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.

  • Sign up for our Newsletter

    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

14Aug 2018

Our Year 11 students will be able to collect their GCSE and BTEC results on Thursday 23rd July between 10:00 and 12:00.  Please enter through the main reception.

Staff will be available to celebrate with you and, of course, offer advice about your next steps.

Good luck everyone!

25Jul 2018

On the final day of the academic year, we would like to thank all parents, families and students for their support across the entire year.  Students have made superb progress and have enjoyed a wealth of extra-curricular trips, visits and activities.  This would not be possible without the support and commitment of families and SWR staff working together.

Our latest newsletter celebrates that amazing variety of trips, visits and achievements throughout the summer term.

Our new term starts for Y7 and Y10 students on Tuesday 4th September at 8:55am.  All other year groups will start school on Wednesday 5th September at 8:55am.

Wishing all our students, families and  local community a relaxing and enjoyable summer holiday.

July 2018 Newsletter FINAL

12Jul 2018

Busy Summer Term

Whoever said that the summer term was quiet?

Enrichment Week

Life at SWR is as busy as ever.  All students and staff positively enjoyed enrichment week between 2nd and 6th July.  Many of our Year 7 students visited Normandy for the week, while our Year 8 students participated in an activities week in the south of France.  I also had the immense pleasure of leading our Y9 visit to the battlefields in both Belgium and France.  Like all our staff who supervised these trips, I find them incredibly rewarding and a great opportunity to  learn with the students outside of the classroom and enjoy shared experiences.  The same can be said for all the students and staff who participated in more local visits (including visiting Bristol Zoo, Swindon Town FC and West Midlands Safari Park) and activities like fishing, bush craft, sport, gardening and well being activities.  While enrichment week is a tremendous commitment from all staff at SWR, we passionately believe that it is crucial to every students’ wider social development and well being.  Please have a look at our Facebook and Twitter pages to see more photographs, videos and stories from our enrichment week!

Year 6 Induction Days

We have thoroughly enjoyed hosting our new Y7 intake for three whole days this week.  I have been particularly impressed with how quickly our new intake have settled into the school and how they already show growing confidence across the school.  Yesterday, for example, I noticed that our Y6 students were playing football against some boys in Y10.  Furthermore, I have already noticed that new friendship groups are beginning to emerge both within the new year group but just as importantly with older students too.  With over 100 students joining us again in September, last night’s parents’ information evening filled our main hall and I would like to thank all parents and students for attending….I hope everyone made it back home for the World Cup semi-final?  As our Y6 students return to their primary schools tomorrow, I strongly encourage them to enjoy their remaining week at primary school and enjoy a wonderful summer holiday with family and friends, before joining SWR as Y7 students on 4th September.

Student Leaders

Mrs Blake, Mr Dorber and I were extremely impressed with the quality of students’ applications and interviews for Head Boy and Head Girl.  All students’ are clearly proud of their school and proposed fantastic ideas that would definitely further improve life at school for all students.  Ideas ranged from prefects acting as mentors for new Y7 students to further developing our green credentials by reviewing our use of packaging.  All wonderful ideas and I look forward to seeing what our Student Council achieves next academic year.

Following a rigorous interview process, I have great pleasure in announcing that the following students have been appointed to these student leadership positions:

Head Girl: Beatrix Herbert

Head Boy: Arthur Bury

Deputy Head Girl: Hattie Nixon

Deputy Head Boy: Hugh Chidley

Senior Prefects: Juliet Cooper & Joshua Frodsham

Thank you to all the students that applied and congratulations to our new student leaders.


Jon Bell