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. Our Open Evening will be held on Thursday 28th September, with two Open Mornings which will be held on Tuesday 3rd and Thursday 5th October. Please go to our Open Days tab for more information.

Jon Bell, Headteacher


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Latest News

28Jun 2017

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10May 2017
GCSE Exam Revision

Now that our Year 11 students have already completed their GCSE exams in both Drama and Art, all our thoughts turn to the formal examinations starting next week.  I have been impressed with the commitment, resilience and aspiration from all of our Year 11 students.  Nearly all students are attending extra revision sessions, completing previous papers and undertaking hours of revision. It will be those students who put the revision in now and show incredible resilience when things get tough who will ultimately be celebrating on GCSE results day on August 24th.

The weeks ahead can be incredibly stressful not only for our students but their families.  Resilience, determination and aspiration are crucial to success but we also need to remember students’ mental health and well-being during the examination period.  My apologies for asking so many parents to ‘suck eggs’ but my top-tips to support students during the weeks ahead are:

  • To make home life as calm and pleasant as possible. It helps if other members of the household are aware that your child may be under pressure and that allowances should be made for this.
  • To make sure there are plenty of healthy and nutritious snacks available.
  • To encourage your child to join family meals, even if it’s a busy revision day – it’s important to have a change of scene and get away from the books and the computer for a while.
  • To encourage your child to take regular exercise. A brisk walk around the block can help clear the mind before the next revision session.
  • Try not to nag or make too many demands on your child during exam time. Arguments are counter-productive and will only add unnecessary stress and distract from revision.
  • It’s important to get a good night’s sleep before an exam, so discourage your child from staying up late to cram.
  • Make sure your child knows you’re interested in their work and that you’ll be proud of them regardless of the final result.

The night before the exam:

  • Some revision is advisable, but learning new content is not.  Try to encourage students to review key words, theories, dates & quotes.
  • Always encourage your child to relax before they go to bed after concentrating for long periods of time. Activities such as reading a short story may help them unwind and sleep better.
  • Encourage them to go out for a walk, run or do some other exercise they enjoy.
  • Don’t rise ‘to the bait’ – shelve any battles and keep things calm
  • Avoid rushing on the day of the exam by organising and packing everything they need to take with them the night before.

The day before each exam:

  • Know your child’s exam timetable (it can be found below)
  • Eat a good and light breakfast – something that will sustain them and help them concentrate.
  • Try to arrive at school  early.
  • Go to the toilet before the exam starts.
  • Keep away from people who may agitate them before the test or may say unhelpful, anxiety-provoking comments.

Above all else, we must all remember that these exams are not absolute; they simply open doors to young adult’s next stage of learning.  While we want all students to enjoy success on 24th August, please encourage your children to be calm, gain perspective and understand that we are all genuinely proud of their achievements, commitment and resilience.  In my first year as Headteacher at SWR, I can honestly say that parents, families and teachers should be justifiably proud of the confident, mature and talented young adults that will unfortunately be leaving us this year.

I have included useful links and documents (below) for parents and students to offer advice and support through the forthcoming exams .

Good Luck,

Jon Bell

The presentation used during my revision workshop for parents can be found here:

170405 Parent Revision Workshop [JB]




Year 11 Exam Timetable for students 2017