Welcome to Sir William Romney’s School.

It gives me great pleasure to introduce you to our school.

Proudly comprehensive, we provide an aspirational, vibrant and supportive learning environment into which we welcome children of all academic abilities.  We understand that every child is unique and all our staff are committed to helping each one develop their independence, resilience and self-esteem; offering them every available opportunity to reach their full potential.

As reflected in our exceptional GCSE results, we have high academic expectations of all our students and offer a creative and aspirational curriculum whilst always respecting traditional values by demanding high standards of behaviour, attendance and appearance.

Sir William Romney’s has an excellent reputation as a caring and inclusive school where every child is known as an individual. We firmly believe that every child can achieve more than even they believe is possible, supporting all students to make outstanding academic and personal progress.

I hope that this website gives you a sense of our values and an insight into what the school experience is like for students at Sir William Romney’s.

If you want to find out more then please do not hesitate to contact the school to arrange a visit.

Jon Bell, Headteacher


  • Download our Prospectus

    Click here to download our 2016/17 Prospectus, designed to give you a flavour of our school, we hope you will visit us personally to learn so much more.

  • View our Curriculum

    Our broad curriculum covers all the subjects you'd expect, as well as Horticulture, Childcare, Personal Development and a wide range of Languages.

  • Explore our Extra Curricular

    Students are encouraged to fully participate in our marvellous opportunities in sports, the creative arts, the Duke of Edinburgh Award and a wide range of clubs and activities.

  • Sign up for our Newsletter

    Our newsletters are published every two weeks. Click here to sign up for regular information on news and events, as well as to read through our latest editions.

  • SWR Leisure

    SWR Leisure offers a range of activities designed to suit all ages and abilities. We provide the local community with a quality facility for individuals, clubs and organisations.

  • Latest School Trips

    Our Students have the opportunity to go on many school trips throughout their time at SWR. Recent Trips include a skiing trip to Zell am Ziller, Austria.

Latest News

23Mar 2017

Comic Relief 2016

Our fundraising for Comic Relief begins on Thursday 23rd March.  Our photo booth opens at break and lunchtime for selfies and photographs with your friends, make sure you book your appointment in advance (£1 per person).  The highlight of the day will be to watch our teacher dance-off and lip sync battles.  This will definitely be a highlight of the year and will take place in the hall at lunchtime (entry £1 per person).

On Friday 24th March all students will enjoy a non-uniform day (£1 per person) and the photo booth will be open again at break and lunchtime.

Let’s join in and have loads of fun while raising money for a great charity!!

03Mar 2017

We celebrated World Book Day in style with students participating in a wide variety of competitions and activities.

Through lunch and break-time students were helping Newt Scamander find his fantastic beasts hidden across the school.  Congratulations to our intrepid explorer Luke for locating all the beasts so quickly!  Year 7 students completed a readathon, while all teachers shared excerpts from books that had changed their lives.

So many staff and students dressed as their favourite characters from a book.  The competition was extremely tough, but our governor Mr Hirst judged the winners to be:

  1. Iola
  2. Leah
  3. Albert

A fantastic day was enjoyed by all and a massive thank you to everyone who joined in and made it a World Book Day to remember!









02Mar 2017
National Funding Formula Consultation

My headteacher’s blog usually focuses on inspiring our students or asking them to reflect on their aspirations, confidence and resilience.  However, I would like to use this blog to raise awareness of significant proposed cuts to the National Funding Formula for many schools in Gloucestershire and across the country.

There have been many reports in the local and national press about cuts to school funding. Today parents have been sent a joint letter from St.Mary’s Primary and Sir William Romney’s School informing them of the financial challenges ahead if the proposed funding formula goes ahead.  A copy of this letter can be found by clicking the link below.

While the letter provides more detail, parents and the local community should be aware that Sir William Romney’s School faces a 1.5% reduction in school funding from 2018/19 (amounting to £33,000).  Furthermore, all schools’ receive an Education Services Grant that pays for core school services. Sir William Romney’s will be losing an additional £23,000 in 2017/18 and £9,000 in 2018/19.

As you can see, like many other schools, we are facing significant financial challenges ahead.  The government consultation on the National Funding Formula closes on 22nd March.  I would kindly ask all parents and members of the community to communicate their concerns to their local MPs or the Secretary of State for Education.  Contact email addresses for our local MPs can be found on the letter below.

I would like to thank you in advance for your support by responding to this consultation.  I suspect that this may be the only opportunity to ensure that all schools are fairly funded for many years ahead, I cannot underestimate the importance of acting now!

Please feel free to contact me if you would like further details about how the National Funding Formula may affect Sir William Romney’s School.

Kind Regards,

Jon Bell


170301 National Funding Formula Letter

PS:Since writing the above blog, I am pleased to inform parents that headteachers from the South Cotswolds area have met with our local MP Geoffrey Clifton-Brown to discuss the proposed changes to the national funding formula.  There was unanimity throughout the meeting that the proposed cuts to funding will negatively impact upon all four schools.  All four headteachers appreciated Geoffrey Clifton Brown’s commitment to fairer funding and his continued support of all schools in the local area.

170303 GCB NFF

L-R Jon Bell (Sir William Romney’s School), Christine Oates (Cirencester Kingshill), Matthew Evans (Farmor’s School), Geoffrey Clifton-Brown, Chiquita Henson (Cirencester Deer Park)