Welcome to Sir William Romney’s School

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.

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.

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    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

06Jan 2021

Following the Prime Minister’s announcement on Monday 4th January, the vast majority of students will not attend school and attend live and directed lessons from home until after the February Half-Term.

Mr Bell has written to all parents on Tuesday 5th January to confirm arrangements for the rest of this term.

In summary arrangements are as follows:

Year 11 students are expected to attend a full live timetable from Tuesday 5th January.

Year 10 students are expected to attend a full live timetable from Thursday 7th January.

Key Stage 3 students are accessing optional lessons that compliment their learning until Friday 8th January. Students in all three year groups will attend a full timetable that includes a blend of live and directed lessons from Monday 11th January.

Remote learning timetables will distributed to parents and students from Wednesday 6th January and all remote lessons can be accessed through students’ calendars on Microsoft Teams.

Please contact Main Reception if you have any queries.

31Dec 2020

Following the Secretary of State for Education’s announcement that the start of the Spring Term will be delayed for the vast majority of students, Mr Bell will be sending a letter to all parents confirming arrangements on Friday 1st January. Further details will be available in this letter but the most important information is listed below.

Week Commencing Monday 4th January

It is recognised that it is safer for the vast majority of students to remain at home this week. Therefore, all year groups will remain at home and Y11 mock exams will NOT take place in this week. Year 11 exams will begin on Monday 11th January (more details provided in Mr Bell’s letter).

From Tuesday 5th January, Year 11 students will receive live lessons through Microsoft Teams and a timetable will be confirmed on Monday 4th January. Government have clarified that it is not compulsory for schools to set remote learning for students in Years 7 to 10. Students in these year groups will receive links to optional learning that compliments their curriculum on Microsoft Teams from Tuesday 5th January.

Week Commencing Monday 11th January

Year 11 students will return to school to begin their mock exams. Students will follow the second week of their existing mock exam timetable throughout this week. All other year groups will begin receive live and directed lessons delivered through Microsoft Teams from Monday 11th January. Students in Years 7 to 10 will receive a remote learning timetable for this week by Thursday 7th January.

Week Commencing Monday 18th January

It is anticipated that all students will be in school from Monday 18th January. Year 11 students will continue their mock examination timetables (this will be the first week of their mock exam timetable).

Lateral Flow Testing

The school will be undertaking extensive training and preparations to begin mass Covid testing from Monday 11th January. Parents and carers will receive further information and consent forms before students are due to return to school

09Mar 2020

OFSTED Inspection February 2020

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.

Kind Regards,

Jon Bell (Headteacher)