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

21Sep 2018

We are looking forward to welcoming Year 5 and Year 6 students with their families to our forthcoming open events.

Open Evening – Thursday 27th September (6:30 – 9:00pm)

We open at 6:00pm and families will be welcomed by governors and members of our Senior Leadership Team who will guide you to the Main Hall.

At 6.30pm our Headteacher, Jon Bell, will talk to all of our guests and introduce you to some of the most important people in the school – our students.  Students from both Year 7 and Year 11 will describe their experiences to date at SWR.

Following this, you will be given a tour of the school by our Year 11 Prefects and Year 7 students, when you will have the opportunity to talk with staff about any individual matters, and to visit the various departments around the school.

Refreshments will be available in the Cafe.

Open Mornings – Tuesday 2nd and Thursday 4th October (9:15 – 11:00)

On Tuesday and Thursday, from 9.15am to 11am, you are invited to see the school at work, in a normal learning environment. Our Headteacher, SENCO, governors and senior leaders will be available in the Library throughout the morning to answer any questions you may have. Refreshments will be served in the Library.

Parents are not required to book for any of our open events.  We are all very proud of our school and look forward to showing you what makes SWR so special.

07Sep 2018

We are looking forward to welcoming all of our new Y7 students and families to our annual BBQ and Disco.

It is a fantastic opportunity to meet other families and tutors at the very start of the year.

See you there!

06Sep 2018

An exciting year ahead…. 

I am sure that I am not the only person who gets excited about the year ahead when the new term starts in September.  It is always good to see students and colleagues who you have not seen for over a month.  I immediately notice the students who have returned a foot taller than what they were in July and colleagues who have visited much warmer destinations than me! 

It is also a huge pleasure to welcome our new Y7 students, new students joining older year groups and colleagues to the Sir William Romney’s family.  All 101 Year 7 students have made an extremely positive start to their secondary school lives and it is always good to see so many excited and happy students eagerly finding classrooms for the first time.  It is always rewarding to see how quickly all of our new students across all year groups quickly settle and feel part of Sir William Romney’s, this is testament to our welcoming and supportive environment that the whole community are very proud of.   

On behalf of all the students, parents, governors, staff and friends at Sir William Romney, I would also like to warmly welcome new staff who have joined us this week: 

Teachers 

  • Mrs Brand(Teacher of Maths) 
  • Mrs Davey-Hicks(Teacher of Science) 
  • Miss Duran(Teacher of Science) 
  • Mrs Elliott(Teacher of English) 
  • Mrs Gill (Teacher of English)
  • Mrs Talkowski (Second in Maths) 
  • Mrs Sharp (Teacher of Girls’ PE) 
  • Miss Wilson(Teacher of RE) 
  • Mrs Sharp(Teacher of Girls’ PE) 

Teaching Assistants 

  • Mrs Aris 
  • Mrs Hughes 
  • Mrs McCallum 
  • Mrs Platts 
  • Mrs Weyman 

Science Technician 

  • Mrs Drumm 

I am genuinely excited that we have increased our teaching and support team and I’m certain that all of our new colleagues will quickly be making a difference for all our students. 

GCSE Success  

At this exciting time of the year, I must also congratulate last year’s Y11 students for achieving outstanding examination results.  Exam results are exceptional and we are proud of the fact that our Progress 8 score (+0.20) places us amongst the highest performing comprehensive schools for the fifth consecutive year. Students were again very successful in 2018 with 26% of all grades being above a Grade 7 and 80% of all grades being a Grade 4 or higher. Achievement in English and Maths continues to rise with 75% of students achieving a Grade 4 in both subjects and 41% a Grade 5. We are so proud of all students’ examination success as they consistently displayed amazing resilience, commitment and aspiration throughout their GCSE courses.   

At the start of another exciting year, I look forward to seeing all our students enjoying learning, participating in extra-curricular activities and being inspired to reach their full potential across the entire curriculum.  At Sir William Romney’s, we understand that every student is unique and  I know that all our staff are committed to developing individual students’ resilience, confidence and independence throughout the forthcoming year. 

I personally cannot wait, bring it on! 

Jon Bell

Headteacher