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.

  • 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

28Feb 2021

We are delighted that students will be making a phased return from Monday 8th March. Students will return as follows:

  • Monday 8th March – Year 11
  • Tuesday 9th March – Year 10
  • Wednesday 10th March – Year 7
  • Thursday 11th March – Year 8
  • Friday 12th March – Year 9

The phased return will allow eligible students to be tested before they return to classes. Please also be advised that students and staff are asked to wear masks in all indoor areas, including classrooms. This will be reviewed at the end of this term.

We are genuinely excited that all students will be able to enjoy a full curriculum in all specialist areas and classrooms. Students will also be able to participate in a full extra-curricular programme within the first week of their return (more details will follow).

Please read Mr. Bell’s letter to parents and carers for more details:

05Feb 2021

Year 9 students are currently considering which subjects they would like to study in their GCSE and BTEC options. Parents and carers will be able to make bookings for our forthcoming Options Evening on 10th February on School Cloud and Senior Leaders will be individually meeting all students at the beginning of March ahead of submitting options. Parents and carers will also be receiving their second interim report at the start of next week.

In addition, Heads of Subject have recorded videos outlining the GCSE and BTEC courses available for students next year. These videos can be accessed on You Tube, please search for ‘Sir Willam Romney’s Options 2021’. Alternatively, please click on the links below:

Sir William Romney’s Options 2021

SWR Introduction to our options process


SWR BTEC Child Development

SWR GCSE Computer Science

GCSE DT and Food


SWR BTEC Enterprise

SWR GCSE Geography

SWR GCSE History

SWR GCSE Modern Foreign Languages




SWR GCSE Triple Science

09Mar 2020

OFSTED Inspection February 2020

As I am sure you are aware, OFSTED completed a Section 8 inspection at Sir William Romney’s School on 25th and 26th February 2020.  This inspection lasted two days with the focus on the quality of education that students receive both inside and outside the classroom. The final report can be read by clicking the link below.

I am delighted to inform you that OFSTED have confirmed that Sir William Romney’s remains a good school and the all safeguarding procedures are effective at all levels.  I have attached the full report for you to read at your own leisure.  As Headteacher, I am incredibly proud that OFSTED have rightly recognised our strong community ethos, clear moral purpose, curriculum planning and that students develop a love of learning at Sir William Romney’s School.  This would not be possible without a committed and talented team of teachers, support and operational staff across the entire school

I would like to thank all of our students and families for their incredible support during the last four years since our last inspection.  I genuinely believe that Sir William Romney’s is a community to which we all belong and contribute to for the benefit of the all the students and families that we serve.

As we move towards the next chapter of Sir William Romney’s story with great confidence and pride, I can assure you that governors and leaders will continue to do what is right for our students and the areas for improvement raised by OFSTED will be a high priority.

Kind Regards,

Jon Bell (Headteacher)