Ruskin High School, Crewe

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Ruskin Sports College
Motto "High Standards, High Achievers"
Established 1902 (1909[1])
Type Community school
Headteacher Ella Brett
Chair of Governors John Rhodes
Location Ruskin Road
Crewe
Cheshire
CW2 7JT
England
53°05′25″N 2°26′50″W / 53.09030°N 2.44718°W / 53.09030; -2.44718Coordinates: 53°05′25″N 2°26′50″W / 53.09030°N 2.44718°W / 53.09030; -2.44718
Local authority Cheshire East
DfE URN 111417 Tables
Ofsted Reports
Students 751 pupils[2]
Gender Coeducational
Ages 11–16
Website www.ruskinhighschool.co.uk

Ruskin High School is a coeducational comprehensive secondary school in Crewe, Cheshire, England, for pupils aged 11 to 16 years.[3]

History[edit]

The school was founded in 1902 as Crewe County Secondary School in rooms at the then Technical College in Flag Lane and moved to the new Ruskin Road building in 1909. The name changed to Crewe County Grammar School after the 1944 Education Act.[3] When secondary education in Crewe was reorganised the school became the Ruskin County High School (and fully comprehensive) in 1978.[3] It achieved a Specialist Schools status in 2002 after a successful application to the Specialist Schools Trust and sufficient fund-raising.[3]

Recent developments[edit]

The school specialises in sport, and briefly modern foreign languages. The refurbished sports hall was opened in October 2005, whilst a new dining hall was completed in spring 2006. When the school was awarded Sports College Status, five floodlit tennis courts were built at a cost of almost £250,000.[3]

Ruskin celebrated its centenary year on the Ruskin Road site in 2009. The celebrations officially began on Friday, 9 January 2009, with an assembly involving pupils and staff, ex-staff, ex-pupils and government officials. Assembly was followed by a tree planting service and concluded with a memorial service, during which a bench was dedicated to each of the three pupils who lost their lives while pupils at the school.[1]

Alumni[edit]

Lord Price, of Waitrose

Crewe County Grammar School for Boys[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b http://www.school-portal.co.uk/GroupHomepage.asp?GroupID=552402
  2. ^ "Establishment: Ruskin Sports and Languages College". EduBase. Retrieved 22 October 2008. 
  3. ^ a b c d e "Ruskin Sports and Languages College". www.school-portal.co.uk. Retrieved 22 October 2008. 
  4. ^ "Ruskin Sports College GCSE results". Crewe Chronicle.