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.

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  • 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

19Oct 2016

We are delighted to inform you that SWR students made outstanding progress in their GCSE examinations in 2016. The Department for Education have recently released Progress 8 data allowing parents to select secondary schools and compare performance:


If you would like to know more about Progress 8, please click on this link below:


We are delighted that SWR students achieved +0.26 (significantly above average), reflecting not only the commitment from our students and parents but also the high quality teaching, learning and support from all the staff at SWR.

Congratulations once again to our students!!20160825_103159.jpg.gallery

18Oct 2016

Another busy week ahead for all our sporting teams and clubs.

Congratulations to the following Players of the Match:

  • Y7 Rugby – Oli Hopkins
  • Y7 Player of Tournament at KLB  Harvey Whitehead
  • Y8 Rugby – Tom Chappell
  • Y7 Netball – Izzy Bevan
  • Y8 Netball – Ruby Dunn
  • Y9 Netball – Maddy Walker
  • Y10 Netball – Charlotte Rushton
  • Y11 Netball – Hannah Bell

Well done to all our teams and players for representing SWR and showing superb team spirit!wb-17_10_16

11Oct 2016


Grit & Flow

Where have all those weeks gone?  I can hardly believe that we are in the middle of October and it’s almost half-term.  As is always the case at SWR, students have made great progress in lessons and enjoyed a wealth of extra-curricular activities.  Congratulations to all students who have participated in our netball, rugby and cross-country teams.  I have attended a few matches myself and it’s superb to see so many students involved with team sports.  Congratulations to our Y7 and Y9 netball teams for victories at Maidenhill and our Y7 rugby team enjoyed their first victory at home to Archway.  All students demonstrated great team spirit and resilience.

I have recently visited all our local partner primary schools to talk to Y6 students and meet with the teachers and Headteachers.  I have been so impressed with the learning and classroom environments in all primary schools.

Thank you to so many families for visiting either our Open Evening or Mornings (and in some cases both).  Attendance to our Open Evening increased by 25% and I hope that you were impressed with our welcoming, inclusive and aspirational ethos.  I must take this opportunity to thank many parents for taking the time to send very kind emails praising our amazing students, staff and the atmosphere across the whole school.  Please feel free to contact reception if you would like to visit the school on a typical teaching day. I would be delighted to personally take you on a tour around our fantastic school.

My previous blogs have focused on aspiration and learning from mistakes.  I would like to take this opportunity to explain how we achieve ‘flow’ in our learning.  Please take a few minutes to watch Antonio Bazzini’s La Ronde des Lutins:


Bazzini is amazing. As one comment underneath the clip suggests, he ‘totally owns it.’  This is the epitome of flow, being able to do something so well that is looks effortless.

How can we achieve this state of flow?  We need to apply some ‘grit’ in our learning.  Grit is perseverance; hard work and effort sustained over a long period of time.  To become an effortless learner you have to repeat learning again and again.

My challenge to students is to aspire to ‘flow’ in all their learning by applying ‘grit’ in their lessons and at home.  This is not just about doing ‘work’ but thinking about the knowledge and skills that you are applying that will help you improve and achieve ‘flow’.

Let’s all show some ‘grit and flow’ in the winter months ahead….


Jon Bell