ruskin Nursery and the
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or call 020 7703 5700 to discuss a full-time or part-time place or to make an application.
The inspection report stated:
“The school’s vision, ‘Be responsible, be fair, stay positive and care’, is borne out by the exemplary behaviour and attitudes of all the pupils in the school. They are polite and resilient, and take a pride in their school. The core values seek to ensure that your pupils have ambition, enjoy school and are successful learners. All members of staff understand your vision and demonstrate these values in their work.”
Our breakfast club and after school provision is provided by Camberwell After School Provision.
CASP was recently awarded the Honorary Liberty of the Neighbourhood of the Old Metropolitan Borough of Camberwell. At the ceremony Carmen Lindsay MBE, founder and CEO of CASP, received the award.
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 this ParentLine School Nursing Service 2020 leaflet.
The ParentLine number is 07520 631 130. This is a text number only and cannot receive phone calls.