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

22Nov 2017

The English Symphony Orchestra invited our talented GCSE Music students to attend their open rehearsal.  This was such an amazing opportunity for our students to see a live orchestra and enhance their understanding of the GCSE assessment objective ‘Concerto through Time’.  The day was made even more memorable as students were invited on stage during the second part of the rehearsal; an experience we’re sure that they will never forget!  Thank you to the English Symphony Orchestra for inviting our students to this unforgettable opportunity.

22Nov 2017

Following several weeks of preperation, and giving up their own time for several sessions, an inspirational group of our Year 10 students travelled to Malmesbury School to take part in a Model UN Assembly with pupils from Malmesbury and Westonbirt Schools.

The students were split into countries and sub committees and tasked with finding agreed resolutions to solve:

  • The global threat of Climate Change
  • The growing threat to security posed by North Korea
  • The growing conflict within Myanmar

All students stepped out of their comfort zones and debated complex global issues with articulate confidence, despite their nerves.  The day gave students a valuable opportunity to build skills in research, teamwork, presentation, public speaking, problem solving and confidence. More importantly, it enabled participants to link with students from other schools and nationalities to realise they can be agents for change in our world and contemplate very real topics with empathy, creativity and passion.

Here’s looking towards creating possible world leaders of our future.

We are all so proud of you.

14Sep 2017


Aspiration and Ambition

Firstly, I would like to welcome all students and their families to a new exciting academic year at Sir William Romney’s School.  Our Year 7 students have made a tremendous start to the next stage of their learning journey and all staff are committed to making the next five years of learning engaging, exciting and challenging.  I am also incredibly impressed with the positive start made by all our returning year groups.  Thank you to all students for setting a very high standard of uniform and our GCSE students for making an exemplary start to their academic studies.  Many Year 11 students have already told me about independent revision that they are completing at home.  Such independence and resilience is absolutely vital to students’ success and achievement.

The key theme in my assemblies this week has been focusing on aspiration and ambition.  Indeed, our school improvement priority this year illustrates the importance that we place on these core values:

‘To create a culture of ambition and aspiration by having high expectations of students, parents, governors and ourselves.

Aspiration is not simply about having a dream or goal, instead it is about having the resilience, determination and persistence to achieve your challenging target.  Through assemblies this week, I have discussed with students the problem of the ‘glass ceiling’ that society and other people place on our aspirations and ambitions.  How many times have we been told, or even thought to ourselves, that we cannot achieve that or why should I even bother?  The danger of the ‘glass ceiling’ is that it prevents us from ever taking risks and challenging ourselves; leading to some students not answering questions in lessons, taking part in trials for the rugby or hockey teams, not auditioning for a role in the school’s drama production or giving 100% in that subject that is always really difficult.

Therefore, throughout this year, all staff and governors will be setting very high expectations of all students and developing their aspiration and resilience.  Together with parents and families, we want to inspire all students to achieve their aspirations in lessons, extra-curricular activities and helping them to become successful and independent young adults able to make a real contribution to our local communities.

All staff and governors at SWR are committed and looking forward to supporting students’ aspiration throughout the year and beyond.  It’s going to be an exciting journey and we look forward to working alongside all parents and families to make it a reality for all students!

Jon Bell