Events At a Glance

07/12/2018 INSET DAY


Latest News

2nd March - due to Health and Safety Implications the school is closed today.   

Ruskin High School will aim to remain open at times of extreme weather so long as it is safe to do so.  If weather conditions are extreme and unsafe the school will close.

  • If the decision is made to close before the beginning of the school day then a notice to this effect will communicated via local radio, the school web site, and social media as soon as is practically possible.  We aim to achieve this by 8am.

  • Should the weather deteriorate during the day and it becomes necessary to close early then the school will communicate this via local radio, the school web site, group call and social media.  We will attempt to contact parents to get authorisation for your child to leave school early.

  • Please see our extreme weather policy for further information (120kb pdf).  Any queries please call the school on 01270 560514. 



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




8th December 2017 - Ruskin High School will aim to remain open at times of extreme weather so long as it is safe to do so.  If weather conditions are extreme and unsafe the school will close.

  • If the decision is made to close before the beginning of the school day then a notice to this effect will communicated via local radio, the school web site, and social media as soon as is practically possible.  We aim to achieve this by 8am.

  • Should the weather deteriorate during the day and it becomes necessary to close early then the school will communicate this via local radio, the school web site, group call and social media.  We will attempt to contact parents to get authorisation for your child to leave school early.

  • Please see our extreme weather policy for further information (120kb pdf).  Any queries please call the school on 01270 560514.








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.

E Brett Headteacher 

Ruskin Christmas concert takes place on Wednesday 13th December from 6pm. Please join us for an evening of music and light refreshments.

 Concert poster (210 pdf) 

Ruskin Remembrance Service took place today, 10th November.


remembrance wreath remembrance service 10th november 2017






Ruskin will be holding our annual Bingo event on Wednesday 6th December at 7pm.  Please join us for a fantastic night with great prizes and a grand Christmas raffle.
Refreshments will be on sale. 



The School raised an amazing £272 thank you to all students, staff and parents for supporting the Macmillan coffee morning.




Open Morning – Saturday 23rd September, 2017

We are holding an Open Morning this coming Saturday. This will be a great opportunity for us to show your son/daughter around our oversubscribed school.


From 9.30am until 12 noon, parents and children in Years 5 and 6 are very welcome to drop in and tour our school. Staff will be on hand to answer questions and refreshments will be available. The last tours will commence at 11.30am in order for the tour to be completed by noon.


In addition, during the morning, it will also be possible to take part in activities. Again, parents are welcome to join in the activities with their child if they would like to.

There will be a range of activities available, but these do need to be booked in advance. Each activity will last for 45 minutes and three activities can be completed during the morning. Activities will include trampolining, art and technology.


Later today, there will be a link on our website and on Facebook so that activities can be booked. In addition, we will be dropping flyers to our local Primary schools. Please, either return the flyer directly to our school OR email us OR ring us to book activities.  Flyer (752kb pdf)


Please, send returns in by the end of the day on Thursday, 21st  September, so that we are able to organise the activities.


We look forward to meeting you on Saturday 23rd September.  





Governor Vacancy - Letter and nomination form September 2017          

Letter from the Headteacher (236kb pdf)                                                 

Nomination form (44kb word doc) 

Open Events - Please join us to see our facilities and meet our dedicated teaching team

Tuesday 12th September 4 to 7pm

Tuesday 19th September 9 to 10.45am

Wednesday 20th September 9 to 10.45am

Thursday 21st September 9 to 10.45am

Saturday 23rd September 9 to 12noon 





 Monday 10th July 7pm at Sandbach High School


 charity concernt 



Saturday 17th June 

Crewe Out Loud festival. Crewe Out Loud festival is a new performing arts project, bringing together pupils from eight Crewe Primary schools and four Crewe Secondary schools. Pupils will be performing drama, dance and music at South Cheshire College. The College will be holding its annual summer Community Day, and Crewe Out Loud festival will play its part in bringing the community together, to celebrate creativity and student voice. The event starts at 11.00am and goes on until 3.00pm – with an opening and closing ceremony helping to bring together 400 students as one collective company. The event is free of charge.  Please join us for the fantastic event.





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

 Letter with details (24kb pdf)  


20th April 2017  - Starting next week, until May half term, ‘Tea and Tour’ sessions will be held for parents. The aim is to invite parents into school for light refreshments, an informal chat and a tour of the school by members of the school council, in order to provide an informal setting for parents to engage with the school and observe their child in lessons.

The dates for the sessions are:
Friday 28th April – Year 7: 10.00am – 11.00am and 1.00pm – 2.00pm
Thursday 4th May – Year 8: 10.00am – 11.00am and 1.10pm – 2.10pm
Monday 8th May – Year 9: 10.00am – 11.00am and 1.10pm – 2.10pm
Friday 12th May – Year 10: 10.00am – 11.00am and 1.00pm – 2.00pm
Monday 15th May – EAL student focus: 10.00am – 11.00am and 1.10pm – 2.10pm
Thursday 18th May – PP student focus: 10.00am – 11.00am and 1.10pm – 2.10pm
Monday 22nd May – SEN student focus: 10.00am – 11.00am and 1.10pm – 2.10pm
Children in Year 7 and 8 received a letter for the sessions today. Students in other year groups will receive letters in due course. There are only 25 places available for each session and places will be given out on a first come, first served basis.
We hope to see you at one of the Tea and Tour Sessions.




Comic Relief Friday 24th March 2017

 comic relief   


The School raised an amazing £568.53 - thank you to all students, staff and parents for supporting the day. 



Ruskin School Association Annual Plant Sale 2017

The RSA is once again selling bedding plants, tubs, baskets and vegetable plants.  If you would like to place any order for any of the items listed on the form please send back with payment in a sealed envelope marked PLANTS by Thursday 30th March.

Plants must be collected from the school on Thursday 4th May after 3pm.

Order form (88kb pdf) 


Choral Celebration Event - 8th March 7pm

 choral celebration


Students at Ruskin joined all the staff and vistors for a Remberence Service today 11th November 2016.

rememberence photo 





 year 10 footy kit

We are pleased to announce that 2G have sponsored our whole school football team kits.  2G joined our Year 10 team recently for the launch of the kit.  Robin Chadwick and Angus Perry from 2G joined Sarah Durose, Business Manager at Ruskin for their first game of the season.   A big thank you from the students and staff at Ruskin, the kit looks very smart. - Ella Brett, Headteacher— Oct 2016

2G is a leading manufacturer and supplier of cogeneration  plants (CHP) operating worldwide. “We are delighted to support the Ruskin Football Team, by sponsoring the school football kits.  Good luck to the teams for the season ahead”. - Robin Chadwick, Managing Director





Year 10 & Year 11 Parents’ Information Evening

Thursday 20th October 2016 - 6.00 - 6.30pm

School progress reports are changing…

Come along next Thursday and find out what the new style report is telling you.

Just 30 minutes of your time could raise your son or daughter’s

chances of success!  Leaflet for event (223kb pdf)


23rd September 

Ruskin welcomed Hannah Kennedy-Jackson from ABC Success into school this week to inspire and motivate students in Y10 and Y11.  Our students enjoyed the sessions.... see their comments below.

"Best speaker we've had in school"

"It made me realise that anyone can achieve - It doesn't matter about your past"

"If Hannah can do it - then so can I"

"It made me realise how lucky we are to have a generous school that provides us with so much extra help"

"It really made me think" 



Parent Consultation Meetings - New GCSE Grades 1-9

In light of the govenment changes, Parents/Carers are invited to attend one of our meetings to discuss with you the assessment and reporting process that will be used from September.  Please feel free to attend a session on:

Tuesday 28th June 3.30 to 4.30   or   Friday 1st July 1.00 to 2.00  

It would be most helpful if you could inform the school if you wish to attend so we can arrange refreshments.  Tel. 01270 560514.  Thank You.

 Grades 1 - 9





16th March 2016 - South Cheshire College students teamed up with Ruskin pupils to take their drama skills to the next level.

Performing Arts students visited the School to deliver series of practical workshops for pupils in different year groups.  32 pupils took part in the sessions which gave them the opportunity to learn a range of acting and performance techniques.


Year 7, 8 and 9 pupils took part in the workshops which took place in the school’s newly refurbished dance studio.


The College said “This gives us the chance to showcase our skills in the wider community and inspire young people and spread the word that drama and performing arts are great college courses and can lead to very exciting careers in the performance industry.”

For more information about Drama and Performing Arts courses at South Cheshire College, please call 01270 654654 or visit




Tuesday 22nd March - I am really proud of Ruskin High Year 7 students today! They have been to the Victoria Hall, Hanley, to sing alongside our CREWE Partner Primaries in a Singfest! The students had a great time singing along to songs such as 'I'm a believer', 'Under the sea' and other fantastic songs. We even had some dancing from Will, Cameron and Josh!! Students from all of our local schools sang with such passion. Congratulations and thanks to Ruskin students - what great ambassadors! We always want students like you at Ruskin: you make our school very special. Cakes tomorrow at break in the music room. Best wishes Mrs Brett.






The FixUp Team visited Ruskin on Thursday 17th and Friday 18th March .  The presenters deliver ‘high energy, high performance’ workshops and assemblies, which are motivate and entertain both students, parents and staff. The FixUp Team came to Ruskin 2 years ago and got a fantastic response from students. This year we also wanted to give our parents the chance to experience their positivity, knowledge and enthusiasm too.

The session will give great ideas re motivation, instilling a positive work ethic and how to successfully support revision.  Thanks to all the parents who attending the evening event - we appreciate your support



Admissions Message - We still have some places left at Ruskin for September 2016.  If Ruskin wasn’t your first choice initially and you want to switch to us you can e-mail Cheshire East on as well as decline your original first choice online.  If you would like to speak to someone in school please contact Mr J.Nicholson, Assistant Headteacher on 01270 560514.  


Message to Parents 4th February 2016 - Thank you to parents for contacting us regarding concerns about an incident at a local school last evening. We are aware and we will be speaking to all of our students during the day to reassure them. We have had no concerns at all about the behaviour of any groups of our students to date. However, we are vigilant and we will be making sure that students know what to do if they are worried. As always, there will be a good staff presence at all times, including the end of the day. Thank you. Mrs Brett



The National Citizenship Service (NCS) visited the school on Monday 18th January during Year 10 assembly.  The service is a way for 15 to 17 year olds to make extraordinary friendships and  learn new skills, through a 3 week part residential that happens at various points in the year outside term time.  For more information visit




Follow us on Twitter @RuskinHigh for the latest updates and information and Like us on Facebook: Ruskin Community High School


Ruskin Community High School hosted a MacMillan Coffee Morning on Friday 25th September.  To do our bit for this great charity, our students’ parents and members of the local community supported us with this fun event.  A huge thank you for helping us to raise £907 for this worthy cause.





Ruskin hospitality students enjoy their visit to South Cheshire College, September 2015

The Year 10 Hospitality group attended a taster session in the Catering department of South Cheshire College where they worked in teams to make batches of delicious Tiffin. The Catering department makes a variety of goods to be sold to an outdoor centre in Wales where the chocolate, fruit and  nut packed Tiffin is just what’s needed after a day of mountain biking or hiking. The Ruskin students worked in the college’s professional kitchens then retired to the plush restaurant to sample the fruits of their labours.  Thank you to South Cheshire College for hosting us so well.’


We are delighted to share with you our recent news following our latest HMI Inspection visit on the 10th March 2015

Ex-Students success story - Former Ruskin Student, Josh Jepson prepares for dream trip to India after winning national competition.

We welcomed back the class of 2014 for the annual certificate presentation evening at Ruskin Community High School



Thank you for your support for Cancer Research we raised an amazing £152 - please see full story here.


Ruskin is proud to announce that we achieved ARTMARK status.

Our application has been successfull and we have met all criteria to achieve this status. Artsmark is Arts Council England's flagship

programme to enable schools like Ruskin to evaluate, strengthen and celebrate our arts and cultural provision within the community.  


A RECORD number of Crewe's primary school children took their first exciting steps to High School when one of the town's most popular educational establishments opened its doors for a major event. Download further information here (250KB, PDF)


STUDENTS at Ruskin Community High School, Crewe, have been taking great strides on the road to a successful future, thanks to a host of exciting school trips.
The first few weeks of term have been a whirlwind of educational activities for all year groups at the impressive Ruskin Road School, from the magical world of Harry Potter to seaside resorts and countryside expeditions. Read the full story here (250KB, PDF)


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