Wordsworth Drive, Swindon, Wiltshire SN2 7NG

01793 332107

Ruskin Junior School

Welcome Message

Headteacher's Welcome

Welcome to Ruskin Junior School!

As Headteacher here at Ruskin, I would like to extend you the warmest of welcomes. Ruskin Junior School is a large, vibrant, and friendly junior school where our core beliefs centre around instilling a love of and a passion for learning . We believe in teaching skills, sharing knowledge and creating an environment from which special memories and moments can be taken away and cherished for a lifetime. Our curriculum is broad and balanced, with a  ‘Big Idea’ at its core. Aspects of the curriculum such as English and science can be drawn from a central concept which is designed to spark the passion to learn, instill curiosity and evoke the will to enquire. Our school’s value changes termly and is a constant thread that runs through the curriculum, binding our ethos to what happens in the classroom; values are designed to instill a strong sense of responsibility and citizenship, essential qualities in preparing our fledgling generation for the future. We have a clear understanding of the crucial role parents and family play in their child's education and subsequently are always looking to forge stronger links between home and school: the success of our school is dependent upon the strength of the bonds we build with everyone in the school community.

The site is very well resourced, with a forest school area, large grass playing field, sprung floor dance studio, stage with full lighting facilities, outside play-barn and a 4G football pitch. We are extremely proud of our resources and we do our utmost to ensure they are accessible to all children as often as possible.

This website is designed to be a one-stop-shop for existing parents and children, for those moving up from the infants and for parents and children looking to join us at a different stage in the school journey. However, the best way to experience the Ruskin vision is to arrange a visit via the school office - you can then see first hand what we have to offer.

Kind regards


Andrew Beadnell


Latest School Calendar Events

Year 5 Community Lunch29Jan2020

11:20 am - 11:50 am @ Ruskin Junior School

Letters will be issued in due course with details on how to book your meal if you would like to have lunch with your child and their classmates. This is a great opportunity to speak with the children, teachers and other staff members - and enjoy a lovely roast dinner!

Year 3 Swimming29Jan2020

1:00 pm - 3:00 pm @ Oasis

Internet Safety Week03Feb2020

@ Ruskin Junior School

There will be various events and workshops throughout the week

Able Maths Day05Feb2020

@ Brookfield Primary

Letters have been issued to those involved.

Year 3 Swimming05Feb2020

1:00 pm - 3:00 pm @ Oasis

Year 6 Visit to STEAM06Feb2020


Letters of interest have been issued and more details will come through in the New Year.

Bowood Class Assembly07Feb2020

9:30 am - 10:30 am @ Ruskin Junior School

The pedestrian gate will open at 9.20am when you will be able to access the main hall via the open fire door. Letters/invites will be issued nearer the time.

Special Assembly with the Mayor of Swindon11Feb2020

9:00 am - 10:00 am @ Ruskin Junior School

The Mayor of Swindon will be visiting us to discuss with the children the work of his chosen charities. This is in preparation for our non-uniform day at the end of the week which will be in aid of these wonderful works.

Internet Safety Day11Feb2020

@ Ruskin Junior School

Internet Safety Assembllies11Feb2020

1:00 pm - 2:30 pm @ Ruskin Junior School

Year 3 Swimming12Feb2020

1:00 pm - 3:00 pm @ Oasis

5th Mini Police Session13Feb2020

1:00 pm - 3:00 pm @ Ruskin Junior School

Silbury Class Assembly14Feb2020

9:30 am - 10:30 am @ Ruskin Junior School

The pedestrian gate will open at 9.20am when you will be able to access the main hall via the open fire door. Letters/invites will be issued nearer the time.

Last Day of Term14Feb2020

@ Ruskin Junior School

Normal Finish Time

Non-Uniform Day14Feb2020

@ Ruskin Junior School

In aid of the Mayor's charities

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