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About Us

Claire HouseA determination to excel and be the best that they can be is a strong theme that is the bedrock of everything we do in Ruskin House. Honesty, determination, courtesy and effort are also qualities that we hope to foster within Ruskin students.

John Ruskin was a victorian artist, poet, critic, social revolutionary and conservationist. Just think of a modern day Anita Roddick or Ray Mears.

Our Team

The Ruskin House team consists of:

Mr. Hepworth:   Head of Ruskin House

Mr. Shaw:          Assistant Head of House 

Mrs. S. Lloyd:     Pastoral Support Manager

All three members of the team are passionately committed to helping the boys to be the best that they can be, underpinning our approach to Pastoral Care is a sense of paternalism, in other words “What would we do if it was our son ” ?

We take no greater pleasure than in seeing all Ruskin boys fulfil their potential in the classroom, develop as active citizens and compete and perform in the House competitions ranging from football to quizzes. We will also be raising money for charities and developing the boys understanding of the issues and challenges which face them in the modern world.

The Ruskin team is assisted by an able, talented and a highly professional group of House Captains and Vice Captains who organise and cajole the boys to get involved in all competitions.   These young men encapsulate all that is positive about Ruskin House and the Mosslands School.

The House Office can be contacted during school hours on 0151 638 8131, ext 117 or 152 or by email at We will endeavour to respond to any concerns within a 24hr period. 

Claire House Presentation
Ruskin House has this year raised £440.00 in aid of their chosen charity "Claire House"

Staff and students have worked hard all year raising this fantastic amount with events such as raffling off a pair of signed EFC Stephen Piennar football boots, completing a charity 1/2 Marathon Chester run, handcrafted cakes sold and the very popular Fifa 13 Football X Box competition.

Ruskin House BadgeA cheque for £440.00 was presented to Claire House representative Steph Clark at the Ruskin House Assembly.

Ruskin House house staff wish to thank all students and staff who have helped in raising this fantastic amount towards which is a very worthy cause.