Ruskin Sports College


Ruskin Sports College

Infobox UK school
name = Ruskin Sports and Languages College � a Community High School


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street = Ruskin Road
city = Crewe
county = Cheshire
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postcode = CW2 7JT
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Ruskin Sports College is a mixed comprehensive secondary school for pupils aged 11 to 16 years. It is located in Crewe, Cheshire, on Ruskin Road. In September 2005 there were 696 pupils on roll at Ruskin Sports College, a number which has risen steadily over the past few years.

History

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. Following the opening of the Girls' Grammar School at Buchan Grove (now Kings Grove School) in the early 1960s, the Ruskin Road building became Crewe County Grammar School for Boys.

When secondary education in Crewe was reorganised the school became the Ruskin County High School (and fully comprehensive) in 1978. It achieved Specialist Sports College status in 2002 after a successful application to the Specialist Schools Trust and sufficient fund-raising.

Recent Developments

The school specialises in Sport and Modern Foreign Languages. The refurbished Sports Hall was opened in October 2005, with a new Dining Hall was completed in Spring of 2006. When the school was awarded Sports College Status, 5 floodlit tennis courts were built at a cost of nearly £250,000. It is hoped that further improvements will include better Library and Science provisions. Ruskin Sports College recently spent £30,000 on interactive whiteboards in 12 classrooms, and Governors are committed to more expenditure on Information and Technology, and improved Library facilities. In 2007/2008 it is expected to use a new school logo and name.

As of 26th September 2007, the school is called "Ruskin Sports And Languages College." They chose that date because it was the European Day of Languages. The planners have the new logo on, the uniform, as of 2/12/07, has not changed.

House System

The school has a competitive house system; due to the school's specialisation in Physical Education, the three houses are named after famous athletes. They are Woods (named after golf player Tiger Woods), Charlton (named after Sir Bobby Charlton who offcially re-opened Ruskin Sports College On 29 September 2002) And Radcliffe (named after Paula Radcliffe). Individual students win "merit" stamps for good behaviour or work, which count towards their house's total of merits. The house with the biggest total of merits at the end of the year wins the school trophy for a year. Students are also required to wear differently coloured ties (blue, green and red for Woods, Charlton and Radcliffe respectively) to indicate which house they are a part of.

ee also

*List of places in Cheshire
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References

External links

* [http://www.school-portal.co.uk/GroupHomePage.asp?GroupID=51825 Ruskin Sports College official site]


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