It gives me great pleasure to introduce you to Sir William Romney’s 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.
Due to Covid-19 restrictions, we are sadly unable to hold our annual Open Evening and Mornings. We fully understand that this is a very important time for Year 6 pupils and their families to visit secondary schools to experience their atmosphere, culture and ethos.
To support pupils and their families we will be releasing a video introducing SWR before the end of September. Our Headteacher, Mr Bell, will also be hosting a live Q&A forum on Wednesday 30th September, More details can be found by reading the letter below.
We are looking forward to welcoming all students back to SWR at the start of September. Our Headteacher, Mr Bell, will send a letter to all parents on 24th August explaining the detailed plans that are in place to enable all students and staff to safely return to school. Our extensive risk assessment can be found by clicking the ‘Covid-19’ tab at the top of this page or clicking this link: http://swr.gloucs.sch.uk/covid-19
Students will return to school as follows:
Wednesday 2nd September: Year 7 students only
Thursday 3rd September: Year 7 students and Year 11 prefects only
Friday 4th September: Year 7 students and Year 10 students (GCSE Induction)
Monday 7th September: All students
As parents and carers will read in the letter, students will be expected to wear full school uniform and the timings of the day remain 8:55 to 3:20pm. However, we kindly ask that students are not on site before 8:45am as staff need to support students and direct them to designated areas.
After a long time away, we know that students will feel a mixture of excitement and probably worry about returning to school. As parents will read in the forthcoming letter, our priority in the first term is to support students in returning to learning and school. We cannot wait to get started and please contact Main Reception if you have any queries.
As I am sure you are aware, OFSTED completed a Section 8 inspection at Sir William Romney’s School on 25th and 26th February 2020. This inspection lasted two days with the focus on the quality of education that students receive both inside and outside the classroom. The final report can be read by clicking the link below.
I am delighted to inform you that OFSTED have confirmed that Sir William Romney’s remains a good school and the all safeguarding procedures are effective at all levels. I have attached the full report for you to read at your own leisure. As Headteacher, I am incredibly proud that OFSTED have rightly recognised our strong community ethos, clear moral purpose, curriculum planning and that students develop a love of learning at Sir William Romney’s School. This would not be possible without a committed and talented team of teachers, support and operational staff across the entire school
I would like to thank all of our students and families for their incredible support during the last four years since our last inspection. I genuinely believe that Sir William Romney’s is a community to which we all belong and contribute to for the benefit of the all the students and families that we serve.
As we move towards the next chapter of Sir William Romney’s story with great confidence and pride, I can assure you that governors and leaders will continue to do what is right for our students and the areas for improvement raised by OFSTED will be a high priority.
Situated in Tetbury, Sir William Romney’s School serves the South Cotswolds and Stroud areas. The school is a small academy for 11-16 year old students. We provide a safe and caring environment, ensuring that our students flourish and achieve their full potential.
Should you require a paper copy of any of the information on the website please contact us using the phone number or email address opposite.