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

05Jan 2018

Happy New Year 2018

Firstly, I would like to wish all of our students, families and friends a Happy New Year.  This time of year is full of optimism and hope that this year will be even better than the last.  Nothing illustrates this better than new year resolutions.  Like so many other people, I have tried a variety of resolutions in the past from trying to get more organised, to learning something new or even going to the gym more frequently.  Nevertheless, it is a well known fact that unfortunately most of our resolutions fail.  A recent survey, conducted in 2014, even goes as far to suggest that only 8% of the population actually achieve their resolutions.

This made me ask why we are so bad at keeping to our new year resolutions?  I may be wrong, but it could possibly be about what we are trying to achieve.  For example, we are always trying to stop doing certain things from not putting off work until the day it is due to not eating junk food.  Alternatively, we are trying to do more of other things like going to the gym regularly, eating more fruit and veg or saving money.  These resolutions only focus on us as individuals and will take a monumental effort to achieve.

Random Act of Kindness Challenge

In assemblies this week, all students have been asked to think of a different type of resolution.  Inspired by this video, students have all pledged a random act of kindness that they will complete through this term.


As we can all remember, being a teenager in secondary school is extremely stressful.  Students are increasingly concerned about achieving good GCSE grades, friendships and their appearance.  I can vaguely remember my teenage years and know that I was able to escape at home.  Students today cannot escape these pressures through the use of social media.  Our Random Acts of Kindness Challenge is a new year resolution with a twist; to make everyone’s time at SWR as enjoyable and happy as possible.

Here are some of the pledges that students have already made this week:


On behalf of all the staff at SWR, I would like to wish all our students, families and friends across the local community a very happy and enjoyable 2018!

Jon Bell