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

14Nov 2018

We have been very impressed with Year 7 students’ volcano homework in Geography.

Students were asked to research a chosen volcano & then make a model or even a cake! The results were amazing and some of the cakes will be sold during our Children in Need cake sale tomorrow break-time.

Thank you to parents and families for supporting our students who were so proud of their achievements.

13Nov 2018

As part of our “Aspirational Occupations” programme of events, we welcomed Labour MP, David Drew into school on Friday.

Students listened to a presentation where they learned about key qualities needed for a career in politics and top tips on how to be an agent for change in the world.

The floor was opened for questions and our students had the opportunity to ask about some hard hitting questions about issues affecting Young People and our Country.

Following a personalised meet and greet for a small group of students who are committed to a career in politics, Mr Drew then joined Our Year 11 Geographers for a debate lesson around governmental responses to tackling the effects of Climate change to including reducing the use of plastics in schools.

It was wonderful to see our students use their voices. We are really proud!

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