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Working in partnership with local Schools

Our School Liaison team is here to support your school and your students. We provide all the information needed for students and their parents or carers to make informed decisions about progression and the next step in their academic journey following their GCSEs.

Members of the School Liaison team

Working in partnership with schools and careers advisers, we offer a range of different activities:

  • School visits and assemblies - our team are always happy to attend year group or class assemblies to deliver presentations in person or virtually.
  • Careers and progression events - we can offer guidance and information about post GCSE progression options including T Levels and Apprenticeships.
  • Taster days - an exciting opportunity for year 10 students to enjoy a day at College, immerse themselves in the subject area of their choice and experience what the course has to offer.
  • College tours - we are happy to arrange bespoke College tours for small groups.
  • Drop-in sessions - we can offer drops-in sessions at your school during break and lunchtimes, giving students the opportunity to speak to us directly. This can include help with the application process.
  • HE specific presentations - our team can also provide information and guidance to 6th form students about the range of university level courses available at East Surrey College including Reigate School of Art.


Helping your School meet the Gatsby Benchmarks

The services we provide will help support your school to meet the benchmarks 4 and 7 in line with the Government's Careers Strategy for Schools and Colleges.

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To find out how we can support your school and your students, please contact Tom Barnes, Head of School Liaison, by email: or call: 01737 772611  ext. 8305.


School Link Programmes bridge the gap between school and vocational education. The College works closely with your school to provide a range of specific vocational programmes which will help year 10 and 11 students prepare for future education or employment.

How students will benefit from a School Link Programme

With small class sizes and industry experienced tutors, programmes run for 2 years. Once enrolled on a programme, students will attend College for a half or full-day each week and:

  • learn practical skills as well as classroom-based theory work
  • gain a recognised qualification to progress onto a further education course, an apprenticeship or move directly into employment
  • develop their independence and become more confident in an adult environment

Places on these courses are offered through the school to individuals who are motivated and committed to succeeding on these alternative School Link Programmes.

Bespoke programmes can also be provided to meet the needs of your students as well as our School Link Programmes.

For more information

To find out more about School Link Programmes, please contact Tom Barnes, Head of School Liaison, by email: or call: 01737 772611  ext. 8305.

Tutorial Packs for Key Stage 3

We have designed three tutorial packs geared towards Key Stage 3 students. These are available for download below and can be adapted to suit a range of abilities.

Tutorial Packs:

Vocational Education


T Levels

Full-Time Course GuideJohn Ruskin Collge Full-time Couse Guide

Our Full-Time Course Guide showcases the wide range of exciting and high-quality courses on offer. To receive printed copies please email



Explore JRC virtually and virtual presentations

If we are unable to visit your school, we can provide you with a virtual School Liaison presentation. Please contact our School Liaison team for more information.

Students can explore JRC virtually by watching videos from our curriculum team to find out more about the subjects and the support available. They can also watch our Welcome Talk, Apprenticeship Talk and explore our campus and facilities with our videos and 360° tours.

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Student Case Studies

Find out what it’s like to study at the John Ruskin College and what our students get up to in College, about work experience, progression and more! 


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For any other resource or information

If you require any other resource or information, please contact Tom Barnes, Head of School Liaison, by email: or call: 01737 772611 ext. 8305.

Our Open Events are the perfect opportunity for your students to visit the College, find out about courses and meet our tutors. We encourage all visitors to pre-register in advance to save time on the day!



Are your students ready to apply now?

Once students have decided on the course they're interested in, it's easy to apply online.

1. Visit the Full-time course page or course search.

2. Once they have found a course they like, they should click the 'APPLY' button and complete the application form. Alternatively, they can request a printed copy of the Application Form by email.

3. Client Services will then get in touch once they receive the application to arrange an interview with each student. 

4. Interviews take place in College and are a great way for students to chat to the tutor and find out if the course is right for them.

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