John Ruskin College

Why Choose John Ruskin College?

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Why Choose John Ruskin College?

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  • John Ruskin College is a Government Funded College under Tier 4 of the UK Border Agency’s (UKBA) Point Based System.
  • John Ruskin College is close to Central London with good transport links.
  • We have highly qualified, experienced and dedicated staff.
  • John Ruskin College was graded outstanding by Ofsted in October 2013 (Ofsted October 2013).
  • We offer a safe and secure environment.
  • We have industry standard vocational facilities, including a Hair and Beauty Salon, Spa, Digital Media Suite, Hospital Style environment and Nursery. 

John Ruskin College is located in South London in the borough of Croydon in the beautiful green county of Surrey, just 55 minutes from the centre of London, one of the most vibrant, multicultural and historic cities in the world.

The following five major London airports are within close proximity to John Ruskin College:

  • London City Airport is 25km/18 miles or 55 min by car.
  • Gatwick Airport is 30km/21 miles or 35 min by car.
  • Heathrow Airport is 62km/44 miles or 1 hr by car.
  • Stanstead Airport is 80km/57 miles or 1 hr 15 min by car.
  • Luton Airport is 103km/73 miles or 1 hr 30 min by car.

London City Airport:

By Rail (Approximately 1 hour 30 minutes journey):

  • From London City Airport DLR take train to Woolwich Arsenal.
  • Change at Woolwich Arsenal, take train to London Bridge Railway Station.
  • From London Bridge take train towards East Croydon Railway Station.
  • Take London Tramlink from East Croydon towards New Addington and get off at Gravel Hill Tramlink Stop.
  • Walk towards the College, which is clearly sign posted, and is approximately five minutes walk from the Tram Stop.

Gatwick Airport:

By Rail (Approximately 50 minutes journey):

  • From Gatwick Airport Railway Station take First Capital Connect train towards Bedford Railway Station and get off at East Croydon Rail Station.
  • Take London Tramlink from East Croydon towards New Addington and get off at Gravel Hill Tramlink Stop.
  • Walk towards the College, which is clearly sign posted, and is approximately five minutes walk from the Tram Stop.

By Coach (Approximately 1 hour 30 minutes journey):

  • From Gatwick Airport (South Terminal) take the National Express Coach towards London Wallington.
  • Walk to Wallington Railway Station and take a train to West Croydon Railway Station.
  • Change at West Croydon for a train to East Croydon Railway Station.
  • Take London Tramlink from East Croydon towards New Addington and get off at Gravel Hill Tramlink Stop.
  • Walk towards the College, which is clearly sign posted, and is approximately five minutes walk from the Tram Stop.

Heathrow Airport:

By Rail (Approximately 1 hour 15 minutes journey):

  • From Heathrow Airports Terminals 1-3 Rail Station take the Heathrow Express towards London Paddington Railway Station.
  • Walk to Paddington Underground Station.
  • Take the District Line towards Wimbledon Underground Station.
  • From Wimbledon Underground Station, take Croydon Tramlink towards New Addington London Tramlink and get off at Gravel Hill Tramlink Stop.
  • Walk towards the College, which is clearly sign posted, and is approximately five minutes walk from the Tram Stop.

By Coach (Approximately 1 hour 45 minutes journey):

  • From Heathrow Airport take a National Express Coach towards London Victoria Coach Station.
  • Walk to London Victoria Train Station and take a train towards East Croydon Railway Station.
  • Take London Tramlink from East Croydon towards New Addington and get off at Gravel Hill Tramlink Stop.
  • Walk towards the College, which is clearly sign posted, and is approximately five minutes walk from the Tram Stop.

Stanstead Airport:

By Rail (Approximately 1 hour 30 minutes journey)

  • From Stanstead Airport Railway Station take a train towards London Liverpool Street Railway Station and get off at Tottenham Hale Rail Station.
  • Walk to Tottenham Hale Underground Station.
  • Take Underground to London Victoria Train Station and take train towards East Croydon Railway Station.
  • Take London Tramlink from East Croydon towards New Addington and get off at Gravel Hill Tramlink Stop.
  • Walk towards the College, which is clearly sign posted, and is approximately five minutes walk from the Tram Stop.

Luton Airport:

By Rail (Approximately 1 hour 30 minutes journey):

  • From Luton Airport Parkway, take a train towards East Croydon Railway Station (direct train available).
  • Take London Tramlink from East Croydon towards New Addington and get off at Gravel Hill Tramlink Stop.
  • Walk towards the College, which is clearly sign posted, and is approximately five minutes walk from the Tram Stop.

Additional Information:

Tickets must be purchased before using any form of transport listed. Journey Planners are downloadable from the following websites:

If you wish to be met, please contact the Admissions Department at international@johnruskin.ac.uk.

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As part of its funding agreement with the Skills Funding Agency, John Ruskin College vocational courses are part or fully funded by the European Social Fund.