Events At a Glance

24/03/2020 Please see our News Reel page for Wellbeing Support during the Coronavirus.



Information for Parents and Families

Cheshire East Consultation Service

Do you have a concern about a child?

The Cheshire East Consultation Service (ChECS) is the ‘front door' for access to services, support and advice for children and their families, from early help and support through to safeguarding and child protection.

Phone ChECS on 0300 123 5012 (option 3) Callers will be directed to a Unit Coordinator who will ask if the concerns are early help or safeguarding. You will then be directed to either Practitioner Support Officer (EHB) for Early Help concerns or a Social Worker (ChECS) for safeguarding concerns. The worker will gather your information and advice you of the next step.

If you need to contact someone out of hours and you believe it to be an emergency that can't wait, please call our Emergency Duty Team on 0300 123 5022.

Organisations that can offer Support and Advice

Cheshire East Live Well


Citizens Advice Bureau Cheshire East : 03444 111 444


Crewe Branch 01270 303 003- No advice can be given out using this line)


CEDAH: Cheshire East Domestic Abuse Hub

CEDAH is a 24 hour point of contact for anyone experiencing domestic abuse or anyone concerned for others. 

CEDAH provides information, a helpline and onward referral for any family member - adults who are harmed and those who are hurting others as well as children and young people. People are assessed according to risk and need and the right combination of services is put in place for the whole family.

0300 123 5101 or 999 in an emergency

(text number only) 07777 941464







A charity providing information and support for people affected by mental health issues

Mind Have helplines open Mon- Fri 9-6 (Excluding bank holidays):

For information on mental health issues, including where you can get help in your area, Wellbeing Support Available to Students and Parents



KOOTH is a free online counselling and emotional well-being platform for children and young people, accessible through mobile, tablet and desktop.


World Health Organisation 

Mental Health Considerations during COVID-19 Outbreak


Anxiety UK

Health And Other Forms Of Anxiety And Coronavirus


Covid-19 And Anxiety - Part 2



Coronavirus And Your Wellbeing



How To Talk To Children About Coronavirus


OCD and Coronavirus Top Tips

 2019 / 2020 news updates


Due to the current situation with the coronavirus, Ruskin Community High School has made the decision not to run the trip to Rome next week.  This decision hasn't been taken lightly, and although students and staff will be disappointed, the school feels it has made the right decision under the current circumstances.  The safety of students and staff is of paramount importance.

We will ensure that the trip runs in the near future when any risks have been eradicated and it is safe to travel.

Thanks to staff, parents and students for their support in this matter.

Mrs Brett






With regards to the current outbreak of Coronavirus, which started in China in January, we are asking all parents/carers to be aware of the advice given from the Government and Local Authority.

For the most up-to-date advice, always refer to Department of Health guidance with is regularly updated:

We have placed the following poster around the school:


Previous Posts

The SLT at Ruskin are excited to welcome back all or students after the Summer break. We have an exciting year ahead following our best ever GCSE results.


Huge Congratulations to "Team Keele" who were the overall Yr9  winners from 8 schools at the Keele University Enterprise day and also Team  "University of social studies" who were the overall Yr10 winners. They have all worked so hard and their behaviour and attitude were expemplary.


Ruskin High has a good link with our local police force. We want to work together to make our community a great place to live and work. With this in mind we are holding our first police drop in on Tuesday, 19th March over lunchtime - 1.10pm to 1.50pm. Any student or member of staff is welcome to call in and chat to one of our local police officers.


 'Class of 2019' prom will this year be held at Crewe Hall on Wednesday 26th June

On the 14th December 2018 some year 9 and year 10 GCSE Food Preperation and Nutrition students hosted a coffeee morning for local senior citizens. The year 10 students made mince pies and the year 9 students practiced their communication skills by serving coffee and warm mince pies to our guests. Our school choir performed some christmas carols by the christmas tree getting everyone in the christmas spirit. A good time was had by all.

On Friday 16th December we had lots of activities in school in aid of 'Children in Need'. Sweets in a jar, Name the bear, Marbles in the jar, cake sale and lots more. We raised a fantastic £510.59. Thanks to all involved.


On Thursday 8th November we held our annual Remembrance service. We were honoured to be joined by a friend of the school Sergeant Bernard Morgan. Special guests and the whole school community paid their respects while Jodie Manning and Jack Nichol (Year 11 Leadership Team) laid wreaths on the school memorial.


19th December - Caterlink are delighted to be working in Partnership with Ruskin Community High School and we would like to tell you about us and our catering services in January 2017.

We love food and hope you will love what we provide for you at your school.

We embrace natural ingredients, love seasonal produce, and develop ethical trading with many of our suppliers. Our meat, fruit & vegetables and bakery is all sourced from suppliers as near to the school as we can. Our menu meets the SILVER Food for Life Standard.

Our menus are refreshed every term to ensure we reflect the changing seasons and trends from the high street. 95% of all our food is freshly prepared from scratch on site by our team, so if you have a fantastic recipe you would like us to consider, come and talk to us at any time you visit the facilities.  See our newsletter Caterlink to follow (910kb pdf)





11th December - As you know, we have had a normal day today in school because I felt that our site was safe enough for students and staff. The snow was quite deep, but it is soft and hasn’t posed a risk to health and safety. Students have played out in the snow at breaktimes, but they have been sensible and just had fun!

I am, however, concerned about tomorrow because the slush caused by the sun is likely to freeze over. Therefore, I will be taking a view late tonight to see how safe the site is. If there is any change to normal arrangements then I will ensure that we inform Signal 1 and also that we place an update on our website and Facebook feed.

Thank you for your support. Best wishes, Ella Brett, Headteacher








We live in a world where social media and, in particular, Facebook dominate. These methods of communication are, often, hidden within closed groups. Our school cannot and would never respond on Facebook with specifics about individual situations. To do so would be unprofessional and unforgiveable. In that sense, it is regrettable that we have no right of reply and that the full, accurate picture cannot be shared.

I would, however, like to remind parents/carers that posting material on Facebook which is intended to cause distress can amount to a criminal offence and may result in the school referring the matter to the police and other authorities for further investigation. It is not helpful to anyone to deal with matters in this way.

I would like to, respectfully, remind parents/carers that there is a school complaints policy and that if you have any issues with the school, whether that be a general concern or a specific issue in relation to your child, that you use the school's complaints procedure which allows for complaints to be fully considered and responded to. The absolute first point of contact should be with a relevant member of staff within school so that your complaint can be heard and resolved informally. If this does not reach a resolution then there is a formal complaints policy.

Thank you, in advance, for your support with this. You can, as always, email me directly if you would like to. This email address is shared regularly through newsletters and letters. mailto:brette@ruskincheshire.sch.ukk 

Governor Vacancy - Letter and nomination form September 2017          

Letter from the Headteacher (236kb pdf)                                                 

Nomination form (44kb word doc)  



26th May 2017 - Times of the school day changing from September 2017

 Letter with details (24kb pdf)  





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