Ruskin Community High School
Catchment Area, Reviews and Key Information

Secondary
PUPILS
703
AGES
11 - 16
GENDER
Mixed
TYPE
Community school
SCHOOL GUIDE RATING
Not Rated

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This pupil heat map shows where pupils currently attending the school live.
The concentration of pupils shows likelihood of admission based on distance criteria

Source: All attending pupils National School Census Data, ONS

This School Guide heat map has been plotted using official pupil data taken from the last School Census collected by the Department for Education. It is a visualisation of where pupils lived at the time of the annual School Census.

Our heat maps use groups of postcodes, not individual postcodes, and have naturally soft edges. All pupils are included in the mapping (i.e. children with siblings already at the school, high priority pupils and selective and/or religious admissions) but we may have removed statistical ‘outliers’ with more remote postcodes that do not reflect majority admissions.

For some schools, the heat map may be a useful indicator of the catchment area but our heat maps are not the same as catchment area maps. Catchment area maps, published by the school or local authority, are based on geographical admissions criteria and show actual cut-off distances and pre-defined catchment areas for a single admission year.

This information is provided as a guide only. The criteria in which schools use to allocate places in the event that they are oversubscribed can and do vary between schools and over time. These criteria can include distance from the school and sometimes specific catchment areas but can also include, amongst others, priority for siblings, children of a particular faith or specific feeder schools. Living in an area where children have previously attended a school does not guarantee admission to the school in future years. Always check with the school’s own admission authority for the current admission arrangements.

3 steps to help parents gather catchment information for a school:

  1. Look at our school catchment area guide for more information on heat maps. They give a useful indicator of the general areas that admit pupils to the school. This visualisation is based on all attending pupils present at the time of the annual School Census.
  2. Use the link to the Local Authority Contact (above) to find catchment area information based on a single admission year. This is very important if you are considering applying to a school.
  3. On each school page, use the link to visit the school website and find information on individual school admissions criteria. Geographical criteria are only applied after pupils have been admitted on higher priority criteria such as Looked After Children, SEN, siblings, etc.

How Does The School Perform?

Good
NATIONAL AVG. 2.09
Ofsted Inspection
(06/03/2019)
Full Report - All Reports
49%
NATIONAL AVG. 38%
5+ GCSEs grade 9-4 (standard pass or above) including English and maths



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Progress Compared With All Other Schools

UNLOCK Well Below Average (About 15% of schools in England) Below Average (About 18% of schools in England) Average (About 35% of schools in England) Above Average (About 16% of schools in England) Well Above Average (About 16% of schools in England)

School Results Over Time

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% of pupils who achieved 5+ GCSEs grade 9-4
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% of pupils who achieved GCSE grade 5 or above in both English and maths
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Ruskin Road
Crewe
CW2 7JT
01270560514

School Description

The leadership team has maintained the good quality of education in the school since the last inspection. During this time, the school has grown in size and is now oversubscribed in years 7, 8 and 9. This is as a result of the good reputation that Ruskin has developed in the local community and beyond. Parents are keen to send their children to this school. They recognise that pupils make good progress and are well cared for during their time in the school. Together with governors, leaders and staff, you create a warm and welcoming environment where expectations are high and pupils are challenged and nurtured. An inclusive ethos permeates the school. This is evident in the way in which staff and pupils welcome a high proportion of pupils who enter the school mid-year, from a wide range of backgrounds and cultures. The harmony and respect in the school are palpable. Pupils welcome newer pupils with openness and friendship. Parents and carers are positive about the school. The vast majority of parents say that the school is well led and managed, and that their children are well taught and are happy at the school. Pupils also speak very positively about school life. They are happy, feel safe and are keen to learn. They behave well around the school, showing good manners and respect for staff, pupils and visitors alike. Pupils look smart in their school uniform. They said that they value the support that they get from staff. Staff are proud to be part of the team at this school. They said that the school is calm, orderly and aspirational for all pupils. Staff told inspectors that the school is well led and managed and that they enjoy working at the school. Inspection evidence supports their views. You work closely with the local authority to continue to improve the school. Together with the local authority, you also ensure that those who join the school part way through the school year do so with high-quality academic and pastoral support. You, senior leaders and governors have addressed effectively the areas for improvement which were identified at the previous inspection. Staff have worked hard to improve pupils’ attitudes to homework across all subjects and all year groups. Homework is embedded successfully as a part of school life. Homework is used purposefully to consolidate learning and develop pupils’ knowledge and understanding of the topics covered in class. Teachers carefully plan activities to support pupils’ learning at home. They give pupils the opportunity to address any questions in class before completing the homework. Support is available for pupils who need help in organising their time and prioritising it, so that they become more successful in this important aspect of school life. Inspectors also identified the need for pupils to develop skills to take fuller responsibility for their own learning. You have taken effective action in this area, through developing pupils’ ability to learn independently. You ensure that pupils have dedicated spaces in school in which to work and revise. Pupils are taught how best to revise. Parents are also involved in supporting their children with this. Year 11 pupils benefit from regular mentoring sessions with senior staff, who provide individual guidance and support. Leaders are also engaged in a research project with an external foundation to improve pupils’ revision in science. This is having a positive effect on pupils’ learning. In response to inspectors recommending that leaders ensure that good practice is shared across the school, leaders facilitate regular staff training which is led by Ruskin staff. Subject leaders work closely together to share good practice and try out new strategies which have worked well for others in the school. All staff have the opportunity to observe a colleague teach. There is an open environment around the school. This encourages teachers to open up their classrooms and share strategies with others. As a result, teachers regularly discuss teaching and learning. They work together well to continue to improve the quality of teaching and learning across departments and also more widely. Safeguarding is effective. All safeguarding records, documentation and procedures are compliant and fit for purpose. Leaders ensure that staff are well trained and that those responsible for safeguarding and recruitment have appropriate and recent qualifications. Pupils said that they feel safe and happy in the school. Parents and staff agree. Inspection evidence also supports this. Pupils said that, if any bullying does occur, teachers deal with it swiftly and effectively. Leaders work with a range of agencies to help to keep pupils safe and ensure that pupils and their families receive any support they need.

Ruskin Community High School Parent Reviews



Average Parent Rating

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“Great school”

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"> Great school children are educated to a good level with great discipline. Teachers talk to parents. Highly recommended.
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Strongly Agree Agree Disagree Strongly Disagree Don't Know {"strongly_agree"=>32, "agree"=>42, "disagree"=>8, "strongly_disagree"=>18, "dont_know"=>0} UNLOCK Figures based on 38 responses up to 26-06-2024
Strongly Agree Agree Disagree Strongly Disagree Don't Know {"strongly_agree"=>34, "agree"=>42, "disagree"=>11, "strongly_disagree"=>11, "dont_know"=>3} UNLOCK Figures based on 38 responses up to 26-06-2024
Strongly Agree Agree Disagree Strongly Disagree Don't Know {"strongly_agree"=>29, "agree"=>39, "disagree"=>13, "strongly_disagree"=>16, "dont_know"=>3} UNLOCK Figures based on 38 responses up to 26-06-2024
My Child Has Not Been Bullied Strongly Agree Agree Disagree Strongly Disagree Don't Know {"my_child_has_not_been_bullied"=>32, "strongly_agree"=>18, "agree"=>8, "disagree"=>21, "strongly_disagree"=>13, "dont_know"=>8} UNLOCK Figures based on 38 responses up to 26-06-2024
Strongly Agree Agree Disagree Strongly Disagree Don't Know {"strongly_agree"=>32, "agree"=>34, "disagree"=>21, "strongly_disagree"=>13, "dont_know"=>0} UNLOCK Figures based on 38 responses up to 26-06-2024
I Have Not Raised Any Concerns Strongly Agree Agree Disagree Strongly Disagree Don't Know {"i_have_not_raised_any_concerns"=>13, "strongly_agree"=>26, "agree"=>16, "disagree"=>21, "strongly_disagree"=>24, "dont_know"=>0} UNLOCK Figures based on 38 responses up to 26-06-2024
Strongly Agree Agree Disagree Strongly Disagree Don't Know {"strongly_agree"=>15, "agree"=>46, "disagree"=>8, "strongly_disagree"=>31, "dont_know"=>0} UNLOCK Figures based on 13 responses up to 26-06-2024
Strongly Agree Agree Disagree Strongly Disagree Don't Know {"strongly_agree"=>47, "agree"=>32, "disagree"=>5, "strongly_disagree"=>13, "dont_know"=>3} UNLOCK Figures based on 38 responses up to 26-06-2024
Strongly Agree Agree Disagree Strongly Disagree Don't Know {"strongly_agree"=>39, "agree"=>34, "disagree"=>11, "strongly_disagree"=>16, "dont_know"=>0} UNLOCK Figures based on 38 responses up to 26-06-2024
Strongly Agree Agree Disagree Strongly Disagree Don't Know {"strongly_agree"=>37, "agree"=>26, "disagree"=>24, "strongly_disagree"=>13, "dont_know"=>0} UNLOCK Figures based on 38 responses up to 26-06-2024
Strongly Agree Agree Disagree Strongly Disagree Don't Know {"strongly_agree"=>50, "agree"=>37, "disagree"=>0, "strongly_disagree"=>11, "dont_know"=>3} UNLOCK Figures based on 38 responses up to 26-06-2024
Strongly Agree Agree Disagree Strongly Disagree Don't Know {"strongly_agree"=>47, "agree"=>39, "disagree"=>3, "strongly_disagree"=>11, "dont_know"=>0} UNLOCK Figures based on 38 responses up to 26-06-2024
Strongly Agree Agree Disagree Strongly Disagree Don't Know {"strongly_agree"=>45, "agree"=>13, "disagree"=>24, "strongly_disagree"=>16, "dont_know"=>3} UNLOCK Figures based on 38 responses up to 26-06-2024
Yes No {"yes"=>63, "no"=>37} UNLOCK Figures based on 38 responses up to 26-06-2024

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